In Brief

* 1/2 Queen, "Made in Heaven," Hollywood. With Freddie Mercury a sometimes strained vocal presence, these tracks--patched together after his death in 1991--give the band a schmaltzy, ballad-heavy send-off. The survivors gather their strength near the end for two minutes of Who-ish storm, then lapse into a 25-minute coma of hazy droning. Not a fitting way to memorialize a lively, flamboyant rocker.

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