Thursday, September 5, 2019

Queen: Freddie Mercury solo work featured on Never Boring box set

The solo work of Queen legend Freddie Mercury will be celebrated this fall with the release of the box set, “Never Boring.”

Due October 11, the project presents special editions of the singer’s 1985 album, “Mr. Bad Guy”, 1988’s “Barcelona”, and a new 12-track compilation of some of his solo performances.

Taken from the very best original source material available, the full “Never Boring” collection contains three CDs with 32 tracks; a Blu-ray and DVD featuring 13 promo videos and interview; a 120-page 10”x10” hardback book full photos, many of them rare and unpublished, as well as thoughts and choice quotes from Freddie himself, and an introduction from Rami Malek, who earned an Oscar for his portrayal of Freddie in the 2018 biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

The Blu-ray and DVD of Mercury’s video promos and his stage performances with Montserrat Caballé include eight that have been painstakingly reassembled from the original 35mm film rushes to give them the best-ever visual and sound quality.

“I had a lot of ideas bursting to get out,” Freddie once explained, “and there were a lot of musical territories I wanted to explore which I really couldn’t do within Queen. I wanted to cover such things as reggae rhythms and I did a couple of tracks with an orchestra.”

The set includes the recently-discovered track “Time Waits For No One” produced by Dave Clark, and is being previewed with a new animated clip for the track “Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow.”

“Mr. Bad Guy”, “Barcelona” and “Never Boring” will also be available to buy individually on CD, vinyl and on digital and streaming services.

Mercury passed away in 1991 at the age of 45 due to complications from AIDS.

Freddie Mercury
“Never Boring: The Freddie Mercury Solo Box Set”

Release date: October 11

CD1: Never Boring

01. The Great Pretender
02. I Was Born To Love You
03. Barcelona
04. In My Defence
05. Love Kills
06. How Can I Go On (Single Version)
07. Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow
08. Living On My Own (Radio Mix)
09. The Golden Boy (Single Edit)
10. Time Waits For No One
11. She Blows Hot And Cold
12. Made In Heaven

CD2: Mr Bad Guy - special edition

01. Let’s Turn It On
02. Made In Heaven
03. I Was Born To Love You
04. Foolin’ Around
05. Your Kind Of Lover
06. Mr. Bad Guy
07. Man Made Paradise
08. There Must Be More To Life Than This
09. Living On My Own
10. My Love Is Dangerous
11. Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow

CD3: Barcelona - special edition

01. Barcelona
02. La Japonaise
03. The Fallen Priest
04. Ensueño
05. The Golden Boy
06. Guide Me Home
07. How Can I Go On
08. Exercises In Free Love
09. Overture Piccante


01. Made In Heaven
02. The Great Pretender
03. Living On My Own
04. Barcelona
05. I Was Born To Love You
06. Time Waits For No One
07. In My Defence
08. Living On My Own (Radio Mix)
09. The Golden Boy (La Nit performance, Barcelona)
10. How Can I Go On (La Nit performance, Barcelona)
11. Barcelona (La Nit performance, Barcelona)
12. Bonus Videos
13. Freddie Mercury & Dave Clark “Time” Interview
14. The Great Pretender (Extended Version)
15. Barcelona (Ku Klub performance, Ibiza)

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