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Posted: 09 Sep 04, 20:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Opinions on this cd?????


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Posted: 09 Sep 04, 20:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I like Back To The Light. It's a solid album, and Brian really showed he could handle the rockers as well as softer ballads.


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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 00:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great album, especially the first 7 tracks. Resurrection is in my all-time top ten favourite songs. I think the album gets a bit weak towards the end, with the exception of Last Horizon.


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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 01:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Maybe it's just me, but I think 'Rollin' Over' is one of the most exuberant covers he's ever done.

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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 01:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Better than some Queen albums and certainly Brian's best.

However, it does not flow together as well as I might like. The end, as GH alluded to, is not as cohesive as the beginning.


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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 01:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

this is the only mr.may album I actually own and have driven my mother slowly insane with Nothing but you:-)


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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 08:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lester Burnham wrote:

Maybe it's just me, but I think 'Rollin' Over' is one of the most exuberant covers he's ever done.
Agreed! I love the album- prefer it to any Queen albums from 80s...

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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 11:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree with what seems the general concenses. It's a great album, some of Brian's best, but the end does kinda jump around. I know Queen albums did that too, but they always managed to move more fluently from one song to the next with little musical interludes i.e. "Prophet Song" into "Love Of My Life." I think that's what is lacking. But, the songs by themselves I think are great. I also have the live cd and that's good, too, although Brian's voice is definitely weaker than Freddie's.


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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 11:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

nice!
but i prefer another world :D


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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 11:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love Nothing But Blue. With Johns bass and Brian on an Ibanez, great song and nice to play along to. Good album.


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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 12:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lez wrote:

brilliant album,i went to see brian in 1993 at sheffield city hall,he played a few of that album as well as queen tunes,it was a very electric night,fantastic!!



Yes, I saw him in Manchester in 93 - a lot better than the pants in 1998!


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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 12:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great Album!

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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 18:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great Cd


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Posted: 10 Sep 04, 18:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

As I recall from roughly 10 years ago, I enjoyed the disc somewhat, but it got sold somewhere along the way.

I'm surprised that it's out of print. Easy to find a used one of course, but especially in America, Hollywood has pretty much kept everything else in print.

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Posted: 11 Sep 04, 06:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love this album! Resurrection blew me away when
I first heard it! And the tour was also great
(but I prefer the '98 setslist).


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Posted: 11 Sep 04, 15:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah it is a great album, especially Too much Love Will Kill You,Resurrection and Nothing But Blue.
Another World is also a great album.


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Posted: 12 Sep 04, 07:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I prefer Roger's solo stuff but BTTL is Brian's second best album. AW is his best mainly because his voice is so much stronger (he HAD to have had singing lessons between them).

Brian's albums were always patchy and both BTTL and AW contain some right dross and excellent stuff. Love Token the former and On My Way Up the latter.


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Posted: 12 Sep 04, 18:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I actually seen him in 93 and got to actually meet mr. may(WOW) i touched his poufy hair and ya should have seen the look he gave me i got him to sign my ticket stub 2:-)
I actually drove my mother literally her hair was standing up with NOTHING BUT BLUE so everytime I hear that it reminds me of her but yes my fave song on cd!


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Posted: 13 Sep 04, 19:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think Brian’s stuff is fine. I like both of his studio CD (I don’t count his Star Fleet Project from 1983 here) and I actually couldn’t decide which of them is better. On both of these CDs are my favourite tracks: Back To The Light, Resurrection, Last Horizon or China Belle, On My Way Up or The Guv’nor.

Maybe I like BTTL a little bit more as there is only one cover on it.


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