Here’s Some New Music From Shy And Not-At-All-Money-Mad Queen
THE notoriously shy and not-at-all-money-obsessed Queen have confirmed plans to release a new album featuring previously unheard tracks sung by their late frontman Freddie Mercury.
Since Freddie’s untimely death, Queen have never been so busy, putting out musicals under the band’s name and touring the world with a variety of guest singers, like Paul Rodgers from Free.
In an interview with BBC Radio Wales, Brian May – a man who cares more about badgers rights than the black people who lived in Sun City - revealed that the record will be released by the end of the year and is probably going to be called ‘Queen Forever’.
That actually sounds more like a threat.
The unreleased songs are taken from the ’80s and feature Mercury’s vocals over recently recorded instrumental tracks.
May discussed what the album will sound like, saying: “It is quite emotional. It is the big, big ballads and the big, big epic sound,” and that everything is being restored by May and bandmate Roger Taylor.
“We had to start from scratch because we only had scraps,” he explained. “But knowing how it would have happened if we had finished it, I can sit there and make it happen with modern technology.”
However, with Freddie’s notorious perfectionism and pomp, these new rejigs could sound a bit flat. However, there’ll be one thing of interest to everyone, and that’s May’s insistence that Mercury’s unreleased material includes a collaboration from ’83 with Michael Jackson.