Brian May’s debut solo album ‘Back to the Light’ is set to be reissued as part of his new retrospective ‘Brian May Gold Series’.
The Queen star’s first solo venture, released September 1992, features the hits Too Much Love Will Kill You and Driven By You.
Later this year, the LP will be re-released on digital services, along with a bunch of physical editions, including CD, Vinyl, Picture Disc Vinyl, Cassette.
Of the reissue, Brian says: “I’m really just hoping it will connect with people who have never heard this stuff before.
“They know me as 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.
“So I’m excited to see how this turns out,” he adds. “I found it fascinating going back in there and rediscovering why I wrote certain things. What they meant to me. How we recorded.
“Some of it is so massive in the recording I can hardly believe we pulled it off – it’s very epic, some of it. And I like that.
“At the same time, there’s little corners of it which are very simple, very understated, very emotionally naked.
“I discovered so much of what I’m saying in the album I still feel. I still feel those dangers, those fears, those hopes, those dreams.”
The reissue comes months after Brian revealed he and bandmate Roger Taylor have been in the studio with Adam Lambert – who stepped into late frontman Freddie Mercury’s shoes for Queen’s live shows – to work on new music.
“Adam, Roger and myself have been in the studio trying things out,” he shared. “So it’s not like we’re closed to the idea, it’s just that it hasn’t happened yet.”
Brian May’s ‘Back to the Light’, out August 6, is available to pre-order on various formats.