Let Me Live
|"Let Me Live"|
|Single by Queen|
|from the album Made in Heaven|
|B-side||"Fat Bottomed Girls"
|Released||17 June 1996|
|Format||CD single, 12" single|
Hollywood (North America)
|Queen singles chronology|
"Let Me Live" is a song by Queen, from the album Made in Heaven. Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor and Brian May share lead vocals, with Mercury singing the first verse, Taylor singing the second verse & bridge, and May singing the last verse. During the choruses, all of the band members sing (except for John Deacon), as well as a background choir, giving it a gospel sound.
There are rumours that this song was originally recorded with Rod Stewart in 1983, and was intended to be on Queen's The Works album in 1984. A backing lyric in the version intended for release on "Made in Heaven" had to be changed due to copyright problems, because it resembled a line from "Piece of My Heart". The first Mexican and Dutch pressings of the album, however, had the original version. The song peaked at #9 on the UK singles chart. According to the Queen website, BBC Radio 1 banned this song from the air waves.
|1.||"Let Me live"||4:48|
|2.||"My fairy king"||4:07|
- Freddie Mercury - lead vocals, piano
- Brian May - lead and backing vocals, lead guitar, organ
- Roger Taylor - lead and backing vocals, drums, percussion
- John Deacon - bass guitar
- Rebecca Leigh-White - backing vocals
- Gary Martin - backing vocals
- Catherine Porter - backing vocals
- Miriam Stockley - backing vocals
- Made in Heaven – The Film's Edit (0:29) (on the DVD only, on the 'Song Select' screen) (an edit of the album version from 0:25 to 0:55, fading out over three seconds)
- "Made In Heaven". Ultimatequeen.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-12-13.
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