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Anita Dobson + Brian May

Talking Of Love is a 1988 album by UK actress and singer Anita Dobson. Dobson, who is best known in her role in the UK series EastEnders, started a relationship with Brian May around this time (the two were later married). Brian produced the album (except for the last track, Anyone Can Fall In Love), wrote some tracks, sang backing vocals on some tracks, and played guitar on a few tracks as well. At least two of the tracks from the album got their start as Queen songs. Anita and Brian collaborated again a year later on the single In One Of My Weaker Moments.

Talking Of Love 3:41
Written by Brian May
Appears on: UK Talking Of Love, UK Talking Of Love 12" vinyl

Talking Of Love was written by Brian May, who also produced the song, played guitar, and provided backing vocals. It is unknown if this song was at any time considered for Queen. Talking Of Love is the first and title track to the album and was also released in different form as a single.

Talking Of Love (Single Edit) 3:23
Written by Brian May
Appears on: UK Talking Of Love 7" vinyl

This single edit of Talking Of Love edits the first 20 seconds from the beginning of the album track.

Talking Of Love (Extended Version) 5:13
Written by Brian May
Appears on: UK Talking Of Love 12" vinyl

The extended version of Talking Of Love appears exclusively on the 12" vinyl single. The extended version is significantly longer than the album version, adding more instrumental sections.

The Last Time I Made Love 2:59
Written by Mann/Weil/Barry
Appears on: UK Talking Of Love

The Last Time I Made Love is the second track from the Talking Of Love album. Brian May produced, played guitar, and sang background vocals.

You Can't Stay The Night 4:44
Written by Musker/Bugatti
Appears on: UK Talking Of Love

You Can Stay The Night is the thrid track from the Talking Of Love album. Brian May produced and sang background vocals.

I Dream Of Christmas 5:05
Written by Brian May
Appears on: UK Talking Of Love, UK I Dream Of Christmas 12" vinyl

In 1984, both Roger Taylor and Brian May wrote Christmas songs for a potential Queen single release. Roger wrote Thank God It's Christmas and Brian wrote I Dream Of Christmas. Roger's track was the one chosen by the band to complete. Brian's track saw the light of day through Anita Dobson. Brian May wrote, produced, played guitar, and sang backing vocals. John Deacon appears playing bass guitar.

I Dream Of Christmas (Single Edit) 3:56
Written by Brian May
Appears on: UK I Dream Of Christmas 7" vinyl

The Single Edit of I Dream Of Christmas loses a full minute off of it's run-time. The first 30 seconds are removed and an additional 30 seconds of instrumentation are taken from the middle of the track. The ending is also faded early. Brian May wrote, produced, played guitar, and sang backing vocals. John Deacon appears playing bass guitar.

Funny Old Life Ain't It 4:32
Written by Brian May & Anita Dobson
Appears on: UK Talking Of Love, UK To Know Him Is To Love Him 7" vinyl

Funny Old Life Ain't It is the fifth track from the Talking Of Love album. Anita and Brian collaborated together writting the track. Brian also produced and sang background vocals.

Let Me In (Your Heart Again) 3:52
Written by Brian May
Appears on: UK Talking Of Love

Let Me In (Your Heart Again) is the sixth track from the Talking Of Love album. It has been confirmed by Queen Achivist Greg Brooks that this track was originally intended for Queen's The Works album. A full Queen studio version with Freddie on lead vocals does exist, presumably in completed and releasable state. Brian May wrote, produced, played guitar, and provided backing vocals on Anita's version.

To Know Him Is To Love Him 3:09
Written by Phil Spector
Appears on: UK Talking Of Love, UK To Know Him Is To Love Him 7" vinyl

To Know Him Is To Love Him was originally a hit single by The Teddy Bears. This cover version is the seventh track on Talking Of Love and was released as a single in the UK. Brian May played guitar, produced, and sang backing vocals.

Don't Fall In Love With Anybody Else 4:22
Written by Thompson/Dudley
Appears on: UK Talking Of Love

Don't Fall In Love With Anybody Else is the eight track from Talking Of Love. Brian May produced, played guitar, and sang backing vocals.

Anyone Can Fall In Love 3:32
Written by Simon May/Phillips (music)/Black (lyrics)
Appears on: UK Talking Of Love

Anyone Can Fall In Love is the ninth track from Talking Of Love. This track was originally released as a single in 1986 and reached #4 in the UK singles chart. Anyone Can Fall In Love is a version of the EastEnders theme tune, with lyrics. This track was not produced by Brian May and does not feature any involvement from him. One of the producers of the track was Simon May, which may be the source of confusion.

Sweet Talkin' 4:28
Written by Brian May & Anita Dobson
Appears on: UK Talking Of Love 7" vinyl

Sweet Talkin' is a non-album B-side available only on the Talking Of Love 7" vinyl. The track is very similar to the extended version of Talking Of Love; featuring different vocals by Anita at the beginning. Brian co-wrote, produced, played guitar, and sang backing vocals.

Silly Christmas 5:55
Written by Brian May & Anita Dobson
Appears on: UK I Dream Of Christmas 7" vinyl

Silly Christmas appears exclusively as a B-side on the I Dream Of Christmas 7" vinyl release. Silly Christmas is similar to I Dream Of Christmas, except Anita sings the song as a child and there are some lyrical changes. Party sound effects are throughout the song and the chorus is sung by a group. Brian May wrote, produced, played guitar, and sang backing vocals. John Deacon appears playing bass guitar.

In One Of My Weaker Moments 3:38
Written by Black/Shuman
Appears on: UK In One Of My Weaker Moments 7" vinyl, UK In One Of My Weaker Moments 12" vinyl

In One Of My Weaker Moments was released only as a single in 1989. Brian May makes an appearance playing guitar.

In One Of My Weaker Moments (Drama Mix) 5:22
Written by Black/Shuman
Appears on: UK In One Of My Weaker Moments 12" vinyl

The Drama Mix of In One Of My Weaker Moments appears exclusively on the 12" vinyl release. The drama mix is an extended version, adding instrumental sections at the intro and in the middle. There is much more of Brian's guitar work featured in this mix.

In One Of My Weaker Moments (Instrumental Version) 3:38
Written by Black/Shuman
Appears on: UK In One Of My Weaker Moments 7" vinyl, UK In One Of My Weaker Moments 12" vinyl

The instrumental version of In One Of My Weaker Moments appeared on both the 7" and 12" vinyl releases. This version is a true instrumental version and features no vocals.

Artists United For Nature + Brian May

Yes We Can 3:57
Written by Thompson/Faltermeyer
Appears on: Germany Yes We Can 7" vinyl, Germany Yes We Can CD single, UK Earthrise: The Rainforest Single CD single

Yes We Can was a charity release from 1989 by the Artists United For Nature. The Artists United For Nature consisted of Brian May, Ian Anderson, Joe Cocker, Carol Decker, Harold Faltermeyer, Herbie Hancock, Tommy Johnson, Chaka Khan, Stevie Lange, Sandra, Michael McDonald, Richard Page, Maggie Reilly, Jennifer Rush, Chris Thompson, and Stefan Zauner. Brian, as usual, provides guitar.

Yes We Can (Extended Version) 5:25
Written by Thompson/Faltermeyer
Appears on: Germany Yes We Can 12" vinyl, Germany Yes We Can CD single, UK Earthrise: The Rainforest Single CD single

The Extended Version of Yes We Can was available on the CD single and 12" releases. At over a minute longer than the standard version, this extended version has additional instrumentation and an additional verse.

Yes We Can (Instrumental Version) 3:57
Written by Thompson/Faltermeyer
Appears on: Germany Yes We Can 12" vinyl, Germany Yes We Can CD single, UK Earthrise: The Rainforest Single CD single

The Instrumental Version of Yes We Can is simply the regular version without the vocals.

Bad News + Brian May

Bad News were a satirical rock band in the same vain as Spinal Tap created for the UK Channel 4 TV program "The Comic Strip Presents." Their first album, 1987's Bad News, was produced by Queen guitarist Brian May. Listed below are all of the Brian produced tracks, which includes some non-album tracks. The dialogue-only tracks are present on the LP, but do not appear on the sleeve's tracklisting. The dialogue-only tracks are listed on future CD releases, but may be renamed or appear in a different context. Brian does play guitar on a few tracks, which are also listed below. There are further Bad News releases that are not listed due to lack of involvement by Brian.

Hey Hey Bad News 5:17
Written by Grigson/Webb/Fuego
Appears on: UK 1987 Bad News LP, UK 1987 Bad News CD, US 1989 Bad News CD, UK 2004 Bad News CD, UK 1993 The Cash In Compilation CD

Produced by Brian May, Hey Hey Bad News is the first song on the Bad News LP.

Vim Is Angry (a.k.a. We Haven't Recorded Anything Yet) 2:09
Written by N/A (Dialogue Track)
Appears on: UK 1987 Bad News LP, UK 1987 Bad News CD, US 1989 Bad News CD, UK 2004 Bad News CD

Produced by Brian May, Vim Is Angry is a dialogue-only track from the Bad News LP. This track is not listed on the original UK LP and is renamed "We Haven't Recorded Anything Yet" on the UK 2004 CD re-release.

Warriors Of Genghis Khan 3:27
Written by Dennis/Webb/Fuego
Appears on: UK 1987 Bad News LP, UK 1987 Bad News CD, US 1989 Bad News CD, UK 2004 Bad News CD, UK 1993 The Cash In Compilation CD

Produced by Brian May, Warriors Of Genghis Khan is the second full song on the Bad News LP. Additionally, this track appears on the 1993 UK release "The Cash In Compilation."

Excalibur 6:21
Written by N/A (Dialogue Track)
Appears on: UK 1987 Bad News LP, UK 1987 Bad News CD, US 1989 Bad News CD, UK 2004 Bad News CD

Produced by Brian May, Excalibur is a dialogue-only track from the Bad News LP. This track is not listed on the original UK LP.

Bohemian Rhapsody (a.k.a. Bohemian Rhapsody - Take 2) 3:38
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on: UK 1987 Bad News LP, UK 1987 Bad News CD, US 1989 Bad News CD, UK 2004 Bad News CD, UK 1993 The Cash In Compilation CD, UK 1987 Bohemian Rhapsody 7" vinyl

Produced by Brian May, Bohemian Rhapsody is the thrid full song from the Bad News LP. This version of Bohemian Rhapsody is obviously a humorous take-off of the Queen classic. It has been rumored that John Deacon plays bass and sings backing vocals. However, there has been no proof to support that claim.

