Queen To Release New Album With Unreleased Freddie Mercury Songs
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.26.2014
Later this year...
In an interview with BBC Wales (via Billboard), Queen guitarist Brian May said that the band will release a new album later this year with previously unreleased Freddie Mercury songs. The album will likely be called Queen Forever and will get released by the end of the year.
May said: "We found a few more tracks with Freddie singing and all of us playing and they are quite beautiful. It is a compilation but will have this material that nobody in the world has ever heard. I think people will really enjoy it. Most of it comes from the '80s when we were in full flight. It is quite emotional. It is the big, big ballads and the big, big epic sound. It wouldn't have been if we hadn't have done this restoration job. We had to start from scratch because we only had scraps. But knowing how it would have happened if we had finished it, I can sit there and make it happen with modern technology."
Last year, May said that collaborations between Mercury and Michael Jackson would eventually get released. There's no word on if those songs will make the Queen Forever album. Queen will tour North America for the first time in almost a decade this year, led by singer Adam Lambert. It begins on June 19 in Chicago and ends on July 28 in Toronto before heading to Australia.