A new pared-back recording of Freddie Mercury is to be released by a close friend.

Dave Clark worked with the Queen singer on a concept album based on the musical Time during the 1980s.

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Taken from the album, a stripped-back version of Time Waits For No One is to be released on picture disk.

A 7in vinyl and a CD single of the record will also be available for Mercury fans.

The recording planned for release features a simple piano backing, with the Queen singer showing off his distinctive and powerful vocals for the track.

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A conversation between Mercury and Clark is also packaged with the recording.

The previously unreleased version of Time Waits For No One, produced by the singer's close friend, will be available from July 26.