Made In Heaven

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Made In Heaven is the fifteenth studio album by Queen produced by Queen and David Richards. It was released on 1995-11-06, four years after Freddie Mercury died. Freddie was adamant in his last days of recording to get a final take on as many songs as possible, and the band honored that desire by releasing several posthumous songs on this album. Unlike previous Queen albums, Made In Heaven features multiple songs not originally written for the band, but it still features the very Queen style of spanning several genres, but ultimately having a rock sound. Like The Miracle and Innuendo, this album has a strong introspective feel to it compared with Queen's earlier albums. This album also has some experimental tracks like You Don't Fool Me and the untitled 22-minute-long Track 13.

After I bought this album and began listening to the songs, I wasn't immediately interested in it, and, knowing that Freddie was recording songs like Too Much Love Will Kill You, knowing he would be dead soon, made me rather emotional. So, for awhile after buying the album, I kept it shelved and focused on Queen's earlier prog rock and arena rock songs. Later, after becoming more receptive to Freddie's end of life songs, I listened to the album properly and really appreciated the sadness it provokes.

Status

I own this album on CD.

Track Listing

Track Title Writer(s) Vocals
1 It's a Beautiful Day Freddie Mercury, John Deacon Freddie Mercury
2 Made In Heaven Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury
3 Let Me Live John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, Brian May
4 Mother Love Freddie Mercury, Brian May Brian May, Freddie Mercury
5 My Life Has Been Saved John Deacon Freddie Mercury
6 I Was Born to Love You Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury
7 Heaven For Everyone Roger Taylor Freddie Mercury
8 Too Much Love Will Kill You Brian May, Frank Musker, Elizabeth Lamers Freddie Mercury
9 You Don't Fool Me John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, David Richards, Roger Taylor Freddie Mercury
10 A Winter's Tale Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury
11 It's a Beautiful Day (Reprise) Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury
12 Yeah (Queen) John Deacon, Brian May, Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor Freddie Mercury
13 Track 13 Brian May, David Richards, Roger Taylor Freddie Mercury

Song Rank

This is the order in which I enjoy the songs from this album, and their individual song ratings.

Order Title Stars
1 Mother Love 8
2 Too Much Love Will Kill You 8
3 Let Me Live 8
4 Made In Heaven 8
5 Heaven For Everyone 8
6 I Was Born to Love You 7
7 A Winter's Tale 6
8 My Life Has Been Saved 6
9 You Don't Fool Me 5
10 It's a Beautiful Day 3
11 It's a Beautiful Day (Reprise) 3
12 Track 13 1
13 Yeah 1

The album's total score is 794.

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