After four decades, the long-lost recording has been unearthed. Producer, Dave Clark, dusts up the demo and calls up the original keyboardist, Mike Moran. It’s time.
Balletic piano meets the unfiltered, powerful vocals of Freddie Mercury. It encapsulates the fragile melancholy of 'Love Of My Life' and the reflective, elegiac moments in 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. What a stark contrast to the first recording of 'Time', the soundtrack to the 1986 West End musical. Underneath the heavy layers of backing vocals and turbulent drums was the solid core and gravitational force: Mercury’s voice. There is no doubt that it deserves to be brought to light.
The song commences with Mercury’s celestial voice over the sweeping melody of the keys. The gravelly resonance that he procured while flaunting his versatile, reputedly 4-octave range enchants us all with a deep, overwhelming feeling. The suspense-filled chorus soars with belts that can only be Mercury's. ‘Time Waits For No One’ leaves listeners with a broken heart and a sense of wonder and purpose.
Oscar-winner, Rami Malek, is regarded as an acclaimable portrayal of Mercury whereas Adam Lambert is well respected for the weight on his shoulders as a successor to the biggest rock band ever. Nonetheless, the frontman of Queen is irreplacable. He is still very much alive especially to us fans. What a legend. A salute to the one and only Freddie Mercury.
The show must go on.
The official video for the single 'Time Waits For No One' has achieved over 2.7 million views in 48 hours since its release.