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On February 4, 1991.


On February 4, 1991,”Parlaphone” released “Innuendo”, the fourteenth Queen studio album. It was recorded March 1989 – November 1990,  at “Metropolis Studios” in London and “Mountain Studios” in Montreux, and was produced by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon and David Richards. “Innuendo” was the final studio album to be released in Freddie Mercury’s lifetime and is the last to be composed entirely of new material. “Innuendo” was voted the 94th greatest album of all time in a national 2006 “BBC” poll.


  • Freddie Mercury– lead and backing vocals, piano, keyboards
  • Brian May– backing vocals, electric, slide and classical guitars, keyboards, piano
  • Roger Taylor– backing vocals, drums, lead vocals, percussion, keyboards
  • John Deacon– bass guitar
  • Steve Howe– classical guitar
  • Michael Moran– piano and keyboards
  • David Richards – keyboards
  • Richard Gray –sleeve design
  • Grandville(1803–47) – illustrations
  • Angela Lumley – additional illustrations
  • Simon Fowler –photography

All tracks by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon, except where noted.

  1. Innuendo
  2. I’m Going Slightly Mad
  3. Headlong
  4. I Can’t Live With You
  5. Don’t Try So Hard
  6. Ride the Wild Wind
  7. All God’s People – Mike Moran, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon
  8. These Are the Days of Our Lives
  9. Delilah
  10. The Hitman
  11. Bijou
  12. The Show Must Go On