GUITAR WORLD carries an excellent new interview with Brian May…
[With additional reporting: DAILY EXPRESS 22 November 2022]
Brian May on unearthing an unreleased Freddie Mercury track and how The Beatles: Get Back inspired the reissue of Queen’s 1989 album The Miracle
Brian was asked if his perspective had changed knowing that, as united as Queen were during those recordings, Freddie was battling an illness in secrecy….
“In many ways, yes. Looking back on things, it is quite hard to fathom, really, because Freddie was an eternal optimist. And even with all that he was going through – which we knew nothing about at the time – he always came in with so much positivity. And as we were going back through these tracks and remembering the sessions, those were some of the things that really did strike me.”
Also Brian reveals which track from the 1989 album is one of his favourite songs by his friend, who lost his battle with AIDS 31 years ago this week.
“And as we were going back through these tracks and remembering the sessions, those were some of the things that really did strike me. And, of course, one of my favorite Freddie tracks of all time is The Miracle. I love that song because, on that track, you hear nothing but joy, positivity, lightness, and humor.
“It’s gorgeous that Freddie was able to do that even though he was battling dark stuff underneath. You would never know. You could never hear it at that time. It’s just one of the many marvelous things about Freddie, his ability to radiate positivity and optimism no matter what he was going through internally.”
READ FULL INTERVIEW HERE