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Editorial Reviews

Import only 1992 compilation of solo works by the great vocalist for Queen. 11 tracks.

1. The Great Pretender
2. Foolin' Around
3. Time
4. Your Kind Of Lover
5. In My Defence
6. Mr. Bad Guy
7. Let's Turn It On
8. Living On My Own
9. Love Kills
10. Barcelona

Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 14, 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: EMI/Parlophone
  • ASIN: B00000724D
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,187 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By myxoplik on September 3, 2006
Format: Audio CD
If you're a Queen fan and you'd like to sample some of Freddy's solo work, then this might be a good buy. But if you're a true Freddy fan, then you'll be appalled at how they butchered his compositions in the re-mixing room.

In a weak attempt to bridge the gap between Queen's heavy rock sound and Freddy's gay style (I say "gay" meaning "happy"), the mixing engineers have slaughtered these pieces. The original versions, as released in Freddy's "Mr. Bad Guy", were just fine the way they were. Sure, some sounded like they could be the background to the Richard Simmons Workout Challenge, but true Freddy fans like it that way. *I* like it that way. If I want to hear something heavy, I'll pop in "Night at the Opera". I don't need some presumptuous mixing engineer adding heavy reverb on the drums, stupid house-techno beats and distorted guitars.

The worst is the absolute murder of the song "Mr. Bad Guy", originally a fully orchestrated piece, now reduced to some stupid "star search" sounding tripe with a whiny guitar soloing overtop everything.

What's next? Will some video engineer edit out all of Freddy's flamboyant concert outfits and digitally superimpose a bunch of tattoos and body piercing?

C'mon Atlantic (or whatever label was responsible for this travesty), give us some credit. Give FREDDY some credit. He liked it the way it was, and WE liked it the way it was.

Now pardon me whilst I throw this rubbish in the can, put on my leotard and listen to "Mr. Bad Guy" the way the artist intended it. Heavy on the gay. Party on.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Florian Girwert on July 26, 2001
Format: Audio CD
The title of my review explains what I think about that CD. Except of The Great Pretender and Barcelona there is no real good song on it. Since you can get SOLO including the original(how Mercury himself did it and not how an engineer remixed him) Mr Bad Guy and Barcelona albums for the same price than this, you shouldn't doubt. Here, one of the greatest vocalists ever was mixed to a drunken rocker, but in the songs he made besides Queen, he was as people imagine him: a good, but a bit crazy artist who wanted to show this in his songs. THE ALBUM is the product of his vocals and a lot of studio work after his death. Would he listen to it, he'd probably turn around in his grave. Get SOLO and you'll be fine.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Grüe on October 8, 2000
Format: Audio CD
This album, a compilation of remixed songs, mostly from 1985's MR. Bad Guy, is a good album, the problem lies in the fact that it is almost exactly the same in content as the domestically available "The Great Pretender" on Hollywood records, with the eception that the Hollywood release has a remixed version of the song "The Great Pretender" (whereas this CD has the original, and better version)and the US version doesn't include the song "Barcelona" (instead, the US version has a remixed version of "My Love is Dangerous"). So if you really need all the tracks on this album, I suggest you buy the domestically available "The Great Pretender" and Queen+ Greatest Hits III (Which has the original version of The Great Pretender and Barcelona), you'll have more product in hand and more money in your pockets.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 3, 1999
Format: Audio CD
A wonderful album of Freddie's greatest solo hits showcasing what a wonderful talent this man had. A must for anyone who enjoys good music of varying tastes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AK in Kansas on November 6, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Really nice CD from Freddie. Not all of the tracks are "super", but it captures Freddie. And if you're a Freddie fan, it's wonderful.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By AmazonFanCA on August 20, 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Who would not love this one? What a voice! Especially the duet with Montserrat C. Wish there were more songs on the disk, though....
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By Sci Fi Fan on July 1, 2011
Format: Audio CD
This is a CD featuring solo songs by the late Queen vocalist, Freddie Mercury. That does not mean it should be thought of as a Queen CD, as it is far different but, that's a good thing. All the tracks are awesome and "The Great Pretender" is the perfect opening song, despite being a cover. If you are thinking this is similar to Queen, it's surprisingly more of a hyperactive take on The Rat Pack but, like I said before, that's a good thing. If I wanted to hear Queen, I'd listen to The Platinum Collection but, if I wanted to hear Freddie as himself, I'd listen to this! I'm still trying to figure out why this CD wasn't released until 1993 though...
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Format: Audio CD
It's simple any true music fan will love this album. Shows Freddie the way he would have loved it. For a fan of dance music' you'll have to get this CD. I have this album and the great pretender album, and I have heard so many people say that this album isn't as good as the great pretender album. That just makes me sick to here, because they are different. Trust me when you buy this album you will not regret it. For true fans you have to get it, I have it and I just love it so much that's why I gave it 5 stars and if I could have I would have given it 100 stars.
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