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Released in 1995 on LP (white and black vinyl), CD and cassette.
The first CD, LP and cassette issues have a small Queen catalogue sheet containing album and video sleeves.
The first CD issues have a Queen badge (like the Queen badge in Box Of Tricks).
Most CD issues have six 'Q' logos on the CD tray, although this was not available in every country.
First pressings of the LP and CD issues have an error in the liner notes: a wrong Fan Club address (18a instead of 16a). This has been corrected for later issues.
The LP issue has a printed innersleeve and a gatefold sleeve. The package also contains three posters.
The first LP pressing is on white vinyl (limited to 50,000 copies worldwide). The innersleeve has a huge lyrics error on the back side: lyrics for Heaven For Everyone and I Was Born To Love You have been mixed up.
Second LP pressing is on black vinyl and the innersleeve has been corrected.
Japan's first CD release has a slipcase plus an extra booklet.
Etched jewel case CD issues were released in a few European countries. The Made In Heaven logo is etched on the jewel case, so there's no logo on the CD booklet. Two versions were available: one with a white etched logo and one with a black logo.
An AdvanceListening promo cassette was released in the USA featuring a slightly different version of Let Me Live. Lyrics of this version can be found on the innersleeve of the white vinyl version.
Very early CD pressings have the withdrawn Let Me Live version which can also be found on the USA promo cassette. The CD has been reported in Mexico and some European countries.
Zimbabwe has a unique non-gatefold title sleeve. 250 copies made only according to the sleeve.
Re-issued in Japan on CD in 2001 with improved sound quality.
Re-issued in Japan on CD in 2004 with a card sleeve (using the 2001 remasters). The package also includes a mini innersleeve like the original UK vinyl issue. Two versions are released: one with the sun set picture and one with the sun rise picture. Released in Europe on July 12 2004 (including obi's and Japanese lyrics sheet).

     

above: the front and back sleeves and the disc of the white UK LP issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the UK LP issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the Canadian cassette issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the UK cassette issue



above: the sleeve of the promotional USA cassette issue

  

above: the etched CD issue from Holland with a black logo - with and without the logo

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the UK CD issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the first Japanese CD issue

     

above: the front and back sleeves and the disc of the Japanese 2004 CD issue with sun rise picture

     

above: the front and back sleeves and the disc of the Japanese 2004 CD issue with sun set picture

Album info
LP tracklisting
  Side One:
  1. It's A Beautiful Day (Queen) 2:32
  2. Made In Heaven (Mercury) 5:26
  3. Let Me Live (Queen) 4:46
  4. Mother Love (May/Mercury) 4:49
  5. My Life Has Been Saved (Queen) 3:15
  Side Two:
  6. I Was Born To Love You (Mercury) 4:27
  7. Heaven For Everyone (Taylor) 4:44
  8. Too Much Love Will Kill You (May/Musker/Lamers) 4:20
  9. You Don't Fool Me (Queen) 4:42
10. A Winter's Tale (Queen) 3:49
11. It's A Beautiful Day (Reprise) (Queen) 3:01
12. Yeah (Queen) 0:04
13. Track 13 (Queen) 0:07

CD tracklisting
  1. It's A Beautiful Day (Queen) 2:32
  2. Made In Heaven (Mercury) 5:26
  3. Let Me Live (Queen) 4:46
  4. Mother Love (May/Mercury) 4:49
  5. My Life Has Been Saved (Queen) 3:15
  6. I Was Born To Love You (Mercury) 4:49
  7. Heaven For Everyone (Taylor) 5:36
  8. Too Much Love Will Kill You (May/Musker/Lamers) 4:20
  9. You Don't Fool Me (Queen) 5:24
10. A Winter's Tale (Queen) 3:49
11. It's A Beautiful Day (Reprise) (Queen) 3:01
12. Yeah (Queen) 0:04
13. Track 13 (Queen) 22:32

Liner notes
Freddie Mercury - vocals, piano, keyboards
John Deacon - bass guitar, keyboards
Roger Taylor - drums, percussion, keyboards, vocals
Brian May - guitars, keyboards, vocals

All tracks arranged and produced by Queen
Mixing supervision by David Richards
Additional material recorded by Mack
Co-produced and engineered by David Richards,
Justin Shirley-Smith and Joshua J. Macrae
Extra backing vocals on 'Let Me Live' by Rebecca Leigh-White, Gary Martin,
Catherine Porter and Miriam Stockley
Excerpt from 'Goin' Back' courtesy of Gerry Goffin and Carole King
Mastered by Kevin Metcalfe

Management: Jim Beach

Queen Office: Julie Glover and Sally Gallagher

Studio equipment co-ordination: Martin Groves, Peter Malandrone and Steve Prior

Artwork: Richard Gray Sleeve design: Richard Gray and Queen
Cover photograph: Richard Gray

Other photographs: Douglas Puddifoot and Neal Preston

Sculpture: Irena Sedlecka

Publicity: Phil Symes, Cowan Symes & Associates, 35 Soho Square, London W1

Queen International Fan Club: Jacky Smith, The Old Bakehouse, 16a Barnes High Street, London SW13

The Queen longform video - directed by Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher

The Queen short films produced by Janine Marmot for Queen Films and The British Film Institute

Dedicated to the immortal spirit of Freddie Mercury

Single releases
Heaven For Everyone
A Winter's Tale
Too Much Love Will Kill You
Let Me Live
You Don't Fool Me
I Was Born To Love You
Mother Love
It's A Beautiful Day

Other notes
Tracks 6, 7 and 9 were edited for vinyl. Track 13 has been removed except for the first few seconds.
Since 1989 all Queen tracks are credited by "Queen" and not by a band member. However, most tracks were started by one member rather than the whole band. Below you will find a list with the actual writers of the songs:
  It's A Beautiful Day: Freddie Mercury. Recorded in 1980
  Let Me Live: unknown, but Freddie's vocals are from 1983
  My Life Has Been Saved: John Deacon, originally a B-side for Scandal, 1989
  You Don't Fool Me: Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor, 1991
  A Winter's Tale: Freddie Mercury (his last song he ever wrote)
  Mother Love is the last song Freddie laid his vocals on.

Thanks to Peter De Bruyne for the Japanese CD sleeves (first issue).

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