Freddie Mercury And Michael Jackson’s 1983 Duets Are Finally Being Released.
It’s among the most-desired unheard recordings in pop music history: it’s the duets of Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury. The two singers hooked up at Jackson’s mansion in California in 1983, and over a six-hour session, they laid down three songs together: “There Must Be More to Life Than This,” “State of Shock,” and “Victory.”
A number of duets recorded by Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson are to be released for the first time later this year.
The Times reports that around three tracks the pair recorded in 1983 will be made available to fans with Queen guitarist Brian May quoted as saying there will be, “something for folks to hear” in two months time. Mercury and Jackson worked together 30 years ago in California but failed to release anything substantial as they could not secure time to record further tracks.
Revealing some tension between Jackson and Mercury, Jim “Miami” Beach, a lawyer who became Queen’s manager, said that the pair fell out when Jackson brought a llama into the studio: “Mercury rang me and said: ‘Miami, dear, can you get over here? You’ve got to get me out of here, I’m recording with a llama.’