Freddie Mercury was the ultimate diva. And with the first track The Great Pretender you are chilled by the soaring notes and melodrama. But there is always a sincerity wrapped around his phrasing. I heard a hint of Elvis Presley in this song. This CD is a solo project without any Queen involvement. I Was Born to Love You is an up-tempo that smoothly takes flight. Barcelona with Monserrat Caballe is operatic blast. Monserrat joins Freddie on two more songs How Can I Go On and The Golden Boy with fantastical results. This is prime listening.