Bohemian Rhapsody (Single Version) 3:14
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on: UK 1987 Bohemian Rhapsody 12" vinyl

The Single Version of Bohemian Rhapsody appears exclusively on the 12" vinyl single. This version is essentially the album version but replaces the ending with the one from Take 1.

Bohemian Rhapsody (Take 1) 0:30
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on: UK 2004 Bad News CD

Produced by Brian May, Bohemian Rhapsody take 1 is a humourous "flase start" to the track, ending with a band argument.

Dividing Up The Spoils (a.k.a. The Contract) 2:59
Written by N/A (Dialogue Track)
Appears on: UK 1987 Bad News LP, UK 1987 Bad News CD, US 1989 Bad News CD, UK 2004 Bad News CD

Produced by Brian May, Dividing Up The Spoils is a dialogue-only track from the Bad News LP. This track is not listed on the original UK LP and is renamed "The Contract" on the UK 2004 CD re-release.

Introducing The Band 2:19
Written by N/A (Dialogue Track)
Appears on: UK 1987 Bad News LP, UK 1987 Bad News CD, US 1989 Bad News CD, UK 2004 Bad News CD

Produced by Brian May, Introducing The Band is a dialogue-only track from the Bad News LP. This track is not listed on the original UK LP.

Bad News 3:11
Written by Brint/Fuego
Appears on: UK 1987 Bad News LP, UK 1987 Bad News CD, US 1989 Bad News CD, UK 2004 Bad News CD, UK 1987 Cashing In On Christmas 7" vinyl, UK 1993 The Cash In Compilation CD, UK 1987 Cashing In On Christmas 12" vinyl

Produced by Brian May, Bad News is the fourth song from the Bad News LP. It is possible, but not confirmed that Brian plays guitar on this track as well.

Hey Mr. Bassman 2:00
Written by N/A (Dialogue Track)
Appears on: UK 1987 Bad News LP, UK 1987 Bad News CD, US 1989 Bad News CD, UK 2004 Bad News CD

Produced by Brian May, Hey Mr. Bassman is a dialogue-only track from the Bad News LP. This track is not listed on the original UK LP. Also of note, Hey Mr. Drummer is added to the end of this track on the UK 2004 re-release.

Hey Mr. Drummer 2:15
Written by N/A (Dialogue Track)
Appears on: UK 1987 Bad News LP, UK 1987 Bad News CD, US 1989 Bad News CD, UK 2004 Bad News CD

Produced by Brian May, Hey Mr. Drummer is a dialogue-only track from the Bad News LP. This track is not listed on the original UK LP. Also of note, Hey Mr. Drummer is added to the end of Hey Mr. Bassman on the UK 2004 re-release.

Masturbike 2:20
Written by Grigson/Dennis/Webb/Fuego
Appears on: UK 1987 Bad News LP, UK 1987 Bad News CD, US 1989 Bad News CD, UK 2004 Bad News CD, UK 1988 Bootleg LP, UK 1993 The Cash In Compilation CD

Produced by Brian May, Masturbike is the fifth song from the Bad News LP. Also of note, this track appears on every Bad News LP release.

Trousers (a.k.a. What Are We Going To Wear For Top Of The Pops?) 3:48
Written by N/A (Dialogue Track)
Appears on: UK 1987 Bad News LP, UK 1987 Bad News CD, US 1989 Bad News CD, UK 2004 Bad News CD

Produced by Brian May, Trousers is a dialogue-only track from the Bad News LP. This track is not listed on the original UK LP and is renamed "What Are We Going To Wear For Top Of The Pops" on the UK 2004 CD re-release.

Drink Till I Die 3:35
Written by Grigson, Dennis, Webb, Fuego
Appears on: UK 1987 Bad News LP, UK 1987 Bad News CD, US 1989 Bad News CD, UK 2004 Bad News CD, UK 1993 The Cash In Compilation CD

Produced by Brian May, Drink Till I Die is a dialogue-only track from the Bad News LP. This track is not listed on the original UK LP.

Cashing In On Christmas (Single Version) 4:08
Written by Grigson/Dennis/Webb/Fuego
Appears on: UK 1987 Cashing In On Christmas 7" vinyl, US 1989 Bad News CD, UK 2004 Bad News CD, UK 1987 Cashing In On Christmas 12" vinyl

Produced by Brian May, Cashing In On Christmas was a single release that did not appear on the original release of the Bad News album. Brian also played guitar on the track.

Cashing In On Christmas (Dub) 4:26
Written by Grigson/Dennis/Webb/Fuego
Appears on: UK 1988 Bootleg LP, UK 2004 Bad News CD, UK 1993 The Cash In Compilation CD

Produced by Brian May, the Dub version of Cashing In On Christmas is the single version with band dialogue "dubbed" over the song. Just like the single version, Brian provides some guitar.

Cashing In On Christmas (Let's Bank Mix) 6:50
Written by Grigson/Dennis/Webb/Fuego
Appears on: UK 1987 Cashing In On Christmas 12" vinyl

Appearing exclusively on the 1987 12" vinyl, the Let's Bank Mix has a longer outro and intro, more instrumental sections, and more guitar work from Brian. Just like the other two versions, Brian produced this track as well.

Life With Brian 5:25
Written by May/Webb/Fuego
Appears on: UK 1987 Bohemian Rhapsody 7" vinyl, UK 1987 Bohemian Rhapsody 12" vinyl, UK 2004 Bad News CD, UK 1993 The Cash In Compilation CD

Produced by Brian May, Life With Brian was a B-side to Bad News' Bohemian Rhapsody single. The track is mostly instrumental and features Brian on guitar as well.

Maybe We Should Plug The Guitars In 1:46
Written by N/A (Dialogue Track)
Appears on: UK 2004 Bad News CD

Produced by Brian May, Maybe We Should Plug The Guitars In was originally part of Drink Till I Die on the original Bad News UK release. This was made a seperate track on The Cash In Compilation.

Pretty Woman 2:51
Written by Orbison/Dees
Appears on: UK 1987 Bohemian Rhapsody 12" vinyl, UK 2004 Bad News CD, UK 1993 The Cash In Compilation CD

This Roy Orbison cover was originally available only on the Bohemian Rhapsody 12" vinyl and later appeared on re-releases and compilation CDs. Brian produced the track.

Bandaged + Brian May

All You Need Is Love 3:32
Written by Lennon/McCartney
Appears on: All You Need Is Love CD single, Bandaged Together CD

Bandaged is an all-star collaboration from 2009 to raise money for BBC's Children In Need. This cover of the classic Beatles track features Peter Gabriel, Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music), Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones), Nick Mason (Pink Floyd), Brian May (Queen), Midge Ure (Ultravox), Sharon Corr (The Coors), and others. Most of the track was recorded in Abbey Road Studios. Brian May, of course, plays guitar on the track.

All You Need Is Love (Pudsey Mix) 3:24
Written by Lennon/McCartney
Appears on: All You Need Is Love CD single

The Pudsey Mix is available exclusively on CD single and iTunes download. As opposed to an edit, this is a remix of the track, featuring different vocalists performing different verses. Most notably, Midge Ure starts the song off, singing the first two verses. Part of Brian's guitar parts are omitted in favor of the orchesetra.

All You Need Is Love (Chapel Edit) 3:08
Written by Lennon/McCartney
Appears on: All You Need Is Love CD single

The Chapel Edit is available exclusively on CD single and iTunes download. This edit removes the instrumental intro and fades out a bit earlier.

All You Need Is Love (Goodnight Mix) 3:23
Written by Lennon/McCartney
Appears on: Bandaged Together CD


Billy Squier + Brian May

(Another) 1984 4:54
Written by Billy Squier
Appears on: US Signs Of Life LP, US Signs Of Life CD, US Signs Of Life re-release, US (Another) 1984 12" promo vinyl

From 1984's Signs Of Life album, (Another) 1984 features Brian May on guitar. The track features lots of "futuristic" synthesizer effects, harmonies, and Orwellian overtones. Brian's guitar solo sounds more like early Queen than Queen of the 80s.

Black Sabbath + Brian May

When Death Calls 6:55
Written by Black Sabbath
Appears on: UK Headless Cross LP, UK Headless Cross CD, US Headless Cross CD

When Death Calls comes from Black Sabbath's 1989 album Headless Cross, which is the second album to feature Tony Martin on lead vocals. Brian shares guitar solo duties with Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi. Also of note, Cozy Powell co-produced (with Iommi) and played drums on the album. Cozy later recorded and toured with Brian. Headless Cross is generally viewed positively by Sabbath fans.

Carmine Appice + Brian May

Nobody Knew (Black White House) (Long Version) 4:47
Written by Keeling/Appice
Appears on: UK Guitar Zeus CD album, UK Ultimate Guitar Zeus CD, UK Nobody Knew CD single

Carmine Appice is recognized as one of the best hard rock drummers. Appice has appeared on albums by Rod Stewart, Paul Stanley, and Ted Nugent to name a few. Carmine's 1995 Guitar Zeus album included many guest guitarists, including Brian May. Brian appears on the album and single version of Nobody Knew (Black White House). The track is very heavy and showcases both Appice and May very well.

Nobody Knew (Black White House) (Radio Version) 3:50
Written by Keeling/Appice
Appears on: UK Nobody Knew CD single

The Radio Version of Nobody Knew is obviously a little more radio friendly, cutting about a minute off of the running time. A large portion of the instrumental break is removed along with a verse of lyrics in middle and the "whole in the blue sky" lyrics at the end.

Catherine Porter + Brian May

Somebody To Love 3:49
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on: Gems For Ruby

Catherine Porter's voice should be well known to Queen fans. Catherine sanging backing vocals for the Brian May Band during his Back To The Light tour. Later, Brian recruited her to sing backing vocals on the 1995 Queen track Let Me Live and on his 1998 solo album Another World. When the time came for Catherine to record her own album of cover songs, it was a natural for Brian to be involved. Somebody To Love is the second track on her 2009 album Gems For Ruby. Brian May, naturally, plays guitar on the track.

Chris Thompson + Brian May

A Shift In The Wind (Parts 1 & 2) 6:42
Written by Tom King/Gavin Povey
Appears on: Radio Voices

Chris Thompson is and English singer and guitarist who has had a successful solo career and was lead vocalist of Manfred Mann's Earth band. He has appeared on many Queen-related projects including singing backing vocals for the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, The Brian May Band, and at the 46664 concert. He also appeared on The Stonk and on the Yes We Can charity single. A Shift In The Wind (Part 1 & 2) are from his 1985 solo album Radio Voices. Brian plays guitar on the track.

A Shift In The Wind (Backtrack Version) 4:23
Written by Tom King/Gavin Povey
Appears on: Backtrack 1980-1994

The 2008 release Backtrack is a career retrospective of Chris Thompson. Included on this release is an edited version of A Shift In The Wind. This version is made up of mostly the first four and a half minutes of the song, minus the intro and outro. Brian plays guitar on the track.

