Freddie Mercury’s rare vocals to feature on ‘powerful’ new single ‘It’s unmistakably him’

Freddie Mercury's funeral covered by BBC News in 1991

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Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of Freddie Mercury’s death and now the Queen singer is being remembered with a new charity single. Irish music duo Stuart Leathem and Esther Trousdale quietly released a song called Little Freddie Goes to School back in 2015. The track featured rare vocals from the star’s 1988 Barcelona sessions with Montserrat Caballé.

Little Freddie Goes to School imagined the young Queen singer heading to boarding school alone in India, before becoming a star.

Earlier this year, Stuart felt restless about his song and wanted to create a brand new definitive mix for what would have been Freddie’s 75th year.

He said: “I got into dialogue with the talented producer and engineer Myles Clarke who had worked for Pete Townshend and The Who before going to be part of the incredible team at Dolby Atmos. We agreed that there was a lot of untapped potential in Little Freddie and went to work on it.

“Myles did a superb job re-working the original stems and I stripped other elements of the song back and re-recorded them to give it a more anthemic, live feel. In the end this is quite a different arrangement to the original.”

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