Freddie Mercury (Solo Album)

Released: Monday, 16th November 1992 (UK) & on 24th November 1992 (US)

Highest UK Chart Position: 4

Freddie Mercury Album; Track Listing

1) The Great Pretender
2) Foolin’ Around
3) Time
4) Your Kind Of Lover
5) Exercises In Free Love
6) In My Defence
7) Mr. Bad Guy
8) Let’s Turn It On
9) Living On My Own
10) Love Kills
11) Barcelona

The Freddie Mercury Album

Freddie Mercury – Solo Album

The Freddie Mercury Album is the UK release of similar US Album “The Great Pretender”.

Spent 14 weeks on the UK Chart.

Recommended Songs: The Great Pretender, Love Kills, Barcelona

Review

The Freddie Mercury album was released in the USA also, under the name ‘Mr. Bad Guy’ – with some small differences to track listings. Freddie Mercury’s Solo albums gave Freddie a chance to experiment in a way he couldn’t with Queen, for example, using full orchestras.

The Freddie Mercury Album was a solo album by Freddie Mercury which was released posthumously after Freddie’s death in 1991. The Freddie Mercury Album has many remixes from past releases plus new content such as Barcelona and The Great Pretender. It was released on the 16th November 1992 in the UK. The Freddie Mercury Album was released by Hollywood Records on 24 November 1992 but under the name ‘The Great Pretender’. One thing to note here is that the The Great Pretender album had a slightly different track listing.

I had actually bought Brian Mays ‘Back to the Light‘ and ‘The Freddie Mercury Album‘ around the same time. It was around the time I was beginning to hear more of Queen’s work. I was hooked straight away with ‘The Great Pretender’ which had quite a funny video also. The album has a varied set of musical styles, from ballads like ‘Time’ and ‘In my Defence’ to Dance style songs like ‘Foolin Around’,‘Let’s Turn It On’ and ‘Living on my Own’. Freddie said that the song, ‘Living On My Own’ was in a way about his life and was in no way talking about other people living on their own.

Exceptional Quality on the album with the typical Freddie Mercury style, lots of piano, great harmonies, expert songwriting – one for everyone’s album collection.

The Freddie Mercury Album Review Rating: 9

The Freddie Mercury Album was released almost 1 year after Freddie’s death, reaching #4 in the UK, and spending over 30 weeks on the Dutch Charts. One of the Biggest hits after his death was the remix of Living on my Own.

The Freddie Mercury solo Album is one of my favourite albums to listen to as it has such variety in Freddie’s solo songs and also it reminds me of an era where I was discovering Freddie and Queen for the first time.

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