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Queen planning new album - with Freddie Mercury

Band reveal discovery of more unheard demo tracks, and plans to turn them into new record

 

Queen planning new album - with Freddie Mercury

Photo: WENN.com

 

Queen are considering the release of a new album using unheard demo material from their iconic frontman, Freddie Mercury.

It was recently revealed that Freddie Mercury duets with Michael Jackson were set for a future release, but now former bandmate Brian May has confirmed plans to complete unfinished tracks from the band's sessions for 1995 album, Made In Heaven.

"We thought we'd exhausted everything that was around and could be worked on, but since then a number of things have come to light from various sources that we'd just plain forgotten about, including the stuff with Freddie and Michael Jackson," said May in an interview with iHeart Radio.

"Just a couple of weeks ago, we thought: Maybe we shouldn't be just working on bits and pieces? Maybe we should be heading towards an album? It just might be."

Listen to 'There Must Be More To Life Than This' by Freddie and MJ below

May previously confirmed the release of three duets recorded by Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson in 1983 are set for 2013 release, 30 years after they were initially recorded.

The tracks were recorded in 1983, between the release of albums Hot Space (1982) and The Works (1984). Queen guitarist Brian May told The Times newspaper that these were the only tracks recorded by the duo, as more studio time could not be secured. The duo were reported at the time to have recorded tracks named 'State Of Shock', 'Victory' and 'There Must Be More To Life Than This'.

May claims that there will be 'something for folks to hear' in two months time.

Below: the secret life of Freddie Mercury - 10 facts you may not know about the star

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