Queen – Innuendo (2015 Reissue Double-LP Half-Speed Mastered on 180g Vinyl)
Released on 4 February 1991, Innuendo is the fourteenth studio album by Queen. Produced by David Richards and the band, it was the band’s last album to be released in lead singer Freddie Mercury’s lifetime, and their most recent one to be composed of entirely new material.
Innuendo reached the No. 1 spot on the UK album charts and stayed at that position for two weeks, and also peaked at No. 1 in Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland, staying at No. 1 for three weeks, four weeks, six weeks, and eight weeks, respectively. It was the first Queen album to go Gold in the US upon its release since The Works in 1984.
The album was recorded between March 1989 and November 1990. In the spring of 1987, Mercury had been diagnosed with AIDS, although he kept his illness a secret from the public and denied numerous media reports that he was seriously ill. The band and producers were aiming for a November or December release date in order to catch the crucial Christmas market, but Mercury’s declining health meant that the release of the album did not take place until February 1991.
Stylistically, Innuendo is in some sense a return to Queen’s roots, with its harder rock sound, complex musical composition (title track), psychedelic effects (I’m Going Slightly Mad), and strong vocals from Mercury ranging three octaves.
- I’m Going Slightly Mad
- These Are the Days of Our Lives
- Don’t Try So Hard
- Ride the Wild Wind
- All God’s People
- I Can’t Live with You
- The Hitman
- The Show Must Go On
Format: Vinyl / 12” Album
No of Discs: 2
Label: Virgin EMI Records
Release Date: 25 Sep 2015