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The Dark

The Dark (Album Version) 2:20
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Back To The Light, Track 1

The Dark (Flash Gordon Demo)
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Unreleased
The Dark is a track that has its origins in the 1980 Flash Gordon sessions. It is unclear how similar it is to the final version.

The Dark (1988 Demo)
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Unreleased
The later 1988 demo was one of three tracks on a demo tape played by Brian to friends in a preview of his upcoming solo album. This version is apparently very close to the version that appears on the final album.

Back To The Light

Back To The Light (Album Version) 4:59
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Back To The Light, Track 2

Back To The Light (Radio Edit) 4:12
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
UK Back To The Light promo 7" vinyl, UK Back To The Light promo CD single
A very effective promo edit. The track just fades out 47 seconds before the album version. Until that point, the two versions are exactly the same.

Back To The Light (Live at The Tonight Show) 4:51
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
UK Resurrection Part 2 CD single
A very neat live version from Brian's performance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. The track starts with the opening theme of the Tonight Show and Ed Hall announcing that evening's guests. The track then cuts to Jay Leno introducing Brian May and then the actual live performance begins. This live version has more of a rock feel. A very good performance with a good reaction from the crowd.

Love Token

Love Token (Album Version) 5:55 (UK) / 6:04 (US)
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Back To The Light, Track 3
The US and UK versions of Love Token and Resurrection start and stop at different points. The music is the same, the segued tracks just start/stop at different places.

Love Token (Single Version) 5:27
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
UK Resurrection 12" vinyl, UK Resurrection Part 1 CD single
A complete stand-alone version that fades out at the piano ending (before the segue with Resurrection). This version fades out slightly before the Explicit Version.

Love Token (Explicit Version) 5:36
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
RCD Magazine CD
A different version appearing on a compact disc in the classic rock magazine RCD. The track itself is basically the same as the album version, just with some very interesting lyric changes in the middle section of the song. As opposed to "meat for brains" in the album version, this version has the lyrics "shit for brains." Also there is a "fuck you" added in the argument section of the song. The track also stops album 20 seconds earlier; fading at the piano part. The lyric changes are kind of shocking if you only know the album and/or the single version.

Resurrection

Resurrection (Album Version) 5:27 (UK) / 5:19 (US)
Written by May/Powell/Page
Appears on:
Back To The Light, Track 4
The US and UK versions of Love Token and Resurrection start and stop at different points. The music is the same, the segued tracks just start/stop at different places.

Resurrection (Single Version) 4:39
Written by May/Powell/Page
Appears on:
UK Resurrection 12" vinyl, UK Resurrection Part 1 CD single, UK Resurrection Part 2 CD single, US Resurrection promo CD
The track starts without the atmospheric intro and instead starts with Cozy's heavy drumming. Approximately 15 seconds of other instrumental parts from the beginning part of the song have also been cut. The outro from the album version has been retained and is actually about 3 seconds longer.

Resurrection (Pill Sampler Edit) 4:58
Written by May/Powell/Page
Appears on:
UK Too Much Love Will Kill You - The Pill Sampler CD promo
This promo edit starts at exactly the same point as the single version. The rest of the song is unedited and the outro on this version is the longest yet, at about 20 seconds.

Ride To Win a.k.a. Resurrection (Instrumental Version) 3:44
Written by May/Powell/Page
Appears on:
The Drums Are Back LP by Cozy Powell
From Cozy Powell's "The Drums Are Back" album. This is a pure instrumental version of Resurrection without any vocals or atmospheric synthesizer work. The instrumentation is the same that appears on the final Back To The Light album version.

Too Much Love Will Kill You

Too Much Love Will Kill You (Album Version) 4:28
Written by May/Musker/Lamers
Appears on:
Back To The Light, Track 5

Too Much Love Will Kill You (Live Version with Spoken Intro) 4:43
Written by May/Musker/Lamers
Appears on:
UK Resurrection Part 1 CD single, UK Resurrection 12" vinyl
Recorded live at the Palace Theater in Los Angeles on April 6th, 1993. The track starts with Brian introducing Spike Edney to the crowd. This version is very similar to his performances at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert and Live At The Brixton Academy.

Too Much Love Will Kill You (Live Version without Spoken Intro) 4:43
Written by May/Musker/Lamers
Appears on:
US Too Much Love Will Kill You promo CD, US Too Much Love Will Kill You mastering error promo CD
This is the exact same version as the one with the vocal intro, except the introduction of Spike Edney has been removed from the track. Notice that running time is exactly the same.

