LISTEN: Queen Share Previously Unreleased Raw Versions of "We Are The Champions" and "We Will Rock You"

October 6, 2017
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Queen just released the previously unheard raw versions of “We Are The Champions” and “We Will Rock You,” and you’re gonna like what you hear.

Did you catch the differences in Freddie Mercury’s vocals and Brian May’s guitar? It might have been the “thirty seven thousandth” take of “We Are The Champions,” but these raw versions sound new to us!

Both songs will be released on November 17 in a Raw Sessions collection, which is a part of the upcoming 40th anniversary reissue of the iconic 1977 album News Of The World. In addition to the Raw Sessions disc, the reissue will include the original album, outtakes, rarities, and a DVD of the Queen: The American Dream documentary, which draws from backstage footage of the band’s 1977 USA News of the World Tour.