Another World


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Brian May 'Another World'

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Released 1 June 1998, reached number 23, on chart for 2 weeks.
Album length 52:18.

Tracklisting:
1. Space
2. The Business
3. China Belle
4. Why Don't We Try Again
5. On My Way Up
6. Cyborg
7. The Guv'nor
8. The Wilderness
9. Slow Down
10. One Rainy Wish
11. All The Way From Memphis
12. Another World / Being On My Own (hidden bonus track)


Non-Album Tracks:
Brian Talks
Enhanced Multimedia Section
FBI
Hot Patootie (Whatever Happened To A Saturday Night)
Maybe Baby
Only Make Believe
Otro Lugar


Live Only Tracks:
C'mon Baby

Unreleased Songs:
(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame

 

All instruments and programming by Brian May unless stated
Arrangement and Production by Brian May
Engineering and Co-Production by Justin Shirley Smith
Recorded at the Allerton Hill Studio
Mastered by Kevin Metcalfe at Town House Studios

Executive management - Jim Beach
Management, therapy, day care - Julie Glover
Design and photography - Richard Gray
Equipment supervision, maintenance, stuff - Pete Malandrone

To Tom Short, Jack Nelson & Co., Tony Iommi and Cozy - for vital support and friendship
To the brilliant Justin - for his infinite patience, excellence and encouragement
Fond regards to the Water Rats, Zucchero, Joe Elliott, Mr Vai, Mr Satriani, the kind people of the beautiful island of El Hierro, and my pals Roger and John and Freddie, if you're listening.... and to Jeff Beck, the Guv'nor.
And my very special thanks to Julie. It is only thanks to her unfailing TLC that I was able to finish this project.

This album is dedicated to my Mum and to our dear friend Cozy. Life will never be the same without you.


This album was originally going to be a covers album called "Heroes" (hence the 7 released cover versions on the album and singles), but it eventually became 'Another World'. The track 'No-One But You', later recorded by Queen, was also intended for the project. The known years of recording are as follows:

1993 - The Business
1994 - On My Way Up
1995 - Cyborg, FBI (with Status Quo), Hot Patootie, One Rainy Wish
1996 - All The Way From Memphis, Maybe Baby, Only Make Believe, Slow Down
1997 - Another World (and presumably 'Being On My Own'), China Belle, The Guv'nor
1998 - Space, The Wilderness, Why Don't We Try Again

 

Related Albums:

Singles:


Space


Track 1. Written by Brian May. Length 0:47.
This track segues into 'The Business' and was recorded in 1998.

Lyrics:
I'm gonna make a little space
Around me
A very special place
Around me
No-one can come in

The Business


Track 2. Written by Brian May. Length 5:07.
This track segues from 'Space'.It was recorded in 1993 titled 'Hard Business' for series 1 of the TV series 'Frank Stubbs Promotes', while the final album mix was done in 1997 or 1998.
A short instrumental version closes the UK album as a hidden bonus track, titled 'Being On My Own'.
Parts of this track were also included in the 'Enhanced Multimedia Section'.
Details are also available of the original TV theme version.

Additional Assistance:
Cozy Powell (drums)
Neil Amor (additional mixing)

Alternate Versions:
1. Rock On Cozy Mix (4:37) (on 'The Business' 7" and CD singles, and on the 'Red Special' Japanese album retitled as 'USA Radio Mix Uncut'; this has a drum intro to replace the guitar intro upto 0:11, loses the guitar solo from 2:37 to 2:54, loses part of the verses from 4:08 to 4:30, and 4:54 onwards is extended and features an 18 second drum solo outro)
2. Radio Edit (4:29) (on a US 3 track promo CD only; the album mix, with some sections removed, and an earlier fade out)
3. Rock On Cozy Mix Edit (4:14) (on a US 3 track promo CD only; fades out even earlier than normal)

Lyrics: (the lyrics in red are edited out of the 'Rock On Cozy Mix')
Hey
Oh

Hey
Don't judge me Mama
Don't tell me that I've done wrong
It's a hard business
It's a hard business
To make it on your own