Too Much Love Will Kill You (Guitar Version) 4:34
Written by May/Musker/Lamers
Appears on:
UK Too Much Love Will Kill You CD single, US Too Much Love Will Kill You promo CD
An instrumental version with the only vocals being a short acapella intro and some background chorus by Brian. The Red Special is played the entire way through and is almost treated like a lead vocal track.

Too Much Love Will Kill You (Hollywood Master Error) a.k.a. Piano Version 4:34
Written by May/Musker/Lamers
Appears on:
US Too Much Love Will Kill You withdrawn promo CD
This is a rare error that appeared on the first run of Too Much Love Will Kill You promo CD singles in the US. In what was supposed to be the Guitar Version on the CD, it was actually the Guitar Version minus the guitar. This actually turns out to be a nice mistake and results in a proper piano version.

Too Much Love Will Kill You (The Bell-Boy Demo Tape - Intro Version) 3:08
Written by May/Musker/Lamers
Appears on:
Unreleased Bell-Boy cassette tape
While living in Los Angeles, Brian became friends with singer/songwriter Elizabeth Lamers and songwriter Frank Musker. Together, they wrote the song “Too Much Love Will Kill You.” As Brian would explain, he was in a dark place, mentally and emotionally: “It happened when I was in America when I was trying to get away from life, and I wrote it with a couple of friends whom I just met, who sort of helped me get it out of my system. It was like a cathartic thing.” Home recording sessions were held at Frank Musker's house, which produced a cassette tape of work-in-progress demos. As the story goes, the tape was given by Elizabeth Lamers as a tip to a bell-boy at the hotel where she was staying. Hence the name 'The Bell Boy Tape'. Lamers insisted that she never gave a cassette tape of any version of the to anyone in any hotel. She theorized it is possible that a tape was misplaced, but there was never any handing off of unreleased material by her, Frank or Brian. Regardless of origin, the tape was privately sold in 1990 and is currently owned by collector John S. Stuart. Parts of the tape were leaked over the years; the full tape leaked in 2011. The intro version is the first song on the tape. Lamers, May, and Musker are working out the melody of the song. Brian provides some very rudimentary humming for vocals.

Too Much Love Will Kill You (The Bell-Boy Demo Tape - Every Time Version) 1:38
Written by May/Musker/Lamers
Appears on:
Unreleased Bell-Boy cassette tape
Mostly studio banter with a bits of piano, this is a continuation of Musker, Lamer,and May working out the song. The three are working out lyrics to a verse.

Too Much Love Will Kill You (The Bell-Boy Demo Tape - Verse Ending) 0:21
Written by May/Musker/Lamers
Appears on:
Unreleased Bell-Boy cassette tape
Brian is working out the end of the verse. He can be heard singing "too much love will kill you in the end". Some banter can be heard between Brian and Elizabeth Lamers.

Too Much Love Will Kill You (The Bell-Boy Demo Tape - Second Verse) 1:04
Written by May/Musker/Lamers
Appears on:
Unreleased Bell-Boy cassette tape
Brian is working on lyrics to the second verse, singing along to the piano accompaniment.

Too Much Love Will Kill You (The Bell-Boy Demo Tape - Shit Version) 3:11
Written by May/Musker/Lamers
Appears on:
Unreleased Bell-Boy cassette tape
Brian begins this take with a laugh saying "shit, can we do it again?" Elizabeth and Brian continue to sing through lyrics as the song takes shape. There is a lot of inaudible banter between the two.

Too Much Love Will Kill You (The Bell-Boy Demo Tape - Acoustic Guitar Demo) 2:35
Written by May/Musker/Lamers
Appears on:
Unreleased Bell-Boy cassette tape
Brian and Elizabeth continue to discuss lyrics and work their way through the track. This time an acoustic guitar is added to the instrumentation, presumably played by Brian.

Too Much Love Will Kill You (The Bell-Boy Demo Tape - Home Keyboard Version) 4:33
Written by May/Musker/Lamers
Appears on:
Unreleased Bell-Boy cassette tape
At this point in the song's creation, we have a full backing track featuring keyboards and drum machine. This recording sounds professionally done as opposed to the preceeding demos. There is no vocal track on this version.

