QUEEN Made In Heaven (1995) (HOLLYWOOD RECORDS) (13 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM | Music | Rock

QUEEN Made In Heaven (1995) (HOLLYWOOD RECORDS) (13 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM

QUEEN Made In Heaven (1995) (HOLLYWOOD RECORDS) (13 TRACKS) 320 Kbps MP3 ALBUM mp3-album-00727
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Made in Heaven is the final studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on November 6, 1995 by Parlophone Records in the United Kingdom and by Hollywood Records in the United States. It is the band's first release since the death of lead singer Freddie Mercury in 1991. Following Mercury's death, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor, and bass guitarist John Deacon worked with vocal and piano parts that Mercury recorded before his death, adding new instrumentation to the recordings. Both stages of recording, before and after Mercury's death, were completed at the band's studio in Montreux, Switzerland. The album debuted at number 1 in the UK where it went 5× platinum. The album became the band's best-selling studio album, selling over 20 million copies around the world.

Background and recording

The album was recorded in a much different way from Queen's other studio albums. In early 1991, having completed work on Innuendo, and some months before his death, Freddie Mercury recorded as many vocals as he could, with the instruction to the rest of the band (Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon) to complete the songs later. Put to tape during this time were primarily "A Winter's Tale", "Mother Love" and what would eventually become "You Don't Fool Me".

In the documentary Champions of the World, May described these sessions with Mercury as such:

By the time we were recording these other tracks after Innuendo, we had had the discussions and we knew that we were totally on borrowed time because Freddie had been told that he would not make it to that point. I think our plan was to go in there whenever Freddie felt well enough, just to make as much use of him as much as possible, we basically lived in the studio for a while and when he would call and say, 'I can come in for a few hours', our plan was to just make as much use of him as we could, you know he told us, 'Get me to sing anything, write me anything and I will sing it and I will leave you as much as I possibly can.'

Producer David Richards also added:

The thing that was really unusual about these last songs they recorded was that Freddie insisted on doing final vocals. Normally he had always wanted to wait until all the music was completed before he would put his final vocal on. There must have been a reason for this, I think he felt there wasn’t enough time to have it completed in time. Which also means that he definitely wanted these things to be released, there’s simply no other reason why he would have done that.

After Mercury's death, the band returned to the studio in 1993 to begin work finishing the tracks. May has described in interviews that Taylor and Deacon had begun some work in 1992, while May was on tour promoting his Back to the Light album. Upon his return in 1993, May felt they were not on the right path with the music and that they more or less started from scratch with the three of them working together with producer David Richards.

With less than an album's worth to work with, the band decided to revisit previously recorded material. The band did not discuss whether Mercury had any input before his death regarding which songs might be considered. The idea was to take existing songs on which Mercury sang and rework them as Queen songs.

In 2013, Brian May said about the album "[Made in Heaven] was possibly the best Queen album we ever made. It has so much beauty in it. It was a long, long process, painstakingly put together. A real labour of love."

Track Listing:

1. It's A Beautiful Day - 2:33
2. Made In Heaven - 5:25
3. Let Me Live - 4:46
4. Mother Love - 4:49
5. My Life Has Been Saved - 3:15
6. I Was Born To Love You - 4:50
7. Heaven For Everyone - 5:36
8. Too Much Love Will Kill You - 4:20
9. You Don't Fool Me - 5:25
10. A Winter's Tale - 3:49
11. It's A Beautiful Day (Reprise) - 3:01
12. Yeah Yeah Yeah - 0:04
13. 13 (Hidden Track) - 22:33

Queen:

Freddie Mercury – lead vocals, keyboards, backing vocals, drum machine
Brian May – electric guitar, backing vocals, keyboards, lead vocals
Roger Taylor – drums, backing vocals, percussion, keyboards, lead vocals
John Deacon – bass, keyboards, electric guitar

Certifications:

Austria (IFPI Austria) 2× Platinum 100,000
Canada (Music Canada) Platinum 100,000
France (SNEP) 2× Platinum 686,300
Germany (BVMI) 3× Platinum 1,500,000
Japan (RIAJ) Platinum 336,782
Netherlands (NVPI) 5× Platinum 500,000
Spain (PROMUSICAE) 4× Platinum 400,000
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland) 5× Platinum 250,000
United Kingdom (BPI) 4× Platinum 1,200,000
United States (RIAA) Gold 500,000

Made in Heaven is the final studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on November 6, 1995 by Parlophone Records in the United Kingdom and by Hollywood Records in the United States. It is the band's first release since the death of lead si
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