Former Queen frontman and Feltham resident Freddie Mercury features on Face It Alone, a newly released track from the band for the first time in eight years.
Originally recorded during Queen’s 1988 sessions for their album The Miracle, the track was among those that weren’t included on the final cut.
However, it was later re-discovered by the band’s production and archive team who were revisiting the sessions while working on the upcoming reissue of the album.
Mercury, who lived in Feltham from 1964 to 1968, died from Aids-related complications in 1991 at the age of 45.
He lived in the borough while studying for a Diploma in Graphic Art and Design at Ealing College and took various jobs to support himself, including washing dishes in the kitchens of Heathrow Airport.
While studying at Ealing College, he was introduced to the band Smile, whose members included Brian May on guitar and Roger Taylor on drums. Smile split up in 1969 and Queen were formed the following year.
Mercury’s life is marked locally by the Freddie Mercury Memorial in Feltham and a Blue Plaque on the front of his former home in Gladstone Road.
Fellow bandmate Brian May, who lived around the corner from Mercury in Feltham said “I’m happy that our team were able to find this track.
“After all these years, it’s great to hear all four of us, yes, Deacy is there too, working in the studio on a great song idea which never quite got completed… until now.”
Face it Alone is available now and Queen’s The Miracle collector’s edition will be available from November 18.