Claire Sweeney + Brian May

Too Much Love Will Kill You 4:22
Written by May/Musker/Lamers
Appears on: Claire CD

Claire Sweeney is an actress and singer from the UK. She is known for her role in Brookside and appearing in Celebrity Big Brother. In 2002, she released her album, Claire, which charted well in the UK. The album features original material as well as cover songs. One of the cover songs is Too Much Love Will Kill You, featuring Brian May and UK session player Phil Palmer on guitar.

Cliff Richard + Brian May

Move It (Live) 2:43
Written by Ian Samwell
Performers: Cliff Richard feat. S Club 7 & Brian May
Appears on: Party At The Palace CD, Party At The Palace DVD

Recorded live at Buckingham Palace June 3, 2002. A live version of the Cliff Richard hit. Brian May is featured on lead guitar.

Move It 4:07

Written by Ian Samwell
Appears on: 21st Century Christmas/Move It 7" vinyl, 21st Century Christmas/Move It CD single, Two's Company - Duets
Legendary UK pop singer Cliff Richard released a new recording of his 1958 hit single Move It in 2006. This new version featured Brian May on guitar and Brian Bennett from The Shadows on drums. The single was released in December 2006 in an effort to be the #1 Christmas single. It reached #2 on the UK charts. The song was later included on the Cliff Richard Two's Company compilation CD.

Cozy Powell + Brian May

Somewhere In Time 3:50
Written by Powell/Nicholls/Makin
Appears on: The Drums Are Back

Cozy Powell was a well-respected English drummer who worked with Rainbow, Jeff Beck, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, and The Brian May Band. Somewhere In Time is from Cozy's 1992 album "The Drums Are Back." The track features Brian May on guitar and John Deacon on bass. This track was the inspiration for Nothin' But Blue on Brian's Back To The Light album. This is also the same track that appeared as Nothin' But Blue (Guitar Version) on the Back To The Light CD single.

The Crickets + Brian May

Peggy Sue (Live) 2:28
Written by Holly/Allison/Petty
Appears on: The Strat Pack: Live In Concert DVD

The Strat Pack was a concert held on September 24, 2004 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster guitar. The concert opened with a performance by The Crickets. Sonny Curtis sings lead vocals. They were joined on stage by Brian May and Albert Lee. Brian plays guitar on this song (a Fender, not his red special) and sings backing vocals. This concert was released on DVD in 2005 and later on Blu-Ray format.

Maybe Baby (Live) 1:36
Written by Holly/Petty
Appears on: The Strat Pack: Live In Concert DVD

The second song performed by The Crickets, May, and Lee at the Strat Pack concert was Maybe Baby. Brian gets to sing lead vocals for The Crickets and play guitar (again, a Fender). Also of note, Brian did record a studio version of Maybe Baby in 1998 (see Another World).

I Fought The Law (Live) 1:47
Written by Sonny Curtis
Appears on: The Strat Pack: Live In Concert DVD

Sonny Curtis takes lead vocals on this song. Brian plays Fender guitar and sings backing vocals.

Oh Boy (Live) 1:52
Written by Petty/West/Tilghman
Appears on: The Strat Pack: Live In Concert DVD

Sonny Curtis continues to sing lead vocals on this song. Brian plays Fender guitar and sings backing vocals.

That'll Be The Day (Live) 2:38
Written by Holly/Allison
Appears on: The Strat Pack: Live In Concert DVD

Ronnie Wood (The Faces, The Jeff Beck Group, The Rolling Stones) joins Brian May, Albert Lee, and The Crickets for this performance. Brian plays Fender guitar and sings lead vocals.

The Cross + Brian May

Love Lies Bleeding (She Was A Wicked, Wily Waitress) (Album Version) 4:24
Written by Roger Taylor
Appears on: UK Shove It, Track 7/US Shove It, Track 1


Love Lies Bleeding (She Was A Wicked, Wily Waitress) (Original Version) 4:14
Written by Roger Taylor
Appears on: UK Cowboys and Indians 7" vinyl, UK Cowboys and Indians 12" vinyl, UK Cowboys and Indians promo CD

Brian May appears on this track, both on the album and the single, playing some great guitar. This was the lead-off single for the album, so it came out before the album did, making this version the Original. The differences to the album aren't huge, but you'll notice the beefier guitars. Roger sings "I want you to burn! Burn! Burn!" on this version, which is edited on the album (except the last "Burn!") for some reason. This version is also about ten seconds shorter, fading out earlier.

D-Rok + Brian May

Games Workshop, maker of tabletop Warhammer games, began to incorporate music as a companion piece to their games. They started a record company, Warhammer Records, in the early 90's. One of the bands signed to this label was UK hard rock band D-Rok. Their only album was 1991's Oblivion, which took some inspiration from Warhammer 40,000. Brian May had visited the Games Workshop store with his son, Jimmy May, and met the band. Upon meeting them, he offered to play on their album. Brian played guitar on two of their songs, Red Planet Blues and Get Out Of My Way. The second was released as a single and features two alternative mixes.

Red Planet Blues 6:35
Written by D-Rok
Appears on: Oblivion


Get Out Of My Way 6:06
Written by D-Rok
Appears on: Oblivion


Get Out Of My Way (D-Mix) 7:10
Written by D-Rok
Appears on: Get Out Of My Way 12" vinyl, Get Out Of My Way CD single

The D-Mix would be best described as an extended remix of the album version of the song. It has been heavily remixed, featuring much more programmed purcussion bits.

Get Out Of My Way (Air Mix) 4:09
Written by D-Rok
Appears on: Get Out Of My Way 12" vinyl, Get Out Of My Way CD single

The Air Mix is essentially a single remix of the album version. The chanting opening on the album version has been shortened and mixed differently, making it more appropriate as a single release. The backbeat is remixed and a little poppier and more produced.

Def Leppard + Brian May

Travellin' Band (Live) 6:21
Written by John Fogerty
Appears on: 2009 Pyromania Deluxe Edition

Def Leppard performed at the L.A. Forum in September 1983 as part of their tour to promote their smash album Pyromania. They were joined onstage by Queen guitarist Brian May for a cover of the classic Creedence Clearwater Revival song Travellin' Band. The concert has been heavily bootlegged for years. An edited version of the show (and this song) finally appeared on the 2009 Deluxe Edition release of Pyromania. The full version featured on bootlegs almost ten minutes in length.

Now I'm Here (Live at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert) 4:56
Written by Brian May
Appears on: Tonight 7" vinyl, Tonight 12" vinyl, Tonight CD single

Def Leppard were a main act for the April 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. The band performed a three song set before the proper Queen set. One of the track they performed was Now I'm Here. Def Leppard were joined onstage by Brian May for the live performance. This performance is featured on the 1993 single Tonight.

Diana Ross + Brian May

Crazy Little Thing Called Love 3:15
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on: UK I Love You CD, UK I Love You - Special Edition CD
From the UK version of Diana Ross' 2006 album "I Love You." This is one of the most jarring and odd Queen covers that I have heard. The track starts with a horn section (that continues throughout the track) and features a different arrangement. Diana's vocals are good, but again are slightly odd for this song. Brian plays guitar throughout the track and performs a solo that is very different from the original. Note that the US version of "I Love You" does not feature this track.

Don Nix + Brian May

Going Down 5:58
Written by Don Nix
Appears on: Going Down: The Songs Of Don Nix
Don Nix is a songwriter and musician from Memphis, Tennessee. He is known as being a key part of the Memphis sound at Stax Records. Going Down is his best known track, which was released in 1969 by the band Moloch. The song later was covered by The Who, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, and numberous others. Don released a new version on his 2002 album Going Down: The Songs Of Don Nix. Brian May plays guitar on the track.

Dweezil & Ahmet Zappa + Brian May

Unknown Track
Written by ?
Appears on: Shampoohorn

From 2006, Brian May on guitar. More information coming soon.

Eddie Howell + Brian May

The Man From Manhattan 3:22
Written by Eddie Howell
Appears on: Freddie Mercury Solo Collection, A Ghost Of A Smile, The Man From Manhattan CD
Recorded during the Night At The Opera sessions at Sarm East, August 1975. This track sounds extremely Queen-like, and it should. Freddie produced, played piano, and provided backing vocals. To add to the Queen sound, Brian May played guitar and also provided backing vocals. A fantastic song, borrowing a lot musically from Killer Queen.

The Man From Manhattan (Back Again) 4:56
Written by Eddie Howell
Appears on: A Ghost Of A Smile, The Man From Manhattan CD

Info coming soon.

Man From Manhattan (Edit) 3:22
Written by Eddie Howell
Appears on: UK Man From Manhattan CD single (1995)

Info coming soon

Extreme + Brian May

Love Of My Life 4:31
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on: Song For Love 7" single, Song For Love 12" single, Song For Love CD single

Song For Love is a track from Extreme's 1990 top 10 album Extreme II - Pornograffiti. The single was not released until 1992, reaching #12 in the UK. The B-side of the single is a cover of Queen's Love Of My Life. The building blocks of this track were live recorded at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. Further production work was put into the track. The audience noise removed and it features additional electric guitar by Brian May.

Foo Fighters + Brian May

Have A Cigar 4:02
Written by Roger Waters
Appears on: Mission Impossible 2 Soundtrack

A heavy, rip-roaring cover of the classic Pink Floyd track. Taylor Hawkins, not Dave Grohl provides lead vocals. Brian's guitar is throughout the track. Please note that the Foo Fighters originally performed this as a B-side without Brian May; this version is different from that B-side version. This can only be found on the 2000 Mission Impossible 2 soundtrack.

Tired Of You 5:12
Written by Foo Fighters
Appears on: One By One

From the Foo Fighter's 2002 album, One By One, Tired Of You features Brian's "Queen II-type" guitar sound by request of the Foos. The track is is quiet and somber with Brian's orchestral guitar in the background. One By One went on to be a big hit, although it was the least favorite album of the band.

Freddie Mercury + Brian May

She Blows Hot And Cold (Alternative Version featuring Brian May) 4:36
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on: The Solo Collection

Recorded in March/April 1984, this is actually the original version recorded by Freddie, featuring Brian on guitar. Freddie didn't want the other members to appear on the album; he asked Brian to do the guitar track with the intention of getting the session guitarist to redo it more or less the same way Brian did it. So the finished version has the session guitarist Paul Vincent copying this performance by Brian. The drums and piano aren't as punchy as the finished version, but this is still a must for Queen fans as Freddie and Brian seem to be having a lot of fun.

