The Freddie Mercury Album

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The Freddie Mercury Album
Compilation album by Freddie Mercury
Released 16 November 1992 (1992-11-16) (UK)
24 November 1992 (US)
Recorded 1983–1988
Genre Rock, pop
Length 44:16 (UK)
41:13 (US)
Label Parlophone (UK)
Hollywood (US)
Producer Various
Freddie Mercury chronology
Barcelona
(1988)
The Freddie Mercury Album/The Great Pretender
(1992)
The Solo Collection
(2000)
The Great Pretender
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic (TFMA) link
Allmusic (TGP) 3/5 stars link

The Freddie Mercury Album is a posthumous solo project with material from Queen frontman and vocalist Freddie Mercury released in 1992, to observe the anniversary of his death. The album is mainly made up of remixes from his past releases, as well as the original versions of "Barcelona", "Love Kills", "Exercises in Free Love", and "The Great Pretender". A week later, The Great Pretender, its US counterpart, was released.

There were numerous producers who had permission from Jim Beach to use the original master tapes. Reinhold Mack, who is not credited as being involved, was hired to oversee the project. The album was released by Hollywood Records on 24 November 1992. The album differs from its UK counterpart (aside from a slightly different running order) by replacing the original versions of "The Great Pretender" and "Love Kills" with remixes, featuring a slightly altered ending of the "Mr. Bad Guy" remix, and replacing "Barcelona" with a remix of "My Love Is Dangerous".

Track listing[edit]

The Freddie Mercury Album[edit]

  1. "The Great Pretender" (Ram) – 3:27
  2. "Foolin' Around (Steve Brown Mix)" (Mercury) – 3:36
  3. "Time (Nile Rodgers Mix)" (Clark/Christie) – 3:50
  4. "Your Kind of Lover (Steve Brown Mix)" (Mercury) – 3:59
  5. "Exercises in Free Love" (Mercury/Moran) – 3:58
  6. "In My Defence (Ron Nevison Mix)" (Clark/Daniels/Soames) – 3:52
  7. "Mr. Bad Guy (Brian Malouf Mix)" (Mercury) – 3:56
  8. "Let's Turn It On (Jeff Lord-Alge Mix)" (Mercury) – 3:46
  9. "Living on My Own (Julian Raymond Mix)" (Mercury) – 3:39
  10. "Love Kills" (Mercury/Moroder) – 4:29
  11. "Barcelona" (Mercury/Moran) – 5:37

The Great Pretender[edit]

  1. "The Great Pretender (Brian Malouf Mix)" (Ram) - 3:39
  2. "Foolin' Around (Steve Brown Mix)" (Mercury) - 3:36
  3. "Time (Nile Rodgers Mix)" (Clark/Christie) - 3:50
  4. "Your Kind of Lover (Steve Brown Mix)" (Mercury) - 3:59
  5. "Exercises in Free Love" (Mercury/Moran) - 3:58
  6. "In My Defence (Ron Nevison Mix)" (Clark/Daniels/Soames) - 3:52
  7. "Mr. Bad Guy (Brian Malouf Mix)" (Mercury) - 4:01
  8. "Let's Turn It On (Jeff Lord-Alge Mix)" (Mercury) - 3:46
  9. "Living on My Own (Julian Raymond Mix)" (Mercury) - 3:37
  10. "My Love Is Dangerous (Jeff Lord-Alge Mix)" (Mercury) - 3:43
  11. "Love Kills (Richard Wolf Mix)" (Mercury/Moroder) - 3:25
  12. "Living on My Own (Techno Remix)" (Mercury) - 3:47 (available only on North American pressings)

Charts[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[1] 4
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[2] 12
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[3] 8
UK Albums (OCC)[4] 4
Chart (1993) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[5] 2
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[6] 9
French Albums (SNEP)[7] 6
French Compilations (SNEP)[7] 5
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[8] 3
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 35

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[10] Platinum 60,000x
Austria (IFPI Austria)[11] Platinum 50,000x
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[12] Gold 26,638[12]
France (SNEP)[13] 2× Platinum 600,000*
Germany (BVMI)[14] Platinum 500,000^
Sweden (GLF)[15] Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[16] Platinum 50,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[17] 2× Platinum 600,000^

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Freddie Mercury – The Freddie Mercury Album". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Freddie Mercury – The Freddie Mercury Album". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Freddie Mercury – The Freddie Mercury Album". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  4. ^ "1992-11-28 Top 40 UK Albums Archive". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  5. ^ "Freddie Mercury – The Freddie Mercury Album" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  6. ^ "Freddie Mercury – The Freddie Mercury Album" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  7. ^ a b "InfoDisc: Tous les "Chart Runs" des Albums classés depuis 1985 dans le Top Albums Officiel". InfoDisc (in French). Retrieved 21 February 2013.  Locate Freddie MERCURY on the drop-down menu and click OK.
  8. ^ "Top 100 Longplay". Officialcharts.de. GfK Entertainment. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  9. ^ "Freddie Mercury – The Freddie Mercury Album". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Gold & Platinum Discs". CAPIF. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Freddie Mercury – Freddie Mercury" (in German). IFPI Austria. Retrieved 21 February 2013.  Enter Freddie Mercury in the field Interpret. Enter Freddie Mercury in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  12. ^ a b The first web page presents the sales figures, the second presents the certification limits:
  13. ^ "French album certifications – Freddie Mercury – The Freddie Mercury Album" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Freddie Mercury; 'The Freddie Mercury Album')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  15. ^ "Gold & Platinum Certifications 1987–1998" (PDF). IFPI Sweden (in Swedish). p. 15. Archived from the original on 21 May 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  16. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Freddie Mercury; 'The Freddie Mercury Album')". Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 
  17. ^ "British album certifications – Freddie Mercury – The Freddie Mercury Album". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 21 February 2013.  Enter The Freddie Mercury Album in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go