The Very Best of Freddie Mercury Solo: Lover of Life, Singer of Songs

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Released on what would have been the legendary Queen frontman's 60th birthday, EMI's Lover of Life, Singer of Songs collects 20 digitally remastered tracks from the late vocalist's eccentric solo career, including pre-Queen singles, soundtrack offerings, and cuts from his two official solo releases 1985's Mr. Bad Guy and 1988's Barcelona. This is good news for fans who were unwilling to dip into their savings to pick up Parlophone' s mammoth ten-disc Solo Collection, as it utilizes the majority of that collection's strengths. For the most part, this is all anyone could want from a non-Queen Mercury overview, and despite the inclusion of a few too many ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Released on what would have been the legendary Queen frontman's 60th birthday, EMI's Lover of Life, Singer of Songs collects 20 digitally remastered tracks from the late vocalist's eccentric solo career, including pre-Queen singles, soundtrack offerings, and cuts from his two official solo releases 1985's Mr. Bad Guy and 1988's Barcelona. This is good news for fans who were unwilling to dip into their savings to pick up Parlophone' s mammoth ten-disc Solo Collection, as it utilizes the majority of that collection's strengths. For the most part, this is all anyone could want from a non-Queen Mercury overview, and despite the inclusion of a few too many posthumous remixes, serves as moving eulogy to one of popular music's most beloved voices. [Lover of Life, Singer of Songs also comes in a two-disc edition, as well as a CD/DVD package.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/19/2006
  • Label: Emi Import
  • UPC: 094637205228
  • Catalog Number: 372052

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 In My Defence (3:55)
  2. 2 The Great Pretender (3:27)
  3. 3 Living on My Own (3:38)
  4. 4 Made in Heaven (4:05)
  5. 5 Love Kills (4:29)
  6. 6 There Must Be More to Life Than This (3:00)
  7. 7 Guide Me Home (2:50)
  8. 8 How Can I Go On (3:51)
  9. 9 Foolin' Around (3:36)
  10. 10 Time (3:56)
  11. 11 Barcelona - Montserrat Caballé (5:40)
  12. 12 Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (3:47)
  13. 13 I Was Born to Love You (3:40)
  14. 14 The Golden Boy (6:06)
  15. 15 Mr Bad Guy (4:12)
  16. 16 The Great Pretender (3:39)
  17. 17 Love Kills (3:39)
  18. 18 I Can Hear Music (3:28)
  19. 19 Goin' Back (3:34)
  20. 20 Guide Me Home - Thierry Lang (4:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Freddie Mercury Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Piano, Vocals, Background Vocals
Laurie Lewis Violin
Ray Russell Guitar
Lance Ellington Background Vocals
Madeline Bell Background Vocals
Curt Cress Drums
Peter Straker Background Vocals
Debbie Bishop Background Vocals
Barry Castle Horn
Harold Fisher Drums
Graham Jarvis Drums
Deborah Ann Johnston Violin
Homi Kanga Violin
Jan Erik Kongshaug Track Performer
Fred Mandel Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano
Mike Moran Piano, Keyboards
Brett Morgan Drums
Andy Pask Bass
Frank Ricotti Percussion
Miriam Stockley Background Vocals
Paul Vincent Guitar
Mark Williamson Background Vocals
Stephan Wissnet Bass, fairlight, Kurzweil 250
Carol Woods Background Vocals
John Christie Background Vocals
Alan Rankin Jones Bass
Technical Credits
The Dave Clark Five Producer, Remixing
Freddie Mercury Arranger, Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Ellie Greenwich Composer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Giorgio Moroder Composer, Producer
Buck Ram Composer
Phil Spector Composer
Jeff Barry Composer
Jim Beach Management
Robin Geoffrey Cable Producer
Peter Cobbin Remixing
Richard Dodd Engineer
Ashley Howe Engineer
Jan Erik Kongshaug Producer
Mike Moran Arranger, Composer, Producer
Colin Peter Producer, Engineer, Re-arranged
Rainer Pietsch Arranger
Julian Raymond Producer
Mike "Clay" Stone Engineer
Stephan Wissnet drum programming
Tim Rice Composer
Thierry Lang Producer
David Richards Producer, Engineer
Serge Ramaekers Producer, Engineer, Re-arranged
Richard Gray Booklet Design
John Christie Composer
Carl Ward Producer, Engineer, Re-arranged
David Soames Composer
Andrew Flashman Instrumentation, Arrangement Collaboration
Andrew King Instrumentation, Arrangement Collaboration
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