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Freddie Mercury – Living On My Own (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 15th, 2015


A. Front

New 2015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!

Originally posted September 6, 2011

About the Re-Rip:

This is a brand new 2015 transfer using the Ortofon OM Super 30 stylus. The original transfer released in 2011 used the Ortofon 20 stylus. Although the 20 is a good stylus it does not have near the dynamics or tracking of the OM 30, thus providing better sound quality. Of note in 2011 I was using click repair on all of my transfers I have since abandoned that technique and now only manually remove all clicks and pops. It is a more tedious and time-consuming method, but the results are better. I also now use iZotope RX for all resampling. No processing or EQ is added to my transfers. Since 2011 my equipment has also been upgraded to a new pro-ject carbon turntable and higher quality tube for the Bellari pre-amp. If you grabbed the original 2011 release I hope that you will give this new transfer a listen I think you will find greatly improved. Enjoy!

“Living on My Own” is a song by Freddie Mercury, originally included in his first solo album Mr. Bad Guy. It was released as a single in September 1985 in the United Kingdom where it peaked at number 50. In the US the single was released in July 1985 but failed to chart.

The remixes included here are exclusive to the US and Brazilian 12″ singles.

Living On My Own (Extended Mix) 6:42
Mixed By – Ed Stasium

Living On My Own (Single Mix) 3:04

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Columbia ‎– 44 05314
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock

Producer – Freddie Mercury, Mack (2)
Written-By, Composed By – F. Mercury*

Special Versions from the Columbia Lp: “MR. BAD GUY”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Password: burningtheground

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18 Responses to “Freddie Mercury – Living On My Own (US 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Hey Paul, I’m so happy when you go into detail about your process to bring these tracks up to outstanding quality. It’s all very humbling since you do this for the love of music and for the people who hold you in high respect, reverence and love. Your generosity knows no bounds and your achievements are heart and soul warming. So many lost classics you’ve brought back from oblivion. This archive here is priceless and so valuable on so many levels. Yes, I do tend to say the same things over and over…and OVER AGAIN and AGAIN, but please know these words are very, very, very sincere on my part. I am consistently dazzled, delighted to the point of delirium when I grab a download from here and am put in an elevated mood of ecstasy every day. Not only do you do a lot of my favorites (like you’re psychic or someone mystical)but for so many records that are new to me. Some I may have heard in name only, but a lot that have been a new audio adventure. You’re like a vinyl Christopher Columbus riding the vinyl waves and landing on uncharted musical landscapes. Paul, you are a miracle worker and I have so much gratitude for you and what you do.

    I am in heaven over these Freddie singles. Thanks so much for bringing them back to us in such stellar quality. It is a rush and a half.



    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you so much Jeff I don’t mind hearing your praises I appreciate them very much. I just couldn’t leave this 12″ sitting along with all of the others with a transfer that I was not happy with. Now all of the Freddie Mercury singles have been updated. Hope that you have a wonderful day.


  2. wolfie Says:

    Wow! what lovely words jeff x

    Paul does certainly do this for love x


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Wolfie 🙂


    Jeff Reply:

    Thanks for your comment Wolfie. Paul absolutely brings out the best in everyone touched by his musicality. His readers are some of the nicest people in Cyberspace. Great Karma here on Burning The Ground. Like attracts like and Paul has one of the best personalities around!!

    Have a very nice day Wolfie!!



  3. NKelly Says:

    Funnily enough with both the recent Freddie posts i was listening to this one last night! Didn’t hear anything wrong with it – there again i never do! Always appreciate a 2015 over a 2011 one as i’m sure you’re improved and learnt a lot since then (not to mention better equipment). Thanks for this i’ll happy download this new rip right now. Any more, new (to this blog) Freddie planned?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I think you will prefer the 2015 transfer Neil. I do have a few mor Queen singles that I hope to do in the future and I am working on getting some more solo Freddie Mercury singles too. But for now gotta move on to some other things that I have planned for October 🙂


    NKelly Reply:

    Can’t wait for Queen and hopefully some more Freddie! And for what you have planned for this month. As ever, it’s a pure delight!


  4. Junior Says:

    This is a nice treat paul. I was hoping you might re-post this one again.

    Thanks in abundance 🙂


  5. Cory Says:

    Thank you Paul!! Nice to see this!


  6. CakeSaint Says:

    Paul, your painstaking efforts are very much appreciated — not just with this current upload but with all of the music you preserve so lovingly. Thanks very much!


  7. Davos Via 45 Says:

    Nice re-rip of another powerful Freddie song. Also a very good job by the producer on the Extended Mix, but still doesn’t come close to the monster huge ’93 mixes which took Living On My Own to UK’s No.1 !


  8. Ray in Australia Says:

    Beautiful set of Freddie Mercury 12″ singles Paul 🙂

    Loving each and every one. Thanks again

    Ray xox


  9. Dougal Says:

    It’s worth mentioning that the subsequent re-release / remix version of this single (1993 I think) did considerably better in the UK, reaching number one. Do you have those mixes on your schedule?


  10. Stephen Says:

    thank you, great song


  11. Jason Says:

    Thank you very much Paul


  12. DC Says:

    I would like to know what it means to manually remove a click, because I use ClickRepair with automatic turned off. What kind of software do you use to remove clicks if ClickRepair isn’t what you use anymore? Just curious. And thanks for posting this 12″. 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I use Adobe Audition.


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