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Three ‘newies’ on a Queen comp showcasing their width and breadth.
As Messrs May and Taylor can attest, sometime Queen singers as gifted as Paul Rodgers and Adam Lambert have left canyon-wide gaps in the terrain covered by Freddie. It’s big news, then, that Queen Forever packs three previously unreleased tracks featuring the great man. On paper, There Must Be More To Life Than This – a full band version of the Michael Jackson duet from Freddie’s 1985’s solo album Mr Bad Guy – is the main draw. Here produced and remixed by William Orbit, it’s a decent enough song that gains starry heft through the simple union of two of pop’s best voices. Bt the real find is Let Me Into Your Heart Again, dating from sessions for 1984’s The Works, yet possessing al the hallmarks of classic mid-’70s Queen. Interesting, too, to hear Freddie’s solo hit Love Kills fuelled by guitars, not Giorgio Moroder’s synths. James McNair