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Queen to release unheard Freddie Mercury songs, including collaboration with Michael Jackson

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    Queen has announced the release of a new anthology, which features three unreleased tracks with singer Freddie Mercury.

    Due out November 11th, Queen Forever is highlighted by “There Must Be More to Life Than This”, a never-before-heard collaboration between Mercury and Michael Jackson. Also included is “Let Me in Your Heart Again”, a previously unfinished Mercury track from sessions for 1984’s The Works, as well as a new stripped-down ballad version of Mercury’s first solo hit, his Giorgio Moroder collaboration, “Love Kills”.

    (Read: Queen Turns 40: How rare was Freddie Mercury?)

    A press release says of the Mercury-Jackson collaboration:

    The Queen and Michael Jackson duet, “There Must Be More to Life Than This”, began as a song written by Mercury during sessions for Queen’s 1981 album, Hot Space. The band recorded a backing track, but the song was never completed. Mercury visited Michael Jackson at his home studio in Los Angeles where he recorded Jackson singing the song for an unfinished version. Queen revived the track during sessions for 1984’s The Works, but again it was not finished. A year later, Freddie’s own version of the song surfaced on his debut solo album, 1985’s Mr. Bad Guy. This new production of the powerful ballad fuses Queen’s original backing track and Mercury and Jackson’s distinctive vocals, and has been produced and remixed by celebrated Madonna/Robbie Williams producer William Orbit.

    Assembled by surviving Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor, the rest of the tracklist for Queen Forever is rounded out by greatest hits, classic tracks, and new takes on well-known song.

    The anthology will be available as a 20-track single CD and as a 36-track two-CD set. See the album artwork and full tracklist below.

    Queen Forever Artwork:

    queen forever

    Queen Forever Tracklist:

    Single CD:

    01. Let Me In Your Heart Again
    02. Love Kills – The Ballad
    03. There Must Be More To Life Than This (William Orbit Mix)
    04. It’s A Hard Life
    05. You’re My Best Friend
    06. Love Of My Life
    07. Drowse
    08. Long Away
    09. Lily Of The Valley
    10. Don’t Try So Hard
    11. Bijou
    12. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
    13. Las Palabras De Amor
    14. Who Wants To Live Forever
    15. A Winter’s Tale
    16. Play The Game
    17. Save Me
    18. Somebody To Love
    19. Too Much Love Will Kill You
    20. Crazy Little Thing Called Love

    2-CD Set:

    CD1

    01. Let Me In Your Heart Again
    02. Love Kills – The Ballad
    03. There Must Be More To Life Than This (William Orbit Mix)
    04. Play The Game
    05. Dear Friends
    06. You’re My Best Friend
    07. Love Of My Life
    08. Drowse
    09. You Take My Breath Away
    10. Spread Your Wings
    11. Long Away
    12. Lily Of The Valley
    13. Don’t Try So Hard
    14. Bijou
    15. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
    16. Nevermore
    17. Las Palabras De Amor
    18. Who Wants To Live Forever

    CD2

    01. I Was Born To Love You
    02. Somebody To Love
    03. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
    04. Friends Will Be Friends
    05. Jealousy
    06. One Year of Love
    07. A Winters Tale
    08. ‘39
    09. Mother Love
    10. It’s A Hard Life
    11. Save Me
    12. Made in Heaven
    13. Too Much Love Will Kill You
    14. Sail Away Sweet Sister
    15. The Miracle
    16. Is This The World We Created
    17. In The Lap Of The Gods…Revisited
    18. Forever

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