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5 stars OK. This album was taken from several takes that Freddie had done before his tragic death of AIDS, in 1991. Some of these takes were taken from Freddie's solo album in 1985, some from Roger's band in 1987, from unreleased queen material in 1989 and '91. Roger, Brian and John got together around 1994 to overdub the rest of the instruments to Freddie's takes( These were vocal and keyboard tapes only). Well, "It's a beautiful day" is a really good intro to the album. It has an orchestra- like intro, which is the typical one of prog-rock bands. Freddie's vocals and piano sound amazing, here. The second one, "Made in Heaven" is one of my favourites. The vocal is from Freddie's "Mr.Bad Guy". The music was recorded by the rest of Queen. This version is better than the original(1985), 'cause it sound more Queen- ish." Let Me live "doesn't sound as if it was recorded in the 90's. It sounds like the early Queen sound (It has a SOMEBODYTOLOVEISH feel).It's sung by Brian, Roger and, of course, Freddie."Mother Love" is the last song recorded by Freddie in late 1991. It's a good song. The lyrics are a bit depressing, though. You can really notice he was going to die, soon. As he couldn't finish the recording, Brian sang the last verse. " My life has been saved" was, originally, a B- side to "Scandal" in 1989. This version has got the same vocal track but the music was re-recorded in 1995. It's a good song as well. "I was born to love you" was taken from Freddie's album (1985) . The original version is the typical 80's disco-pop song. This version has Queen's instrumentation , and it sounds more rock n' roll. "Heaven for everyone" is a really good song by Roger, taken from his album with THE CROSS in 1987. This version sonunds like any other Queen song. "Too Much love will kill you " is a song recorded in 1989, and later included on Brian's solo record in 1992. This version is much better than Brian's(This one is a classic, and Brian's is a HEADACHE!). "You don't fool me " is a funky-like song with vocals by Freddie, recorded in 1991. "A winter's tale" is a very good ballad recorded by freddie in his last days (late 1991). It's a really soft and peaceful song (It's great!).The reprise for "It's a beautiful day" sarts being the same as the first one but then, BLOOM! it brusts into pure ROCK N' ROLL! The hidden tracks are a really good thing, 'cause, when you think the album is about to finish, you've got "Yea!"(it lasts 4 seconds!) and " Beautiful day (dead)" (aka untitled hidden track) lasting 22 minutes!. Although some say it doesn't seem like Queen and that it is a mediocre album, I, personally, think "Made in Heaven " is a true masterpiece, and it really sounds like any other Queen album( It has the typical mind-blowin Queen-ish guitar solos by Brian!). For serious Queen hardcore fans, this is a must. Come on, don't stay sitting there , if you haven't got this, run, as fast as you can, to the closest music store and buy it now!!!!!
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