Freddie Mercury’s voice can be heard in rock band Queen’s latest song. The new song is released more than 31 years after the vocalist’s death.
One of the best-known rock bands in history, Queen released a song Thursday in which Freddie Mercury’s voice is rediscovered. This is the first song featuring the late singer’s well-known voice to appear in more than eight years.
It was guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor who first told fans about the existence of “Face It Alone” during an interview in the summer. Although the song was originally recorded in the late 1980s during sessions for the band’s album “The Miracle,” it never made it to release.
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Freddie Mercury’s voice can be heard in the latest Queen song
Queen’s production and archive team found it when they began work on a forthcoming reissue of the album, due to be released in November.
“I had somewhat forgotten about this track. But here it was, this little gem. It’s wonderful, a real find. It’s a very passionate piece,” Taylor said in a statement.
“The Miracle” is Queen’s 13th studio album released two years before Freddie Mercury died of pneumonia aggravated by AIDS in 1991. The forthcoming reissue, released as an eight-disc edition, will contain six unreleased songs as well as a dialogue between band members Freddie Mercury, May, Taylor and bassist John Deacon while they were all in the recording studio.
Queen last included three previously unheard songs with Mercury on their 2014 album Queen Forever.
“I’m happy that our team was able to find this song, ‘Face It Alone’. After all these years, it’s great to hear all four of us… working in the studio on a great song idea that was never completed… until now!” said May.