Too Much Love Will Kill You (The Bell-Boy Demo Tape - 1st Vocal Version) 4:48
Written by May/Musker/Lamers
Appears on:
Unreleased Bell-Boy cassette tape
The song has finally taken shape at this point. The keyboard/drum backing track sounds pretty close to the final version. Brian's lead vocals are an earlier take than the final one used for the album. Lyrically, the song is more or less complete. There is no guitar solo (or any guitar) at this point.

Too Much Love Will Kill You (The Bell-Boy Demo Tape - Home Duet Version) 4:47
Written by May/Musker/Lamers
Appears on:
Unreleased Bell-Boy cassette tape
This is an interesting departure from the version we all know. Brian and Elizabeth sing this take as a duet. Brian starts with the first verse and from there on it alternates between Elizabeth and Brian. Choruses are mostly done together. The backing track is still just keyboards and drum machine at this point, no guitars.

Too Much Love Will Kill You (The Bell-Boy Demo Tape - CDS Bit) 0:23
Written by May/Musker/Lamers
Appears on:
Unreleased Bell-Boy cassette tape
This short snippet is a take of Brian's opening vocal chorus that appears on the final version.

Too Much Love Will Kill You (The Bell-Boy Demo Tape - Piano Studio Demo) 4:09
Written by May/Musker/Lamers
Appears on:
Unreleased Bell-Boy cassette tape
This instrumental take is a much more complete keyboard backing track. There is some further keyboard sound effects and synthesized guitar.

Driven By You

Driven By You (Album Version) 4:11 Click here for more info!
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Back To The Light, Track 6

Driven By You (Edited Version For DJ's In Something Of A Hurry) a.k.a. CHR Edit a.k.a English Edit 3:38
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
UK Driven By You promo CD
An excellent single edit. It is actually quite hard to see what has been taken out to shorten the running time. The most noticable edit is the vocal outro being removed and the song instead being ended with the final "yeah!" Very nicely done. Note that this version appears on US promo CD's as the CHR Edit or the English Edit.

Driven By You (Pollarded Version For DJ's Under Pressure) 3:22
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
UK Driven By You promo CD
A much more noticable edit than other versions. The vocal and drum intro has been completely removed. Instead the track begins with the first major guitar chord. The ending is the same as the DJ's In Something Of A Hurry edit, finishing with "yeah!"

Driven By You (Special Version for DJ's Under Extreme Stress) 0:04
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
UK Driven By You promo CD
The most amusing of all of the edits is meant as a bit of a joke. The track is simply a guitar chord and Brian singing Driven By You a single time. This would qualify as the most edited version of a Queen song ever.

Driven By You (Proper Version For Connoisseurs and Relaxed DJ's) 4:11
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
UK Driven By You promo CD
This is the album version, but is labeled as the "Proper Version" on the UK promo CD. This is just listed to clear up any possible confusion.

Driven By You (CHR Edit Shorter) 3:57
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
US Driven By You 3-Track misprint promo CD
A US only edit that is actually longer than the CHR edit (even though it is labeled as "shorter." Very little is edited from the middle of the track; the intros and outros of the album version are retained.

Driven By You (CHR Edit Shortest) 3:33
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
US Driven By You 3-Track misprint promo CD
Another US only edit that manages to take even more time off of the track. Still, the edit works extremely well to the point that it's hard to notice what was removed. The full intro and outro are retained on this version as well.

Driven By You (Radio Mix) a.k.a. New Version 4:11
Written by Brian May, Remixed by Brian Malouf and Brian May
Appears on:
UK Too Much Love Will Kill You CD single, UK Too Much Love Will Kill You - The Pill Sampler CD promo, US Back To The Light CD album, US Driven By You 3-Track misprint promo CD, US Driven By You Compass-Box promo CD
A remix by Brian Malouf and Brian May that suprisingly isn't all that different from the album version. The drums are slightly heavier and there is some slight remixing of the guitar parts. Cozy Powell plays drums and bass is provided by Neil Murray.

Driven By You (Rock Radio Edit) 3:40
Written by Brian May, Remixed by Brian Malouf and Brian May
Appears on:
US Driven By You Compass-Box promo CD
An edit of the Radio Mix or New Version of Driven By You. The intro is completely gone and the track instead starts at the first major guitar chord (similar to the CHR edit). The outro is also gone and ends in a fade at &"yeah!" (which is barely audible).

Driven By You (Ford Ad Version For Collectors Only) 1:29
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
UK Driven By You 12" vinyl
A much shorter and different version that appeared in UK Ford car commercials. The lyrics and vocals are different to accommodate the commercial. An interesting version just for something different.

