💥The Freddie Mercury Album/The Great Pretender💥
26 years ago today, The Freddie Mercury Album was released through EMI on November 17th 1992 in UK, with Hollywood Records releasing this album a week later, the first anniversary of Freddie’s death, under the title The Great Pretender in US.
✨Mainly made up of remixes from past releases, the album is a posthumous solo project with material from Queen frontman and vocalist Freddie Mercury in 1992, to observe the anniversary of his death.
✨There were numerous producers who had permission from Jim Beach to use the original master tapes. Reinhold Mack, who is not credited as being involved, was hired to oversee the project.
✨The US album differs from its UK counterpart (aside from a slightly different running order) by replacing the original versions of "The Great Pretender" and "Love Kills" with remixes, featuring a slightly altered ending of the "Mr. Bad Guy" remix, and replacing "Barcelona" with a remix of "My Love Is Dangerous".
✨ Conceived as a tribute, and featuring a mixture of Freddie’s best known solo hits and album material, the album (in both its forms) went on to be his biggest selling solo project by far. It topped the album charts in numerous territories, and has to date sold in excess of three million copies.
🎶 I love the whole album but if I HAD to choose two favorites from this album I'd go with "In My Defence" and "Living On My Own" and "Exercises...". What about you?
1. The Great Pretender
2. Foolin' Around (Steve Brown Mix)
3. Time (Nile Rodgers Mix)
4. Your Kind of Lover (Steve Brown Mix)
4. Exercises in Free Love
5. In My Defence (Ron Nevison Mix)
6. Mr. Bad Guy (Brian Malouf Mix)
7. Let's Turn It On (Jeff Lord-Alge Mix)
8. Living on My Own (Julian Raymond Mix in UK, Techno Remix in US)
9. Love Kills (Richard Wolf Mix)
10. Barcelona in UK/My Love Is Dangerous in US