Don't judge me Papa
If I can't handle the things in my head
'Cos it's a hard business
Such a hard business
Walking on the edge

I've got nothing and no-one in my life
So how can I lose again
Got my feet in muddy water
But I'm gonna find that road again
So I'll be taking care of business
'Cos I know what I'm looking for
Ooh, I've been working every hour God gives to man
But I still see the same closed door, yeah
Yeah
Ow

I've got nothing but trouble in my life
But I feel I've got a lot to give
Everyday I try to build a new world
But I've had no-one to build it with
Oh, I've been looking for a woman to share my hopes
And I know I ain't a patch on you
And I've been thinking that a woman's God's gift to man
Are you thinking the same way too?
Yeah

So don't leave me Mama
Don't make me go on alone
'Cos it's a hard business

Yes it's a hard business
Oooh, oh, oh, ooh

Don't leave me Papa
When my belief in myself is gone
'Cos it's a hard business

Such a hard business, oooh, ooh
Tell me it's a hard business
Being on my own
Yeah

China Belle


Track 3. Written by Brian May. Length 3:59.
This track was recorded in 1997.

Additional Assistance:
Cozy Powell (drums)
Neil Murray (bass)

Lyrics:
There's a little lady living down in old Beijing, hey
She got everything you need well you know what I mean
No it ain't what you're thinking she ain't love for sale, no, no
She'll get you jumping just for fun but there's a sting in her tale, yeah
She's a lover she's a fighter she's a red hot bit
You take her as you find her but you never can quit
She's a pretty little lady called China Belle
She's a little bit of heaven and a whole lotta hell

Oh, she gotta bad reputation but you won't say no
You gonna need her sweet loving when you go, go, go
She got a diamond on her finger you can see it glisten
She got plenty conversation, don't talk just listen
She could be flat bed faking but you never can tell
Got the body of an angel but you know darn well
She's a pretty little lady called China Belle
She's a little bit of heaven and a whole lotta hell

Hey, let me tell ya'

I was standing at the station on the neck of Siam
I met a man from Abu Dhabi said 'you know who I am'
They call me hard nosed Harry who could never get hooked
But I fell in love with trouble after just one look
She'll give you dirty loving honey make you feel real swell
But if you say you wanna stay she ain't that kinda girl
I said you're talking 'bout a lady that I know darn well
She's a little bit of heaven and a whole lotta hell

She'll take you Nee-How walking to a Chinese Ball
You'll be singing and a dancing underneath the Great Wall
But when you're strolling in the rain through Tiananmen Square
You turn around and look for China and she ain't nowhere
Ooh, she's a dangerous habit she's a red hot bit
You could get a better rabbit but you just can't quit
She's a pretty little lady called China Belle
She's a pretty little lady called China Belle
She's a pretty little lady called China Belle
She's a little bit of heaven and a
Whole lotta hell, ow

Take me to China
Take me away
She's a little bit of heaven and a whole lotta hell
Hell

Why Don't We Try Again


Track 4. Written by Brian May. Length 5:22.
Recorded in 1998, this track was written for Queen (presumably 'Innuendo') but Brian withheld it, so no Queen demo was recorded.

Additional Assistance:
Cozy Powell (drums and percussion)
David Richards (additional recording)

Alternate Versions:
1. Promo Edit (4:05) (on a UK 1 track promo CD only; this loses the sections from 0:02 to 0:12, 1:25 to 1:30, 3:45 to 3:47, 4:03 to 4:13 and 4:30 and 5:17)
Lyrics: (the lyrics in red are edited out of the promo edit)
After the storm there's the dead of night
It seems there's no way back for me
So little comfort in my lonely bed
To know that it had to be, ooh

And now I miss you in so many ways
You know I miss you for so many lonely days
Ahh-ahh, why don't we try again

In the dark there's a desert flower
It blooms where no-one ever sees
Our love was stronger than history
Our love will never cease to be

How can I live with you as a memory
You hold the best part of me, ooh

And now I miss you in so many ways
You know I miss you for so many lonely days
Ahh-ahh, why don't we try again

(Ooh)
(Ooh, oooh, ooh, ooh, ooh)

No use me waiting by the telephone
You're gone, it ain't gonna ring
Oh, oooh

Oh, oooh

And now I miss you in so many ways
You know I miss you
for so many
Lonely, lonely days and nights

I know you miss me
for so many lonely days
Ahh-ahh, why don't we try again


Ahh-ahh, why don't we try again
Ahh-ahh, why don't we try again
Ahh-ahh, why don't we try again
Ahh-ahh, why don't we try again

On My Way Up


Track 5. Written by Brian May. Length 2:56.
This track was recorded in 1994 for series 2 of the TV series 'Frank Stubbs Promotes', while the final album mix was done in 1997 or 1998.
Details are also available of the original TV theme version.

Additional Assistance:
Cathy Porter and Shelley Preston (backing vocals)
Live Versions:
1. Paris 1998 (7:39) (recorded at Le Reservoir, Paris, France, on 9 June 1998; only available on the 'Red Special' Japanese CD)
Lyrics:
Yeah

Hey, I'm on my way up (oooh)
Can't put me down (oooh)
Business is tough (oooh)
I ain't gonna get pushed around
I'm on my way (oooh)
Gonna take this town (ooh, ooh)
It's gonna be mine all mine
It's my time (ooh, ooh)

I'm on my way (on my way up)
Straight to the top (I'm telling myself)
I'm telling myself (I'm totally sussed)
I'm putting my name around (on my way up)
Oooh hoo (on my way up)
Gonna get that rhythm
I got positivism to give 'em

I'm on my way through
Where I'm going to
You wouldn't believe
But I'll make it I'm telling you
I'm on a roll (oooh)
Gonna have it all (ooh, ooh)
It's gonna be fine so fine
Baby all of the time (ooh, ooh)

I'm in control (on my way up)
I'm mighty bold (I'm telling myself)
I'm looking good (I'm totally sussed)
I'm quitting the neighbourhood
On my way up (oh yes I am)
Gotta get right with 'em
Got all of my life left for livin'
Wow, yeah

Nobody gonna tell me no
Nobody gonna stop me so
Everybody gonna see me grow
Nobody gonna hold me down
Gotta get to a better place
Gotta wake up, and see your face
Gotta hold on, move on
Go through that wall

It's my life or it's nothing
Our life or it's nothing at all
I'm on my way up
Yeah, gotta come with me, hey, let's go
Hit 'em

I'm on my way

Oh, I'm on my way (on my way up)
Yeah, gonna get it right (I'm telling myself)
I'm telling myself (I'm totally sussed)
Gonna make it this time around (on my way up, yeah) on my way up
Gonna get that rhythm baby (on my way up)
Gonna start that livin' babe (on my way up) yeah (up) yeah (up) yeah (up)
Got all my sights set on heaven

Wow, hey, hey
Hey, no stop me now, hey no stop me now, hey no stop me now

Cyborg


Track 6. Written by Brian May. Length 3:53.
This track was recorded in 1995 and was originally released in the 'Rise II: Resurrection' video game.
Details of a further track, derived from the video game tracks, is available on the Unreleased Songs & Demos page.

Alternate Versions:
1. Main Version (3:50) (on all versions of the game; similar to the album version, but with a few lyric changes, a rawer feel, and is mixed differently in places)
2. Solo Instrumental Version (3:26) (on all versions of the game; an instrumental version, but far more guitar oriented, with a different structure to the main version)
3. Main Version Remix (3:50) (on the 'Director's Cut' version of the game only; apparently this is very similar to the main version, which just sounds more polished)
4. Main Version Instrumental Remix (3:48) (on the 'Director's Cut' version of the game only; an excellent instrumental version of the 'Main Remix')

Additional Assistance:
Taylor Hawkins (drums)
Lyrics: (the 'Main Version' of the track adds the lyrics in red but loses the lyrics in blue)
Welcome to my world
Oh
Fight
Hey
Come and play with me, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha

I'm waiting


I'm here to win (???)

