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Lost Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury Duets Surface

by Mark Cartwright

I'm not a big fan of taking advantage of famous people posthumously for profit.  You know what I'm talking about.  Somebody famous dies, and right away there's the "tribute album" made by other artists, which isn't really a tribute, it's just a quick money grab by a heartless industry.  But I kind of like this one:  At least three previously unreleased duets recorded by Michael Jackson, and Freddie Mercury of Queen back in 1983 are set to be released sometime this fall.  The titles of the three songs are, “There Must Be More To Life Than This,” “State of Shock” and “Victory.”  Freddie has said in the past that they were great songs, and I have no doubt about that.  In 1983, both artists were in their prime, and in great voice.  Apparently, the surviving members of Queen have been in the studio adding new guitar solos from May along with Queen-style vocal harmonies.”  As long as it's Queen, finishing some of Freddie's tracks, I'm okay with it, and they'll probably sound fantastic.  It gives both Queen fans and Michael Jackson fans something to look forward to later this year.

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