Fuzzbox + Brian May

Self! 3:43
Written by Fuzzbox
Appears on: UK Self! 7" vinyl, UK Self! 7" vinyl picture disc, UK Self! CD single, Big Bang

Fuzzbox were a UK all-girl rock band formed in Birmingham in 1985. Their 1989 album Big Bang was a change of direction for the band; their sound changed from rock to dance-oriented pop. Brian May plays guitar on the track Self!, which was also released as a single. The single reached as high as 24 in the UK charts.

Self! (Selfish Mix) 8:20
Written by Fuzzbox
Appears on: UK Self! 12" vinyl, US Self! 12" vinyl, UK Self! CD single

The Selfish Mix of Self! is a very long extended version. There are large sections off added backbeat/drum machine percussion in between the verses of the song. There doesn't seem to be any involvement from Brian on this extended "selfish" mix.

Gareth Marks + Brian May

Unknown Track
Written by ?
Appears on: Unreleased

An unreleased an unknown track from Gareth Marks' 1991 album Lady Of Leisure is supposed to feature Brian May on guitar.

Gordon Giltrap + Brian May

Heartsong 4:24
Written by Giltrap/Morris
Appears on: Music For The Small Screen

Gordon Giltrap is a well regarded English guitarist and composer. Heartsong, originally released in 1977, was one of Giltrap's most well-known songs. Giltrap's 1995 album Music For The Small Screen features a re-recording of the classic track, this time featuring Brian May, Steve Howe, Midge Ure, Rick Wakeman and Neil Murray.

Guns N' Roses + Brian May

Catcher In The Rye (Demo) 5:37
Written by Rose/Tobias
Appears on: Unreleased

Guns N' Roses 2008 album Chinese Democracy was on track to be one of rock n' roll's biggest unreleased projects. Axl Rose had fired all of the original band members and had slowly rebuilt the band from scratch. Long gone were Slash, Duff McKagan, Izzy Stradlin, et. al. In their place were guitarists Buckethead, Ron Thal, Tommy Stinson (Replacements), Robin Finck (NIN), and others. During the process of recording the album, it seemed as though the band was a constant revolving door of musicians. In around 1999, Brian May was called on by Rose to contribute guitar on Catcher In The Rye. The demo, which is not that different from the final release, features Brian prominently. By the time the album was released in 2008, Brian's contributions were replaced. This track, among others, were leaked on the internet in the mid 2000's and gave a good view of where the project was headed.

Hale And Pace + Brian May

The Stonk 3:46
Written by Hale/Pace/Griffiths
Appears on: The Stonk 7" vinyl, The Stonk 12" vinyl, The Stonk CD single

Gareth Hale and Norman Pace are a UK comedy team best known for their sketch comedy television shows. In 1991, they released a charity single on 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, and CD single to aid the British Charity, Comedy Relief. The single's main song, The Stonk, featured an all-star line-up. Brian May from Queen produced, played keyboards, and also played guitar. Roger Taylor, also from Queen, played drums. The rest of the line-up is as follows: Hale and Pace (lead vocals), Toni Iommi (guitars), Dave Gilmour (guitars), Cozy Powell (drums), Rown Atkinson (drums), Neil Murray (bass), Mike Moran (keyboards/backing vocals), Joe Griffiths (keyboards), Chris Thompson (backing vocals), Judie Tzuke (backing vocals), Maggie Ryder (backing vocals), Mirian Stockley (backing vocals), and Suzie O'List (backing vocals). The single reached number 1 in the UK in March 1991.

The Stonk (Extended Version) 5:17
Written by Hale/Pace/Griffiths
Appears on: The Stonk 12" vinyl, The Stonk CD single

The Extended Version of The Stonk differs a bit from the normal version. The "good evening, here is the six o' clock stonk" spoken intro is removed completely; a very long piano intro replaces it. There are many added instrumental bits, which, along with the intro, adds a lot to the running time. The last three verses, however, are removed.

Hank Marvin + Brian May

We Are The Champions 5:04
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on: Into The Light, We Are The Champions 7" vinyl, We Are The Champions CD single

Hank Marvin is an English guitar player who was part of the legendary band The Shadows. The Shadows are best known for their instrumental hits Apache and FBI. Hank Marvin's 1992 solo album Into The Light features a guitar duet with Brian May, playing the classic Queen song We Are The Champions.

We Are The Champions (Promo Edit) 4:00
Written by Freddie Mercury
Appears on: We Are The Champions promo CD single

The promo edit is an excellent, shorter version of the lengthy Hank Marvin/Brian May version. A large chunk of the song is edited at the third verse, removing some of the extraneous guitar. The edit is unnoticeable and actually makes it more like the Queen version.

Heavy Pettin' + Brian May

Glasgow based Heavy Pettin' grew out of a band called Weeper. Weeper members Gary Moat (drums), Brian Waugh (bass), and Gordon Bonnar (guitars) were joined by Steve Hayman (vocals) and Punky Mendoza in 1981 to form Heavy Pettin'. Their first album, Lettin' Loose, was released in 1983 under the Polydor label. Their heavy style attracted Brian May and Mack to produce the album. Surprisingly, Brian did not play guitar on any tracks.

In And Out Of Love 3:50
Written by Bonnar/Moat/Hayman
Appears on: Lettin Loose, In And Out Of Love 12" vinyl

Track 1 on the Lettin' Loose album.

In And Out Of Love (Single Edit) 3:24
Written by Bonnar/Moat/Hayman
Appears on: In And Out Of Love 7" vinyl
The single edit of In And Out Of Love appears exclusively on the 7" vinyl single. The edit effectively removes some of the instrumental portions of the song.

Broken Heart 4:08
Written by Bonnar/Moat/Hayman
Appears on: Lettin Loose, In And Out Of Love 7" vinyl, In And Out Of Love 12" vinyl
Track 2 on the Lettin' Loose album.

Love On The Run 4:00
Written by Mendoza/Moat/Hayman
Appears on: Lettin Loose
Track 3 on the Lettin' Loose album.

Love Times Love 4:59
Written by Bonnar/Moat
Appears on: Lettin Loose, Love Times Love 7" vinyl, Love Times Love 12" vinyl, Love Times Love 7" picture disc
Track 4 on the Lettin' Loose album.

Victims Of The Night 5:14
Written by Bonnar/Moat/Hayman
Appears on: Lettin Loose
Track 5 on the Lettin' Loose album.

Rock Me 4:58
Written by Bonnar/Moat/Hayman
Appears on: Lettin Loose, Rock Me 7" vinyl, Rock Me 12" vinyl
Track 6 on the Lettin' Loose album..

Rock Me (Single Edit) 3:09
Written by Bonnar/Moat/Hayman
Appears on: Rock Me 12" vinyl
The single edit of Rock Me appears only on the 12" vinyl single. It is a fairly major edit, removing some instrumental sections and four whole verses.

Shout It Out 3:34
Written by Bonnar/Moat/Hayman
Appears on: Lettin Loose, Love Times Love 7" vinyl, Love Times Love 12" vinyl, Love Times Love 7" picture disc
Track 7 on the Lettin' Loose album..

Devil In Her Eyes 5:08
Written by Bonnar/Moat/Hayman
Appears on: Lettin Loose
Track 8 on the Lettin' Loose album.

Hell Is Beautiful 4:07
Written by Bonnar/Moat/Hayman
Appears on: Lettin Loose
Track 9 on the Lettin' Loose album.

Holly Johnson + Brian May

Love Train (Album Version) 3:52
Written by Blast
Appears on: Blast

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Love Train (Stroke It Up Mix)
Written by ?
Appears on: Love Train 12" vinyl

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Love Train (Ride The "A" Train Mix) 6:45
Written by ?
Appears on: Love Train 12" vinyl

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Love Train (Americanos Mix)
Written by ?
Appears on: Love Train Frankie Knuckles Remixes 12" vinyl, The People Want To Dance 12" vinyl

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Ian And Belinda + Brian May

Who Wants To Live Forever 3:52
Written by Brian May
Appears on: UK Who Wants To Live Forever 7" vinyl, Queen Greatest Video Hits II (Hidden Easter Egg Video)

Who Wants To Live Forever was re-reocrded and released again in 1989 as a charity single for the British Bone Marrow Donor Appeal. Auditions were held for children to sing the lead vocals; Ian Meeson and Belinda Gillett were chosen. Brian May produces, plays guitar, and keyboards. Roger Taylor plays percussion, John Deacon is on bass, and Michael Kamen arranges. The track was recorded in June 1989 at Abbey Road Studios.

Who Wants To Live Forever (Instrumental Version) 3:47
Written by Brian May
Appears on: UK Who Wants To Live Forever 7" vinyl, UK Who Wants To Live Forever 12" vinyl

The instrumental of the new Ian And Belinda version of Who Wants To Live Forever is simply the backing track with no lead vocals. This is a nice version to have, just to hear the new arrangement of the song.

Who Wants To Live Forever (Extended Version) 4:11
Written by Brian May
Appears on: UK Who Wants To Live Forever 12" vinyl

The Extended Version of the Ian and Belinda version of Who Wants To Live Forever features an excellent orchestral intro that unfortunately is missing from the proper version. This version appears exclusively on the 12" vinyl single.

Who Wants To Live Forever (Original Demo) 3:47
Written by Brian May
Appears on: UK Who Wants To Live Forever 12" vinyl

The demo version of Who Wants To Live Forever is a working version of the track. Brian wanted a guide vocal work off of the new version of the song. The most readily available child vocalist was none other than his daugher, Louisa May. The backing track is the keyboard synthesizer and some percussion.

Ian Hunter + Brian May

You Nearly Did Me In 5:46
Written by Ian Hunter
Appears on: All-American Alien Boy (1976)

You Nearly Did Me In is a great song from the former lead singer to Mott The Hoople, Ian Hunter. This track features Freddie, Brian, and Roger singing backing vocals. Appears on Hunter's 1976 All American Boy album, which was rereleased on CD in 1996. Worth finding just for this song alone.

You Nearly Did Me In 5:38
Written by Ian Hunter
Appears on: Just Another Night: Live At The Astoria, London DVD

Ian Hunter's 2004 DVD Just Another Night is an excellent live concert, featuring songs spanning his whole career. It was recorded live on May 28, 2004 at The Astoria Theatre in London. All The Way From Memphis, which was covered by Brian on Another World, was a stand-out performance of the evening. Brian plays guitar and sings backing vocals, Joe Elliot (Def Leppard) and Ian sing lead vocals, and Mick Ralphs of Bad Company plays guitar as well.

