Stunning never-heard-before Freddie Mercury performance 'buried deep in the vaults' has been released
The popularity of Queen and Freddie Mercury's astounding voice hasn't abated in the 28 years since the singer's untimely death.
The release of the award-winning biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has reminded many of their love for the pop star - and now that the hype around the movie has died down, a new song has been released featuring the singer.
Here's the trailer for Bohemian Rhapsody:
In 1985, Mercury sang a version of the song 'Time' for Dave Clark's sci-fi rock musical's concept album. The song was later released as a single, but didn't quite hit as high in the charts as Queen usually would.
Before recording the final complete version, Clark reportedly asked Mercury to perform one take of the song accompanied only by piano. Now this version has been remastered and updated with a new piano track by the original pianist, Mike Moran, and released as a single: 'Time Waits for No One'.
Speaking about the production process with Freddie Mercury, Clark told USA Today:
"It (became) a mega-production, which I was happy with and Freddie loved. But I didn't think about what we had originally done until a decade or so later, when I thought, 'I've never felt that sort of goosebumps feeling that I got on that original run-through at Abbey Road with just Freddie and piano.'"
Here's Mercury's performance of the newly-released song:
"Freddie just wanted to have fun and live in the moment. He gave his all. If Freddie didn't like something, he'd stop and say so. He was very meticulous. That's why I was surprised we hit it off so well, because everybody said he'd be a nightmare to work with.
"But Freddie was great. We were both aiming to create something special and it certainly was special."
It wasn't until the Spring of last year that Clark re-discovered the alternate performance, and he set about revamping it with the original pianist. It would have been released sooner, but he believed it would have been overshadowed by the release of Bohemian Rhapsody last Fall.
You can buy the new single here.