Three songs that Michael Jackson wrote and demo-ed with Freddie Mercury are very close to finally being released, 30 years after they were originally recorded.
The songs came from a six-hour recording session that took place at Jackson’s California mansion in 1983.
The three songs – “There Must Be More to Life Than This,” “State of Shock,” and “Victory” – eventually did get released in other forms, but the original Jackson and Mercury recordings were never finished.
The Jackson estate gave permission to Brian May in 2011 to release the songs, which May and Queen bandmate Roger Taylor have been in the studio adding “new guitar solos from May along with Queen-style vocal harmonies.”
As the Daily Mail reports, May has described the sessions as, “exciting, challenging, emotionally taxing. But cool.”
The songs may be released as soon as two months from now.