Jeffrey Osborne + Brian May

Stay With Me Tonight 4:58
Written by Raymond Jones
Appears on: Stay With Me Tonight, UK Stay With Me Tonight 7" vinyl

Jeffrey Osborne's second album from 1983 featured multiple hits and a platinum award. One of those hits was the funky Stay With Me Tonight (US 30/UK 18). Osborne's vocals are deep, different, and generally fairly good. Brian's guitar solo only lasts a few seconds and is not a major part of the song, but it is instantly recognizable.

Stay With Me Tonight (Extended Version) 5:56
Written by Raymond Jones
Appears on: UK Stay With Me Tonight 12" vinyl 1, US Stay With Me Tonight 12" vinyl

The Extended Version of Stay With Me Tonight is just that, a longer version of the proper version. There is no heavy remixing or new twists, just more repetition.

Stay With Me Tonight (Dub Version a.k.a. US Club Mix) 6:40
Written by Raymond Jones
Appears on: US Stay With Me Tonight 12" vinyl, UK Stay With Me Tonight 12" vinyl 2

The Dub Version, as opposed to the Extended Mix, is more of a proper remix. The song structure has changed. A bit of the backing vocals introduces the track, which continues into a very repetitive, extended version of the backing track. There are a few bits of backing vocals and brief vocals from Jeffrey. This is best described as an extended, remixed, instrumental version.

Stay With Me Tonight (Froggy Mix) 5:04
Written by Raymond Jones
Appears on: UK You Should Be Mine 12" vinyl

The Froggy Mix is a fairly good remix of the proper version. The instruments, especially the rhythm and bass guitars at the opening are more prominent. This mix is preferable to the longer extended version.

Two Wrongs Don't Make It Right 4:43
Written by Leib/Osborne
Appears on: Stay With Me Tonight

Also from the 1983 album Stay With Me Tonight, this track is similar to Stay With Me Tonight, but with a much faster, poppier, tempo. Brian, again, plays guitar on the track.

Jennifer Rush + Brian May

Who Wants To Live Forever 3:58
Written by Brian May
Appears on: Out Of My Hands
US pop singer Jennifer Rush is best known for her track The Power Of Love. Jennifer was also a part of the Artists United For Nature in 1989, along with Brian May. In 1995 Jennifer and Brian collaborated again on the classic Queen track Who Wants To Live Forever. Brian, of course, plays guitar, sings backing vocals, and even sings lead vocals for a verse.

Jerry Lee Lewis + Brian May

High School Confidential
Written by Hargrave/Lewis
Appears on: Jerry Lee Lewis and Friends VHS/DVD
Live from the 1989 Hammersmith Odeon concert.

Jimmy Gnecco + Brian May

Someone To Die For 5:07
Written by Cornell/Johannes/Shneider (Lyrics)/Johannes/Shneider (Music)
Appears on: Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack

Someone To Die For is an excellent track that appears on the 2004 Spider-Man 2 Soundtrack. Jimmy Gnecco provides excellent lead vocals and Brian's guitar soars throughout the entire song. Chris Cornell of Soundgarden/Audioslave fame co-wrote the lyrics and Rick Rubin produced. Unfortunately, the song was completed just for addition on the soundtrack and was not actually used in the movie. Also of note, there is a demo version of this song featuring Chris Cornell's lead vocals (but no guitar from Brian).

Jonathan Kelly + Brian May

Fork In The Road
Written by ?
Appears on: Unreleased

Jonathan Kelly is an Irish musician who has been performing and recording since the mid 60s; including being a member of Humpy Bong with former Smile member Tim Staffell. Kelly's song Fork In The Road, featuring Brian May, most likely was recorded in the early days of Queen, but some sources say it was recorded while he was still with Smile. The Fan Club Biography dates it to 1989. Regardless, Brian plays guitar on this still unreleased track.

Jose Lucas + Brian May

Electric Rhumba (Tour Du Monde En 45 Tours)
Written by N/A
Appears on: France Electric Rhumba 7" vinyl (Part 1), France Electric Rhumba 12" vinyl

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Electric Rhumba (En 45 Tours)
Written by N/A
Appears on: France Electric Rhumba 7" vinyl (Part 2)

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Judie Tzuke + Brian May

I Can Read Books 4:48
Written by Tzuke/Noble
Appears on: Wonderland

Judie Tzuke is an English singer and songwriter best known for her hit Stay With Me Till Dawn. Judie's 1992 album Wonderland featured Brian May playing guitar on the track I Can Read Books. The album was later re-issued in 2001 on the Sanctuary label.

Lady Gaga + Brian May

Yoü And I 5:07
Written by Lady Gaga
Appears on: US Born This Way CD, US Born This Way 2 CD Special Edition, UK Born This Way CD, UK Born This Way 2 CD Special Edition

From Lady Gaga's monster 2011 release, Born This Way, Yoü And I is a fantastic track; showing off all of Lady Gaga's writing and performing talents. Brian appears on the track with some great guitar work (although it is slightly buried in the mix). Queen's familiar stomp-stomp-clap from We Will Rock You is also sampled into the track. Highest recommendation.

The Left Handed Marriage + Brian May

This background information is based off of the November, 1995 article in Record Collector Magazine and Queenzone.com posts by John S. Stuart.

Bill Richards, a one time band-mate of Brian May, formed a band called The Left Handed Marriage. The band consisted of Bill Richards (guitar/vocals), Jenny Hill (vocals), Henry Deval (vocals), and Terry Goulds (flute/vocals). After two years of performing, the band released their first album pressing called On The Right Side Of The Left Handed Marraige in 1967. The pressingly was privately done and done in a very small number. In March 1967, Bill Richards signed a 1 year contract with EMI. Bill asked Brian May, then with 1984, for help. Brian was to provide guitar and backing vocals on some recording sessions to create a "fuller" sound for the band.

Give Me Time (AMC Sound Acetate Version)
Written by Bill Richards
Appears on: AMC 7" EP Acetate - Never professionally released

Recorded April 4, 1967 at AMC Sound in Manor Road, Twickenham. This track is an early version of I Need Time. The band line-up included Jenny Hill, Henry Devel, Terry Goulds, Bill Richards, and guest guiarist Brian May from 1984.

She Was Once My Friend (AMC Sound Acetate Version)
Written by Bill Richards
Appears on: AMC 7" EP Acetate - Never professionally released

Recorded April 4, 1967 at AMC Sound in Manor Road, Twickenham. The band line-up included Jenny Hill, Henry Devel, Terry Goulds, Bill Richards, and guest guiarist Brian May from 1984.

Sugar Lump Girl (AMC Sound Acetate Version)
Written by Bill Richards
Appears on: AMC 7" EP Acetate - Never professionally released

Recorded April 4, 1967 at AMC Sound in Manor Road, Twickenham. The band line-up included Jenny Hill, Henry Devel, Terry Goulds, Bill Richards, and guest guiarist Brian May from 1984.

Yours Sincerely (AMC Sound Acetate Version)
Written by Bill Richards
Appears on: AMC 7" EP Acetate - Never professionally released

Recorded April 4, 1967 at AMC Sound in Manor Road, Twickenham. The band line-up included Jenny Hill, Henry Devel, Terry Goulds, Bill Richards, and guest guiarist Brian May from 1984.

I Need Time (Abbey Road Acetate Version)
Written by Bill Richards
Appears on: Abbey Road 7" EP Acetate - Never professionally released

Recorded June 29, 1967 at Abbey Road Studios. The band line-up included Jenny Hill, Henry Devel, Terry Goulds, Bill Richards, guest guiarist Brian May from 1984, and guest bass player Dave Dilloway, also from 1984.

Appointment (Abbey Road Acetate Version)
Written by Bill Richards
Appears on: Abbey Road 7" EP Acetate - Never professionally released

Recorded June 29, 1967 at Abbey Road Studios. The band line-up included Jenny Hill, Henry Devel, Terry Goulds, Bill Richards, guest guiarist Brian May from 1984, and guest bass player Dave Dilloway, also from 1984.

I Need Time (Regent Sound Version) 3:15
Written by Bill Richards
Appears on: 1993 Crazy Chain CD

Recorded July 31, 1967 at Regent Sound, London. The band line-up included Jenny Hill, Henry Devel, Terry Goulds, Bill Richards, Peter Trout (drums), guest guiarist Brian May from 1984, and guest bass/piano player John Frankel. This recording was finally released as one of the final three tracks on the reformed Left Handed Marriage's 1993 CD Crazy Chain. The master tape no longer exists, so the track was sourced from the 7" acetate.

Appointment (Regent Sound Version) 2:36
Written by Bill Richards
Appears on: 1993 Crazy Chain CD

Recorded July 31, 1967 at Regent Sound, London. The band line-up included Jenny Hill, Henry Devel, Terry Goulds, Bill Richards, Peter Trout (drums), guest guiarist Brian May from 1984, and guest bass/piano player John Frankel. This recording was finally released as one of the final three tracks on the reformed Left Handed Marriage's 1993 CD Crazy Chain. The master tape no longer exists, so the track was sourced from the 7" acetate.

She Was Once My Friend (Regent Sound 7" Edit Version) 3:16
Written by Bill Richards
Appears on: 1993 Crazy Chain CD

Recorded July 31, 1967 at Regent Sound, London. The band line-up included Jenny Hill, Henry Devel, Terry Goulds, Bill Richards, Peter Trout (drums), guest guiarist Brian May from 1984, and guest bass/piano player John Frankel. This recording was finally released as one of the final three tracks on the reformed Left Handed Marriage's 1993 CD Crazy Chain. This track was sourced from the original master tape. Also of note, if you know Brian's guitar work with Smile, you'll recognize the intro to this track.

She Was Once My Friend (Regent Sound Version)
Written by Bill Richards
Appears on: Unreleased

Recorded July 31, 1967 at Regent Sound, London. The band line-up included Jenny Hill, Henry Devel, Terry Goulds, Bill Richards, Peter Trout (drums), guest guiarist Brian May from 1984, and guest bass/piano player John Frankel. This is the full, unedited version from those sessions. It is unknown if this track still exists in any form.

