Published Nov 28, 2013Queen's 1995 album, Made in Heaven, was created by the surviving members of the band using posthumous recordings of frontman Freddie Mercury, who died in 1991. Now, it looks as if a similar project may be in the works thanks to some newly discovered tapes of unreleased material.
It's previously been reported that Queen were working on revamping some old demos by Mercury and Michael Jackson. Not only were the original tapes from those sessions uncovered, more archival material has been found.
Guitarist Brian May told Mojo [via Digital Spy], "There's more in there than we thought, in the Queen source archive. We've found some Freddie vocals, some demos. If we find an analogue 24-track of Freddie singing something that never got finished, the first thing we do is transfer it into the digital domain."
The musicians have been adding their own parts to Mercury's old recordings, much like they did for Made in Heaven. May revealed, "I'm a little nervous of saying there's an album there, but there's certainly a few tracks."
There's no word as to when the reworked tracks might be out.
Meanwhile, we've been hearing rumblings about a Freddie Mercury biopic for some time now, but previously slated star Sacha Baron Cohen dropped out of project a few months ago.