An unearthed recording of Freddie Mercury, one of the worlds most beloved musicians, has been released.
Accompanied by just piano, Time Waits for No One sees Mercury at his best as he delivers an inspiring performance that was previously thought to have been lost.
“I’ve never felt that sort of goosebumps feeling that I got on that original run-through at Abbey Road with just Freddie and piano,” said life long friend Dave Clark.
Originally recorded for the 1986 sci-fi rock musical Time, the song previously had multiple layers of backing vocals and percussion.
A stripped down version, however, had been recorded at a piano rehearsal with Clark which he unearthed in 2017 after a decade long search.
He isolated Mercury’s voice and the original keyboardist Mike Moran produced a new piano track to accompany Mercury’s compelling voice.
This new release is raw and emotive and Queen fans will be ecstatic to hear Mercury’s iconic voice once again.
Clark described to Radio 2’s Zoe Ball that this unearthed material is a “magic performance” where every word could be tasted.
Bohemian Rhapsody, the most successful biopic film in history, was released last year and saw Rami Malek’s profound portrayal of Mercury being awarded an Oscar for best actor in 2019.
“Freddie would have loved it” Clark noted about the Bohemian Rhapsody biopsy.
Over 1.5 million people have watched ‘Time Waits for No One’ and now you can too.