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Freddie Mercury - Made in Heaven

Identifier

022315

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

"Made in Heaven" 1985 is the third single recorded by Freddie Mercury, and his fourth release as a solo artist.  After Freddie’s death, the song's title gave the name to Queen's 1995 posthumous album Made in Heaven.

The song's video was realized with the help of David Mallet, previously involved in the making of the music video for "I Was Born to Love You", as well as five Queen clips. A Royal Opera House replica was built inside a warehouse in North London (normal studios didn't have high enough roofs), where Mercury wanted to recreate scenes from Stravinskij's The Rite of Spring and Dante's Inferno. The most remarkable element is probably the 67-foot tall rotating Egg/globe on top of which the singer stands in the last part of the video clip.

Personnel

  • Freddie Mercury - lead vocals, piano, synthesiser
  • Fred Mandel - piano, synthesiser, guitar
  • Paul Vincent - lead guitar
  • Curt Cress - drums
  • Stephan Wissnet - bass guitar, Fairlight CMI
  • Reinhold Mack - Fairlight CMI

A description of the experience

Freddie Mercury - Made in Heaven

"Made In Heaven"

I'm taking my ride with destiny
Willing to play my part
Living with painful memories
Loving with all my heart

Made in heaven, made in heaven
It was all meant to be, yeah
Made in heaven, made in heaven
That's what they say
Can't you see
Oh I know, I know, I know that it's true
Yes it's really meant to be
Deep in my heart

I'm having to learn to pay the price
They're turning me upside down
Waiting for possibilities
Don't see too many around

Made in heaven, made in heaven
It's for all to see
Made in heaven, made in heaven
That's what everybody says
Everybody says to me
It was really meant to be
Yeah, yeah
When stormy weather comes around
It was made in heaven
When sunny skies break through behind the clouds
I wish it could last forever, yeah
Wish it could last forever, forever

I'm playing my role in history
Looking to find my goal
Taking in all this misery
But giving in all my soul

Made in heaven, made in heaven
It was all meant to be, yeah
Made in heaven, made in heaven
That's what everybody says
Wait and see, it was really meant to be
So plain to see
Yeah, everybody, everybody, everybody tells me so
Yes it was plain to see, yes it was meant to be
Written in the stars...
Written in the stars...

The source of the experience

Freddie Mercury and Queen

Concepts, symbols and science items

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Believing in the spiritual world

Commonsteps

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