Michael Jackson with Freddie Mercury/Photography Credit: uproxx.com
Posted by | Ray Cornelius
The joint efforts of late music legends Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson are finally going to see the light of day. Apparently, the two music icons recorded three song together during a 1983 recording session that are now going to be released by Mercury’s friend and Queen guitarist Brian May.
According to THR, May obtained the 30-year old sessions in 2011 and has been working on them with his two collaborators, bandmate Roger Taylor and producer William Orbit. The three have added new guitar solos and vocal harmonies that will match those of Mercury, who passed away in 1991.
Reportedly, the duets: “There Must be More to Life Than This,” “State of Shock,” and “Victory,” were recorded before Mercury and Jackson’s brouhaha over a llama in the recording studio. Well at least that is what Queen’s manager, Jim “Miami” Beach is saying to NME. “Mercury rang me and said: ‘Miami, dear, can you get over here? You’ve got to get me out of here; I’m recording with a llama.”
However, a source associated with the Jackson estate told the U.K. Daily Mail that the falling out simply stemmed from the pair’s difficulty in arranging any additional recording sessions.
Whether it was difficulty in their schedules or a llama, we definitely can’t wait t hear what these two music giants recorded. Look for the new project to hit shelves later on this fall.
What are your thoughts about duets between Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson? Should they PLAY IT or KEEP IT?