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Made in Heaven

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  • Audio CD (November 7, 1995)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • ASIN: B000000OE7
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,929 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Released in 1995, these heartfelt final recordings with Freddy Mercury include the chart-topping Heaven For Everyone; Too Much Love Will Kill You , and Let Me Live .

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60 of 62 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fitting coda to Queen's career March 16, 2007
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"Made in Heaven" is Queen's final studio album, released in November 1995. After Freddie Mercury's death in 1991, the remaining band members John Deacon, Roger Taylor and Brian May worked with Mercury's pre-recorded vocals to create the last Queen album with all four members having contributed.

The album feels and sounds like a late 80's Queen album with Freddie singing every song and sounding much healthier than he does on "Innuendo" as alot of this album has been taken from prior recordings. Only three songs were recorded by Freddie prior to his death: "A Winter's Tale", "Mother Love" and what would become "You Don't Fool Me". The song list includes:

* "It's a Beautiful Day" - a previously unreleased song written and recorded by Freddie Mercury at Musicland Studios in Munich, 1980.

* "Made in Heaven" - a track from Mercury's solo career, appearing on his album 'Mr. Bad Guy' in 1985. Taylor, May and Deacon reworked it (over Mercury's piano and vocals) to make it a Queen track.

* "Let Me Live" - the first single features a gospel-style choir for the opening. Freddie, Brian and Roger each then sing a verse.

* "Mother Love" - the last song Freddie Mercury recorded and co-wrote with Brian May, who on his website discussed the writing process he and Mercury had (writing both separately and together, and conscious of the nature of the song and the lyrics). May sang the last verse since Mercury wasn't able to do it.

* "My Life Has Been Saved" - composed by John Deacon in 1987-1988.

* "I Was Born to Love You" - originally recorded (piano, vocals, synths) by Mercury on 25th May 1984, for his 'Mr. Bad Guy' album.
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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Melancholy, poignant, and... June 24, 2002
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...quite frankly, so depressing at times that you'll be wondering why you love it so much. Because this is one of Queen's best albums, probably my favourite one. Every single song is stunning - the vocals (mostly Freddie, singing with such incredible power and emotion that it's hard to believe the majority of these songs were recorded just months before his death) are amazing, the music is fabulous. Two songs Freddie recorded on his solo album, Mr Bad Guy, appear on this CD (Made In Heaven, I Was Born To Love You), and with added background material from Roger, Brian and John, they really do improve. Heaven For Everyone, which was originally a song by The Cross with Freddie on vocals, is reworked into a Queen song, and is one of their best. Too Much Love Will Kill You was released as a solo single for Brian in the early '90s, but the Queen version is pretty damn good too.
The rest of the album consists of rock ballads at their best. The emotional Mother Love, the gospel-esque Let Me Live, the upbeat My Life Has Been Saved, the achingly beautiful A Winter's Tale, the powerful It's A Beautiful Day... all are exceptional tracks. You Don't Fool Me is a much-looked-down-upon dance track, but one I happen to enjoy.
And really, it gets less melancholy the fiftieth time you hear it...
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
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"Innuendo" was the last album released by Queen before Freddie Mercury died, and it was a fitting final album for him. "Made In Heaven" was released in 1995, 4 years after Freddie's death. Of the 11 songs on the album, 5 were previously released in other forms: "Made In Heaven" and "I Was Born To Love You" were originally on Freddie's "Mr. Bad Guy" album, and are included here with those same vocal tracks, but with Queen's instrumentation; "My Life Has Been Saved" was a B-side to "Scandal" from "The Miracle", but is slightly different here; "Heaven For Everyone" was originally recorded by Roger Taylor's band "The Cross"; and "Too Much Love Can Kill You" was previously released on Brian May's "Back To The Light" album (with Brian on vocals). But even though not all of the material here is new, all of the material is very good, and it's a great album. Not quite as good of an ending as "Innuendo", but a very fine piece of work nonetheless.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Farewell to Queen June 24, 2000
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In 1995, Queen fans got one last album from the Freddie Mercury led Queen. Although this album ranks with their best, it is not entirely new. My Life Has Been Saved was the b-side of Scandal. Too Much Love Will Kill You was recorded for The Miracle album. Brian May re-recorded it in 1993 for his Back To The Light record. Made In Heaven and I Was Born To Love you were tracks from Freddie Mercury's out of print 1985 album, Mr. Bad Guy. Basically only Freddie's vocals were kept. The instrumentation was given the full Queen treatment. Heaven For Everyone was recorded for one of Roger Taylor's side projects.
Ok, now on to how the record sounds. The album starts out with one of the few 'newly' recorded tracks, It's A Beautiful Day. This ballad features an amazing vocal from Freddie, considering his illness. He is in fine form. Let Me Live is a great track featuring a gospel choir in the background. Brian May and Roger Taylor share lead vocals on this track with Freddie. Mother Love is a sad, contemplative ballad about facing the end of one's life. Freddie couldn't finish this track so Brian May picks up the last verse. It works quite well. A Winter's Tale sounds like a holiday classic. Freddie seemed to be taking in all of his surroundings. He wasn't taking anything for granted. The album ends like it started, with a reprise of It's A Beautiful Day. Added at the end of the track is a piano sample from Seven Seas Of Rhye, a baby's cry, and a sample from an old Carole King song that Freddie covered in his pre-Queen days.
After all is said and done, this is a fitting farewell to rock's royal band. It does what all great artist's last albums should do, wondering what could have been.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Freddie Mercury and Queen. They could do no wrong. His talent was amazing and greatly missed. I recommend this CD to add to your Queen collection.
Published 7 days ago by shopsalot
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!!
I am not a Queen fan but I love Freddy Mercury's voice and the songs on this CD are great! Not typical Queen.
Published 16 days ago by Emmy Lou
5.0 out of 5 stars Freddy Mercury! Rest In Peace!
This is an excellent CD if you are a fan of Freddie Mercury and Queen. It is a must have for your collection.
Published 1 month ago by William Agner
5.0 out of 5 stars Made in Heaven (Queen)
What can I say? Those who love Queen will love this one. I have never heard a bad Queen song. Some musical groups and people are remembered long after they have left this world. Read more
Published 1 month ago by M. Fouch
5.0 out of 5 stars Special
As always loved the songs actually sung by Freddie Mercury! His voice is the absolute greatest. I read that this was the last "in studio" recording by Freddie with the band... Read more
Published 1 month ago by morninglorygal
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing album
This album is amazingly heartfelt. The songs are powerful and it is hard to believe that Freddie mercury was not right there in the studio. Read more
Published 2 months ago by kris Patterson
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!
This album contains songs that Freddie wrote and recorded prior to his death which he credited to all of Queen. Read more
Published 3 months ago by ANGEL
2.0 out of 5 stars RETURNED CD
IT WAS NOT MY TASTE, I RETURNED THE CD. MANY OF THE SONGS ON THIS CD DID NOT MOVE ME AT ALL.
Published 3 months ago by Donna Hensley
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It!
If you love Queen, this CD does not disappoint, I keep playing it over and over, great addition to my Queen collection
Published 4 months ago by I Malone
5.0 out of 5 stars Queen Made in heaven
Some excellent music that I have never heard before.Awesome !He is such a consumate musician and his talent will live on for ever.
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