Monday, June 6, 2022

Queen reveal plans to release unheard song featuring Freddie Mercury

Queen have revealed plans to release an unheard song featuring Freddie Mercury later this year.

Brian May and Roger Taylor shared the news on Zoe Ball’s BBC Radio 2 show prior to their performance with Adam Lambert opening Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace on June 4.

“We did find a little gem from Freddie that we’d kind of forgotten about,” said Taylor. “And it’s wonderful, actually. It was a real discovery. It’s from ‘The Miracle’ sessions and I think it’s going to be out in September.”

“It was kind of hiding in plain sight,”
added May. “We looked at it many times and thought, ‘Oh no, we can’t really rescue that,’ But in fact, we went in there again and our wonderful engineering team went, ‘OK, we can do this and this.’ It’s like stitching bits together. But it’s beautiful. It’s a very touching piece from Freddie.”

Recording sessions for “The Miracle” album took place in 1988 ahead of the project’s release the following year.

Introduced with the lead single, “I Want It All”, the band’s thirteenth studio record topped the UK charts and was a Top 10 set in several countries while reaching No. 24 on the US Billboard 200.

Mercury died of complications from AIDS on November 24, 1991 at the age of 45.

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