fbpx

News

Brian May / Back to the Light reissue

1992 solo debut remastered, expanded and reissued

Brian May / Back to the Light reissue

Brian May‘s first solo album, 1992’s Back to the Light (issued in ’93 in America), will be reissued in August across a number of formats, including a three-disc box set.

The album reached number six in the UK album charts, and features the singles ‘Too Much Love Will Kill You’ and ‘Driven by You’. Both songs were top ten singles in Britain, the former earning May a prestigious Ivor Novello Award (Best Song Musically and Lyrically) and the latter presumably earning the Queen guitarist a fair wodge of cash, since it was commissioned by Ford Motor Company for a TV ad.

This reissue kicks of a series: ‘The Brian May Gold Series’, as the man himself explains:

Each [release] will have a little gold stamp on. And each one of them will give me the opportunity to rediscover the road that I travelled. I really found this fascinating. I was a little nervous at the beginning, thinking what is this going to dredge up in me? But I loved getting back in there. I’m really just hoping it will connect with people who have never heard this stuff before. They know me as a guitarist for Queen. Some know me as an astronomer. Some know me as a campaigner for animal rights. I’m a sort of evangelist for 3-D Victorian Stereoscopy. But very few people have heard my solo output.”

The album has been remastered by Bob Ludwig, who worked from the original restored flat mixes for this new edition of Back To The Light.

The collector’s edition box set of ‘Back to the Light’ (click image to enlarge)

In terms of formats, there’s a remastered CD edition, a 2CD edition with a bonus disc and a new vinyl version. A collector’s edition deluxe box set includes both CDs and an exclusive white vinyl version of the album. The box set also includes a 32-page book, a 12” art print, a download card and an enamel badge and is presented in a lift-lid box. A signed version was limited to 1000 copies via Queen’s site but has already sold out!

Bonus tracks on the two-CD and box set include instrumental versions of ‘Nothin’ but Blue’, ‘Too Much Love Will Kill You’ and ‘Just One Life’. ‘Driven by You Two’ is the Ford advert version of ‘Driven by You’ and ‘Driven by You’ (Cozy and Neil Version ’93) also features alongside some live cuts.

Back to the Light is reissued on 6 August 2021.

Compare prices and pre-order

Brian May

Back to the Light - 2CD+vinyl LP box set

Currency:

Compare prices and pre-order

Brian May

Back to the Light - 2CD deluxe

Currency:

Compare prices and pre-order

Brian May

Back to the Light - remastered vinyl LP

Currency:

Compare prices and pre-order

Brian May

Back to the Light - remastered CD

Currency:

Tracklisting

Brian May / Back to the Light reissue

Back to the Light Brian May / 2CD+LP box set

    • CD 1 – Back to the Light
      1. The Dark
      2. Back To The Light
      3. Love Token
      4. Resurrection
      5. Too Much Love Will Kill You
      6. Driven By You
      7. Nothin’ But Blue
      8. I’m Scared (Justin’s Mix ’92)
      9. Last Horizon
      10. Let Your Heart Rule Your Head
      11. Just One Life
      12. Rollin’ Over
    • CD 2 – Out of the Light
      1. Nothin’ But Blue – Guitar Version
      2. Too Much Love Will Kill You – Guitar Version
      3. Just One Life – Guitar Version
      4. Driven By You Two
      5. Driven By You – Ford Ad Version
      6. Tie Your Mother Down – Live Version
      7. Too Much Love Will Kill You – Live Version
      8. ’39 / Let Your Heart Rule Your Head – Live Version
      9. Last Horizon – Live Version
      10. We Will Rock You – Live Version
      11. Driven By You – Cozy and Neil Version ’93
    • Vinyl LP – Back to the Light
      1. The Dark
      2. Back To The Light
      3. Love Token
      4. Resurrection
      5. Too Much Love Will Kill You
      6. Driven By You
      7. Nothin’ But Blue
      8. I’m Scared (Justin’s Mix ’92)
      9. Last Horizon
      10. Let Your Heart Rule Your Head
      11. Just One Life
      12. Rollin’ Over

SuperDeluxeEdition.com helps fans around the world discover physical music and discuss releases. To keep the site free, SDE participates in various affiliate programs, including Amazon and earns from qualifying purchases.

17 Comments

Subscribe
Notify of
17 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments