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Freddie Mercury - Mr. Bad Guy (1985) {2019, Special Edition}

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Freddie Mercury - Mr. Bad Guy (1985) {2019, Special Edition}

Freddie Mercury - Mr. Bad Guy (1985) {2019, Special Edition}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 312 Mb | Full Scans | 00:40:50 | RAR 5% Recovery
Pop Rock, Synth-Pop | Mercury #0602577810374

For this 2019 ‘special edition’ of the “Mr Bad Guy” album, sound team Justin Shirley-Smith, Joshua J Macrae and Kris Fredriksson have taken the very best original source material available. They went back not to previously remastered and mixed tapes, but to the original source multi-track tapes, so that they could build a new mix true to Freddie’s original versions, now taking advantage of the time, resources and technology that Freddie may not have originally had available to him in the 1980s. All offer ultimate quality, first generation vocals showing off Freddie’s incredible vocal range.

After 15 years at the helm of British rock legends Queen, singer Freddie Mercury finally released his first solo album, Mr. Bad Guy, while the band was on hiatus in 1985. As Queen's vocal signature and creative leader, it was only natural that many aspects of the group's sound would carry over into Mercury's solo work; however, the frontman still does a commendable job of stretching into uncharted territory. The synthesizers of "Let's Turn It On" announce that Queen's typical guitar heaviness will be conspicuously absent throughout the album, while extravagance will be at an all-time high. "I Was Born to Love You," the album's leadoff single, elevates '70s disco and '80s dance influences to a level of blatant pop silliness that Queen would never dare approach. Mercury also combines his acoustic piano playing with synthesizer-driven backing tracks for the beautifully dramatic "Made in Heaven" and "Your Kind of Lover," which transforms from a simple lounge number (piano and singer) into a Latin-flavored pop workout. The singer's talent for complex and original arrangements also yields multifaceted pieces like "Man Made Paradise," with its Queen-like chorused opera vocals and Brian May-esque guitar soloing, and the daring, self-mocking title track, which combines a sinister bass motif, playful piano tinkling, and even big-band horn arrangements. Other winners such as "There Must Be More to Life Than This," "Living on My Own," and "Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow" help make this an outstanding record from start to finish. The Hollywood Records reissue (under the title The Great Pretender) omits some tracks and tampers with the overall original mix.

~ Eduardo Rivadavia, All Music

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Freddie Mercury - Mr. Bad Guy (1985) {2019, Special Edition}

Track List:

01. Let's Turn It On [3:43]
02. Made In Heaven [4:07]
03. I Was Born To Love You [3:39]
04. Foolin' Around [3:30]
05. Your Kind Of Lover [3:35]
06. Mr. Bad Guy [4:10]
07. Man Made Paradise [4:10]
08. There Must Be More To Life Than This [3:02]
09. Living On My Own [3:24]
10. My Love Is Dangerous [3:44]
11. Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow [3:47]

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Freddie Mercury / Mr. Bad Guy (Special Edition)

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Freddie Mercury - Mr. Bad Guy (1985) {2019, Special Edition}