Innuendo [Deluxe Edition]

Innuendo [Deluxe Edition]

by QueenQueen


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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 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. [The 2011 expansion of Innuendo contains of a bonus disc with five tracks: a "1997 Rock Retake" version of "I Can't Live Without You," the B-side "Lost Opportunity," an early version of "Ride the Wild Wind" which contains a guide vocal, a "mad mix" of "I'm Going Slightly Mad" and an early version of "Headlong," complete with guide vocal.]

Product Details

Release Date: 09/13/2011
Label: Island Uk
UPC: 0602527800097
catalogNumber: 2780009
Rank: 35530


Disc 1

  1. Innuendo
  2. I'm Going Slightly Mad
  3. Headlong
  4. I Can't Live With You
  5. Don't Try So Hard
  6. Ride the Wild Wind
  7. All God's People
  8. These are the Days of Our Lives
  9. Delilah
  10. The Hitman
  11. Bijou
  12. The Show Must Go On

Disc 2

  1. I Can't Live With You
  2. Lost Opportunity
  3. Ride The Wild Wind
  4. I'm Going Slightly Mad
  5. Headlong

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Queen   Primary Artist
Steve Howe   spanish guitar,Guest Appearance
Freddie Mercury   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Brian May   Keyboards,Vocals,Harmony,Group Member
Roger Taylor   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Harmony,Group Member
John Deacon   Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Group Member
Mike Moran   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Queen   Composer,Producer,Sleeve Design
Brian May   Executive Producer
Roger Taylor   Executive Producer
Jim Beach   Management
Mike Moran   Composer
Justin Shirley-Smith   Engineer
David Richards   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Richard Gray   Sleeve Design
Brian Zellis   Equipment Coordinator
Gregg Brooks   Sleeve Notes
Joshua J. MacRae   Engineer
Gary Taylor   Sleeve Notes
Martin Groves   Equipment Coordinator
Angela Lumley   Illustrations
Roxy Meade   Publicity

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