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Queen have recorded their first brand new song in six years. "No One But You (Only The Good Die Young)" forms part of a new compilation album, "Queen Rocks," which reconfirms Queen as one of the hardest-rocking bands of all time. The album is released internationally on 3rd November, 1997.
Brian May finished writing "No One But You (Only The Good Die Young)" earlier this year, after Queen reformed for a one-off appearance with Elton John at the Theatre National de Chailloit in Paris. The occasion was the staging of Maurice Bejart's Ballet For Life, choreographed by the legendary Maurice Bejart, with costumes by the late Gianni Versace. The musical score for the ballet was taken from Queen's extensive repertoire including music from "Made In Heaven", Queen's final album recorded with Freddie Mercury. The ballet was dedicated to all those who died before their time, in particular to Freddie Mercury and the ballet company's leading dancer, Jorge Donn.
Following on from this theme, "No One But You" is a deeply personal rock anthem in the tradition of such Queen epics as "The Show Must Go One" and "We Are The Champions," made all the more poignant by recent events. Brian May and Roger Taylor share the lead vocals, and "No One But You" becomes the first record issued by Queen without Freddie or a guest singer, a tribute to all those who died too soon.