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Posted: 08 Feb 06, 21:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No intro, I've decided, I'm just going post this for people who maybe curious.

ANOTHER WORLD
TRACK HISTORY

“Space” – Recorded in 1998
- Written to reflect the self-healing and self-protecting exercises he learned as part of his “therapy” in dealing with his depression (the lyrics are one specific phrase to be intoned while feeling pressured from without)

“Business” – Recorded in 1993
- Final album mix in 1997 or 1998
- Originally titled “Hard Business” for Frank Stubbs Promotes (1993)
- 19 mixes were done by 1997
- Became “The Business (Rock On Cozy Mix)” in 1998 for the single
- Simply titled “Business” for the album

“China Belle” – Recorded in 1997
- written in March 1997, after a trip to Mongolia, to observe a solar eclipse
- Brian is somewhat guarded in interviews about who or what this song is about, but it’s obvious the trip through Mongolia had an impact on him

“Why Don’t We Try Again” – Recorded in 1998
- Originally written for Queen, but Brian decided to hold onto it.
- No Queen demo ever recorded

“On My Way Up” – Recorded in 1994
- Final album mix in 1997 or 1998
- Recorded for Frank Stubbs 2nd Season (1994)

“Cyborg” – Recorded in 1995
- Final album mix in 1998
- Recorded for Rise II – Resurrection video game (1995)
- The standard and Director’s Cut editions of the game feature the following versions:
- “Cyborg (Rise II Main Version)”
- “Cyborg (Rise II Solo Instrumental)”
- “Cyborg (Rise II Main Version Remix)” (Director’s Cut only)
- “Cyborg (Rise II Main Version Instrumental Remix)” (Director’s Cut only)

“The Guv’ner” – Recorded in 1997 and 1998
- Originally written for a film project of the same name, which fell through
- Most of the song was recorded in 1997, Jeff Beck’s lead guitar re-recorded in 1998

“Wilderness” – Recorded in 1998
- Written specifically for Another World, about Brian’s feelings of being far from who he wishes he could be as a rock star
- Wasn’t going to finish the song, but Justin Shirley-Smith had faith it would be good when done

“Slow Down” – Recorded in 1996
- Originally recorded for Brian’s defunct Heroes album (the immediate pre-cursor project to Another World)
- A cover of the Larry Williams song
- Recorded in a session with Cozy Powell, Neil Murray, Spike Edney and Jamie Moses

“One Rainy Wish” – Recorded in 1995
- Final album mix in 1998
- Recorded for the Jimi Hendrix tribute album In From The Storm (1995)
- Was also to appear on Heroes
- Re-mixed for Another World

“All The Way From Memphis” – Recorded in 1996
- Recorded for the Mott The Hoople tribute album Moth Poet Hotel (1996)
- Was also to appear on Heroes

“Another World” – Recorded in 1997
- Written for the film Sliding Doors, but the producers were unable to use it because another record company was co-financing the film.
- Became the thematic thread for the album after Brian realized an album of covers (Heroes) was the wrong direction for him

“Untitled” – Recorded in 1998
- Written around the melody of “Business”

Retro Rock Special EP:

“Whatever Happened To Saturday Night?” – Recorded in 1995
- Recorded January or February for the N.S.O. Ensemble cast recording of their production of The Rocky Horror Show (1995)
- Was also to appear on Heroes
- Properly titled “Hot Patootie (Bless My Soul)” and originally performed by Meat Loaf

“Maybe Baby” - Recorded in 1996
- Recorded in the same session as “Slow Down” and “Only Make Believe”
- Was also to appear on Heroes
- A cover of the Buddy Holly song

“F.B.I.” - Recorded in 1997
- Recorded with Status Quo, who were unaccredited, at the same session as “It’s Raining In My Heart”
- A cover of The Shadows track
- Appeared on Twang! A Tribute To Hank Marvin (1997)
- Was also to appear on Heroes

“Only Make Believe” – Recorded in 1996
- Recorded in the same session as “Slow Down” and “Maybe Baby”
- Was also to appear on Heroes
- A cover of the Conway Twitty song

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Posted: 08 Feb 06, 22:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow, fantastic stuff! Thank you very, very much. I would also love to see a similar list compiled for the tracks on Back to the Light, being that many of those songs came from much earlier sources. Thanks again.


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Posted: 08 Feb 06, 22:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very nice... a lot of neat info there. Too bad there is no Queen demo to Why Don't We Try It Again...


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Posted: 08 Feb 06, 22:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Woah, amazing stuff!

Any idea what album 'Why Don't We Try Again' might have been for? I presume Innuendo, but that makes me think that Brian would have recorded it for Back To The Light.

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Posted: 08 Feb 06, 22:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

great stuff... we all knew this album was a "best of" brians unrecorded songs...but you put things clear

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Posted: 08 Feb 06, 22:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Re: Why Don't We Try Again

All I was able to find out from scouring interviews and such with Brian was that it was written "a few years ago" for Queen, but he decided to keep it for himself. My best guess is Innuendo as well, but knowing Brian it could have been written much earlier. The man's notorious for such long gaps between writing, recording and releasing.

I'm glad everyone's happy with the post :-)

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Posted: 08 Feb 06, 22:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Very true - took him nearly five years (1969 - 1973) to get 'White Queen' recorded.

This is a very interesting thread as it is; I kind of had an inkling that Brian was going to do a covers album (in fact, I remember reading that sometime in 1996 or so, I think), but this also explains the disjointed feel of Another World. Part of me wishes he had finished the Heroes project, it would've been interesting to see what else he had in mind with that. Damn you, Roger!

