Published Mar 18, 2011Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson are gone, but not forgotten. We've recently been hearing rumblings of a biopic about the late Queen singer, reportedly starring Sasha Baron Cohen. And as for the King of Pop, the last two years have brought us more tributes and archival releases than we can count. Now, the two singers' collaborations will be receiving their first official release.
The two pop legends recorded a small handful of duets together in the '80s. At the time, they were only demos, but Legendary Michael Jackson [via Crawdaddy] reports that the surviving members of Queen are working on revamping the tracks.
Queen drummer Roger Taylor reportedly told a Belgian magazine, "We are now working on some never-before-released songs that Freddy made with Michael in the early '80s. I'm not allowed to say too much about, it but they sound incredible!"
There are apparently three songs: "Victory" was never officially released, "There Must Be More to Life Than This" became a solo Freddie Mercury track on his 1985 album, Mr. Bad Guy, and "State of Shock" was later rerecorded by Jackson and Mick Jagger.
There's no word as to when these reworked tracks will be officially released, but when they are, they are sure to give a boost to the singers' already-booming estates.
The demos of "There Must Be More to Life Than This" and "State of Shock" previously leaked onto the Internet. Listen to them below.