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Queen - previously unheard song - "Face it Alone"

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posted on Oct, 13 2022 @ 12:47 PM
Just heard about this. The song is moving and haunting. I admit, the song actually made me cry... somehow, it just summaries much of my life and that of many dear people I know. it burst the emotional bubble around me.

From The Guardian:

The former frontman is the real attraction on a previously unheard single. While hardly a classic, it still packs an emotional punch.

...May and Taylor have discovered a cache of six hitherto-unheard songs recorded during the sessions for 1989’s The Miracle, Mercury’s penultimate album with the band.

The Queen is dead, long live Queen!

Fixed title
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posted on Oct, 13 2022 @ 12:58 PM
a reply to: Encia22

I too heard it on the radio earlier but wasn't keen , hopefully the other 5 songs are a bit more upbeat.

Long live Queen !

posted on Oct, 13 2022 @ 02:06 PM
A fantastic song, thanks for sharing!

Reminds me very much of when I was diagnosed with HIV in 2004 (although luckily I caught the "treatment lifeboat" just in time in South Africa a decade later).

Although The Miracle was a great album (in fact the first Queen album I ever bought).
It even got good reviews in Metal Hammer, and interviews like "Freddie's not sick, he stopped smoking cigarettes and sounds better than ever".
But part of the press was catching on.

Why it was all so hidden one must go back to the stigmas of the 1980's, and Freddie never wanted the universal or metal/pop crossover appeal of Queen to be limited by any politics.

I think the song "Scandal" pretty much described how being open about HIV would have turned everything into a "freak show" at the time (although in hindsight it was thinly veiled as a celebrity relationship scandal that never existed).

But yip, I would have preferred "Face it alone" on the album, rather than the dismal "Rain must fall".

Although my favorite track was "Was it all worth it".
The real goodbye for me, although there was another album to follow, aptly titled Innuendo.

Queen - Was It All Worth It?

P.S. Queen never made a video for the track (and the tours with Freddie were no longer possible), and I chose this fan version for the visual entertainment.
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posted on Oct, 13 2022 @ 02:47 PM
Although strangely enough at the time they had like a celebrity "make a wish foundation" and a celebrity would visit kids and young people dying of cancer, for example.

Here I am, dying of disease, and Brian May comes to show me how to play "Brighton Rock" and "Now I'm Here" on guitar!

Sister, let's get some Marshall Amps rigged up in the cancer ward.

But alas, the boyhood dreams were over.

Your military conscription papers just arrived.

(Just a fantasy I had as an early teenager.)
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posted on Oct, 13 2022 @ 03:09 PM
a reply to: halfoldman

Although it's a general 1980's narrative - you, or people are in a very clinical/authoritarian environment.

And then everybody starts dancing and loosening up at once.

The fuddy-duddy: "This is totally unacceptable, I shall ..."

"Here's some lace, for your face".

posted on Oct, 14 2022 @ 01:21 AM
Queen - Metal Mythos.

Despite not being quite metal.

But if you wanna play metal, listen to Queen.

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