Queen has released “Face It Alone,” a previously unreleased track featuring Freddie Mercury from the recording sessions of 1989’s The Miracle.
“Face It Alone” serves as a lead single for the reissue release of The Miracle, which is due out November 18. The reissue is available in a variety of formats all of which are available for pre-order at QueenOnlineStore.com. “Face It Alone” is featured on all deluxe versions of the reissue, but the track is also available as a 7″ vinyl.
In a statement on “Face It Alone,” Brian May said, “I’m happy that our team were able to find this track. After all these years, it’s great to hear all four of us … yes, Deacy is there too … working in the studio on a great song idea which never quite got completed … until now!”
Roger Taylor added, “We’d kind of forgotten about this track, but there it was, this little gem. It’s wonderful, a real discovery. It’s a very passionate piece.”
“Face It Alone” can be streamed/downloaded here.
5 Best Performances from the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert
Freddie Mercury left this Earth on November 24, 1991. While he left a void in the rock landscape that is still felt today, his inspiration has transcended his era, and he continues to influence new generations of music fans.
He also transcended musical genres: about five months after his death, Queen, along with an all-star lineup, put on The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness. The concert was held at Wembley Stadium before a massive crowd of 72,000 on April 20, 1992. Proceeds from the show went towards launching The Mercury Phoenix Trust, an organization founded by Brian May, Roger Taylor and Queen manager Jim Beach that has help fund numerous projects in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Here’s a look back to the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert and its five best performances that day.
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