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Brian May – Back To The Light – 180 Gram Vinyl and CD Box Set

 

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Brian May – Back To The Light – 180 Gram Vinyl and CD Box Set

The classic debut solo album from Queen’s Brain May

Available for the first time since 1992
Limited Edition Box Set:
180g Heavyweight White Vinyl
‘Back to the Light’ Original CD
‘Out of the Light’ Collectors CD
32 Page Book
Art Print
Gold Series Badge

Back to the Light is the debut solo studio album by Brian May, the legendary guitarist of Queen. Released in 1992, the album marks May’s first major solo effort outside of his work with Queen, featuring a blend of rock, hard rock, and ballads that showcase his distinctive guitar work and songwriting skills.

Back to the Light blends various styles, from hard rock anthems to introspective ballads, reflecting May’s versatility and depth as a musician. The album’s themes revolve around personal struggle, resilience, and the journey towards self-discovery and healing. It features May’s signature layered guitar harmonies, powerful vocals, and intricate arrangements, alongside contributions from notable musicians like Cozy Powell on drums.

Notable Tracks

“Back to the Light” – The title track is an uplifting rock anthem about overcoming adversity and finding hope.
“Too Much Love Will Kill You” – A deeply emotional ballad that deals with heartbreak and inner conflict, later recorded by Queen for their 1995 album “Made in Heaven.”
“Driven by You” – A high-energy rock track that became a hit single, known for its catchy melody and dynamic guitar work.
“Resurrection” – A powerful collaboration with drummer Cozy Powell, featuring intense guitar riffs and dramatic vocals.
“Last Horizon” – An instrumental track that showcases May’s melodic guitar playing and compositional skills.

Back to the Light received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised Brian May’s musicianship and the album’s varied stylistic approach. Reviewers highlighted May’s ability to convey deep emotion through his guitar work and vocals, noting the album’s strong songwriting and production. The singles “Driven by You” and “Too Much Love Will Kill You” were particularly well-received, becoming hits on rock radio.

Brian May’s transition from Queen to a solo artist was met with considerable interest, and “Back to the Light” helped establish his identity outside of the iconic band. The album’s success demonstrated May’s ability to captivate audiences on his own, while still retaining the essence of his work with Queen. “Back to the Light” remains a significant part of May’s solo discography and is appreciated by fans for its heartfelt and powerful music.

Back to the Light is a compelling and heartfelt album that showcases Brian May’s talent as a solo artist. With its mix of rock anthems and emotional ballads, the album offers a rich listening experience that highlights May’s distinctive guitar style and poignant songwriting. For fans of Queen and rock music enthusiasts, “Back to the Light” provides a deeper understanding of May’s artistic vision and his journey as a musician.

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Track Listing

Back To The Light
The Dark
Back To The Light
Love Token
Resurrection(With Cozy Powell)
Too Much Love Will Kill You
Driven By You
Nothin’ But Blue
I’m Scared
Last Horizon
Let Your Heart Rule Your Head
Just One Life
Rollin’ Over

Out Of The Light
Nothin’ But Blue (Guitar Version)
Too Much Love Will Kill You (Guitar Version)
Just One Life (Guitar Version)
Driven By You Two
Driven By You (Ford Ad Version)
Tie Your Mother Down (Live On The Tonight Show With Jay Lena, 5th April 1993) Featuring – Slash
Too Much Love Will Kill You (Live At The Palace Theater, Los Angeles, 6th April 1993)
’39/Let Your Heart Rule Your Head (Live At The Brixton Academy 15th June 1993)
Last Horizon (Live At The Brixton Academy 15th June 1993)
We Will Rock You (Live At Hte Brixton Academy 15th June 1993)
Driven By You (Cozy and Neil Version ’93)

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