David Bowie recorded songs with Queen "that never got released"

David Bowie recorded songs with Queen "that never got released"

According to "The Guardian", there might be some very hot material - and still totally unreleased - to be credited to David bowie and Queen.

The prospect of a hidden stash of recordings by these stars has been revealed by Peter Hince, who was head of Queen’s road crew when the band and Bowie collaborated on their hit song, "Under Pressure", in 1981.

Hince has disclosed that there was “other material Queen recorded with Bowie that never got released”. He was in the studio with them when they performed and recorded it.

Hince said of the unreleased recordings:

There’s stuff with Freddie and David singing together – proper full-length rock’n’roll tracks … Raw, but good.

And he added:

They just started knocking things around. They did cover versions [and] a few of their own things … They came back the next day and then recorded what eventually became Under Pressure. But there were other things recorded during that period, which were never finished or mixed. David did vocals on some of the other tracks which ended up not being used. So somewhere there is an archive.

Bowie’s estate and Queen’s management declined to comment, but Hince’s recollections are given credence by a throwaway remark made by Queen’s guitarist, Brian May, last month. In an interview with Mojo to promote his new book, Queen in 3-D, May recalled how “Freddie and David locked horns” while recording Under Pressure, but that such things happen in a studio. “Sparks fly and that’s why it turned out so great.” He added: “Not all of what we did in those sessions has ever come to light, so there’s a thought”.

The recording sessions took place at Queen’s Mountain Studios in Montreux, Switzerland, near Bowie’s home in Vevey.

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David Bowie (/'bo?.i/; born David Robert Jones, 8 January 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, arranger, painter, and actor. Bowie has been an influential figure in popular music for over four decades, and is renowned as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. He is known for his distinctive baritone voice as well as the eclecticism and…
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