Amazing unheard recording from 1989 features Freddie Mercury bantering with his Queen bandmates

Publish Date
Monday, 21 November 2022, 5:30PM

While it has been over 30 years since the legendary Freddie Mercury left this earth, amazing unheard studio recordings from 1989 reveal the Queen frontman bantering with his bandmates.

The late singer's voice features on the tapes made at Townhouse and Olympic studios in London and Mountain Studios in Wales while the band were recording their album The Miracle.

In the outtakes - which have been included on a new collector’s edition version of the record - Freddie can be heard having lively conversations with his bandmates and even nudging guitarist Brian May to re-record one of his solos, saying: "I’m not sure it was dead on. Let’s hear that last bit back."

He sounds chatty and enthusiastic throughout and is heard delightedly shouting: "Oh I love it! Love that one!" after nailing his vocals on the track 'Breakthru.'

The Miracle Sessions will also feature five unreleased songs, in addition to 'Face It Alone' which was released for the first time last month.

The sessions were recorded after Freddie had been diagnosed with HIV, however, he had yet to go public with the news.

Freddie passed away in 1991 at the age of 45 from AIDS-related pneumonia.

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