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Freddie Mercury - Messenger of the Gods

5.00
Reviewer:
Arie van der Graaf Format: Advance album
Release date: 2016-09-02
Label: Mercury Universal
Genre: Glam Rock
Producer: Freddie Mercury
Artist discography



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Elvis was the King of Rock n Roll, but there was only one singer King of Glamrock.
Freddie Mercury...!
In honor of his 70th anniversary, Mercury/Universal releases a wonderfull cd box hommage entitled Messenger of the Gods.

His music is still very much alive amongst us.
Every day people around the globe are singing Queen and Mercury solo songs and musicians are still inspired with his wonderfull voice and theatrical compositions.

Now i can go thru all the songs and acting the reviewer here.
Truth told. i don't know how i should criticize the true King of Queen.

So instead i can start to be critic about some of the remixes on the 2nd disc. And to be honoust they are well done.
In the past i was always thinking that Freddie would turn in his grave if he could hear what they digitally did to these songs.
I could not have been more wrong.

He has said that his music should be used to create something new with it as long as it is done with quality.

So here you have it, a true message from one of the gods in rockmusic, looking down on us and hoping we all share these songs for generations to come.

All the different sides of this iconic musician can be found on Freddie Mercury: Messenger Of The Gods – The Singles.
This box set brings together all 13 of Freddie’s solo singles on individually coloured vinyl.

From his debut solo single I Can Hear Music, released under the name Larry Lurex, through the dance floor-influenced solo anthems of the 80s and up to his collaborations with legendary Spanish opera singer Montserrat Caballé including the timeless Barcelona, this is a journey through the career of a unique talent.

Messenger Of The Gods is also includes two posthumous singles, In My Defence and Living On My Own (No More Brothers Radio Mix), the latter of which became Freddie’s first solo number 1 and was the biggest selling European single of the year in 1993.

Had he lived, it is anyone’s guess where this most restless and protean of singer’s muses would have taken him. But Messenger Of The Gods – The Singles is a towering legacy, a collection of songs which will never lose their stature of classics and will live on forever.

Freddie Mercury: Messenger Of The Gods – The Singles is released by Mercury /Universal on September 2 as a box set featuring 13 x 7” singles on coloured vinyl with a booklet featuring photos, some of which are previously unpublished, and text. It also includes a download voucher. Freddie Mercury: Messenger Of The Gods – The Singles will also be available on 2CD with a 20-page booklet and as a digital album.

Tracklisting Disc 1
1. Living On My Own
2. The Great Pretender
3. In My Defence
4. Love Kills
5. Barcelona
6. Made In Heaven
7. Time
8. Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow
9. I Was Born To Love You
10. The Golden Boy
11. I Can Hear Music
12. How Can I Go On
13. Living On My Own (Radio Mix)

Disc 2
1. Goin' Back
2. Let's Turn It On
3. My Love Is Dangerous
4. She Blow Hot And Cold
5. Living On My Own (Album Mix)
6. Stop All The Fighting
7. Time (Instrumental)
8. Excercises In Free Love
9. Excercises In Free Love (Montserrat's Vocal)
10. The Fallen Priest
11. Overture Piccante
12. Love Kils (Wolf Euro Miix)


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