Brian May has long been admired as a guitar legend in Queen. The late Freddie Mercury reminded him of that one day while they were recording.
May recently told Total Guitar, "One day Freddie had a big smile on his face when I came into the studio and he popped a cassette into the player and said, ‘Listen to this, darling. This is going to surprise you.’ And what he’d done was spend the whole morning putting together all the guitar solos that he could find in the work that we’d done, and he’d strung them all together. It was quite amazing."
However that tape is nowhere to be found now. Brian said, "And one of my big regrets is I can’t find that cassette. I never throw anything away. I’m a bit of a hoarder. So it ought to be somewhere. But Freddie was very proud of the stuff that I’d done and that we’d done together.”
[Source: Classic Hits Today]