Review: Queen – Forever (Universal Music Canada)

QueenA double-disc compilation skewed towards Queen’s softer side (“Made In Heaven,” “Who Wants To Live Forever,” “You’re My Best Friend” and “These Are The Days Of Our Lives,”) this collection boasts a trio of previously unreleased tracks: The strongest of those “new” songs is opening track “Let Me In Your Heart Again,” a middle of the road rock song punctuated by Brian May’s guitar and Freddie Mercury’s impressive vocal acrobatics. Disappointingly weak is “There Must Be More To Life Than This,” a duet featuring the late Michael Jackson recorded in the early ’80s while the third song, “Love Kills” has simply taken on the form of a ballad. Forever might not appeal to people aside from the die-hard Queen fans yet it also serves to show a different side of the group.