Entertainment Celebrity Rare Freddie Mercury recording re-emerges from the vaults

Rare Freddie Mercury recording re-emerges from the vaults

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The recording is accompanied by a video of Mercury from the same year. Photo: YouTube
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Universal Music has unveiled a previously unheard and unreleased song by the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.

The record label announced the track, Time Waits for No One, on Thursday.

It was originally recorded in 1986 for the concept album of the musical Time, with musician Dave Clark. It was produced at London’s Abbey Road Studios.

Clark said the bare bones version of the track highlighted Mercury’s extraordinary range and talent.

A video to accompany the song, featuring unseen performance footage of Mercury, has also been released. It was recorded in April 1986 at London’s Dominion Theatre.

Mercury died of AIDS-related pneumonia in 1991 at 45. He was the subject of the uber-successful film Bohemian Rhapsody, which won actor Rami Malek an Academy Award.

The film also won Oscars for best sound editing, best sound mixing and best film editing.

-with AAP