A vocal-and-piano version of a song Freddie Mercury recorded in 1986 for an album ties in with a theatrical musical, is out today (Thursday).
The song and show were called "Time," but the new release has been renamed "Time Waits for No One." The show and the recording were produced by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Clark of The Dave Clark Five.
It took well over a decade and a couple of expeditions into the archives before Clark finally located Mercury’s original vocal track in the spring of 2018. He says he labored a long time to put together a new video, using footage from the original shoot for “Time.”
Clark recalled what it was like to work with Mercury, who he'd been warned was a perfectionist and could be difficult in the studio.“He was amazing to work with. I’m very positive of what I’m gonna do if I believe in something and I disagreed with some things he was doing and he disagreed with some of the things I wanted and it was never an argument. It was all aiming to make something special and that’s what really made it work.”
Clark thinks Mercury would have been thrilled by this new version of a 33-year-old recording.“I think he would have loved the song. It was a performance I was very proud of and I know he would have liked it.”
Compared with the original from the musical "Time".