Queen Set to Release Album Featuring New Freddie Mercury Songs
According to USA Today, Queen guitarist Brian May has confirmed the band will release an album before the end of 2014 which will feature unreleased vocals by Freddie Mercury.
May spoke with BBC Wales radio host Wynne Evans Friday, revealing that the new compilation album would most likely be called Queen Forever and include new tracks with Mercury singing, mostly taken from the '80s.
"It is quite emotional," May said. "It is the big, big ballads and the big, big epic sound. It wouldn't have been if we hadn't 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."
Since Mercury's death in 1991, Queen have released one album of recordings, 1995's 'Made In Heaven'. That featured original Queen bassist John Deacon, but he hasn't recorded any music for the new album. Queen tour North America in June with Adam Lambert, the singer who has been Mercury's replacement since 2012.