Queen have released a new mix of “Let Me In Your Heart Again,” featuring a dynamic vocal performance from the late Freddie Mercury, as part of an AIDS awareness campaign launched by Coca-Cola and (RED). The synth-heavy remix, overseen by producer William Orbit, is available now on iTunes.
“Let Me In Your Heart Again” was originally recorded – but not finished – during sessions for the band’s 1984 LP, The Works. In its six-minute Orbit remix, the grandiose piano ballad is given a modern facelift, with glossy electronic pulses layered between Mercury’s triumphant vocals and Brian May’s epic guitar harmonies. A four-minute version of the track, newly completed by May and drummer Roger Taylor, will be released on the band’s upcoming compilation album, Queen Forever, which also includes a duet between Mercury and Michael Jackson.
The month-long “Share the Sound of an AIDS-Free Generation” campaign will also feature other previously unheard songs released each week on iTunes; these include a new remix from OneRepublic, a previously unreleased Aloe Blacc track and a collaboration between Avicii and Wyclef Jean. By donating through Omaze, fans can win a range of awards, from limited-edition vinyl to VIP/meet-and-greet concert tickets from participating artists. In addition, Queen and Adam Lambert are offering donators the chance to hang out with the band on stage in London, along with a private studio tour in Switzerland, flights and four-star hotel from anywhere in the world.
Funds will benefit the Global Fund fighting AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, along with finance grants that provide “HIV prevention, testing, counseling, treatment and care services.” The campaign will run through World AIDS Day on December 1st.