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Freddie Mercury

'Queen' lead singer 'Freddie Mercury' released his first solo album in 1985 after more than ten years of joining Queen. The album is called 'Mr Bad Guy', which includes the UK top 20 hit 'I was born to love you'.

Months earlier his first single 'Love Kills' had become his first UK top 10 hit. He would follow this two years later with 'The Platters' cover 'The Great Pretender', which would peak at 4.

In 1988 he released his follow-up to 'Mr Bad Guy' a collaboration with Montserrat Caballé called 'Barcelona.' The title track would become atop ten UK hit twice. F ...read more

'Queen' lead singer 'Freddie Mercury' released his first solo album in 1985 after more than ten years of joining Queen. The album is called 'Mr Bad Guy', which includes the UK top 20 hit 'I was born to love you'.

Months earlier his first single 'Love Kills' had become his first UK top 10 hit. He would follow this two years later with 'The Platters' cover 'The Great Pretender', which would peak at 4.

In 1988 he released his follow-up to 'Mr Bad Guy' a collaboration with Montserrat Caballé called 'Barcelona.' The title track would become atop ten UK hit twice. First reaching number 8 in its initial run and then number 2 in 1992 after beingusedas the official song of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

After his death in 1991, a compilation called 'The Freddie Mercury Album' (called 'The Great Pretender' in the US) was released and included remixed or ever re-done versions of songs from 'Mr Bad Guy' and other Freddie singles such as'Time,' and 'In my defence'. It also included the UK number 1 hit 'Living on my own'.

In 2000 the album simply titled 'Freddie Mercury solo' was released and included every song and album release during Freddie's career. It also included an expanded version with a DVD feature.

Just last year in 2007 the compilation album 'Love of My Life' was released and included many of Mercury's biggest hits. « hide

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LPs
Barcelona
1988

4.3
17 Votes
Mr Bad Guy
1985

4.1
24 Votes
Compilations
Lover of Life, Singer of Songs
2006

The Freddie Mercury Album
2004

3.8
2 Votes

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