Made in Heaven (song)

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"Made in Heaven"
Single by Freddie Mercury
from the album Mr. Bad Guy
B-side "She Blows Hot and Cold" (3:30)
Released 1 July 1985
Format 7"/12" single
Recorded 1985
Genre Pop rock
Length

4:05

4:50 (Extended remix)
Label Columbia Records
Writer(s) Freddie Mercury
Producer(s) Reinhold Mack, Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury singles chronology
"I Was Born to Love You"
(1985)
"Made in Heaven"
(1985)
"Living On My Own"
(1985)
"Made in Heaven"
Song by Queen from the album Made in Heaven
Released 6 November 1995
Recorded 1985, 1995
Genre Rock
Length 5:25
Label Parlophone (Europe)
Hollywood Records (US/Canada)
Writer Freddie Mercury
Producer Queen
Made in Heaven track listing
"It's a Beautiful Day"
(Track 1)
"Made in Heaven"
(2)
"Let Me Live"
(Track 3)

"Made in Heaven" is the third single recorded by Freddie Mercury, and his fourth release as a solo artist.

Originally featured in Mercury's debut album, the song was slightly edited and published as a 45rpm paired with "She Blows Hot and Cold", described on the record sleeve as 'A Brand New Track'. The single reached #57 on the UK Singles Chart.

After Mercury's death, the song's title gave the name to Queen's 1995 posthumous album Made in Heaven. The song was also chosen, along with "I Was Born to Love You", to be re-recorded for the album, with the previous vocals over a newly recorded instrumental track.

Personnel[edit]

Original version

Queen version

Releases and track listing[edit]

The single was released in 7" and 12" format.

7" single release
No. Title Length
1. "Made in Heaven (Remix)"   4:05
2. "She Blows Hot and Cold"   3:30

The 7" single was also released as a shaped picture disc.[1]

12" single release
No. Title Length
1. "Made in Heaven (Extended Remix)"   4:50
2. "Made in Heaven (7" Remix version)"   4:05
3. "She Blows Hot and Cold (Extended version)"   3:30

Music video[edit]

The song's video was realized with the help of David Mallet, previously involved in the making of the music video for "I Was Born to Love You", as well as five Queen clips. A Royal Opera House replica was built inside a warehouse in northern London (normal studios didn't have high enough roofs), where Mercury wanted to recreate scenes from Stravinskij's The Rite of Spring and Dante's Inferno.[2] The most remarkable element is probably the 67-foot tall rotating globe on top of which the singer stands in the last part of the videoclip. The outfit that Mercury wears in this music video is quite similar to the outfit worn in the music video for Queen song "Radio Ga Ga".

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discogs.com
  2. ^ Jacky Gunn & Jim Jenkins. Queen: As It Began. Sidgwick & Jackson. pp. 237–238. ISBN 978-88-7966-378-6. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 

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