Includes additional bonus 12” single of William Orbit mix of “Let Me In Your Heart Again”
Having in the two months since its original release already provided Queen with their twenty fifth top ten album and twenty-sixth UK gold album, Queen’s current best selling compilation package Queen Forever is to receive a special limited edition vinyl release coming this spring.
The original 36 track 2 CD Queen Forever release will now be made available as a strictly limited 4 LP vinyl box set which includes an additional 12” single bonus disc exclusive to the set featuring a special William Orbit mix of the only recently heard Freddie Mercury track “Let Me In Your Heart Again”.
The Orbit mix was held back from the Forever CD release and only surfaced for a limited period to support the Coca-Cola (RED) AIDS awareness campaign mounted at the tail end of last year.
The B side of the 12” single has a further bonus feature exclusive to this box set – a laser etching of the box set cover illustration.
The 4 LP vinyl box set is available in a limited edition on April 13 (excluding US & Canada, which will follow later) and comes in the lead up to Record Store Day on April 18th when eyes are very much on special vinyl releases.
It arrives at a time when the public are once more showing an increasing appetite for vinyl. Last year in the UK records were broken as vinyl sales reached over 1 million units, the highest figure since 1996. The 2014 figure is another big leap on previous year, when 780,000 vinyl records were sold. (Source: Official Charts Company).
Distinguishing itself as the first Queen album to feature new Freddie Mercury led tracks since the band’s 1995 Made In Heaven album, Queen Forever brings out into the light the long anticipated track from Queen and Michael Jackson, ‘There Must Be More to Life Than This’, an unfinished Mercury-Queen track ‘Let Me In Your Heart Again’ originating from the band’s The Works album recording sessions (featured on this vinyl package in a newly available William Orbit mix) and a new ballad version of Mercury’s first solo hit, his Giorgio Moroder collaboration, ‘Love Kills’, which is currently being heavily played at UK and European radio.
The rest of the package mixes Queen hits, classic tracks, and new takes on well-known songs and celebrates the extraordinary musical path of one of the world’s greatest rock bands. Reaching back as far as 1974 with fan favourite Nevermore, a Freddie Mercury song originally included on Queen II, Queen Forever progresses to feature songs that spotlight the band’s songwriting prowess, studio experimentation and remarkable development, and is completed with latter-day Queen hits, including ’91’s no. 1 These Are The Days Of Our Lives and ‘95’s Too Much Love Will Kill You, together with the poignant A Winter’s Tale, recorded during Freddie Mercury’s final Queen recording sessions in Montreux in 1991.
Queen Forever is a thrilling showcase for exclusive new Queen recordings but equally as much a paean to the extraordinary musical achievements of John Deacon, Brian May, Roger Taylor and the late Freddie Mercury, whose singular talent we again get to marvel at through this meticulously presented 36 track collection.
QUEEN FOREVER 4 LP Vinyl Box Set + Bonus 12” Single
DISC 1 – SIDE A
1. Let Me In Your Heart Again
2. Love Kills – the ballad
3. There Must Be More To Life Than This (William Orbit Mix)
4. Play The Game 5. Dear Friends
DISC 1 – SIDE B
1. You’re My Best Friend
2. Love Of My Life
4. You Take My Breath Away
5. Spread Your Wings
DISC 2 – SIDE A
1. Long Away
2. Lily Of The Valley
3. Don’t Try So Hard
5. These Are The Days Of Our Lives
DISC 2 – SIDE B
2. Las Palabras De Amor
3. Who Wants To Live Forever
4. I Was Born To Love You
DISC 3 – SIDE A
1. Somebody To Love
2. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
3. Friends Will Be Friends
DISC 3 – SIDE B
1. One Year of Love
2. A Winter’s Tale
4. Mother Love
DISC 4 – SIDE A
1. It’s A Hard Life
2. Save Me
3. Made In Heaven
4. Too Much Love Will Kill You
DISC 4 – SIDE B
1. Sail Away Sweet Sister
2. The Miracle
3. Is This The World We Created…?
4. In The Lap Of The Gods…Revisited
BONUS 12” SINGLE – SIDE A
1. Let Me In Your Heart Again (William Orbit Mix)
BONUS 12” SINGLE – SIDE B
Queen Forever Etching