With a voice that is unmistakable, Freddie Mercury is still one of the most talented performers that the world has ever seen.
If you’re a fan and miss seeing to something “new” from the late singer, then you’d be happy to know that Dave Clark – musician, songwriter, producer, and long-time friend of Freddie Mercury – has unveiled a previously-unreleased performance of the legend singing “Time Waits For No One”.
Recorded in 1985 at Abbey Road Studios for the concept album of the hit musical “Time”, the song has finally emerged after two years of work by Clark and “after four decades buried deep in the vaults”, according to a statement from the Freddie Mercury website.
According to Mercury’s website, the musical “Time” was Clark’s “brainchild” and opened on London’s West End in 1986. It ran for two years and had millions of people attending the shows.
“‘Time Waits For No One’ shows Freddie Mercury at his most compelling; a completely stripped-down performance, accompanied by just a piano, showcasing one of music’s most beloved and show-stopping voices,” a statement from the website said. “The ‘Time’ session was recorded in a haze of late nights and fuelled by ‘fabulous food, vodka and Cristal Champagne’, courtesy of Freddie’s personal chef Joe Fanelli.”
“We got on great…if I didn’t like something I’d say, and vice versa…we were both aiming for the same thing: to make something special,” Clark said as he recalled the recording session.
Fans can download an audio version of the song and watch a music video featuring Mercury – donning a white ensemble with his signature broken microphone in hand – performing the ballad.
Aside from the downloadable audio version and music video of the performance, a video of Mercury and Clark discussing the story behind the song can be found on the website.
Watch the clip below to witness and hear Freddie Mercury’s compelling performance of “Time Waits For No One”.