Queen - The Miracle 2022 Collectors Edition Box Set

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Catalogue Number 891133
Format Boxset
Release Date 18/11/2022

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Having generated a media firestorm back in the summer when band members Brian May and Roger Taylor first leaked news of a rediscovered Queen song featuring Freddie Mercury being considered for possible release, the highly anticipated ‘lost’ track, ‘Face It Alone’, will be released on October 13th with a global first play on BBC Radio 2. The track’s existence was first revealed by May and
Taylor in a BBC radio interview at their appearance at this year’s Royal Jubilee concert at which they performed the opening with their regular singer Adam Lambert, with Roger Taylor describing it as “a little gem from Freddie that we’d kind of forgotten about”, with Brian May saying “it’s beautiful, it’s touching.” The track’s arrival as a single leads in a November 18 release of a new revisiting of the band’s 13th album, The Miracle, the band’s penultimate to be released in Freddie Mercury’s lifetime, which now becomes available in a lavish 8-disc Queen The Miracle Collector’s Edition box set format. Among its contents, the expanded set includes The Miracle Sessions: an hour-plus disc of further previously unreleased recordings, including six unpublished songs. Just as tantalising for fans, the audio includes the band’s candid spoken exchanges on the studio floor in London and Montreux, giving the most revealing window yet into the four members’ creative process and the joy, in-jokes and banter on their return to working together. ‘Face It Alone’ was originally recorded during the band’s historic 1988 sessions for that album, a prolific period which saw the band lay down around 30 tracks, many of which were never released, but remained among those that didn’t make the final album cut. It was rediscovered when the band’s production and archive team returned to those sessions to work on The Miracle box set reissue. “We’d kind of forgotten about this track,” admits Roger Taylor, “but there it was, this little gem. It’s wonderful, a real discovery. It’s a very passionate piece”. The single will be the first new song featuring Freddie Mercury released in over 8 years. On 2014’s Queen Forever album the band included three previously unheard tracks with Mercury, including ‘Let Me in Your Heart Again,’ ‘Love Kills’ and ‘There Must Be More to Life Than This.’ Speaking of the rediscovered track, Brian May says: “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!” The Miracle (Collector’s Edition) [8 Disc] CD1 - 2011 Bob Ludwig Master Party Khashoggi's Ship The Miracle I Want It All The Invisible Man Breakthru Rain Must Fall Scandal My Baby Does Me Was It All Worth It CD2 - The Miracle Sessions Party (Original Take) Khashoggi’s Ship (Original Take) The Miracle (Original Take With John’s Ending) I Want It All (Original Take) The Invisible Man (Early Version With Guide Vocal) When Love Breaks Up (Demo) Breakthru (Real Drums And Bass) Rain Must Fall (Demo) Scandal (Original Rough Mix) My Baby Loves Me Was It All Worth It (Original Take) You Know You Belong To Me I Guess We’re Falling Out (Demo) Dog With A Bone Water (Demo) Face It Alone CD3 - Alternative Miracle I Want It All (Single Version) Hang On In There [B-Side] Breakthru (12” Version) Stealin’ [B-Side] The Invisible Man (12” Version) Hijack My Heart [B-Side] Scandal (12” Version) My Life Has Been Saved [B-Side] Stone Cold Crazy (Live At The Rainbow, London '74) [B-Side] My Melancholy Blues (Live At Houston, Texas ’77) [B-Side] Chinese Torture [Instrumental] CD4 - Miracu-mentals Party (Instrumental) Khashoggi's Ship (Backing Track) The Miracle (Backing Track) I Want It All (Backing Track) The Invisible Man (Backing Track) Breakthru (Backing Track) Rain Must Fall (Backing Track) Scandal (Backing Track) My Baby Does Me (Backing Track) Was It All Worth It (Backing Track) CD5 - The Miracle Interviews Queen For An Hour (Trailer) Queen For An Hour (Roger, John, Freddie & Brian with Mike Read) Queen For An Hour (Trailer Out-takes) Rockline (Brian & Roger with Bob Coburn) BLU-RAY / DVD - The Miracle Promo Videos I Want It All (Promo Video) Breakthru (Promo Video) The Invisible Man (Promo Video) Scandal (Promo Video) The Miracle (Promo Video) Was It All Worth It (Promo Video) The Making Of The Miracle Videos (Compiled by Rudi Dolezal, this feature contains behind the scenes footage of I Want It All, Scandal, The Miracle and Breakthru videos) The Miracle Interviews (Interviews with Roger, Brian and John on the set of the Breakthru film shoot in June 1989, by Gavin Taylor. John has given no further interviews since that day) The Making Of The Miracle Album Cover (Filmed in 1989, Queen’s graphic designer Richard Gray talks about and demonstrates how he made the ground-breaking The Miracle album cover) LP - Long Lost Original LP Cut Party [Side A] Khashoggi's Ship [Side A] The Miracle [Side A] I Want It All [Side A] Too Much Love Will Kill You [Side A] The Invisible Man [Side A] Breakthru [Side B] Rain Must Fall [Side B] Scandal [Side B] My Baby Does Me [Side B] Was It All Worth It [Side B]
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