Living In A Box + Brian May

Blow The House Down 4:16
Written by Hammond/Vere
Appears on: Gatecrashing, UK Blow The House Down 7" vinyl, UK Blow The House Down 12" vinyl, UK Blow The House Down 12" vinyl picture sleeve, UK Blow The House Down CD single

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Blow The House Down (Remix)
Written by Hammond/Vere
Appears on: UK Blow The House Down 12" vinyl picture sleeve, UK Blow The House Down CD single

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Blow The House Down (Dub Mix)
Written by Hammond/Vere
Appears on: UK Blow The House Down 12" vinyl, UK Blow The House Down 12" vinyl picture sleeve, UK Blow The House Down CD single

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Blow The House Down (Conversion Mix) 7:09
Written by Hammond/Vere
Appears on: UK Blow The House Down 12" vinyl, UK Blow The House Down CD single

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Blow The House Down (House Mix)
Written by Hammond/Vere
Appears on: UK Blow The House Down 12" vinyl

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Lonnie Donegan + Brian May

Diggin' My Potatoes 3:31
Written by Washboard Sam
Appears on: Puttin' On The Style

After lengthy absense, 50s "King of Skiffle" Lonnie Donegan returned with a new record, accompanied by some of the biggest names of the 60s and 70s. One of those names was Brian May. The track was recorded in Wessex Studios during the News Of The World sessions and released in 1978. The track sounds sound very much from the 50s, but is also a very fun track. Brian's guitar playing goes along nicely with the song and is instantly recognizable.

I'm Just A Rolling Stone 7:29
Written by Jim Currie
Appears on:
Puttin' On The Style 2007 Remaster
I'm Just A Rolling Stone was an unreleased track from Donegan's 1978 album Puttin' On The Style. Almost 30 years later, a remastered edition of the album was released, this time with bonus tracks. Donegan sings lead vocals, Brian plays guitar and provides background vocals. The rip-roaring piano track is by none other than Elton John. Although it is a bit lengthy, the performance from all three has a lot of passion.

Let Your Heart Rule Your Head
Written by Brian May
Appears on: Unreleased

Brian May provided background vocals and wrote Let Your Heart Rule Your Head for Lonnie Donegan's 1988 album. The song was ultimately never used for the project. Brian later recorded a new version for his 1992 Back To The Light album.

Lynn Carey Saylor + Brian May

If We Believe (Single Version) 4:01
Written by Lynn Carey Saylor
Appears on: If We Believe CD single

Lynn Carey Saylor is an American writer, singer, piano player, and guitarist. The 2002 US If We Believe CD single was her first commercially available release; a portion of the sales went to the Mercury Phoenix Trust.. Lynn sings lead vocals, Brian May provides background vocals and guitar.

If We Believe (Album Version) 3:55
Written by Lynn Carey Saylor
Appears on: You Like It Clean CD

In 2007, Lynn Carey Saylor released her first full album entitled You Like It Clean. If We Believe was included on this album, although it is a whole new version of the song. Lynn's lead vocal performance is difference, and the percussion has backing track has been changed. Brian's guitar performance is still here, unchanged.

We Belong 4:29
Written by Eric Lowen/Dan Navarro
Appears on: You Like It Clean CD

We Belong was originally a #5 US hit in 1985 for Pat Benetar. Lynn Carey Saylor recorded a cover version for her 2007 album You Like It Clean. Brian May helps out on backing and lead vocals (in places) and of course, plays guitar. Also of note, Danny Miranda and Spike Edney perform on the track. Original track writers Eric Lowen and Dan Navarro also provide backing vocals.

Meatloaf + Brian May

A Time For Heroes 4:13
Written by Jon Lyons
Appears on: UK A Time For Heroes 7" vinyl, US A Time For Heroes 12" vinyl, US A Time For Heroes CD single

A Time For Heroes served as the theme of the 1987 International Summer Special Olympics World Games. The original single and extended versions are instrumental and are performed by Tangerine Dream. The vocal version features Meat Loaf on lead vocals and Brian May on guitar.

Bad For Good 7:32
Written by Jim Steinman
Appears on: Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose CD

Twenty-nine years after the first Bat Out Of Hell, and thirteen years after Bat Out Of Hell II; Meat Loaf returned in 2006 with Bat Out Of Hell III: The Monster Is Loose. Bad For Good was written by Jim Steinman to appear on the follow-up to the original Bat Out Of Hell album. Steinman ended up recording the track himself years later for his 1981 album also called Bad For Good. Brian's guitar is very obvious at the opening of the song, returns at 4:30 for a solo, and appears sporatically throughout. A highlight of the album.

Love Is Not Real/Next Time You Stab Me In The Back 7:33
Written by Aday/Cavallo/Hawkins/Nally
Appears on: Hang Cool Teddy Bear CD

From Meat Loaf's 2010 album, Hang Cool Teddy Bear, Love Is Not Real/Next Time You Stab Me In The Back is a track stacked with notable guest musicians. Brian May and Steve Vai share guitar duties, while Taylor Hawkins from Foo Fighters assists with background vocals (and has a co-writing credit on the track). The song is typical Meat Loaf, going through many shifts between a big over the top sound that are accentuated with quieter parts. As you would expect, Steve Vai and Brian May share thrashing guitar solos.

A Kiss Is A Terrible Thing To Waste (Demo)
Written by Webber/Steinman
Appears on: 1998 The Very Best of Meat Loaf, Whistle Down The Wind

The 1961 film Whistle Down The Wind was adapted as a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman. A 1998 concept album featuring popular artists performing songs from the musical was released. The track A Kiss Is A Terrible Thing To Waste was performed by Meat Loaf and Bonnie Tyler. There are rumors that Brian played additional guitar on the final version of this song. Other sources state that he only was involved at the demo stage and never made it on the final version.

Mick Ronson + Brian May

All The Young Dudes
Written by David Bowie
Appears on: Heaven And Hull
This is the live version taken from the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. It appears on Mick Ronson's posthumous Heaven And Hull album.

Minako Honda + Brian May

Minako Honda was a Japanese vocalist and actress. Minako Honda met Brian in 1986 and wanted to do UK style rock song. The result is the Brian May-penned Golden Days and Crazy Nights. The two tracks were released in various formats and versions in 1987 (depending on the country). The Japan releases featured Japanese lyrics, while the UK release had English lyrics. Brian may wrote, produced, and played guitar on both tracks. Honda's career began as a pop singer, but evolved after taking formal singing and acting lessions. She died in 2005 as a result of Leukemia.

Golden Days (English Version) 4:04
Written by Brian May
Appears on: UK Golden Days 7" vinyl
Minako Honda recorded Golden Days and Crazy nights in both English and in Japanese. The English version of the Golden Days only appeared on the UK Golden Days 7" vinyl. The track was paired with the English version of Crazy Nights as a B-side. Brian wrote the song, plays guitar, and produced.

Golden Days (Japanese Version) 4:29
Written by Brian May
Appears on: Japan Crazy Nights 12" vinyl, Japan Crazy Nights 7" vinyl, Japan Golden Days CD single
The Japanese vocal version of Golden Days appears exclusively on the Japan 7" and 12" vinyl formats. The instrumental backing track is slightly different than the English version, resulting in the difference in length. Brian wrote the song, plays guitar, and produced.

Golden Days (2006 Remix) 4:29
Written by Brian May
Appears on: Golden Days CD
As a tribute to Minako Honda, Brian May (with help from Justin Shirley-Smith and Kris Fredriksson) remixed Golden Days. There seem to be some new performance elements from Brian as well. The vocal track used is the english one. It was released on the 2006 Golden Days compilation tribute CD. The remix is preferable to the original 1987 release, sounding much cleaner and fresh. Brian wrote the song, plays guitar, and produced.

Crazy Nights (English Version) 4:17
Written by Brian May
Appears on: UK Golden Days 7" vinyl
The English vocal version of Crazy Nights appeared exclusively on the UK Golden Days 7" vinyl. The run time is slightly different than the Japanese vocal version due to some changes in instrumental backing track. Brian wrote the song, plays guitar, and produced.

Crazy Nights (Japanese Version) 4:07
Written by Brian May
Appears on: Japan Crazy Nights 7" vinyl, Japan Crazy Nights 12" vinyl
The Japanese vocal version of Crazy Nights was released exclusively in Japan in 1987. The backing track is different than the English version. Brian wrote the song, plays guitar, and produced.

Momo Cortés + Brian May

Tanto Amor No Es Bueno 4:22
Written by May/Musker/Lamers
Appears on: Constante Contradicción

Momo Cortés played the role of Galileo in the Spanish production of the Queen musical We Will Rock You. His 2007 album Constante Contradicción includes a Spanish lyric version of Too Much Love Will Kill You. Brian appears on the track playing guitar, providing a fresh guitar solo.

Os Paralamas Do Sucesso + Brian May

El Vampiro Bajo El Sol
Written by ?
Appears on: Severino

Info coming soon.

Paul Rodgers + Brian May

I'm Ready 2:59
Written by Dixon
Appears on: Muddy Water Blues

Ten Years after his first solo album, Cut Loose, Paul Rodgers' follow-up album Muddy Water Blues was released in 1993. The entire album is a tribute to the songs of Muddy Waters. The album features an incredible line-up of guest musicians including Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Steve Miller, Buddy Guy, and Slash to name a few. One of those guest musicians is Brian May, who plays guitar on the classic song I'm Ready.

I'm Ready (Live At Montreux) 3:21
Written by Dixon
Appears on: Live At Montreux

Paul Rodgers' 1994 live performance in Montreux was finally released on DVD/CD in 2011. The setlist is made up of songs from his Muddy Waters tribute album and from his time with Free and Bad Company. Brian May joins him onstage to play guitar on I'm Ready.

All Right Now 6:52
Written by Rodgers/Fraser
Appears on:
The Strat Pack: Live In Concert DVD
The Strat Pack was a concert held on September 24, 2004 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster guitar. Brian joined Paul Rodgers on stage to perform All Right Now. This performance was the catalyst for the formation of Queen + Paul Rodgers. Brian May plays guitar, this time his Red Special, not a Fender.

Pavarotti + Brian May

Too Much Love Will Kill You 4:27
Written by May/Musker/Lamers
Appears on: Pavarotti & Friends

Info coming soon.

Phenomena + Brian May

Phenomena was a superground formed by record producer Tom Galley, Metalhammer magazine founder Wilfried Rimensberger, and Whitesnake guitarist Mel Galley (brother of Tom Galley). The original line-up was made of Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Don Airey (Ozzy Osborne band), Mel Galley (Whitesnake), Neil Murray (Whitesnake), and Cozy Powell (Whitesnake, Rainbow, Brian May Band). Though the years and different albums, the band's line-up changed regularly, the one constant being the involvement of Tom Galley (later billed as the creator of Phenomena).

The third album, 1988's Phenomena 3: Innter Vision, is produced by Tom Galley and Leif Johansen. The band lineup is made up of Scott Gorham (guitar), Keith Murell (vocals), Michael Sturgis (drums), and Merv O' Ryan Spence (bass & vocals). Brian May plays guitar on two songs on the album, A Whole Lot Of Love and What About Love.

