Lover of Life, Singer of Songs is the imprint created by Brian May when he inscribed the statue of Freddie Mercury that is found in Montreux, Switzerland. Not much of a better title could have been used for this album. "The Very Best of.." is one of those special albums that collects 10 years of work, and then adds on with various remixes made post 1991. There may be some key songs missing here (For example, where is "Let's Turn it On?") at least in my opinion, and some odd additions (Such as the piano version of "Guide Me Home". It sounds nice, but is way out of context on this kind of album. Or the various remixes. Do we really need 6 different versions of "Love Kills"?? All that being said, this is a great addition to any Queen or Freddie Mercury fan's music collection. Really though, emphasis on "addition". If you already have the 2000 Collection Box set, skip out on this one. There really isn't anything new that wasn't available there, save for a few remixes and the "Bad Circulation" version of Mr. Bad Guy. And if you have only this album, consider picking up some of his other solo work (such as "Barcelona" or "Mr. Bad Guy") to get the full effect of how interesting his solo career was.
This album gets 4 stars (The music, however, gets 5+) simply because, with all the available music for a 2-CD set, it fell a little flat on delivery. Still, though, if you buy this you will not be disappointed.