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The newest single from Queen + Adam Lambert’s upcoming Live Around the World concert release is “I Was Born to Love You.”
The performance was recorded Aug. 17, 2014, during their set at Tokyo’s Summer Sonic Festival at Marine Stadium. According to a press release, it was the first time they’d ever performed “I Was Born to Love You” with this arrangement, having previously only played the track — originally from Freddie Mercury’s 1985 solo album Mr. Bad Guy but re-made a decade later for Made in Heaven — in a shortened acoustic version.
Watch Queen + Adam Lambert Perform ‘I Was Born To Love You’ in Japan 2014 take on a Freddie Mercury solo tune will appear on the group’s upcoming LP Live Around the World
“I had an obsession with the song and had the idea to make a new version, simulating how it would have sounded if we had been able to play it live with Freddie on stage,” Queen guitarist Brian May said in a statement.
Live Around the World is the new (and first-ever) Queen + Adam Lambert live release, and it will be out on Oct. 2, bringing together various live performances from the band in recent years. On Thursday, a performance of “I Was Born to Love You” from Summer Sonic in Tokyo circa 2014 was shared as a preview.
Queen + Adam Lambert deliver incredible performance of ‘I Was Born To Love You’ at Japan gig Queen + Adam Lambert are set to release their upcoming concert Album Live Around the World on October 2, but the band served up a treat for fans who can’t wait that long.
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“I had an obsession with the song, and had the idea to make this a new version, simulating how it would have sounded You’if we had been able to play it live with Freddie on stage,” says May.