Brian May Worldwide Rarities

The list below was taken from Record Collector issue 246, published in February 2000, and is a guide to Brian's top 20 worldwide rarities (although in reality it contains 28 items). All values quoted are for the items in mint condition and are given in pounds stirling. Since publication, values are likely to have risen, and the top rarities may also have changed.

 

Format Summary:
Demo / Promotional Items - 16; Standard CD P/S - 3; Standard cassette P/S - 3; Test Pressings - 2; Withdrawn Items - 2; Standard 12" P/S - 1; Laserdiscs - 1

Country Summary:
USA - 12; England - 7; France - 2; Netherlands - 2; Japan - 2; Australia - 1; Canada - 1; Germany - 1

Year Summary:
1998 - 6; 1987 - 5; 1991 - 5; 1983 - 4; 1996 - 4; 1992 - 2; 1993 - 2



1. Coca Cola Presents Brian May Live
(PL BRIM 01 01, Australia, CD-R, issued for exclusive Coca Cola broadcast, 1996) - 350

2. The Album Networks Presents Brian May
(Hollywood, no catalogue no., USA 2-CD-R radio special for Rock 103.5 Chicago in plain P/S, with program log and cut sheets, broadcast 10-13 September 1998) - 250

3. The Adventures Of Pinocchio
(FCM 961019, France, picture CD, multimedia press kit with unique P/S, 1996) - 175

4. Another World
(EMI 494 973 1, LP, Picture disc/white vinyl test pressing, 1998) - 175

5. Driven By You
(EMI B-MAY MPD-1, UK, CD test pressing with slightly different mix, 1991) - 175

6. The Adventures Of Pinocchio: Il Colosso / Kiss Lonely Goodbye
(BOD DOGO 1000-006, US, withdrawn promo, shaped picture CD, P/S, 1996) - 150

7. Live At The Brixton Academy
(Toshiba EMI TOLW-3178, Japan, 12" laserdisc with P/S and OBI, 1993) - 150

8. Another World
(EMI, UK, Promo box with CD, video EPK, press release and photographs, 1998) - 150
(EMI, UK, press pack in special envelope with album sleeve & info on back, contains CD with promotional sticker on reverse, album information and a slide of the album cover with company prints, 1998) - 100

9. Driven By You (Edited) / Driven By You (Pollarded) / Driven By You (Special) / Driven By You (Proper)
(EMI RDJ 6304, UK, promo 7", unique P/S, 1991) - 150
(EMI CDR DJ6304, UK, promo CD in jewel case, unique P/S, 1991) - 100

10. Driven By You
(Netherlands, CD box with special Ford Escort promo P/S, contains no CD, but includes a 5" CD-print mail-order form for Dutch CD single, 1991) - 125
(EMI 20 4586 2, Netherlands, 3 track CD in jewel case with unique blue/white title P/S with Ford logo) - 100

11. Too Much Love Will Kill You
(EMI 1 SP 1612, France, 1 sided 12" promo, unique P/S, 1992) - 100

12. A Time For Heroes
(with Meat Loaf, EMI SAMP 2378, Germany, 1 track promo CD, unique P/S, 1987) - 100

13. A Time For Heroes (Edit) / Driven By You (Instrumental)
(with Meat Loaf, ORP 060187 D, US, 2 track CD, P/S, with card booklet published by 'Radio & Records' magazine, 1987) - 100
(with Meat Loaf, ORP 060187 D, US, 2 track CD, P/S, 1987) - 75
(with Meat Loaf, ORP 012387, US, cassette, P/S, 1987) - 60
(with Meat Loaf, ORP 030187, US, 12", P/S, 1987) - 50

14. Too Much Love Will Kill You (LP) / Too Much Love Will Kill You (Live) / Too Much Love Will Kill You (Piano)
(Hollywood HRPRCD 10343 2, withdrawn promo CD, P/S, 1992) - 90

15. Last Horizon
(EMI HORIZON 1, UK, 3 track promo CD, no P/S, 1993) - 85

16. Il Colosso
(No label or catalogue no., US, CD-R in unique P/S with press release, 1996) - 85

17. The Business (Radio edit)
(Hollywood, no cat. no., US, 1 track promo CD-R, with custom title P/S, 1998) - 75
(Rock Radio Mix, 1 track promo CD-R, with custom title P/S, 1998) - 75

18. Star Fleet (7") / Star Fleet (Edit)
(Capitol SPRO 9009, US, 12" promo in deluxe stickered plain P/S, 1983) - 60

19. Star Fleet Project
(Capitol 4LP 15014, Canada, cassette, unique P/S, 1983) - 60
(Capitol 4LP 15014, USA, cassette, unique P/S, 1983) - 50

20. Star Fleet Project
(EMI EMS 41013, Japan, 12" mini LP, P/S with OBI and 4 page insert, sample copy, 1983) - 50