Queen’nin 1991 de çıkan Innuendo albümü BENCE grubun en önemli albümlerinden biridir. Bir veda albümü gibidir. Özellikle Show Must Go On ve Innuendo parçaları içsel yolculuk, farkındalık, hayat ve ölüme dair çok derin mesajlar içermektedir.
Innuendo albüm kayıt çalışmalarına 1989 yılında başlanmış ve 1990 yılının son…larında tamamlanmıştır. Albüm çalışmalarının paralelinde Freddie Mercury’e Ağustos 1990 tarihinde AIDS teşhisi konmuştur. Hastalığı basından gizlenmiştir. Albüm Ocak 1991 de piyasaya çıkmıştır.
(Innuendo, released in 1991, is Queen’s thirteenth studio album and the last to be composed entirely of new material. It is also the final studio album to be released while lead singer Freddie Mercury was still alive. The album was recorded from early 1989 to late 1990. In August 1990, Mercury’s HIV was diagnosed as having developed into AIDS, although he was keeping his illness a secret and denied countless media reports that he was seriously ill. The band and producers were aiming for a November or December release date in order to catch the crucial Christmas market, but Mercury’s declining health meant that the release of the album did not take place until January 1991. Mercury died 10 months later.Much of the material on the album deals with the band’s coming to terms with his imminent death. The theme is also reflected in the music, which can be heavy and arresting (“Innuendo” and “Headlong”), but also bleak and dark (“The Show Must Go On”, “These Are The Days Of Our Lives”, “I’m Going Slightly Mad” and “Don’t Try So Hard”), and very often both (“The Hitman” and “Bijou”). Stylistically, Innuendo is in some sense a return to Queen’s roots with its harder rock sound (“Headlong”, “Ride the Wild Wind”), strong vocals from Freddie ranging over four octaves, overdubs, multipart composition (the title track), and psychedelic effects (“I’m Going Slightly Mad”). (ingilizce metin alıntıdır.)