[Cover photo credit to Richard Gray © Duck Productions Ltd]
When Brian May finished touring his debut solo album, Back to the Light, he began to throw open his doors to fresh possibilities and molded them into a second solo album. Now to be released as the second offering in Brian May’s Gold Series reissues campaign, Another World arrives in multiple formats on April 22, 2022, along with the album’s original single release “On My Way Up.”
Brian May introduces the reissue:
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.
Drawn from many sources of inspiration, the record emerged in June 1998 as an album of Rock ’n’ Roll, plus a couple of impassioned covers featuring guests including Jeff Beck and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. The album spawned four singles in “The Business (Rock on Cozy Mix),” “On My Way Up,” “Another World” and “Why Don’t We Try Again.” It also ushered May and his band out on a 42-date tour, including London’s Royal Albert Hall.
For Brian May, Another World upholds the value of the “open-door policy” he adopted post-Back to the Light:
I travelled a lot of paths to gather all the pieces. In order to have something worthwhile for the next Brian May album, I would have to rediscover who I was. I decided to go out and do a lot of playing and open myself up for projects because I didn’t want to make another purely introspective album. I thought I would go out into the world, experience things and rediscover my roots.
Long unavailable in any format, this re-issue in a variety of formats has been personally overseen by May himself along with original co-producer Justin Shirley-Smith, Queen and BM Pro Tools expert Kris Fredriksson and longtime Queen art designer Richard Gray.