Nearly 30 years after his death, a never-before-seen Freddie Mercury performance has just been released online.
Mercury sings "Time Waits For No One" in pristine video footage released on Thursday, with the performance having originally been recorded for a concept album produced for the musical Time in 1986, according to a statement on the Mercury website.
Although a version of the song was released at the time, this new one, which Mercury's longtime friend, Dave Clark, worked to bring to life after finding it "buried deep in the vaults," includes just Mercury's vocals with a new piano track added, the statement explains. Variety writes that the edition of the song released on Thursday is a "dramatically different version from the heavily produced, officially released one."
Along with the performance, behind-the-scenes footage was also released on Thursday of Mercury and Clark discussing working together. Both the video of the performance, and the behind-the-scenes footage, can be watched on YouTube. Brendan Morrow