Queen Forever

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Queen Forever
Studio album by Queen
Released 2014
Recorded 1980–2014 [1]
Genre Rock
Language English
Label Hollywood, Island
Producer Queen
Queen chronology
Made in Heaven
(1995)
Queen Forever
(2014)

Queen Forever is the upcoming sixteenth studio album by the English rock band Queen. The album has been anticipated for some time[2] and features tracks the band had "forgotten about" with vocals from original Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.[3] Queen bassist John Deacon is also on the tapes. Drummer Roger Taylor spoke about the album in December 2013, stating that he and guitarist Brian May were "getting together...in the new year to finish what we've got there and then we're going to fashion some kind of album".[4] May announced the title in a radio interview on BBC Radio Wales on 23 May 2014 (at the Hay Festival), and stated that the album should be released in late 2014 and will be a compilation album.[5] It will be the first Queen album to feature unreleased material from singer Freddie Mercury (who died in 1991) and bassist John Deacon (who retired in 1997) since 1995's Made in Heaven. This will be the first original Queen release since the Mercury tribute single "No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young)" in 1997.

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Brian May has said that most of the material "comes from the ’80′s when we were in full flight. It is quite emotional. It is the big, big ballads and the big, big epic sound".[6] He has also stated that it is similar to Made in Heaven.[5] May had earlier stated that the album may end up being a mixture of old existing material and new material containing at least three unreleased songs (later stating possibly as many as five). It is still unclear whether the album will feature Queen's collaborations with Michael Jackson.[7] The material has been fleshed out with modern technology by May.[8] It was stated by Adam Lambert at the start of the 2014 Queen + Adam Lambert tour of North America that "Love Kills", a Freddie Mercury solo song originally intended for Queen's The Works album, has been reworked by the band and will be included on this album.

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