Title: Love of my life
Catalogue number: EMI 10C 006 062877
Format: 7" vinyl
Condition Sleeve / Record: VG / VG
Extra: Little cut opening backsleeve, slight ringwear
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"Love of My Life" was written for Mercury's girlfriend at the time, Mary Austin, and is one of his most covered songs (there have been versions by many acts like Extreme featuring May, Scorpions and Elaine Paige). Mercury played piano (including a classical solo) and did all of the vocals with startling multi-tracking precision. May played harp (doing it chord by chord and pasting the takes to form the entire part), Gibson Hummingbird acoustic guitar (which he'd bought in Japan) and his Red Special.
Brian May eventually arranged the song so it could be played on an acoustic 12 string for live performances.
"Love of My Life" was such a concert favourite that Mercury frequently stopped singing and allowed the audience to take over.
It was especially well received during concerts in South America, and the band released the song as a single there.
When Queen and Paul Rodgers performed the song (specifically Brian solo) he sang almost none of the words and let the audience sing it all, continuing the tradition.
|Condition Sleeve/Insert||Very Good or + (VG, VG+)|
|Condition Record/Disc||Very Good or + (VG, VG+)|
|Hard to Find||Mega Rare|