Listen to the Long-Lost Freddie Mercury & Michael Jackson Duet

Some 33 years ago, Queen start­ed work on a track called “There Must Be More to Life Than This,” which fea­tured vocals by Fred­die Mer­cury and Michael Jack­son. Writ­ten dur­ing the Hot Space ses­sions (cir­ca 1981), the song was even­tu­al­ly aban­doned and put on a shelf until Fred­die Mer­cury released his own ver­sion on a 1985 solo album. Now, with the upcom­ing release of a Queen com­pi­la­tion called Queen For­ev­er, you can hear the orig­i­nal. No longer do you have to won­der what a Mer­cury-Jack­son duet might sound like. In fact, you only have to click play above and the sus­pense will be over.

I should note that the Hot Space ses­sions also pro­duced per­haps our favorite rock duet ever — Fred­die Mer­cury and David Bowie singing “Under Pres­sure.” Don’t miss hear­ing their vocals on this amaz­ing iso­lat­ed track.

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via Rolling Stone

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Lis­ten to Fred­die Mer­cury and David Bowie on the Iso­lat­ed Vocal Track for the Queen Hit ‘Under Pres­sure,’ 1981

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