Michael Jackson features on new Queen album
01 Oct 2014
Queen are to release a new album featuring a track with Michael Jackson duetting with Freddie Mercury.
Queen have released the details of their upcoming album Queen Forever that will include three previously unreleased tracks including one that saw a collaboration with Michael Jackson.
The track in question, There Must Be More To Life Than This, was first written in 1981 for their album Hot Space but after recording a backing track it was left incomplete.
Jackson was said to have recorded the vocals for the track after Freddie Mercury visited him at his house. In 1984 the track was going to appear on The Works but, again, it wasn’t finished.
The public first enjoyed the song after it was included on Bad Guy in 1985; Freddie Mercury’s solo album. However, for the new album Queen’s backing track and Jackson’s vocals have been fussed to create a powerful ballad that was remixed by producer William Orbit (Madonna, Robbie Williams).
The other previously unreleased tracks set to appear on the album include Let Me In Your Heart Again and Love Kills. The former is a composition by Brian May, and was originally planned to be part of The Works with Freddie’s vocals recorded thirty years ago.
Queen Forever is an album around their enduring love songs and will be available in 20-track or 36-track format.
Earlier in the week, Queen revealed they will bring their critically-acclaimed tour to the UK in 2015. The tour, which sees Adam Lambert join the band as their dynamic frontman, will visit Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, London, Glasgow and Newcastle throughout January 2015. Queen tickets are now on sale.
Queen and Adam Lambert tour dates
Metro Arena, Newcastle (13)
The SSE Hydro, Glasgow (14)
The O2, London (17)
First Direct Arena, Leeds (20)
Phones 4u Arena, Manchester (21)
NIA, Birmingham (23)
Capital FM Arena, Nottingham (24)