A never-before-seen music video featuring Queen’s legendary frontman, Freddie Mercury, was released Thursday on YouTube and on Mercury’s website. It shows the singer-songwriter performing “Time Waits for No One” on the empty stage of London’s Dominion Theatre. 

The track is an early version of Mercury’s “Time,” which appeared on the 1986 concept album for Dave Clark’s stage musical of the same name. Clark, best known as the former leader and drummer of the Dave Clark Five, said he’d kept the footage buried deep in his archives.

Mercury, who died in 1991 due to complications from AIDS just one day after publicly announcing he was HIV positive, has reached popularity with new audiences with the release of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” the 2018 Queen biopic starring Rami Malek.  The film raked in more than $900 million at the box office worldwide and won four Academy Awards, including one for Malek’s performance. 

New stripped-down Freddie Mercury tune is unearthed from 1985

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