Lover of Life, Singer of Songs

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Lover of Life, Singer of Songs
Greatest hits album by Freddie Mercury
Released 4 September 2006
Recorded 1973-1988
Genre Rock, pop rock, opera
Length 151:57
Label EMI
Producer Various
Freddie Mercury chronology
The Solo Collection
(2000)
Lover of Life, Singer of Songs
(2006)

Lover of Life, Singer of Songs (with the subtitle The Very Best of Freddie Mercury Solo) is a compilation album of Freddie Mercury's solo songs. It was released (except in the U.S.) on 4 September 2006, the day before the 60th anniversary of Mercury's birth. It was released on 21 November 2006[1] in the U.S, three days before the 15th anniversary of Mercury's death. A 2-disc DVD was released to accompany the CD. The DVD contained "The Untold Story" documentary on Disc 1, and various music videos on Disc 2.

The song Love Kills [Sunshine People Remix], remixed by Blank & Jones, was released as a single.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [2]

CD track listing[edit]

The album was released in both a single disc and limited edition double disc format.

Disc one[edit]

  1. "In My Defence" [2000 Remix]
  2. "The Great Pretender" [Original 1987 Single Version]
  3. "Living on My Own" [1993 Radio Mix]
  4. "Made in Heaven"
  5. "Love Kills" [Original 1984 Single Version]
  6. "There Must Be More To Life Than This"
  7. "Guide Me Home"
  8. "How Can I Go On"
  9. "Foolin' Around" [Steve Brown Remix]
  10. "Time"
  11. "Barcelona"
  12. "Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow"
  13. "I Was Born to Love You"
  14. "The Golden Boy"
  15. "Mr. Bad Guy"
  16. "The Great Pretender" [Malouf Remix]
  17. "Love Kills" [Star Rider Remix]
  18. "I Can Hear Music" [Larry Lurex, 1973 Single]
  19. "Goin' Back" [Larry Lurex, 1973 B-Side]
  20. "Guide Me Home" [Piano Version by Thierry Lang]

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Love Kills" [Sunshine People Radio Mix]
  2. "Made in Heaven" [Extended Version]
  3. "Living on My Own" [The Egg Remix]
  4. "Love Kills" [Rank 1 Remix]
  5. "Mr. Bad Guy" [Bad Circulation Version]
  6. "I Was Born to Love You" [George Demure Almost Vocal Mix]
  7. "My Love Is Dangerous" [Extended Version]
  8. "Love Making Love" [Demo Version]
  9. "Love Kills" [Pixel82 Remix]
  10. "I Was Born to Love You" [Extended Version]
  11. "Foolin' Around [Early Version]"
  12. "Living on My Own" [No More Brothers Extended Mix]
  13. "Love Kills" [More Oder Rework]
  14. "Your Kind of Lover" [Vocal & Piano Version]
  15. "Let's Turn It On" [A Capella]

DVD track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "The Untold Story" documentary
  2. "The Making Of 'The Untold Story'"

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Barcelona"
  2. "The Great Pretender" [Original 1987 Single Version]
  3. "I Was Born to Love You"
  4. "Time"
  5. "How Can I Go On"
  6. "Made in Heaven"
  7. "Living on My Own"
  8. "The Golden Boy"
  9. "In My Defence" [Re-Edit 2000]
  10. "Barcelona" [Live Version]
  11. "The Great Pretender" [Extended Version]
  12. "Living on My Own" ['93 Remix]
  13. A View Forever (Unveiling Of The Freddie Statue)
  14. "A Winters Tale"
  15. "Who Wants To Live Forever"
  16. "Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow"

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Austrian Albums Chart[3] 7
Belgian (Flanders) Albums Chart[4] 63
Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart[5] 44
Dutch Albums Chart[6] 30
European Albums Chart[7] 4
French Compilations Chart[8] 14
German Albums Chart[9] 13
Hungarian Albums Chart[10] 9
Irish Albums Chart[11] 26
Italian Albums Chart[12] 1
Norwegian Albums Chart[13] 8
Polish Albums Chart[14] 24
Portuguese Albums Chart[15] 11
Spanish Albums Chart[16] 6
Swedish Albums Chart[17] 14
Swiss Albums Chart[18] 16
UK Albums Chart[19] 6

DVD[edit]

Chart (2006) Peak
position
Austrian Music DVDs Chart[20] 1
Belgian (Flanders) Music DVDs Chart[4] 5
Belgian (Wallonia) Music DVDs Chart[5] 5
Danish Music DVDs Chart[21] 3
Dutch Music DVDs Chart[22] 5
Hungarian DVDs Chart[10] 2
Italian Music DVDs Chart[23] 1
Spanish Music DVDs Chart[24] 2
Swedish Music DVDs Chart[25] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
France (SNEP)[26]
DVD
Gold 10,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[27]
DVD
Platinum 10,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[28]
Album
Gold 40,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[24]
DVD
Gold 10,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[29]
Album
Gold 100,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[30]
DVD
Gold 25,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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