Wow. Wow. Wow! I never thought I’d have the privilege of reviewing a new Queen album here on Lunch To The Sound. This is my absolutely favorite band, and to hear three new tracks with Freddie Mercury at the helm was just too awesome for me. I had to take some time to savor this album in a way that I hadn’t in a long time… Wow. It was a very emotional experience. The first track (“Let Me In Your Heart Again”) is a true jewel, a precious lost track that only now comes to light featuring the four original band members in top form. Freddie’s voice is simply amazing and puts to shame most of today’s lead singers. “Love Kills” is a variation on a track previously released by Freddie in a solo album, but this time it has been reworked as a ballad and lacks the heavy guitars of the original version. I like both versions, but this one has the Queen flavor to it. “There Must Be More To Life Than This” is a collaboration with Michael Jackson. The leaked version of this song sounded terrible, but the final remastered version is very good… much better than I thought possible considering the quality of the original unreleased recording. The remaining 17 tracks are a collection of Queen songs that give the listener a taste of what “Forever” means to this group. I saw Queen + Adam Lambert live in July and was totally blown away by Brian May and Roger Taylor and how they managed to feature Adam Lambert in a way that still paid Freddie homage. The one obvious missing piece was bassist John Deacon, who has retired. This new album brought him to the spotlight again and reminded me that Queen is all four and all four are Queen. Forever.