Queen has made a sentimental comeback with the release of their rediscovered track, ‘Face It Alone’. This is their first new song featuring late frontman Freddie Mercury’s powerful vocals to come out in over eight years.
The band recorded ‘Face It Alone’ during their historic sessions in 1988 along with other tracks on their 13th studio album The Miracle. However, it ultimately failed to make it to the final album, which includes fan favourites like ‘The Invisible Man’ and ‘I Want It All’. Of the 30 tracks they recorded, many others never made the cut as well. The album released in 1989, two years before Freddie Mercury’s passing. While creating a box set reissue of the album, which will come out in November, Queen’s production and archive team rediscovered the song. Additionally, the box set will also include six unreleased songs and a dialogue between the band members while they were in the studio.
“We’d kind of forgotten about this track,” drummer Roger Taylor said in a press release. “But there it was, this little gem. It’s wonderful, a real discovery. It’s a very passionate piece.”
“I’m happy that our team were able to find this track,” guitarist Brian May said in the press release. “After all these years, it’s great to hear all four of us… yes, Deacy is there too… working in the studio on a great song idea which never quite got completed… until now!”
Band members Brian May, Roger Taylor and bassist John Deacon even got together to celebrate the song hitting number one on its first day and shared their gratitude for the support on Instagram.
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