Thursday, October 13, 2022

Queen share unreleased 1988 song Face It Alone featuring Freddie Mercury

Queen are sharing a lyric video for “Face It Alone”, an unreleased and recently rediscovered 1988 song featuring previously-unheard vocals by Freddie Mercury.

Originally recorded during sessions for the group’s 1989 album, “The Miracle”, the song was unearthed when the band’s production and archive team returned to those sessions to work on the upcoming box set reissue of the project.

“We’d kind of forgotten about this track,” admits Roger Taylor, “but there it was, this little gem. It’s wonderful, a real discovery. It’s a very passionate piece.”

“I’m happy that our team were able to find this track,”
adds Brian May. “After all these years, it’s great to hear all four of us … yes, Deacy is there too … working in the studio on a great song idea which never quite got completed ... until now!”

The song’s existence was first revealed by May and Taylor in a BBC radio interview at their appearance at this year’s Royal Jubilee concert at which they performed the opening with their regular singer Adam Lambert.

More than 30 years after its recording, “Face It Alone” becomes the lead single to a November 18 release of a new revisiting of the band’s 13th album, “The Miracle”, which now becomes available in a lavish 8-disc Queen The Miracle Collector’s Edition box set format.

Among its contents, the expanded set includes The Miracle Sessions: an hour-plus disc of further previously unreleased recordings, including six unpublished songs…and includes the band’s candid spoken exchanges on the studio floor in London and Montreux, giving the most revealing window yet into the four members’ creative process and the joy, in-jokes and banter on their return to working together.

“Face It Alone” is the first new song featuring Freddie Mercury released in over 8 years; on 2014’s “Queen Forever” album the band included three previously unheard tracks with Mercury, including “Let Me in Your Heart Again”, “Love Kills” and “There Must Be More to Life Than This.”

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

Get your copy of “Face It Alone” at Amazon here.

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