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Queen find ‘lost’ Freddie Mercury tapes

By | Published on Friday 29 November 2013

Freddie Mercury

Brian May says Queen might release some old, pieced-together Freddie Mercury recordings he discovered recently, perhaps enough to make an LP a la 1995’s ‘Made In Heaven’, which was made after Mercury’s death and incorporated vocals he’d laid to tape in his last days.

Referring to finding those previously reported ‘lost’ duets between Mercury and Michael Jackson, which he’s seemingly still working on finishing, May told Mojo: “There’s more in there than we thought, in the Queen source archive. We’ve found some Freddie vocals, some demos. If we find an analogue 24-track of Freddie singing something that never got finished, the first thing we do is transfer it into the digital domain”.

He continued: “We make the copy at the highest resolution you can. Then we start weaving our tapestry… I’m a little nervous of saying there’s an album there, but there’s certainly a few tracks”.

And: “So at the moment we’re working on spinning some new music around those, which is what we did for the ‘Made In Heaven’ album, which was possibly the best Queen album we ever made”.