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'Messenger Of The Gods' is a boxed set released on 2 September 2016. It contains 13 coloured vinyl 7" singles, covering all of Freddie's original release singles from 1984 to 1993, plus the 1973 Larry Lurex single 'I Can Hear Music'. The only omissions are the reissues of 'Barcelona', 'How Can I Go On' and 'The Great Pretender'.
Each single is presented in it's original UK artwork, with new labels, and some minor changes for copyright and record company information. Sadly, the set does not reproduce the five singles which were originally released as picture discs, namely 'Love Kills' and 'How Can I Go On' (7" singles), 'Made In Heaven' and 'The Great Pretender' (7" shaped picture discs), or 'Barcelona' (12" single).
In total, the set contains 25 tracks, and 22 of these are identical to their original releases. The three changes are a slight edit of 'I Can Hear Music', and the 2000 Remixes of 'Time' and 'In My Defence'. 'Love Kills' is a one-sided disc, as the original B-side, 'Rotwang's Party', is a Georgio Moroder track with no Freddie involvement.
The outer box measures 7.5" x 7.5" x 2" (19cm x 19cm x 5cm) and also contains a colour book and an MP3 download voucher.
The set was also released as a double disc album, with the A-sides as disc 1 and the B-sides as disc 2, although the tracks were rearranged.
I Can Hear Music
Translucent blue vinyl
01. I Can Hear Music (slight edit)
One sided translucent orange vinyl
01. Love Kills (original version)
I Was Born To Love You
Translucent yellow vinyl
01. I Was Born To Love You (album version)
Made In Heaven
Translucent red vinyl
01. Made In Heaven (single version)
Living On My Own
01. Living On My Own (single version)
Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow
01. Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (album version)
01. Time (2000 Remix)
The Great Pretender
Translucent orange vinyl
01. The Great Pretender (original version)
01. Barcelona (single version)
The Golden Boy
01. The Golden Boy (single version)
How Can I Go On
Translucent green vinyl
01. How Can I Go On (single version)
In My Defence
Translucent pink vinyl
01. In My Defence (2000 Remix)
Living On My Own
01. Living On My Own (1993 Radio Mix)