A Whole Lot Of Love 5:39
Written by Galley/Johansen
Appears on: Phenomena III: Inner Vision


What About Love 5:04
Written by Galley/Johansen
Appears on: Phenomena III: Inner Vision


Quartz + Brian May

Circles 3:38
Written by Quartz
Appears on: UK Stoking Up The Fires Of Hell 7" vinyl, Stand Up And Fight 2008 remaster, Satan's Serenade

Quartz was a UK metal band founded in 1974. The group's self-titled first album was produced by Black Sabbath founder and guitarist Tony Iommi. Quartz's 1980 single Stoking Up The Fires Of Hell featured a B-side called Circles. For the track Circles, recorded in 1977, Iommi enlisted some help from Sabbath bandmate Ozzy Osbourne for backing vocals and Queen guitarist Brian May for additional guitar. The song was later made available on the Stand Up And Fight 2004 remaster and the Satan's Serenade compilation album.

Ramoncín + Brian May

Como Un Susurro 4:59
Written by Ramoncín
Appears on: La Vida En El Filo, Spain Como En Susurro 7" vinyl, Spain Como Un Susurro 12" vinyl

Ramoncín is a famous Spanish rock singer and songwriter, finding success in the late 70s an early 80s in Spain. His 1986 album La Vida En El Filo features Brian May playing guitar on the track Como Un Susurro.

Robbie Williams + Brian May

Eternity 4:59
Written by Williams/Chambers
Appears on: Eternity CD single, Robbie Williams' Greatest Hits
Eternity was a single-only release for former member of Take That member and hugely successful UK solo artist Robbie Williams. The song was an instant hit for Robbie Williams, topping the UK chart at number 1 in 2001. Brian May appears on the track playing guitar.

Eternity (Radio Edit) 4:09
Written by Williams/Chambers
Appears on: Eternity promo CD single
This promo radio edit of Eternity omits two verses (from "I sing this summer..." through to "before you know it's come and gone too soon").

Rock Against Repatriation + Brian May

Sailing 4:10
Written by Gavin Sutherland
Appears on: UK Sailing 7" vinyl, UK Sailing 12" vinyl, UK Sailing CD single

Sailing was written by Gavin Sutherland and originally released on the 1972 album Lifeboat, by The Sutherland Brothers Band. Rod Stewart later recorded it, resulting in a number 1 UK hit. Steve Hackett, guitarist from Genesis, later recorded/produced the song in 1990 with help of some musician friends. This group was called Rock Against Repatriation and featured Hacket, Brian May, Phil Manzanera, Bonnie Tyler, and many others. The song served as a charity single and a protest song to stop the repatriation of the Vietnamese boat people in Hong Kong. An entire album was planned, but the lack of success from the single brought the project to an end. Brian May privdes guitar.

Sailing (Instrumental Version) 4:10
Written by Gavin Sutherland
Appears on: UK Sailing 7" vinyl, UK Sailing 12" vinyl, UK Sailing CD single

This is a proper instrumental version of the Sailing single (no vocals).

Rock Aid Armenia + Brian May

Rock Aid Armenia was a charity project created by Jon Dee to raise money for victims of the 1988 Spitak Earthquake in Armenia. One of the charity releases was a cover of the Deep Purple classic song Smoke On The Water. The recording features an all star cast of musicians:

Guitars: Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple, Rainbow), David Gilmour (Pink Floyd), Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Alex Lifeson (Rush), Brian May (Queen)
Bass Guitar: Chris Squire (Yes)
Rhythm Guiar: Geoff Beauchamp (Eighth Wonder)
Vocals: Bryan Adams, Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Ian Gillan (Deep Purple), Paul Rodgers (Free, Bad Company)
Keyboards: Geoff Downes (Yes, Asia), Keith Emerson (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)
Drums: Roger Taylor (Queen)
Producers: Gary Langan, Geoff Downes

The song was recorded over five sessions at Metropolis Studios in London. David Gilmour from Pink Floyd was the first artist to join the cause, giving it validity and a big name to entice other stars to join. Neil Peart from Rush was to also play drums on the track, but schedules did not allow that to happen.

Session info from Rockaidarmenia.com

Session 1 - July 8, 1989
Brian May, Roger Taylor, Chris Squire, and Geoff Downes began work on the backing track. Brian was limited due to a broken arm from a skateboard accident. Geoff Beauchamp from Eighth Wonder stepped in on guitar for this session. Paul Rodgers laid down his lead vocal session. David Gilmour and Ian Gillan came in later on this session.

Session 2 - August 5, 1989
This session features the famous footage of Brian May and David Gilmour performing in the studio together. Brian's guitar solo originated from this session. Ian Gillan laid down his vocal track.

Session 3 - August 27, 1989
Bruce Dickinson recorded his lead vocals and worked on backing vocals with Ian Giilan. Bryan Adams and Ian also laid down backing vocals later in the day. Keith Emerson recorded keyboards as well.

Session 4 - September 10, 1989
Tony Iommi, Ritchie Blackmore, and Brian May all played guitar. Brian and Tony later went to the main studio to mess around, playing Apache by the Shadows.

Session 5 - September 24, 1989
Alex Lifeson recorded his guitar parts and was joined by Geoff Downes.

The final mix of all five sessions was completed the next week. This new recording of the song was a top 40 hit in the UK. It was featured in various forms on 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, CD single, and on The Earthquake Album. The original singles from 1989 feature the first mix; it was remixed again for a 1990 release (and for the album). The song was released again in 2010 as Smoke One The Water: The Metropolis Sessions, featuring some of the familiar 1989 mixes, a new mix, and a DVD.

Smoke On The Water (Radio Mix) 5:08
Written by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Appears on: UK Smoke On The Water 7" vinyl (1989), UK Smoke On The Water CD single (1989), UK Smoke On The Water '90 Mayhem Mix 12" vinyl,
UK Smoke On The Water '90 7" vinyl
The original Smoke On The Water release was the Radio Mix, found on the 7" vinyl and CD single from 1989. Note that the 2010 re-release lists the 1990 Radio Mix. It is not this mix, but rather it is The Earthquake Album version. This mix is also labelled as the "original extended version" on the UK/French Smoke On The Water '90 12" vinyl single.

Smoke On The Water (Extended Mix) 5:52
Written by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Appears on: UK Smoke On The Water 12" vinyl (1989), UK Smoke On The Water CD single (1989), UK Smoke On The Water '90 Mayhem Mix 12" vinyl, Smoke On The Water: The Metropolis Sessions

The extended mix of Smoke On the Water first appeared on the 1989 12" vinyl single and on the 1989 CD single. It was later released again in 1990 in various formats as "The Mayhem Mix". It features the chrous repeated a a few times and some additional instrumental bits. Note, this is labelled as the "Original 1989 Mix" on the 2010 re-release.

Smoke On The Water (Mayhem Mix) 5:52
Written by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Appears on: UK Smoke On The Water 12" vinyl (1989), UK Smoke On The Water CD single (1989), UK Smoke On The Water '90 Mayhem Mix 12" vinyl, Smoke On The Water: The Metropolis Sessions

As mentioned in the previous entry, this is a renaming of the original 1989 Extended Mix.

Smoke On The Water (Mega-Rock Remix) 6:02
Written by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Appears on: UK Smoke On The Water Mega-Rock Remix 12" vinyl

The Mega Rock Remix appears only it's own, bllue 12" vinyl release. It is very similar to the extended version. This version extends The Earthquake Album version. The intro instrumental is quite a bit longer. There are some other minor mix differences at the beginning.

Smoke On The Water '90 (a.k.a The Earthquake Album Version, a.k.a. '90 Radio Mix) 4:06
Written by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Appears on: UK The Earthquake Album, UK Smoke On The Water '90 7" vinyl, Netherlands Smoke On The Water '90 7" vinyl, Smoke On The Water: The Metropolis Sessions

The Earthquake Album version is a remix of the 1989 7" release. It loses the final two verses and some instrumental bits. This is called the 1990 Radio Mix on the 2010 re-release.

Smoke On The Water (2010 Wermut & Dee Remix) 4:20
Written by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Appears on: Smoke On The Water: The Metropolis Sessions

This new remix appears exclusively on the 2010 Smoke On The Water re-release. It is a very clean-sounding remix, benefiting from modern mixing techniques. It features some different guitar and keyboard bits as well. A few very minor vocal parts/lyrics are removed.

Smoke On The Water (1989 Ian Gillan Vocal Session) 4:20
Written by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice
Appears on: Smoke On The Water: The Metropolis Sessions

This new remix from 2010 features the original Smoke On The Water singer Ian Gillan singing all of the lead vocals. The backing track is remixed; removing all of the keyboards, to sound heavier and more rock-oriented.

Rock Therapy + Brian May

Reaching Out 2:42
Written by Black/Hill
Appears on: UK Reaching Out CD single

Reaching Out was a charity single released in 1996 to aid the Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Centre. Rock Therapy is made up of Brian May on guitar, Charlie Watts from the Rolling Stones on drums, and Paul Rodgers from Free/Bad Company on lead vocals. Backing vocals are provided by Sam Brown, Andy Fairweather-Low, and Lulu. The song was later performed live by Queen + Paul Rodgers on their 2005 and 2006 tours.

Reaching Out (Acoustic Version) 2:41
Written by Black/Hill
Appears on: UK Reaching Out CD single

The Acoustic Version of Reaching Out retains Paul Rodgers' lead vocals, but removes Brian's lead guitar and Charlie Watts' drums. Paul is backed up by an acoustic guitar, player unknown. Backing vocals are also removed from this version.

Reaching Out (Instrumental Version) 2:39
Written by Black/Hill
Appears on: UK Reaching Out CD single

The Instrumental Version of Reaching Out takes out Paul Rodgers' lead vocals but retains the backing vocals and Brian's lead guitar.

Rocky Horror Show + Brian May

Unknown
Written by Unknown
Appears on: Rocky Horror Show selected highlights (1995 Cast)
Info coming soon.

Sissel + Brian May

What Are We Made Of? 3:42
Written by Brian May
Appears on: The Adventures Of Pinocchio Soundtrack

Info coming soon.

Il Colosso 7:36
Written by May/Holdridge/Sparks
Appears on: The Adventures Of Pinocchio Soundtrack

Info coming soon.

S.O.L. (Stefan Zauner) + Brian May

Make My Dream Come True 4:03
Written by ?
Appears on: S.O.L. - Some Other Language

Info coming soon.

Strat Pack All Stars + Brian May

Stay With Me (Live) 7:19
Written by Wood/Stewart
Appears on: The Strat Pack: Live In Concert DVD

The Strat Pack was a concert held on September 24, 2004 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster guitar. The concert ended with a performance from the entire cast of The Faces song Stay With Me. Brian May plays his Red Special guitar during this finale. This concert was released on DVD in 2005 and later on Blu-Ray format.

