Innuendo

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Unbeknownst to the public, Freddie Mercury had been diagnosed with the AIDS virus in the late '80s. Although his health weakened by the '90s, Mercury insisted that the band work on music until the very end; their final album turned out to be 1991's Innuendo. Although it didn't receive the same critical praise as its predecessor, 1989's The Miracle, it was another strong album and global hit again going gold in the U.S.. With hindsight, the song's lyrics are blatantly autobiographical from Mercury's standpoint, such as the reflective "These Are the Days of Our Lives" and the bold "The Show Must Go On." Also included are a pair of tracks that deal with mankind's inability to ...
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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Unbeknownst to the public, Freddie Mercury had been diagnosed with the AIDS virus in the late '80s. Although his health weakened by the '90s, Mercury insisted that the band work on music until the very end; their final album turned out to be 1991's Innuendo. Although it didn't receive the same critical praise as its predecessor, 1989's The Miracle, it was another strong album and global hit again going gold in the U.S.. With hindsight, the song's lyrics are blatantly autobiographical from Mercury's standpoint, such as the reflective "These Are the Days of Our Lives" and the bold "The Show Must Go On." Also included are a pair of tracks that deal with mankind's inability to live harmoniously the superb epic title track and "All God's People" and a humorous tribute to Mercury's beloved pet felines "Delilah". Queen's heavier side is represented by both the rock radio hit "Headlong" and "The Hitman," while "I'm Going Slightly Mad," "I Can't Live With You," and "Don't Try So Hard" show the band's pop sensibilities in full force, and on "Bijou," Brian May gets to show off his guitar chops. Innuendo was a fitting way to end one of rock's most successful careers.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/31/2009
  • Label: Fontana Hollywood
  • UPC: 050087146962
  • Catalog Number: 000436701

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Innuendo (6:31)
  2. 2 I'm Going Slightly Mad (4:22)
  3. 3 Headlong (4:38)
  4. 4 I Can't Live with You (4:33)
  5. 5 Don't Try So Hard (3:38)
  6. 6 Ride the Wild Wind (4:42)
  7. 7 All God's People (4:21)
  8. 8 These Are the Days of Our Lives (4:15)
  9. 9 Delilah (3:35)
  10. 10 The Hitman (4:56)
  11. 11 Bijou (3:36)
  12. 12 The Show Must Go On (4:32)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Queen Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Steve Howe Guitar
Freddie Mercury Keyboards, Vocals
Brian May Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Mike Moran Keyboards, spanish guitar
Technical Credits
Freddie Mercury Composer
Queen Composer, Producer
Brian May Composer
Roger Taylor Composer
John Deacon Composer
Mike Moran Composer
David Richards Programming, Producer, Engineer
Kevin Metcalfe Mastering
Richard Gray Cover Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Yes, it's not the classic Queen we know and this makes it so special. I still cannot tell which piece would be my favorite, after all these years.It's definitely more mature than "The game" and actually you can see this album "coming" in some of the maturity from "A kind of magic","The miracle" or some songs from "The works".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Crowning achievement...

    Received this as a Xmas gift shortly after its release, and had only heard the single "Headlong" on the radio (disappointed at the time). After a few extended listenings I came to realize that not only was this the best of Queen's studio products, it is quite possibly one of the top 20 albums ever in regards to popular rock music. Steve Howe's contribution on the title track proves that "more is not better", and it has never failed to amaze me that Mercury could be so artistic while nearing the end. When the band re-invented itself with "The Game", I thought then that they would never rise above it..... thankfully, with "Innuendo", they did.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Innuendo rocks!

    Well, okay, so it lacks the punch of earlier classics like A Night at the Opera and undeniably has some filler, but Innuendo is an improvement over albums like The Miracle or The Works. The title track is a six-minute opus that, sonically and lyrically, would have been a much bigger hit in America had it been released during the 70's. Besides that, you have the fun rocker Headlong, the beautiful ballad Don't Try So Hard, and of course, a closer that remains one of my favorite Queen songs of all time. The Show Must Go On is pure emotional catharsis, flowing from a singer who knew he was dying, could not do anything about it, and decided to keep recording with his beloved band anyway. Skip through filler like I'm Going Slightly Mad, Delilah, and These Are the Days of Our Lives and you have a fine Queen album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not the classic Queen we all know.

    Innuedo is a lot different from the other Queen albums. This album is actually a lot darker than their previous albums. You can easily tell by listening to the eerie sounds of songs like, "I'm Going Slightly Mad", "The Show Must Go On", and the title track. For the good part, I think it's a great album.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Simply the best.

    This album is, without a doubt, the GREATEST album ever recorded in the history of the world. Innuendo has everything you could ever want in an album. The lyrics are wonderful and very powerful. This album was the final al bum Queen made with Freddie Mercury before his untimely death in November of 1991, to the AIDS virus. Freddie's vocals were so powerful and emotional that some (includeing me) can't help but be moved to tears just listening, A perfect example of the tone of this albumiis the track The Show Must Go On, the sheer intensity of freddie's vocal performance is stunning. This song gives me the shivers every time I hear it, and I bought the album the day it was released almost twelve years ago !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Freddie went slightly mad here

    I love this album very much. But it's kind of weird. Freddie was seriously going nuts, the poor guy. But who cares? This album is Queen at some of their finest. Rock on guys. The show must go on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HUGS AND KISSES TO QUEEN

    This album is best Queen recorded. I love Innuendo. When I listen to it I feel the deep emotion the band felt when recording this album. MILIONS OF HUGS to Brian May in the song Bijou. His guitar playing is just so beatiful. Buy this album you wont regret it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Sheer Masterpiece

    Quite simply, this is an excellent album by Freddie Mercury and the gang. The lyrics were well thought out and you could listen to Innuendo over and over...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fanciest ever

    This is an amazing thing. It will surprise you if you haven't heard.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The BEST by Queen!!!

    John's bass, Roger's percussion, Brian's guitar, and Freddie's remarkable voice are combined in the CD for the final time before Freddie's untimely death. I have never heard such power, grace, talent, and true artistry EVER in my life!!! Every single song will move you!! You MUST get this if you are any kind of a Queen fan at all!!!

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