Brian May Covers Buddy Holly’s “Maybe Baby”; Featured on May’s ‘Another World’ Reissue Out 4/22 (Pre-Order)

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On April 22, Brian May will reissue Another World, his second solo album that the famed Queen guitarist released in 1998. Among the track listing for the deluxe new edition of the record is a cover of Buddy Holly’s “Maybe Baby,” a song that holds a special place in May’s musical memories.

The original song, which was credited to Holly and his band the Crickets, entered the charts in 1958 — and had a strong effect on then 10-year-old Brian May:

“I heard Buddy Holly make that incredible sound on his guitar, that clang, singing that beautiful song, hearing those wonderful harmonies of the Crickets,” he remembers. “And it completely motivated me. I just thought, ‘That’s what I want to do. I want to be able to make music that does that to people, makes them feel this kind of yearning, makes them feel this joy and passion.’”

Here’s May’s new cover, which has a slick music video to match:

A news release notes that the Another World reissue also includes covers of two more classic tracks from May’s youth: The Shadows’ 1961 instrumental composition “F.B.I.” and Conway Twitty’s 1958 tune “It’s Only Make Believe.”

The revisiting of Another World continues May’s Brian May Gold Series reissue campaign, which also included 1992’s Back to the Light, his first solo release.

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The track listing:

1. Space
2. Business
3. China Belle
4. Why Don’t We Try Again
5. On My Way Up
6. Cyborg
7. The Guv’nor
8. Wilderness
9. Slow Down
10. One Rainy Wish
11. All the Way from Memphis
12. Another World
13. Being on My Own
14. Brian Talks – a Tribute to Cozy Powell
15. The Business (Rock on Cozy Mix)
16. Hot Patootie
17. F.B.I. (Original Ruff Mix with Real Bass and Drums)
18. Maybe Baby
19. It’s Only Make Believe
20. Otro Lugar
21. Cyborg (Solo Instrumental Version)
22. Business Stings
23. I’ll Be Prayin’
24. On My Way Up (Guitar Version)
25. The Last Great Optimist
26. On My Way Up (Live in Paris June ’98)
27. Hammer to Fall (Live in Paris June ’98)
28. My Boy
29. Space
30. Business
31. China Belle
32. Why Don’t We Try Again
33. On My Way Up
34. Cyborg
35. The Guv’nor
36. Wilderness
37. Slow Down
38. One Rainy Wish
39. All the Way from Memphis
40. Another World

There’s also a corresponding book of an art accompanying the reissue:


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Via a news release:

The pictures in the book are curated from the work of both amateur and professional artists. This astonishing collection of artwork offers a visual accompaniment to tracks from the album and other related imagery. It showcases the diverse talents of this community of artists, all of whom have been so deeply inspired by Brian and his music, career, and accomplishments. Within these pages reside over 300 unique pieces of artwork in various media and styles, each illustrating a one-of-kind perspective of Dr May in Another World, created by those who love him best.

– Featuring over 300 unique pieces of artwork created by artists from all over the world.
– Including striking stereoscopic (3-D) images that can be brought to life with an OWL Stereoscopic
Viewer designed by Brian.
– Over 100 full colour pages.
– Size: 300 x 300mm (The size of a vinyl album).
– Hardback edition.
– 100% of profit will be donated to Brian’s charity the Save Me Trust.

“This book is the perfect companion to the Another World album in 2022. It brings together the perspectives of over 130 artists on the album and its author! Bri-Art Rocks !!” Brian May.

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