The official Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ released in 2018, was a huge success at the box office and the soundtrack album has been lodged in the upper echelons of the charts around the world since. What better time to remind music lovers that Freddie did release some solo records away from the band and a brand new best of has been put together to highlight his extra curricular hits.
It kicks off with his classic cover version of “The Great Pretender” originally a big hit for the 1950s vocal group The Platters. Also featured is his collaboration with opera star Montserrat Caballe: “Barcelona” which was a hit twice - when it first came out in 1987 and then again in 1992 for that years Summer Olympic games in that city. In 1993 a remix of the track “Living On My Own” from his first solo album ‘Mr Bad Guy’ was remixed and became a huge hit around the world making No.1 in several countries. A new version of the track ‘Time’ from the 1986 musical of the same name was released in 2019 when the shows producer Dave Clark discovered Freddie’s demo for the song. A new piano track was recorded to create a new version arguably more timeless than the 1980s sounding original.