Title: Let me live
Catalogue number: EMI 7243 8 82956 2 8
Format: Cd single
Condition sleeve / record: EX+ / EX
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"Let Me Live" is a lively rock ballad which features a rare sharing of the vocals between Mercury, Roger Taylor and Brian May.
The song was completed in 1995 after Mercury's death.
This track was originally recorded with Rod Stewart during sessions for the 1984 album The Works.
Once finished in 1995 for Made in Heaven, Queen made one 11th-hour change to the song to avoid legal action.
Part of the backing vocals featured a lyric too closely resembling Erma Franklin's "Piece of My Heart".
It is not known if Queen took it upon themselves to make the change preemptively or if their record company told them to do so.
Ultimately, the potentially problematic bit was mixed out and the track was released.
Promo cassettes from the US feature the unaltered backing track.
Early Mexican and Dutch CD pressings are reported to have this alternate version as well.
|Formats||Cd Single 5"|
|Condition Sleeve/Insert||Excellent or + (EX, EX+)|
|Condition Record/Disc||Excellent or + (EX, EX+)|
|Hard to Find||Common|