Brian May to reissue 1992 debut solo album, Back to the Light

Brian May
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Back to the Light, Brian May's debut solo album, is to be remastered and rereleased this year, complete with additional material, outtakes, and liner notes written by the Queen guitarist himself.

Recorded in 1992 in the aftermath of Freddie Mercury's death, Back to the Light presented May with the chance to find himself as a singer, something that he was always loathe to do, insisting that he was happiest with an electric guitar in his hands. But the sessions proved that he had enough range to express himself, and helped him cope with the grief of losing Freddie and everything that Queen had built.

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.