FREDDIE MERCURY: Inside the studio he sang his last song

writes: The music drops out and the voice of Freddie Mercury is left alone to soar in the speakers. This is the last recording the Queen singer made and is the sound of a man railing against the sickness that would soon kill him. I’m listening to his raw, untreated vocal while standing on the spot where he sang, in a studio on the shores of Lake Geneva. It is electrifying. “We all knew there wasn’t much time left,” says Brian May, the Queen guitarist who was at that session in May 1991.“Freddie wanted his life to be as normal as possible. He obviously was in a lot of pain and discomfort. For him the studio was an oasis, a place where life was just the same as it always had been. He loved making music, he lived for it.”

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