Queen a British rock band formed in London in 1970. Their classic line-up was Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), Roger Taylor (drums, vocals) and John Deacon (bass). Their earliest works influenced by progressive rock, hard rock and heavy metal; but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works by incorporating further styles, such as arena rock and pop rock.
Made in Heaven
Made in Heaven is the fifteenth and final studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on 6 November 1995 by Parlophone Records in the United Kingdom and by Hollywood Records in the United States. It was the band’s first release after the death of lead singer Freddie Mercury in 1991. Following Mercury’s death, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor; and bass guitarist John Deacon worked with vocal and piano parts that Mercury recorded before his death, adding new instrumentation to the recordings. Both stages of recording, before and after Mercury’s death, were completed at the band’s studio in Montreux, Switzerland. The album debuted at number 1 in the UK, where it went quadruple platinum selling 1.2 million copies. 500,000 copies were shipped in the United States.
Following the album’s release, Queen released one single in 1997 and subsequently; went inactive until 2004 when May and Taylor reunited and started touring with Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers and later with Adam Lambert; Deacon retired from music in 1997 and has not taken part in any Queen activity since then.
The cover for the album has two different photos: the CD cover photo shot at dusk; depicting Irena Sedlecká’s Mercury sculpture located at Lake Geneva in Montreux, Switzerland; on the front, with May, Taylor and Deacon gazing at the Alps on the rear cover; meanwhile, the LP cover photo shot in the same spot at dawn; depicting the same statue on the front but with May; Taylor and Deacon gazing at the sunrise on the rear cover.