Queen To Release New Album With Unreleased Freddie Mercury Material

Brian May revealed in a recent BBC Wales interview (via Ultimate Classic Rock) that Queen will be releasing a new album with previously unreleased material recorded with the late Freddie Mercury:

“We found a few more tracks with Freddie singing and all of us playing and they are quite beautiful. People will be hearing this work towards the end of the year,” May says. “We are going to put out an album which will probably be called ‘Queen Forever.’ It is a compilation but will have this material that nobody in the world has ever heard. I think people will really enjoy it.”

Asked by the host to describe the unreleased tracks featuring the late Freddie Mercury, May says, “Most of it comes from the ’80′s when we were in full flight. It is quite emotional. It is the big, big ballads and the big, big epic sound. It wouldn’t have been if we hadn’t have done this restoration job. We had to start from scratch because we only had scraps. But knowing how it would have happened if we had finished it, I can sit there and make it happen with modern technology.”