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Song Versions

Eddie Howell - Man From Manhattan
Eddie Howell - Man From Manhattan
Ian Hunter - All American Alien Boy
Ian Hunter - All American Alien Boy
 Billy Squier - Emotions In Motion
Billy Squier - Emotions In Motion

Billy Squier + Freddie Mercury

Emotions In Motion 5:00
Written by Billy Squier
Appears on: Emotions In Motion LP album

One of Billy Squier's best. The track itself is very bass and dance heavy, but still manages to keep somewhat of a rock feel. Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor provide backing vocals. Freddie's vocals are particularly recognizable in the background, while Roger singles the chorus with Billy. Recorded in January 1982, Munich, during the Hot Space sessions.

Emotions In Motion (Single Edit)
Written by Billy Squier
Appears on: Emotions In Motion 7" vinyl

Info coming soon.

Lady With A Tenor Sax (Work In Progress) 4:02
Written by Billy Squier
Appears on: Freddie Mercury Solo Collection

This is a great track. The version on Squire's album Enough Is Enough has no Freddie vocals at all, even though he co-wrote it. The story goes that after they both recorded vocals, it was mutually decided that Billy's would be finished for the album. Well, here are Freddie's, which sounds more or less complete (the end of the second verse features some Freddie scat, but who cares?). It sounds like there was some mixing at the end (you'd have to hear the original to notice), probably to give the work-in-progress version a proper ending. No complaints here.

Love Is The Hero (12" Version) 5:22
Written by Billy Squier
Appears on: Love Is The Hero 12" vinyl, Freddie Mercury Solo Collection

This is the other Freddie song from Squire's Enough Is Enough album. The 12" Version features a great performance of the chorus, done solo by Freddie on piano (this is absent on the album). His vocals are heard as backing throughout the rest of the song, where he arguably outdoes Billy. This song, and this version, is definitely worth having.

Love Is The Hero (Reach For The Sky Extended Version) 5:15
Written by Billy Squier
Appears on: Reach For The Sky Compilation CD

This version, which appears on Billy Squire's collection Reach For The Sky, is slightly edited. Part of the bridge between the intro to the first verse is cut. Thankfully, all of Freddie's performance is intact. The Reach For The Sky collection also features the other three Queen-related tracks: (Another) 1984, Lady With A Tenor Sax and Emotions In Motions. Too bad Queen, as a full band, never recorded anything with Squire.

The Cross + Freddie Mercury

Heaven For Everyone (Freddie Mercury Vocals) 4:54
Written by Roger Taylor
Appears on: UK Shove It CD album, UK Shove It vinyl album, The Freddie Mercury Solo Collection

Two versions of this song were recorded for The Cross album Shove It. Freddie's vocals seem more suited to this song than Roger's (which are also pretty good), which is probably one of the reasons it was dusted off for Queen's Made In Heaven album. If this version sounds familiar, that's why. Roger sings the intro, middle-eight and outro, absent from the Queen version.

Eddie Howell + Freddie Mercury

The Man From Manhattan 3:22
Written by Eddie Howell
Appears on: Freddie Mercury Solo Collection, A Ghost Of A Smile, The Man From Manhattan CD

Man From Manhattan was recorded in Mid-January, 1976, just before the band flew to New York (where, incidentally, they guested on Ian Hunter's "You Nearly Did Me In"). This track sounds extremely Queen-like, and it should. Freddie produced, played piano, and provided backing vocals. To add to the Queen sound, Brian May played guitar and also provided backing vocals. A fantastic song, borrowing a lot musically from Killer Queen.

The Man From Manhattan (Back Again) 4:56
Written by Eddie Howell
Appears on: A Ghost Of A Smile, The Man From Manhattan CD

This is a dodgy re-cutting of the song. Now we get some backwards bits added. Stick the original version.

Man From Manhattan (Edit) 3:22
Written by Eddie Howell
Appears on: UK Man From Manhattan CD single (1995)

Info coming soon

Ian Hunter + Freddie Mercury

You Nearly Did Me In 5:46
Written by Ian Hunter
Appears on: All-American Alien Boy (1976)

A great song from the former lead singer to Mott The Hoople. This track features Freddie, Brian, and Roger singing backing vocals. Appears on Hunter's All American Boy album, which was rereleased in 1996. Worth finding just for this song alone.

Joe Dare + Freddie Mercury

Hold On 3:38
Written by Freddie Mercury/Mack
Appears on: Freddie Mercury Solo Collection, Zabou Soundtrack

Unless you're into Queen trivia, you probably don't know that Jo Dare is dressed as the sexy cat-woman in Freddie's "Living On My Own" video. She matches Freddie's vocal acrobatics wonderfully on this song. This is a keeper.

Michael Jackson + Freddie Mercury

State Of Shock (Demo) 4:43
Written by Michael Jackson
Appears on: Unreleased

Here's a somewhat unpolished track, but still a strong effort. Because of commitments with Queen, Freddie never got around to finishing this with Jackson. He gave Michael his blessing to go on without him, so the song with recorded finally with Mick Jagger and The Jacksons, and released. This demo isn't radically different from the finished version.

There Must Be More To Life Than This (Demo) 2:04
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on: Unreleased

Dating probably from 1983, this was recorded along with "State Of Shock" and "Victory." Michael sings all the vocals to Freddie's piano backing. You hear Freddie prompt Michael to ad-lib at one point.

Victory (Demo)
Written by Michael Jackson
Appears on: Unreleased

The only track from the Freddie/Michael collaboration to have yet been leaked, this is a version of the track may have been recorded later by The Jacksons. Word is there may also be a version of this with Queen as well as the Freddie version. If so, neither have seen the light of day yet.