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Freddie Mercury – Love Kills (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 13th, 2015

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

A. Front

New 2015 Re-Rip!
Meticulously Remastered!
First time in 24bit Flac!

Originally posted February 12, 2011

“Love Kills” is a song by Freddie Mercury, and his first song recorded as a solo artist. It was originally used in Giorgio Moroder’s 1984 restoration and edit of the 1927 silent film Metropolis, as part of the film’s new soundtrack. In 1985, the film was nominated at the 5th Golden Raspberry Awards for Worst Musical Score, and the song itself was nominated for Worst Original Song. Nevertheless, the single reached number ten on the UK Singles Chart and #69 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in September 1984.

SIDE A:
Love Kills (Extended Dance Remix) 5:22
PProducer, Mixed By – Mack (2)
Producer – Giorgio Moroder
Vocals – Freddie Mercury

SIDE B:
Rotwang’s Party (Robot Dance) 5:23
Producer – Giorgio Moroder
Performed By – Giorgio Moroder

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Cover: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Love Kills U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #69
1984 Love Kills U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play #44

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Columbia – 44 05098
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Electro, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Mastered By – Brian Gardner

NOTES:
From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack “METROPOLIS”

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
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
Tube:
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
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

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

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27 Responses to “Freddie Mercury – Love Kills (US 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    This is a fantastic posting Paul. I’ve been waiting for it for a while now, and it feels so good to have you do a new re-rip of the song. Thanks Paul for putting out these older postings that haven’t been up for some time.

    Have a nice day!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff 🙂

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  2. wolfie Says:

    Thank you sooooo much! Love this 12” and so good to have it ripped by you x

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Wolfie 🙂

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  3. OMAR Says:

    thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  4. Stefano Says:

    Great song by Freddie. Always loved it, Moroder at his best too. Never understood why it wasn’t a worldwide smash hit. Thanks for this post.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano 🙂

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  5. David Says:

    Finally a Queen related upload. Hopefully you will upload more Queen related maxi singles after Back Chat, One Vision and Friends Will Be Friends. Their 80’s maxi singles are amazing! UB40 is also still more than welcome.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I will see what I can do David 🙂

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  6. Junior Says:

    I love this solo recording by Freddie.

    Thanks for the re-rip, Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior 🙂

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  7. ex15 Says:

    Appreciated..

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂

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  8. Meddows Says:

    Wow!
    Thank you very much, Paul!
    I have long been wait for this re-rip.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Meddows 🙂

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  9. DjAmora Says:

    Congratulations for his Freddie Mercury posting – Love Kills (US 12 “).

    I’m sure that soon we will post, for my joy and so many others his fan, Cerrone – Supernature ’86 (UK 12 “).

    Big hug

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome DjAmora 🙂

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  10. NKelly Says:

    Always adored this song. Very underated and forgotten about here in late 2015.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I agree with you NKelly 🙂

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  11. Davos Via 45 Says:

    Killer song from this two legends, what a combination!
    I was positively surprised when this came out, yes Queen did some great dance songs, the No.1 all time classic Another One Bites The Dust, of course, and some great funk stuff on the Hot Space album, but Freddie to team up with Giorgio WOW!!!
    Around here the song was big, on the radio and in the clubs!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I totally agree with you Davos legendary 🙂

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  12. davidandrews Says:

    Hey Paul. Wow, thanks once again for your latest rips. Have you any more of the solo Freddie stuff? Classic 80s dance and so rare to find from Mr Bad Guy. Love your work, really takes me back to my youth when music was so much better, thanks for all your hard work

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Davidandrews I will see what I can come up with 🙂

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  13. Jay65 Says:

    Another very welcome post 🙂

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  14. Danny Says:

    Ah, the lost Queen song. This was worked up during sessions for The Works. They gave it to Moroder in return for use of footage from Metropolis for the Radio Ga-Ga video. It was revealed during one of the fan club conventions that Queen all appear on this.

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  15. Stephen Says:

    thanks again !

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