The legendary duet between Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson has been remixed and mastered for our ears. The powerful ballad “There Must Be More to Life Than This” was written by Mercury during sessions for Queen’s 1981 album, Hot Space.
Mercury visited MJ at his home studio in Los Angeles where he recorded Jackson singing the song for an unfinished version. Queen revived the track during sessions for 1984′s The Works, but again it was not finished. A year later, a solo version surfaced on Mercury’s debut solo album, 1985′s Mr. Bad Guy.
The new production of the powerful ballad, which was produced and remixed by William Orbit, mixes Queen’s original backing track with Mercury and Jackson’s vocals.
It will appear on the two-CD set Queen Forever, due November 11. Take a listen to the updated version of the classic record below: