Michael Jackson & Freddie Mercury Duets To Be Released This Fall
After 30 years, music fans hoping to hear the long-awaited duets of Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson will finally get their chance. The 1983 sessions between the two singers are set for release this fall.
According to U.K. paper The Daily Mail, the recordings are being worked on by Mercury’s Queen bandmates Brian May and Roger Taylor, who promise fans will have “something for folks to hear” in two months.
Mercury and Jackson recorded three songs during six hours spent at Jackson’s home studio in Encino, California. Though the recordings were never released, May was given permission by the Jackson estate in 2011 to work on the tracks with Taylor, along with producer William Orbit, who has previously worked with Madonna and Blur.
The revamped tracks are believed to include new guitar solos from May along with Queen-style vocal harmonies. No official release date has been announced for the duets