Queen to release new album ‘Queen Forever’ after 20 years, featuring a duet by Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson.
English rock band Queen is back with a new album called ‘Queen Forever’ after a gap of 20 years. The album will feature unreleased Freddie Mercury vocals as well a duet between the legend and King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The release is set to take place on November 10, 2014.
The surviving members of the band have announced that the album will include a collection of their love songs, as well as the 1983 Jackson song, There Must Be More To Life Than This. The song was originally penned down when the band was working on their 1981 ‘Hot Space’ album, however, it was left unfinished at the time.
Despite collaborating with Jackson and working on the song for the next Queen album ‘The Works’ in 1984, the band still could not complete it. Ultimately, it was released as Mercury’s solo for the 1985 album ‘Mr Bad Guy’. The duet was also not featured in Jackson’s posthumous album ‘Xscape’.
‘Queen Forever’ also includes the song Let Me In Your Heart Again, which was recorded for ‘The Works’, but had been left incomplete. The song has newly recorded guitar parts by the bands guitarist Brian May.
The third most prominent track in the album is the full band version Love Kills, which had originally been counted in the top ten hits when Mercury recorded it with Belgian electronic music producer Giorgio Moroder.
Produced by William Orbit, who is known for his work with Madonna, the new album also features songs You’re My Best Friend, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, and Too Much Love Will Kill You.
Queen has so far only released one album of recordings, ‘Made In Heaven’ in 1995, after Mercury’s death in 1991.
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