New Freddie Mercury box set 'Never Boring' confirmed on Queen singer's 73rd birthday

5 September 2019, 10:20

New Freddie Mercury box-set 'Never Boring' confirmed on late star’s 73rd birthday
New Freddie Mercury box-set 'Never Boring' confirmed on late star’s 73rd birthday. Picture: Freddie Mercury • Getty

By Rory O'Connor

While it may be the late Freddie Mercury's 73rd birthday today, fans of the star will be the ones receiving a huge birthday gift.

To mark what would have been Freddie's birthday, a new box set of his solo material has been announced.

The box-set will be titled Never Boring and include a curation of Freddie's music, spoken words, and video projects.

Fans can expect three CDs with 32 tracks, a Blu-ray and DVD featuring 12 promotional videos and a 10″x10″ hardback book.

Freddie fans will get to delve further into his back catalogue of music aside from his work with Queen.

The set will also include a newly mixed 11-track special edition of Mr Bad Guy.

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The curators are not stopping there, with the set featuring a special nine-track edition of Barcelona.

New Freddie Mercury box-set 'Never Boring' will be released in October 2019
New Freddie Mercury box-set 'Never Boring' will be released in October 2019. Picture: Getty

Loyal fans will know this is sure to feature his iconic performances with Montserrat Cabelle.

Freddie was said to have told his manager: "You can do what you want with my music, but don't make me boring."

Rami Malek, who won best actor at all the major global award ceremonies for his performance as Freddie in Bohemian Rhapsody, said: "Never Boring brings to your life a piece of Freddie.

"I hope you’re able to sit with this collection and let the music, images and excerpts of Freddie Mercury’s life inspire you, like it did me.

The new Freddie Mercury box-set 'Never Boring'
The new Freddie Mercury box-set 'Never Boring'. Picture: Freddie Mercury

"I hope you remember that your uniqueness is a gift, and what you do with it is your gift to the world.

"I hope like Freddie, you’re able to smile in the eye of a storm, focus on life’s silver linings, live boldly, and most importantly, live a life which is Never Boring."

The box-set is due for release on October 11.

See the full track listing for Never Boring below:

  1. NEVER BORING

    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

  2. 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

  3. 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

    The box-set will be titled Never Boring and include a curation of Freddie's music, spoken words, and video projects
    The box-set will be titled Never Boring and include a curation of Freddie's music, spoken words, and video projects. Picture: Getty
  4. 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)

  5. BONUS VIDEOS

    Freddie Mercury & Dave Clark “Time” Interview

    The Great Pretender (Extended Version)

    Barcelona (Ku Klub performance, Ibiza)

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