Freddie Mercury Worldwide Rarities

The list below was taken from Record` Collector issue 239, published in July 1999, and is a guide to Freddie's top 50 worldwide rarities. All values quoted are for the items in mint condition and are given in pounds stirling. Since publication, values are likely to have risen, and the top rarities may also have changed.

 

Format Summary:
Standard 7" - 10; Demo / Promotional 7"'s - 8; Picture Discs / Coloured Vinyls - 7; Standard CD's - 6; Demo / Promotional 10"/12"'s - 6; Demo / Promotional CD's - 5; Laserdiscs, videos or CDV's - 5; Standard 12" - 3

Country Summary:
UK - 16; Japan - 12; Spain - 4; Germany - 3; Hong Kong - 3; USA - 3; Other Countries: 9

Year Summary:
1985 - 16; 1987 - 15; 1988 - 7; 1973 - 6; 1992 - 3; 1986 - 2; 1984 - 1



1. Barcelona / Guide Me Home
(Polydor DCI 3047, Japan, CD Promo, unreleased, 1992) - 850

2. Made In Heaven / She Blows Hot And Cold
(CBS WA 6413, UK, uncut shaped picture disc, 1985) - 800

3. I Was Born To Love You / Stop All The Fighting
(CBS 43604, Brazil, 7", P/S, 1985) - 600

4. The Great Pretender / Exercises In Free Love
(EMI RP 6151, UK, uncut shaped picture disc, 1987) - 500

5. I Was Born To Love You / Stop All The Fighting
(CBS 35948, Mexico, 12", red vinyl, 1985) - 350

6. I Was Born To Love You / Stop All The Fighting
(CBS 35948, Mexico, 12", green vinyl, 1985) - 350

7. I Was Born To Love You / Third World: Sense Of Purpose
(CBS Sony XDAP 93127, Japan, 12", promo, P/S. 1985) - 350

8. How Can I Go On
(Polydor FM MC [in run-out groove], Hong Kong, 12", one-sided promo P/S, 1988) - 350

9. Barcelona / Exercises In Free Love / Barcelona (Extended)
(Polydor POCD 887, UK, CD, promo, autographed card P/S, 1987) - 300+

10. I Can Hear Music / Goin' Back
(EMI JD 2030, South Africa, 7", 1973) - 300+

11. Barcelona (Edit) / Exercises In Free Love
(Polydor 887 075 7, Portugal, 7", gatefold P/S, 1992) - 300

12. The Golden Boy / Hothouse Flowers: I'm Sorry
(London DD1 3008, Japan, DJ Sampler, P/S, 1988) - 300

13. I Can Hear Music / Goin' Back
(EMI C 00 6 94677, Germany, 7", P/S, 1973) - 300

14. I Was Born To Love You
(CBS 07 SP 886, Japan, 7", DJ Sampler, unlisted B-side, 1985) - 250

15. I Can Hear Music / Goin' Back
(EMI 2030, UK, 7" demo, 1973) - 250

16. The Great Pretender / Pet Shop Boys: It's A Sin
(Polydor 12 HK 1, Hong Kong, 12", 1987) - 200

17. I Can Hear Music / Goin' Back
(Anthem AN 204, USA, 7", 1973) - 200

18. Freddie Mercury EP
(CBS Sony 58 LP 108, Japan, 8" laserdisc, 4 tracks, 1986) - 200

19. Mr Bad Guy
(CBS Sony 32 DP 227, Japan, CD, with 3 extended mixes, 1985) - 200

20. I Can Hear Music / Goin' Back
(EMI 2030, UK, 7", 1973) - 175

21. Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (Extended) / Let's Turn It On (Extended)
(CBS DTA 6725, UK, 12" doublepack with 'Living On My Own' 12", shrinkwrapped with stickers, 1985) - 150

22. The Great Pretender / Pet Shop Boys: It's A Sin
(Polydor 12 HK 1, Hong Kong, 12" clear vinyl, 1987) - 150

23. Guide Me Home / How Can I Go On / Overture Piccante
(Polydor P13 P37010, Japan, 3"CD, snap-pack, 1988) - 150

24. The Golden Boy (Radio edit)
(Polydor PO 23 DJ, UK 7", 1-sided DJ sampler, P/S, with sticker, 1988) - 150

25. Barcelona
(Polygram VAL 3095, Japan, 8" laserdisc, 3 tracks, OBI-sticker and insert, 1987) - 150

26. I Can Hear Music / Goin' Back
(Anthem AN 204, USA, 7" promo, 1973) - 125

27. Mr Bad Guy
(Columbia CK 40071, Canada, CD, with 3 extended mixes and insert, 1985) - 125

28. Barcelona (Extended) / Barcelona (Single) / Exercises In Free Love
(Polydor 871 305 1, Spain, 12" promo, P/S, 1987) - 100

29. Zabou
(EMI CDP 564 7 46690 2, Germany, CD, 1986) - 100

30. Mr Bad Guy
(CD CBS 86312, UK, CD, with 3 extended mixes, 1985) - 100

31. The Great Pretender / Exercises In Free Love
(Parlophone RP 6151, UK, shaped picture disc, with unfolded plinth, 1987) - 90

32. Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (Extended) / Let's Turn It On (Extended)
(CBS TA 6725, UK, 12" promo, white card sleeve with sticker, 1985) - 75

33. Barcelona (Single) / Barcelona (Extended)
(Polydor 4258, France, CD, promo, P/S, 1987) - 75

34. Made In Heaven
(Epic EPC 22521, Brazil, 7", 4 track various-artist EP, P/S, 1985) - 75

35. Living On My Own
(CBS A 6555, Spain, 7", one-sided promo, P/S, 1985) - 75

36. Barcelona / Exercises In Free Love
(Polydor SDM 0204, Japan, 7", P/S, 1987) - 75

37. The Great Pretender / Exercises In Free Love / The Great Pretender (Extended)
(EMI 6868, Argentina, 12", P/S, 1987) - 75

38. I Was Born To Love You (Extended) / I Was Born To Love You (Extended)
(Columbia CAS 2044, USA, 12" one sided promo, generic sleeve with sticker, 1985) - 75

39. The Golden Boy / La Japonaise / Barcelona
(Polydor CD 3 125 211, UK, promo CD, unreleased P/S, jewel case, 1988) - 75

40. Barcelona / The Golden Boy / How Can I Go On
(Channel 5 CFV 009332, UK, video, 1987) - 75

41. The Great Pretender / Exercises In Free Love
(Parlophone RP 6151, UK, shaped picture disc with folded plinth, 1987) - 70

42. Foolin' Around
(EMI CD P519261, Germany, one track promo CD, 1992) - 65

43. The Great Pretender
(Polydor 10 R6151, UK, 10", one-sided promo, 1987) - 60

44. Love Kills
(CBS A4735, Spain, 7", one-sided promo, P/S, 1984) - 60

45. The Golden Boy
(Polydor 080 580 2, UK, CDV, with 3 other tracks and one video clip, 1988) - 60

46. Barcelona
(Polydor 080 548 2, UK, CDV, with 4 other tracks and one video clip, 1987) - 60

47. The Golden Boy / The Fallen Priest
(CBS Sony P10 P40002, Japan, 3"CD, snap-pack, 1988) - 60

48. Made In Heaven
(CBS A 6413, Spain, 7", one-sided promo, P/S, 1985) - 60

49. Made In Heaven / Living On My Own
(CBS Sony 07 SP 908, Japan, 7", P/S, 1985) - 60

50. Barcelona
(CBS Sony, Japan, 7", P/S, 1987) - 50