I play their fantasy and
I live their pain
My heart and soul locked up in a cold steel frame
A strange creature's crawling
And it's calling out my name
I don't want to
I don't need to
But I must fight again

Let me out
Set me free

Calling out for the Cyborg
Gonna rub you out
Time is up for the Cyborg
You'll never get out
Bah, you're nothing but a Cyborg, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha

Cyborg

Cyborg, it's your time

Oooohh
I'll make it back there baby
Just you watch me try
(One more try,
justa one more try)
We'll fly again into the deep blue sky

I feel a hunger baby
Cyborg feels no shame
Lord I have to
Lord I need to
Win this wicked game

Come step to me

Calling out for the Cyborg
Gonna rub you out
Time is up for the Cyborg
You'll never get out
Calling out for the Cyborg

Gonna rub you out
Time is up for the Cyborg

Gonna put your light out
Bah, you're nothing but a Cyborg
You'll never get out

I'm gonna erase your file

The Guv'nor


Track 7. Written by Brian May. Length 4:09.
Recorded in 1997 for a film of the same name, with Jeff Beck's guitar recorded in 1998.

Additional Assistance:
Jeff Beck (special guest guitar)
Cozy Powell (drums)
Neil Amor (assistant mix engineer)
Clive Drew Clifton (engineering for Jeff Beck)

Lyrics:
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah

Oh, I ain't greedy
But you gotta see my point of view, yeah
I was not born yesterday
Don't you know I must've learned a thing or two

Ooh, but there's a man on the loose baby, and he's all bad
He'll tan your hide and give what you never had
They call him the Guv'nor (God bless the Guv'nor)
Ooh, he's trained to kill (God bless the Guv'nor)
Make way, make way for the Guv'nor (make way for the Guv'nor)
Ooh, give yourself a thrill, come on, ooh, ooh

Look at the dude
He got the world, he got it made
Ooh, he got attitude
And he got a fist - like a switchblade

Ooh, and everyone in the city
Ooh, gotta play his game
Ooh, I don't wanna be a wannabe I wanna be it
I wanna be the Guv'nor (God bless the Guv'nor)
He's politically incorrect (God bless the Guv'nor)
Give way, give way to the Guv'nor (make way for the Guv'nor)
You gotta show some respect

Yeah
Oooh, oooh
Let's hear you
Listen here
Oooh
Ow
Yeah, God bless the Guv'nor
Yeah, but baby he ain't heavy, no
Wow, yeah

Don't bother looking for a way to catch his ass
This man is cooking with a red hot kind of gas
He'll play them hits electrifying
Tear you to bits, leave you
Crying, crying, crying, yeah

So get ready for the showdown (don't lose your head)
If licks could kill we'd all be long, long dead
On account of the Guv'nor

God bless the Guv'nor (God bless the Guv'nor)
God bless the Guv'nor (God bless the Guv'nor)
God bless the Guv'nor
Make way make way for the Guv'nor
Make way for the Guv'nor
Make way for the Guv'nor
You gotta see that man
God bless the Guv'nor
Oooh, yeah

Let's see some respect now

The Wilderness


Track 8. Written by Brian May. Length 4:51.
This track was recorded in 1998.

Lyrics:
Born in the time of the changes
Where are you going - how will you fly
Is it for love or freedom
All your days have been
Waiting for life to catch you
Watching and waiting and seeking a sign
In the wilderness

Each of us learns while we're sleeping
Sleeping we know - waking it goes
Fashion a dream of heaven
Hold it close again
Only the Queen of heaven
Watches us grow, hearing us cry
Wondering and searching and losing our way
In the mire
In the wilderness

Wilderness child
You gotta hold on
Wilderness child
You're gonna find your way home
Wilderness child
You gotta be strong
Wilderness, wilderness, wilderness, wilderness child
Oooooh

Wilderness child
Let me see you
Stand in the light
Make me whole again

And if you can then show me
Approach me if you dare
Love is an open secret
Healing and hiding and wondering and weeping
Waiting for someone to find
And open the door

In the wilderness
In the wilderness
In the wilderness
In the wilderness
Oooh, oooh, oooh
Oooh, oooh, oooh
Ooh, oooh

Slow Down


Track 9. Written by Larry Williams. Length 4:16.
This track is a cover version, and was originally recorded by Larry Williams in 1957 or 1958.
The live-only track 'C'mon Baby' performed in 1998 features the guitar riff from this track.
Recorded in 1996 at the same session as 'Maybe Baby' and 'Only Make Believe'.

