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"Mother Love", a joint writing effort between Freddie Mercury and Brian May, was the last song Mercury recorded before his death. On his website, May discussed the writing process he and Mercury undertook, writing both separately and together and conscious of the nature of the song and the lyrics. May wound up singing the last verse, as Mercury was unable to do so any more due to his rapidly failing health and the bronchial pneumonia which would ultimately result in his death several months later. May plays a Parker Fly guitar throughout the entire song. His Red Special guitar makes its only appearance at the 1:26 mark of the song in which a power chord and short melody lay underneath the verse. The song features a sample from a live sing along session recorded at Queen's famous 1986 concert at Wembley Stadium and a sample from "One Vision", presumably recorded at the same concert. It also features a sample from a cover of "Goin' Back", a song written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, for which Mercury had provided lead vocals in 1972. The cover was released as a B-Side to "I Can Hear Music", a Ronettes cover, by Larry Lurex, not long before the release of Queen's debut album. There is also a sample from the introduction of "One Vision," from the 1986 album, "A Kind of Magic" and a sample of the intro of "Tie Your Mother Down", possibly also performed at Wembley, briefly being played before being fast forwarded and panned from left to right. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.