Release 13. October 2022 (digital, worldwide)
18. November 2022 (vinyl, worldwide)
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QUEEN rediscovered track featuring Freddie Mercury 'FACE IT ALONE'
arrives as digital single release today, Thursday October 13
Digital/Streaming single available October 13
7" single available November 18
Listen / Pre-Order Now: Queen.lnk.to/FaceItAlone
Precedes arrival QUEEN THE MIRACLE COLLECTOR'S EDITION
8-Disc Box Set: Vinyl LP/5CD/DVD/Blu-ray
Includes Lost Original LP Cut of classic 1989 album and
The Miracle Sessions CD, featuring original takes, demos and rough cuts, and six previously unreleased tracks – plus intimate fly-on-the-wall audio of the band at work in the studio
Coming November 18.
Pre-Order Now: Queen.lnk.to/TheMiracle
Having generated a media firestorm back in the summer when band members Brian May and Roger Taylor first leaked news of a rediscovered Queen song featuring Freddie Mercury being considered for possible release, the highly anticipated 'lost' track, 'Face It Alone', drops as a simultaneous worldwide single release today, Thursday 13 October, 11.15am BST.
The track's existence was first revealed by May and Taylor in a BBC radio interview at their appearance at this year's Royal Jubilee concert at which they performed the opening with their regular singer Adam Lambert, with Roger Taylor describing it as "a little gem from Freddie that we'd kind of forgotten about", with Brian May saying "it's beautiful, it's touching."
The track's arrival as a single leads in a November 18 release of a new revisiting of the band's 13th album, The Miracle, the band's penultimate to be released in Freddie Mercury's lifetime, which now becomes available in a lavish 8-disc Queen The Miracle Collector's Edition box set format.
Among its contents, the expanded set includes The Miracle Sessions: an hour-plus disc of further previously unreleased recordings, including six unpublished songs. Just as tantalising for fans, the audio includes the band's candid spoken exchanges on the studio floor in London and Montreux, giving the most revealing window yet into the four members' creative process and the joy, in-jokes and banter on their return to working together.
'Face It Alone' was originally recorded during the band's historic 1988 sessions for that album, a prolific period which saw the band lay down around 30 tracks, many of which were never released, but remained among those that didn't make the final album cut. It was rediscovered when the band's production and archive team returned to those sessions to work on The Miracle box set reissue.
"We'd kind of forgotten about this track," admits Roger Taylor, "but there it was, this little gem. It's wonderful, a real discovery. It's a very passionate piece".
The single will be the first new song featuring Freddie Mercury released in over 8 years. On 2014's Queen Forever album the band included three previously unheard tracks with Mercury, including 'Let Me in Your Heart Again,' 'Love Kills' and 'There Must Be More to Life Than This.'
Speaking of the rediscovered track, Brian May says: "I'm happy that our team were able to find this track. After all these years, it's great to hear all four of us … yes, Deacy is there too … working in the studio on a great song idea which never quite got completed ... until now!"
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