Freddie Mercury songs that Queen never released

Queen released a previously unreleased song performed by Freddie Mercury, Face It Alone, last Thursday, October 13, which was recorded during the 1989 “The Miracle” sessions.

When Brian May and Roger Taylor revealed last summer that they had rediscovered an unreleased Queen song featuring Freddie Mercury, the news generated a lot of attention among the media and fans of the band. Face It Alone the aforementioned unreleased single, has just been released worldwide this Thursday, October 13 at 11:15am.

The release of the song anticipates the November 18th reissue of the band’s 13th album, The Miracle, the penultimate album recorded with Freddie Mercury, which will be available in a deluxe 8-disc box set entitled Queen The Miracle Collector’s Edition.

Face It Alone was originally recorded during the band’s historic sessions for The Miracle album in 1988, a prolific period that saw the band working around 30 songs, many of which were never released, but remained among those that did not make it into the album’s final lineup. The theme was rediscovered when the band and their archival team began work on the reissue of The Miracle.

This single is the first unreleased song featuring Freddie Mercury in over eight years. The 2014 Queen Forever album featured three then unreleased songs featuring Mercury, namely Let Me in Your Heart Again, Love Kills and There Must Be More to Life Than This.

Among the various contents, the Queen The Miracle Collector’s Edition box includes The Miracle Sessions, an hour-plus disc consisting of several previously unreleased recordings, mock-ups, rough takes, including six never-edited songs, including two songs sung by Brian May.

Equally tantalizing for fans, the audio includes the band’s conversations in the studio, in London and Montreux, thus opening the door to the creative process of the four members of the group and the joy, jokes, and banter that marked the band’s return to working together again. The Miracle Sessions also includes almost mythical songs like Dog With A Bone, I Guess We’re Falling Out or You Know You Belong To Me.

Also in this box is the song Too Much Love Will Kill You. The Miracle was supposed to be an 11-song album, but Too Much Love was withdrawn at the last minute. Later, Queen’s original version appeared on the 1995 album Made in Heaven.

In this box set, the CD edition is faithful to the 10-song lineup, but the vinyl version present in this Collector’s Edition marks the first time that Too Much Love Will Kill You appears as part of the album, in the exact place in the lineup where it was placed in 1989, before it was removed.

The Miracle Collector’s Edition also includes several rarities, outtakes, instrumental recordings, interviews and videos, including one last interview given by John Deacon during the recording of the Breakthru single video.

This box also includes a 76-page hardcover book with never-before-seen photographs, handwritten letters from the band to members of their fan club, press reviews and various texts that address the memories of Freddie, John, Roger and Brian, as well as some of his most iconic videos.

The Miracle album is widely recognized as Queen’s strongest album of the 1980s and one of their most inspired works, having been a worldwide success, winning the Gold award in the USA.