A previously unreleased version of the Freddie Mercury solo track “Time” is now available with a new video.
Now dubbed “Time Waits For No One,” the track features Mercury singing with only the accompaniment of a piano. The original and this new version were both produced by Dave Clark, who told USA Today he came across this recording of the song in spring 2018 but held off on releasing it as not to overshadow or conflict with the release of the film Bohemian Rhapsody.
The stripped-down version in the video was the rendition first recorded, according to Clark. “It (became) a mega-production, which I was happy with and Freddie loved,” said Clark. “But I didn’t think about what we had originally done until a decade or so later, when I thought, ‘I’ve never felt that sort of goosebumps feeling that I got on that original run-through at Abbey Road with just Freddie and piano.'”
“Time Waits For No One” is available for streaming and download here.
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.