I don't want to sound unappreciative, but you don't have any other information similar to this for other projects, do you? I only ask because it's threads like this that keep me coming back to Queenzone day after day.

Either way, great stuff - thanks, rhyeking!

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Posted: 08 Feb 06, 22:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm actually working on a larger project similar to this for Queen and solo recordings. The work on THAT directly led to my research on Another World. I was so enthralled by what I found about AW's back-story, I figured I'd share it, and see what response I got.

Since you guys like it, I'll start diseminating some other similar threads in the future.

It's a lot of sorting and checking and rechecking facts and dates and information. You'd be surprised how often inconsistencies creep up and repeat through websites, until no one bothers to figure out the error.

Anyhow, I'll post more stuff like this, seeing as how people are diggin' it!

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Posted: 08 Feb 06, 23:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, and as to what else he had in mind...one interview mentions a potential Elvis cover, as he was talking about his heroes growing up.

I doubt any such cover was recorded, as no other mention or rumor ever surfaced about an Elvis-cover track. It was probably just at the idea stage ("What other song do I want to do?") before he abandoned that concept.

I just hope THIS post doesn't start any such rumors!

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Posted: 08 Feb 06, 23:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you Rhyeking, that's excellent stuff. I love the idea of 'Heroes', 'tis a shame that he never completed it. Think I'll start a thread of covers I'd like to see Brian do.


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Posted: 09 Feb 06, 00:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

First off, very excellent work. We need more like this.

Now the cynic in me: do you have sources for this information? Most I remember, but the nugget about Why Don't We Try Again is new. Just curious what interviews this stuff came from.


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Posted: 09 Feb 06, 00:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

“The Guv’ner” – Recorded in 1997 and 1998
- Originally written for a film project of the same name, which fell through
- Most of the song was recorded in 1997, Jeff Beck’s lead guitar re-recorded in 1998


Correct. Indeed, lyircs have been changed from the "project" version to the AW one.

“Untitled” – Recorded in 1998
- Written around the melody of “Business”


Brian himself said in a queen-fip.com chat (July 1998) that this instrumental version of "Business" is officially called "Being On My Own"

Recorded in the same session as “Slow Down” and “Only Make Believe”


Wasn´t "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" also recorded during these sessions?

“F.B.I.” - Recorded in 1997
- Recorded with Status Quo, who were unaccredited, at the same session as “It’s Raining In My Heart”


I´m sorry but I think that this info is not correct. As far as I know Brian has played all the instruments on FBI.

Great post! Very interesting info!!

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Posted: 09 Feb 06, 00:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Two Sharp Pencils wrote:

Wasn´t "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" also recorded during these sessions?


Ooh, where'd you hear that? All I knew was that he played it live a few times with the BMB.

Two Sharp Pencils wrote:

I´m sorry but I think that this info is not correct. As far as I know Brian has played all the instruments on FBI.


According to Andy's Queen Page ( www.pemcom.demon.co.uk/queen/world/fbi.html ), the personnel for 'F.B.I.':

Brian: lead guitar, drums, bass
Rick Parfitt and Francis Rossi: rhythm guitar

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Posted: 09 Feb 06, 03:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks very much for this info. It is a great album, and I really hope one day we will get another fantastic solo album from Mr. May, but I guess that's doubtful?
Anyway, thanks for giving me a clearer view and background for this much liked album.

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Posted: 09 Feb 06, 04:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you very much for your work.


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Posted: 09 Feb 06, 05:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lester Burnham wrote:

Two Sharp Pencils wrote:

Wasn´t "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" also recorded during these sessions?


Ooh, where'd you hear that? All I knew was that he played it live a few times with the BMB.

And much, MUCH earlier with 1984.

Great stuff, I second Lester's opinion that this is exactly a kind of post worth coming back to QZ. Would be absolutely great to read more, about different albums, different projects...
Thanks, man!!! Appreciated

One more piece of info I can add:
Wilderness
I read an interview in polish rock magazine called TYLKO ROCK (now named TERAZ ROCK), back in 1998. Brian said that he was to abandon the tape, with only the hapsichord or whatever the instrument is (help?) and than Cozy heard the piece (still without any melody) and absolutely loved it- and that inspired Brian to work more on it. MAYBE Justin's input, influence happened later on, I dunno, never heard of it. But I'm absolutely certain he did say it was Cozy who heard the keyboard "riff" and ablsoutely fell in love with it

I'll try do dig out this interview and translate it- I guess it's an obscure thing- an interview for the Polish magazine ;)

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Posted: 09 Feb 06, 05:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, he also said CHINA BELLE was influenced by all those ROUTE 66 songs, and it just seemed interesting for him to do the version of this based in different culture- Route 66 story in China...
I should have this interview in a day or two...

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Posted: 09 Feb 06, 07:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Great stuff rhyeking. Please keep it coming.

I see you joined back in October 2004. It's a shame you took so long to start posting frequently, as every one of your posts this last week or so has been a worthwhile read and brought something new to the table.


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Posted: 09 Feb 06, 07:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Regarding Cyborg...

...does anyone have any info as to how Taylor Hawkins ended up playing the drums on this track? Or is it purely Brian just happened to ask him?


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Posted: 09 Feb 06, 08:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

awesome post rhyeking! makes me wish Brian would do something in the studio on "Jailhouse Rock"


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