Back To The Light

Recorded at Allerton Hill, Mountain, Sarm East, Mono Valley, Marcus and Townhouse Studios
UK release: Monday 28th September 1992
Highest Chart Position: 6 (14 weeks on chart)
Award status: Gold

USA release: 23rd February 1993
Highest USA Chart Position: 159 (2 weeks on chart)

Highest Japanese Chart Position: 45 (3 weeks on chart)
Highest Dutch Chart Position: 5 (16 weeks on chart)

Produced by Brian May with Justin Shirley-Smith and David Richards
Engineered by Justin Shirley-Smith

All vocals, backing vocals, guitar, keyboards and anything else around by Brian May except:
Drums: Cozy Powell, Geoff Dugmore
Bass: Gary Tibbs, Neil Murray
Piano: Mike Moran
Keyboards: Don Airey
B.V.s: Miriam Stockley, Maggie Ryder, Suzie O'List, Gill O'Donovan
John Deacon: Bass on 'Nothin' but Blue'
Chris Thompson: Co-vocals on 'Rollin' Over'

This album is dedicated to Harold May, Alfred Dobson and Freddie Mercury. And to all those loved ones we have lost too soon.

The Dark
Back To The light
Love Token
Too Much Love Will Kill You
Driven By You
Nothin' But Blue
I'm Scared
Last Horizon
Let Your Heart Rule Your Head
Just One Life
Rollin' Over
Dear folks,

This is an album of songs, and the man who finished making it today is very different from the man who started it five years ago. So this is not a set of ideas put down at one moment, nor is it the story of my life; it is merely a collection of attempts made at variuos times to make sense of life's journey. Thus you won't find much in here about how fab it is to be a rock star in Queen; but you may find, in contrast, glimpes of someone quite small and insecure. I know him well.

Music is joy to me, and living in it is sometimes the only safe place to be. Much of what is recorded here is for fun, escapism, music for it's own sake, and although I mean what I say, take it all with a small pinch of salt.

In my mind, this album was always called Back To The Light. At it's beginning I felt no real hope of finding the light; now it glimmers dimly, encouragingly, but always intermittently in the hall of mirrors around me. I suppose if we ever knew exactly where the light was coming from, getting there would be easy.....