Brian May’s second solo album, 1998’s Another World, will get a ‘Gold Series’ reissue in April this year.
Six years on from Back to the Light, Another World failed to deliver any top 40 singles in the UK but was generally well-received at the time. The formats for the reissue echo what was delivered for Back to the Light last year, with 2CD, box set (2CD+coloured vinyl LP), and black vinyl LP available, in addition to the standard CD. Cassette and picture disc options are up for grabs via D2C channels.
This, dear Listener, is the second release in my “Brian May Gold Series” reissues.To this album, historically my second solo record,we’ve applied the same loving care that we lavished on‘Back to the Light’ – repolishing and remastering but using the exact original mixes.Originally delivered 24 years ago, ‘Another World’ is now reborn just as it was originally created.”
Brian May. 2022.
The 15-track bonus disc (dubbed ‘Another Disc’ and available only on the 2CD and in the box set) offers various remixes, rarities, live tracks and actually opens with Brian speaking a tribute to drummer Cozy Powell (recorded in ’98) who features on this album, but sadly died in a car crash before it was released.
The remastering is by Bob Ludwig, and the ‘Collector’s Edition’ box includes both CDs and a coloured, sky-blue vinyl LP in a 12-inch lift lid box, complete with 32-page booklet and enamel badge.
Sadly, despite wide derision at the awful ‘Gold Series’ logo – with manages to make the product seem tacky, rather than premium (watch this unboxing video of the previous box) – this risible design element endures and is plastered over everything!
F.B.I. (Original Ruff Mix With Real Bass And Drums)
Only Make Believe
Cyborg (Solo Instrumental Version)
I’ll Be Prayin’
On My Way Up (Guitar Version)
The Last Great Optimist
On My Way Up (Live in Paris, June ’98)
Hammer To Fall (Live in Paris, June ’98)
Why Don’t We Try Again
On My Way Up
One Rainy Wish
All The Way From Memphis
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