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
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Michael gets eaten alive by the arrangement. That’s why Mercury was Mercury.
bollox paul,… tata bollox
Is “tataraly” a British colloquialism?
oh, sorry, Itu00b4s British cocquialism as far as i know x)
I can see why it was long lost.
Meh. Love them both but the mix sucks and song is not well written.
Ugh… Not a Michael Jackson fan, but with or without him, this song stinks. Was better kept hidden. Sorry.
Freddie’s vocals do not mix well with Jackson’s, it is just too powerful… No wonder they abandoned it.
Well, I like it.
Well, I like it.
Michael & Freddie were 2 great legends…
I love them so much…
I love them forever…
you idiots,listen to the song and shut your mouth