Queen to share previously-unreleased song with Freddie Mercury

Queen plans to share one more track featuring the late Freddie Mercury later this year. Roger Taylor and Brian May revealed the news while speaking with BBC Radio 2 ahead of their Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee concert performance over the weekend.

Queen drummer Roger Taylor said that the song in question was recorded during their sessions for the 1989 album The Miracle. Mercury had sung on the song during sessions in 1988, but when the album was released it was not among those that had made the cut for the record.  Said Taylor: “We did find a little gem from Freddie, that we’d kind of forgotten about. 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.”

May added:  “It was kind of hiding in plain sight. 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 kind of stitching bits together. But it’s beautiful, it’s touching.”

Following Mercury’s death, May and Taylor have continued to keep the band’s music alive, spending five years with Free and Bad Company singer Paul Rodgers fronting their live performances. In 2011, American Idol’s Adam Lambert took over the lead vocals for Queen, and has remained with the group ever since.

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