Soundgarden + Brian May

New Damage 5:24
Written by Thayil/Cameron (Music)/Cornell (Lyrics)
Appears on: Greenpeace - Alternative NRG

Soundgarden is an American rock band, best known for their tracks Black Hole Sun, Rusty Cage, and Outshined. They are credited with being one of the most influential bands of the Seatle grunge movement. Their song New Damage, a song criticizing right-wing government, was originally released on the 1991 album Badmotorfinger. The 1994 Greenpeace benefit album Alternative NRG was released by Hollywood Records in 1994. This album features a new version of New Damage with Brian May on guitar. The track was recorded in two separate locations. Brian May's part was in PIE Studio OD'S in Glen Cove, New York; Soundgarden was recorded at Bear Creek Studio in Seattle, Washington. The song was produced by Michael Beinhorn (who also produced Superunknown) and mixed by Chris Cornell in 1993. The main difference between this and the version of New Damage that appears on Badmotorfinger (besides the addition of Brian May in the newer version) is that the newer version is much, much heavier. May actually has a minimal part; you can only hear him if you really try. A special thanks to web.stargate.net/soundgarden for additional information.

Steve Cropper + Brian May

I Do 2:48
Written by Lowman Pauling
Appears on: Dedicated: A Salute To The 5 Royales

Steve Cropper is a legendary guitar player, best known for being a founding member of Booker T. and the MG's. Steve's main influence was Lowman Pauling of the 5 Royales. In 2011, Steve released a tribute album celebrating the work of the 5 Royales. Brian May appears on I Do, singing lead vocals and helping out on guitar.

Status Quo + Brian May

Raining In My Heart 3:32
Written by Bryant/Bryant
Appears on: Don't Stop

1996's Don't Stop is an album of covers performed by Status Quo that was released for their 30th anniversary. Raining In My Heart was originally a Buddy Holly ballad. Brian plays guitar solos on the track.

Steve Hackett + Brian May

Steve Hackett is a singer/songwriter and guitarist best known for his time in Genesis. Hackett left Genesis for a solo career and to form supergroup GTR with Steve Howe of Yes and Asia. In 1986, during the time of GTR, Hackett began writing and recording a series of songs. Some of the songs were for a GTR album and some were to appear on a solo release. Ultimately, due to contractual problems with the guest musicians and with Arista Records, the songs were shelved. They were bootlegged heavily amongst Genesis fans. Hackett and Howe decided to go their seperate ways in 1986, leaving GTR in ruins. Hackett wanted to continue recording on his own and got in contact with Brian May. Two of the tracks from this time period, Cassandra and Slot Machine, features Brian May. The songs were finally released in 2000 on the Feedback 86 album.

Cassandra (Originial Version) 4:08
Written by Steve Hackett
Appears on: Feedback 86

Cassandra finally saw an official release on the Feedback 86 compilation album. Brian plays guitar on the track, Steve Hackett sings backing vocals, Pete Trewavas plays bass, Nick Magnus plays keyboards, Ian Mosley plays drums, and Chris Thompson provides lead vocals.

Cassandra (1992 Re-take) 3:42
Written by Steve Hackett
Appears on: Guitar Noir

The 1992 Re-Take of Cassandra appears as an unlisted track on the US release of the 1993 Steve Hackett solo album Guitar Noir. This re-recorded version features Steve Hackett, not Chris Thompson, on lead vocals.

Cassandra (Work-in-progress version 1) 4:06
Written by Steve Hackett
Appears on: Unreleased

This is an unreleased work-in-progress version of the song. This has been bootlegged among Genesis tape traders.

Cassandra (Work-in-progress version 2) 2:54
Written by Steve Hackett
Appears on: Unreleased

This is an unreleased work-in-progress version of the song. This has been bootlegged among Genesis tape traders.

Slot Machine (Originial Version) 4:23
Written by Steve Hackett/Brian May
Appears on: Feedback 86

Slot Machine is an excellent rock song, featuring some great guitars from Hackett and May. Not only did the two guitar greats perform on this track, but they co-wrote it as well. Chris Thompson, again, handles lead vocals for this track..

Slot Machine (Edit Piece) 3:31
Written by Steve Hackett/Brian May
Appears on: Unreleaed

This is an unreleased work-in-progress version of the song. This has been bootlegged among Genesis tape traders.

Slot Machine (Work-in-progress version 1) 4:05
Written by Steve Hackett/Brian May
Appears on: Unreleased

This is an unreleased work-in-progress version of the song. This has been bootlegged among Genesis tape traders.

Slot Machine (Work-in-progress version 2) 3:53
Written by Steve Hackett/Brian May
Appears on: Unreleased

This is an unreleased work-in-progress version of the song. This has been bootlegged among Genesis tape traders.

Don't Fall In Love With Me (Work-In-Progress Version)
Written by Steve Hackett/Brian May
Appears on: Unreleased

This unreleased track from Hackett and May went on to inspire Don't Fall Away From Me. This in progress version with it's original ideas was never completed by the pair.

Don't Fall Away From Me (1992 Re-take) 3:36

Written by Steve Hackett
Appears on: The Unauthorised Biography

This was a previously unreleased Brian May and Steve Hackett song from the same sessions as Cassandra and Slot Machine. It started life as Dont' Fall In Love With Me, but changed quite a bit. Brian co-produced the track and may appear on guitar.

Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders + Brian May

Way Down 3:48
Written by Hawkins/May
Appears on: Red Light Fever

Taylor Hawkins is the drummer for Foo Fighters and former drummer for Alanis Morissette. Hawkins has formed a side band called Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders. To date, they have released two albums. The second album, 2010's Red Light Fever, features tracks with Brian May and Roger Taylor. Way Down (and the CD as a whole) is a great blend of classic rock and modern rock styles. Brian co-wrote, provides guitar, and backing vocals on this track. The last chorus features Brian's vocals and sounds very "Queen-like."

Don't Have To Speak 3:44
Written by Hawkins
Appears on: Red Light Fever

Don't Have To Speak is another great mid-tempo classic rock style song from Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders. The track features Brian May on guitar from about 2:25 onwards.

Tim Staffell + Brian May

Earth 4:52
Written by Tim Staffell
Appears on: Amigo

Earth seems to be a favorite song of Staffell's. Earth is featured in the original Smile recordings; he also recorded an acoustic version in 1972 with his post-Smile band, Morgan, for their epic suite Nova Solis. This version, recorded for his 2003 album, Amigo, is heavier compared the original Smile recording. Lead vocals are split between Tim and Brian (who also plays lead guitar). A few lyrics changes and updated backing harmonies make this a nice alternative to the original.

Doing Alright 3:43
Written by Staffell/May
Appears on: Amigo

Doing Alright is another Smile track appears on Tim's solo album. This song was co-written by Brian, and was previously recorded by Queen twice (for their first album and for their first BBC session). This version, though, is significantly different from the previous renditions, featuring a much lighter feel through a very different arrangement. Brian shares the lead vocals again, as well as playing guitar.

Tony Iommi + Brian May

Flame On 4:26
Written by Astbury/Iommi/Marlette
Appears on: Iommi

Tony Iommi is the guitarist and founding member of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. In 2000 he released his first full, true solo album entitled simply "Iommi". The album was 5 years in the making and features an impressive line-up of guest musicians (Henry Rollins, Dave Grohl, Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Corgan, and others). Brian May plays guitar on two tracks, Flame On and Goodbye Lament. Flame On is a heavy track and features Ian Astbury of The Cult singing lead vocals.

Goodbye Lament 4:48
Written by Grohl/Iommi/Marlette
Appears on: Iommi

Goodbye Lament is the third track from the Iommi album. It was released as a single in the US, reaching #10 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Brian May and Tony Iommi play guitar, Dave Grohl (from Foo Fighters/Nirvana) plays drums and sings lead vocals, and Laurence Cottle plays bass.

Tony Martin + Brian May

If There Is A Heaven 4:58
Written by Tony Martin
Appears on: Back Where I Belong CD, German If There Is A Heaven 7" vinyl, German If There Is A Heaven CD single

Back Where I Belong, released in 1992, is the first solo album from Black Sabbath replacement vocalist Tony Martin. The album featured guest musicians Zak Starkey, Neil Murray, and Brian May to name a few. Brian May provides guitar on track If There Is A Heaven., which was released as the album's first single.

If There Is A Heaven (Single Edit) 3:56
Written by Tony Martin
Appears on: German If There Is A Heaven 7" vinyl, German If There Is A Heaven CD single


Troy Turner + Brian May

Going Down 5:18
Written by Don Nix
Appears on: Whole Lotta Blues

Troy Turner is a Louisiana blues guitarist and vocalist. He covers Don Nix's track Going Down on his 2010 album Whole Lotta Blues. Brian May plays guitar on the track. Of note, this is not to be confused with the Don Nix version of the song, which Brian also played guitar.

Come To Your Senses 4:14
Written by Brian May/Jon Tiven
Appears on: Whole Lotta Blues

Come To Your Senses is an unreleased Brian May track from the early 2000's. Troy Turner recorded a version of the song on his 2008 album Whole Lotta Blues. Brian does not appear on Troy's version of the song. The song was co-written by Jon Tiven, who produced the album.

The Yardbirds + Brian May

Mr. You're A Better Man Than I 3:22
Written by Hugg/Hugg
Appears on: Birdland

2003 saw the first new release from The Yardbirds in over 35 years; an album called Birdland. Original Yardbirds Chris Dreja and Jim McCarty are joined by new members for the album. Birdland has seven new tracks and eight remakes of older Yardbirds tracks. The album has many guest musicians such as original Yardbird Jeff Beck, Slash, Joe Satriani, and Steve Vai to name a few. Brian May plays guitar on a new recording of the 1965 classic Yardbird song Mr. You're A Better Man Than I.

Zucchero + Brian May

Il Mare Impetuoso Al Tramonto Sali Sulla Luna E Dietro Una Tendina Di Stelle.... 3:56
Written by Zucchero
Appears on: Zu & Co

Zucchero is a successful Italian singer and performer. Over the years Zucchero has performed with Brian multiple times, including the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert and the 46664 concert. 2004's Zu & Co release from Zucchero is a essentially a duets album. The album is stacked with big name artists including Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Sting, Tom Jones, and Pavarotti to name a few. Brian plays guitar on the track Il Mare.

Il Mare 4:20
Written by Zucchero
Appears on: Zu & Co. Live At The Royal Albert Hall DVD

Zucchero's May 6, 2004 performance at The Royal Albert Hall was released on DVD in 2007. Many of the artists that appear on the Zu & Co album appear at this concert, performing with Zucchero. Brian plays guitar on the live performance of Il Mare.

More to come...