Hear “We Are The Champions” and “We Will Rock You” Like Never Before

Hear “We Are The Champions” and “We Will Rock You” Like Never Before

Hear “We Are The Champions” and “We Will Rock You” Like Never Before

A month ago, we shared the news that Queen would be releasing a 40th anniversary edition of their landmark News of the World album. The physical release is still a little ways off (it’s coming in November), but the band has just shared previously unreleased “raw session” recordings of their massive hits “We Are The Champions” and “We Will Rock You.”

These versions, as the name obviously suggests, have a more “raw” sound without all of the polished studio sheen. It comes across as a very true representation of Freddie Mercury’s unmatched vocal power and charisma, as well as the rest of the band’s undeniable instrumental chemistry. The whole group worked together perfectly.

Without further ado, let’s start with “We Are The Champions”:

Freddie’s voice is still hauntingly powerful. The conviction and emphasis with which he belts out every line puts him in a category completely of his own.

Finally, here’s the raw session version of “We Will Rock You”:

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