In My Defence (3:55)

Cover of The Great Pretender

From The Great Pretender and 11 other releases

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in October 1985, while Queen were working on A Kind Of Magic. Freddie was initially hesitant to work on two separate projects simultaneously, and was keen on working with Brian, Roger, and John instead of with session musicians. Musical producer Dave Clark agreed that if Freddie was displeased with the results, he would finance sessions to re-record the song with Queen. Needless to say, Freddie was happy with the results, and, sadly, Queen versions of the song were never recorded.

Freddie Mercury - lead and backing vocals
Mike Moran - keyboards
Paul Vincent - guitars
Graham Jarvis - drums
Andy Pask - bass guitar
Peter Banks - synthesizers
John Christie - backing vocals


Everyone’s tags

More tags

Albums featuring this track (12)

Similar Tracks

  Track   Duration Listeners
Freddie Mercury - Mr. Bad Guy 4:10 46,125
Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender 3:27 93,083
Queen - Scandal 4:43 51,614
Queen - Was It All Worth It 5:46 38,026
Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé - How Can I Go On 3:51 51,247
Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé - Guide Me Home 2:50 44,038

Listening Trend

49,107listeners all time
185,494scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Explore more


Leave a comment. Log in to or sign up.

Top Listeners