'Never Boring': New Freddie Mercury 5-Disc Box Set Will Include Music, Visuals & Spoken Word

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Freddie Mercury of Queen performing on Sept. 19, 1980 in Chicago.

The first-ever comprehensive collection of late Queen singer Freddie Mercury's solo material, Never Boring, will be released by Hollywood Records on Oct. 11.

The 5-disc set includes a curated selection of Mercury's songs, videos and spoken words compiled and produced by Queen's longtime sound team of Justin Shirley-Smith, Kirs Fredriksson and Joshua J. Macrae. According to a press release annoucing the set, the trio used the best source material available, going back to the original source multi-track tapes in an attempt to create new mixes that are "true to Freddie's original versions."

Spread across three CDs containing 32 songs, a Blu-ray and DVD with 13 videos and interviews, the package also includes a 120-page hardback book with many rare and unpublished photos, along with thoughts and quotes from the beloved singer who died on Nov. 24, 1991 at age 45.

The set, announced on what would have been Mercury's 73rd birthday, will also feature an introduction from actor Rami Malek, who won an Oscar for his spot-on portrayal of Mercury in the smash Bohemian Rhapsody biopic.

Among the CDs is a 12-track compilation of Mercury's best solo performances, as well as a newly mixed, 11-track special edition of the singer's 1985 solo debut, Mr. Bad Guy and the nine-track 2012 special edition of his 1988 orchestral album Barcelona. All the albums will also be available individually on CD, vinyl, digital and streaming services. The set will also include the recently discovered song "Time Waits For No One" and the lesser-known "Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow," which now has a new animated video from Beth David and Esteban Bravo.

Check out the "Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow" video and see the Never Boring track list below.


Never Boring Track List

"The Great Pretender"

"I Was Born To Love You"

"Barcelona"

"In My Defence"

"Love Kills "

"How Can I Go On" (Single Version)

"Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow"  

"Living On My Own" (Radio Mix)

"The Golden Boy" (Single Edit)

"Time Waits For No One"

"She Blows Hot And Cold"

"Made In Heaven"

 

Mr. Bad Guy -- Special Edition 

"Let’s Turn It On"

"Made In Heaven"

"I Was Born To Love You"

"Foolin’ Around" 

"Your Kind Of Lover"

"Mr. Bad Guy" 

"Man Made Paradise" 

"There Must Be More To Life Than This" 

"Living On My Own" 

"My Love Is Dangerous" 

"Love Me Like There’s No Tomorrow"

 

Barcelona -- Special Edition 

"Barcelona"

"La Japonaise"

"The Fallen Priest"

"Ensueño"

"The Golden Boy"

"Guide Me Home"

"How Can I Go On"

"Exercises In Free Love"

"Overture Piccante" 

 

Never Boring -- Blu-Ray/DVD

"Made In Heaven"

"The Great Pretender" 

"Living On My Own"

"Barcelona"

"I Was Born To Love You"

"Time Waits For No One" 

"In My Defence"

"Living On My Own" (Radio Mix)

"The Golden Boy" (La Nit performance, Barcelona)

"How Can I Go On" (La Nit performance, Barcelona)

"Barcelona" (La Nit performance, Barcelona)

 

Bonus Videos

Freddie Mercury & Dave Clark “Time” Interview

"The Great Pretender" (Extended Version)

"Barcelona" (Ku Klub performance, Ibiza)

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