Driven By You (Video Version) 4:22
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Unreleased
The video for Driven By You is a nice look at Brian's solo tour performances. The audio is the album version with some crowd noise added at the beginning and ending.

Driven By You Two 1:35
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
UK Resurrection Part 2 CD single
A unique instrumental performance of Driven By You that was featured in a second set of UK Ford television advertisements. The track is slightly faster paced and only features Brian singing a singular "Driven By You" at the end of the track.

Nothin' But Blue

Nothin' But Blue (Album Version) 3:31
Written by May/Powell
Appears on:
Back To The Light, Track 7

Nothin' But Blue (Guitar Version) a.k.a. Somewhere In Time 3:53
Written by May/Powell
Appears on:
UK Back To The Light 7" vinyl, UK Back To The Light CD single 2, UK Back To The Light promo CD single, The Drums Are Back LP by Cozy Powell
A proper instrumental version of the album track with no vocals. This version is longer than the album version by 20 seconds; featuring some additional guitar work from Brian. There's a lot of great guitar work here from Brian that might be otherwise missed on the standard version with vocals.

I'm Scared

I'm Scared (Album Version) a.k.a. Justin's Mix '92 4:00
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Back To The Light, Track 8

I'm Scared (Original Version) 4:01
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
UK Too Much Love Will Kill You 7" vinyl, UK Too Much Love Will Kill You CD single
The original version of I'm Scared appeared as a B-side to the Too Much Love Will Kill You releases. The album version is actually a remix, dubbed the "Justin Mix '92", possibly remixed by Justin Shirley-Smith. You can easily tell the mix is different, with various audio cues happening at different times. The middle rambling section is missing in this version and it seems like there are some differences in drums, guitar, and even vocal takes.

I'm Scared (Demo)
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Unreleased
Info coming soon

Last Horizon

Last Horizon (Album Version) 4:10 Click here for more info!
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Back To The Light, Track 9

Last Horizon (Radio Edit) 3:07
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
UK Last Horizon CD single, UK Last Horizon CD promo single
A very basic edit. The Radio Edit basically starts a minute and three seconds into the album version. Amazingly, it works rather well.

Let Your Heart Rule Your Head

Let Your Heart Rule Your Head (Album Version) 3:51
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Back To The Light, Track 10

Just One Life

Just One Life (Album Version) 3:37
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Back To The Light, Track 11

Just One Life (Guitar Version) 3:43
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
UK Back To The Light CD single 2, UK Driven By You 12" vinyl, UK Driven By You CD single, Holland Driven By You CD promo single 1, Holland Driven By You CD promo single 2
Another great instrumental version. The backing track is the same as the album version. Instead of Brian singing lead vocals, his Red Special guitar plays the vocal part. Very impressive.

Rollin' Over

Rollin' Over (Album Version) 4:36
Written by Marriot/Lane
Appears on:
Back To The Light, Track 12

Tie Your Mother Down

Tie Your Mother Down (Live at The Tonight Show) 3:29
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
UK Resurrection Part 2 CD single
The second performance from Brian's appearance on The Tonight Show. A very fun version that features some additional guitar by Slash.

Sleepy Blues

Sleepy Blues (The Bell-Boy Demo Tape - Excerpt) 5:14
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Unreleased Bell-Boy cassette tape
A vocal demo done by Brian, most likely in his home studio. The beginning of the track starts with some mumbling from Brian, stating that the track is for his upcoming solo album. There is no instrumentation, just Brian humming and singing some melody to form the skeleton of a song.

Moody Keyboards

Keyboard Sounds One (The Bell-Boy Demo Tape - Excerpt) 1:47
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Unreleased Bell-Boy cassette tape
From the "Bell-Boy" demo tape, this is Brian experimenting with some ambient keyboard sounds. This isn't so much of a song but rather just trying out different sounds.

Keyboard Bells (The Bell-Boy Demo Tape - Excerpt) 2:57
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Unreleased Bell-Boy cassette tape
From the "Bell-Boy" demo tape, this is more of Brian experimenting with the keyboard. This bit is a little more fleshed out with some proper chords. Synthesized "bell" sounds are featured here as well.

Keyboard Panpipes (The Bell-Boy Demo Tape - Excerpt) 1:02
Written by Brian May
Appears on:
Unreleased Bell-Boy cassette tape
From the "Bell-Boy" demo tape, this is Brian experimenting with panpipe sounds on the keyboard.