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Queen legend Brian May re-records Born Free with Kerry Ellis for charity

PUBLISHED: 13:01 07 November 2012 | UPDATED: 22:18 20 February 2013

Queen legend Brian May re-records Born Free with Kerry Ellis for charity

Queen legend Brian May re-records Born Free with Kerry Ellis for charity

The Oscar-winning song Born Free has been re-recorded by legendary Queen guitarist Brian May and West End and Broadway songstress Kerry Ellis.

The Oscar-winning song Born Free has been re-recorded by legendary Queen guitarist Brian May and West End and Broadway songstress Kerry Ellis.


The classic hit single will be sold in aid of international wildlife charity, the Born Free Foundation, which was founded by Coldharbour resident Virginia McKenna and her late husband Bill Travers.


Born Free was first recorded by Matt Monro in 1966 as the title song to the classic wildlife film of the same name, starring Virginia and Bill.


We paid a lot of respect to this iconic song, says Surrey resident, Brian. We hope that people will really like what we have done and that it will contribute to the long-lasting legacy of this great piece of music.


The music and lyrics to Born Free combined the talents of John Barry (Out of Africa, Dances with Wolves) and Don Black (Diamonds are Forever, The Man with the Golden Gun), collaborators on some of the most enduring film scores of our time.


The release of the single ties in with Brian and Kerry performing a series of intimate UK concert tour dates, also in support of the Born Free Foundation.



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