Queen has announced details of their next compilation album, Queen Forever, which will feature a previously unreleased duet Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson.
Queen Forever, is a new album which is being put together by Queen’s guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, who have revealed it will feature a duet between frontman Freddie Mercury and the King of Pop Michael Jackson.
Entitled There Must Be More To Life Than This the song was written by Mercury during Queen’s Hot Space album sessions, but was never completed. Mercury later visited Jackson to record his vocals for the 1984 LP The Works, but the song was still left unfinished. It did however appear as a solo track on Mercury’s album Mr Bad Guy.
Producer William Orbit who is working on the album said: “It is a trove of delights provided by the greatest of musicians.
“Hearing Michael Jackson’s vocals was stirring. So vivid, so cool, and poignant, it was like he was in the studio singing live. With Freddie’s vocal solo on the mixing desk, my appreciation for his gift was taken to an even higher level.”
There Must Be More To Life Than This is one of three previously unreleased tracks which will appear on the album, with the other two being, Let Me In Your Heart Again and Love Kills, which Mercury recorded as a solo single in 1984.