The discovery, which will reportedly get an official release later this year, was confirmed by guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, who shared the news during an interview this weekend with Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2 over the course of the Jubilee weekend. The festivities included a performance from the rock legends at Buckingham Palace.
“We did find a little gem from Freddie that we’d kind of forgotten about,” Taylor explains. “And 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.”
The Miracle served as Queen’s thirteenth studio album, and was released on 22 May 1989 by Parlophone Records and Capitol Records in the United Kingdom and the USA, respectively. It was recorded in the wake of Mercury’s HIV diagnosis in 1987.
When questioned as to who found the track, May replies, “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 stitching bits together. But it’s beautiful. It’s touching.” Taylor adds that the song is “a very passionate piece.”
Since Mercury’s death in 1991 following his battle with AIDS, the classic rock sensations have released a number of previously unheard tracks featuring the frontman, including the 2014 compilation album Queen Forever, which consisted of songs recorded in the ‘80s that had been “forgotten about”.
Listen to the full interview on the BBC website.
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- Queen - The Works - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.30, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 09-Dec-2022 17:16)on December 10, 2022 at 1:50 am
QUEEN The Works (1984 UK 9-track LP, their eleventh studio album which includes the classic singles Radio Ga Ga & I Want To Break Free, picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows a tiny paper tear to corner, and the vinyl remains in Excellent condition WORK1)
- Queen - Live Killers - Red & Green Vinyl - Japanese - 2-LP vinyl set - £65.00, $79.30, €75.40 (New Item) (arrived 07-Dec-2022 15:09)on December 10, 2022 at 1:50 am
QUEEN Live Killers (1979 Japanese 22-track double live LP, pressed on translucent Red & Green Vinyl exclusively for the Japanese market. Housed in a deluxe gatefold picture sleeve with matching colour inners & fold-out Japanese biography/ lyric insert. The packaging shows minimal age wear & the vinyl is Near Mint P-5567~8E)
- Queen - Queen - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.30, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 24-Nov-2022 10:57)on December 10, 2022 at 1:50 am
QUEEN Queen (1981 UK Fame issue of the debut 1973 10-track LP, including the single Keep Yourself Alive, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve & vinyl remain in excellent condition with only minor signs of wear & play FA3040)
- Queen - Radio Ga Ga - South African - 7" vinyl - £40.00, $48.80, €46.40 (New Item) (arrived 30-Nov-2022 08:01)on December 10, 2022 at 1:50 am
QUEEN Radio Ga Ga (Rare 1984 South African solid centre 7" vinyl single, also including I Go Crazy, housed in a unique wraparound picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only minor creasing and ringwear, whilst the vinyl shows just the lightest signs of play. A superb example and the first we have ever seen EMIJ4454)
- Queen - The Miracle + Folder - Japanese - SHM CD - £54.99, $67.09, €63.79 (New Item) (arrived 30-Nov-2022 15:06)on December 10, 2022 at 1:50 am
QUEEN The Miracle (2022 Japanese only Tower Records exclusive Limited Deluxe Edition digitally remastered enhanced Two SHM-CD [Super High Material CD - playable on all CD players] set. Featuring album as originally released on CD, remastered by Bob Ludwig in 2011 from the original first-generation master mixes, the second disc 'The Miracle Sessions' features alternative takes and demos plus the recent single Face It Alone, housed in a hardback booklet style picture sleeve with a seperate Japanese booklet and obi-strip. This is in a brand-new shop bought condition, in the unopened 'New Music Fridays' hype stickered re-sealable bag. But that is not all, this also includes a 'Not For Sale' custom printed multi purpose 8½" x 12" PVC folder, available exclusively from Tower Records stores in Japan only!