Messenger of the Gods: The Singles

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Messenger of the Gods: The Singles
FreddieMercurySinglesCollection.jpg
Greatest hits album by Freddie Mercury
Released 2 September 2016
Recorded 1973-1993
Genre Rock, pop rock, opera
Length 97:05 (Total)
51:11 (Disc 1 - The Singles)
45:54 (Disc 2 - The B-Sides)
Label Mercury Records
Universal Music Group
Hollywood Records
Producer Various
Freddie Mercury chronology
Lover of Life, Singer of Songs
(2006)Lover of Life, Singer of Songs2006
Messenger of the Gods: The Singles
(2016)

Messenger of the Gods: The Singles is a compilation album of Freddie Mercury's singles. It was released three days before the 70th anniversary of Mercury's birth.[1]

As well as a two-CD compilation album, the album has been released on a 13-vinyl box set reproducing singles on 7" vinyl and the same artwork. The earliest single issued is The Beach Boys song "I Can Hear Music" and the last single in chronological order is the No More Brothers remix of "Living on My Own".

Track listing[edit]

Disc one: The Singles[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Living on My Own" (Single Edit)Freddie Mercury3:05
2."The Great Pretender"Buck Ram3:25
3."In My Defence"
3:54
4."Love Kills"
4:28
5."Barcelona" (Single Version)
4:25
6."Made in Heaven" (Single Remix)Mercury4:08
7."Time"
  • Clark
  • John Christie
4:01
8."Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow"Mercury3:46
9."I Was Born to Love You"Mercury3:39
10."The Golden Boy" (Single Edit)
5:14
11."I Can Hear Music"3:24
12."How Can I Go On" (Single Version)
  • Mercury
  • Moran
4:02
13."Living on My Own" (No More Brothers Remix)Mercury3:40
Total length:51:11

Disc two: The B-Sides[edit]

  1. "Goin' Back" - 3:32
  2. "Let's Turn It On" - 3:42
  3. "My Love Is Dangerous" - 3:39
  4. "She Blows Hot and Cold" - 3:39
  5. "Living on My Own (Julian Raymond Album Mix)" - 3:37
  6. "Stop All The Fighting" - 3:18
  7. "Time (Instrumental)" - 3:22
  8. "Exercises In Free Love (Freddie Vocal)" - 3:59
  9. "Exercises In Free Love (Montserrat Vocal)" - 4:04
  10. "The Fallen Priest (B-Side Edit)" - 2:55
  11. "Overture Piccante" - 6:40
  12. "Love Kills (Wolf Euro Mix)" - 3:27

Coloured 7" vinyl box set[edit]

Disc 1 (Blue)
Side A: "I Can Hear Music" (Larry Lurex)
Side B: "Goin' Back" (Larry Lurex)

Disc 2 (Orange)
Side A: "Love Kills"

Disc 3 (Yellow)
Side A: "I Was Born to Love You"
Side B: "Stop All The Fighting"

Disc 4 (Red)
Side A: "Made in Heaven (Single Remix)"
Side B: "She Blows Hot and Cold"
Released in 1985

Disc 5 (White)
Side A: "Living on My Own (Single Edit)"
Side B: "My Love Is Dangerous"

Disc 6 (Red)
Side A: "Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow"
Side B: "Let's Turn It On"

Disc 7 (Cyan)
Side A: "Time"
Side B: "Time (Instrumental)"

Disc 8 (Orange)
Side A: "The Great Pretender"
Side B: "Exercises in Free Love (Freddie's Vocal)"

Disc 9 (Clear)
Side A: "Barcelona (Single Version)"
Side B: "Exercises in Free Love (Montserrat's Vocal)"

Disc 10 (Gold)
Side A: "The Golden Boy (Single Edit)"
Side B: "The Fallen Priest"

Disc 11 (Green)
Side A: "How Can I Go On (Single Version)"
Side B: "Overture Piccante"

Disc 12 (Neon Pink)
Side A: "In My Defence"
Side B: "Love Kills (Wolf Euro Mix)"

Disc 13 (Yellow)
Side A: "Living on My Own (No More Brothers Remix)"
Side B: "Living on My Own (Julian Raymond Album Mix)"

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[2] 24
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[3] 18
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[4] 22
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[5] 10
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[6] 27
French Albums (SNEP)[7] 148
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[8] 33
Italian Albums (FIMI)[9] 58
New Zealand Heatseekers Albums (RMNZ)[10] 8
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[11] 16
Portuguese Albums (AFP)[12] 31
Scottish Albums (OCC)[13] 20
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[14] 13
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[15] 53
UK Albums (OCC)[16] 31

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01H75D3M2/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp
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  5. ^ "Czech Albums – Top 100". ČNS IFPI. Note: On the chart page, select 201636 on the field besides the word "Zobrazit", and then click over the word to retrieve the correct chart data. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Freddie Mercury – Messenger of the Gods - The Singles" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes - SNEP (Week 36, 2016)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Freddie Mercury – Messenger of the Gods - The Singles" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 36 (dal 2016-09-02 al 2016-09-08)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 10 September 2016.
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