Brian May - Back To The Light (1992) [2021, 24-bit/96 kHz, Remastered]

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Brian May - Back To The Light (1992) [2021, 24-bit/96 kHz, Remastered]

Brian May - Back To The Light (1992)
FLAC (Tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Official Digital Download | Time: 00:51:11
Blues Rock, Hard Rock, Pop Rock | Label: UMC | ~ 1.30 Gb

Queen guitarist Brian May's first complete attempt at a solo album, Back to the Light, focuses on the hard rock sound that Queen often abandoned in the 1980s. While obviously sounding similar to some of the work by his former band, May's path is far more hard-edged and emotionally punched than the majority of Queen's work. His vocals are sometimes weak for a singer, but they also add a certain tenderness that most hard rock frontmen seem to lack. The album succeeds best on its heaviest tracks such as the cover of "Rollin' Over" or "Resurrection," which features pounding drums courtesy of Cozy Powell and thundering guitar riffs with Queen-like multi-tracked vocals. References to Queen can also be heard in the eccentric humor of such numbers as "Love Token," which includes a back-and-forth dialogue in the middle of the song. Likewise, the low-key country song, "Let Your Heart Rule Your Head," is reminiscent of "'39" off Queen's A Night at the Opera. The ballads are not as strong or as interesting and are not helped by well-meaning but overly sentimental lyrics and light rock arrangements. Unfortunately, the instrumental, "Last Horizon," ends up sounding like Muzak. "Driven By You," the album's biggest hit, was originally written for a Ford commercial, and it shows. That said, it is great to hear May finally get a chance to rock out and while the over-the-top and eccentric stylings of the album might put off some, it is those same traits that will also attract many to this work.

by Geoff Orens, allmusic
Brian May - Back To The Light (1992):


01. The Dark (2:20)
02. Back To The Light (5:00)
03. Love Token (5:56)
04. Resurrection (5:27)
05. Too Much Love Will Kill You (4:29)
06. Driven By You (4:12)
07. Nothin' But Blue (3:31)
08. I'm Scared (Justin's Mix '92) (4:00)
09. Last Horizon (4:11)
10. Let Your Heart Rule Your Head (3:52)
11. Just One Life (3:38)
12. Rollin' Over (4:35)

foobar2000 1.6.5 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1

Analyzed: Brian May / Back To The Light

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR11 -0.30 dB -14.95 dB 2:20 01-The Dark
DR7 -0.30 dB -9.96 dB 5:00 02-Back To The Light
DR8 -0.30 dB -10.10 dB 5:56 03-Love Token
DR7 -0.28 dB -9.81 dB 5:27 04-Resurrection
DR8 -0.29 dB -12.88 dB 4:29 05-Too Much Love Will Kill You
DR7 -0.31 dB -9.04 dB 4:12 06-Driven By You
DR9 -0.28 dB -11.85 dB 3:31 07-Nothin' But Blue
DR8 -0.29 dB -9.95 dB 4:00 08-I'm Scared (Justin's Mix '92)
DR8 -0.30 dB -11.30 dB 4:11 09-Last Horizon
DR10 -0.29 dB -13.26 dB 3:52 10-Let Your Heart Rule Your Head
DR11 -0.30 dB -14.92 dB 3:38 11-Just One Life
DR8 -0.30 dB -10.03 dB 4:35 12-Rollin' Over

Number of tracks: 12
Official DR value: DR8

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2911 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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