Additional Assistance:
Cozy Powell (drums)
Jamie Moses (guitar)
Spike Edney (keyboards)
Neil Murray (bass)

Lyrics:
Hey, you know that
Yeah, ow
Oooh
Ooh
Hey, hey, hey
Oh

Well, come on pretty baby won't you walk with me
Come on pretty baby won't you talk with me
Come on pretty baby give me one more chance
Try to save our romance

Slow down
Baby now you're moving way too fast
You gotta gimme a little loving
Gimme little loving, oww
If you want our love to last
Hey, hey

Well I used to walk you home baby after school
Carry your books home too
But now you got your boyfriend down the street
Baby what you trying to do?

Better slow down
Baby now you're moving way too fast, yeah
You gotta gimme little loving
Gimme a little loving, brrr
If you want our love to last
Oooh
Ow

Well you know that I love you tell the world I do
Come on pretty baby why can't you be true
I need your loving baby oh so bad
The best little woman that a man after had

Slow down
Baby now you're moving way too fast
You gotta gimme little loving
Gimme a little loving, brrr
If you want our love to last
Jamie

Wow
Well you know that I love you tell the world I do
Come on pretty baby why can't you be true
I need your loving baby oh so bad
The best little woman that a man ever had

Slow down
Baby now you're moving way too fast, yeah
You gotta gimme little loving
Gimme a little loving, oww
If you want our love to last

Yeah
Yeah

One Rainy Wish


Track 10. Written by Jimi Hendrix. Length 4:04.
This track is a cover version, and was originally recorded by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, and appears on the 1967 album 'Axis: Bold As Love'.
The track was recorded in 1995 for a Jimi Hendrix tribute album, 'In From The Storm'.

Additional Assistance:
Cozy Powell (drums)
Neil Murray (bass)
Eddie Kramer (co-production)
The London Metropolitan Orchestra, conducted by Michael Kamen

Alternate Versions:
1. Original Version (4:10) (only available on the Jimi Hendrix tribute album, 'In From The Storm'; this version is remixed, with more prominent orchestral strings in places, and after the loud middle section, the guitar is echoed)
Lyrics:
Gold and rose, the colour of a dream I had
Not too long ago
Misty blue and lilac too
Never to grow old

There you were under the tree of song
Sleeping so peacefully
In your hand a flower played
Waiting there for me

I had never, ha, ha, laid eyes on you
Not before this timeless day
But you woke and you, wow, smiled my name
You stole my heart away
You stole my heart away little girl, yeah

Alright, yeah, wow
Go Jimi
Sweet eyed dreams
Wow
Yeah

Gold and rose, the colour of a dream I had
Not too long ago
Misty blue and lilac too
Never to grow old

Gold and rose, the colour of a dream I had
Misty blue and lilac too
Gold and rose, the colour of a dream I had
Misty blue and lilac too
Gold and rose
Gold and rose
Gold and rose
It's only a dream

I'd love to tell somebody about this dream
The sky was filled with a thousand stars
While the sun kissed the mountains blue
And eleven moons played across the rainbows
Above me and you

Ooh, oooh
Gold and rose
Gold and rose
Colour of a velvet wall
That surrounds us

All The Way From Memphis


Track 11. Written by Ian Hunter. Length 5:16.
This track is a cover version and was originally recorded by Mott The Hoople, reaching no 10 in September 1973.
The track was recorded in 1996 for the Mott The Hoople tribute album 'Moth Poet Hotel'.
Brian also appears as guest guitarist on this track on Ian Hunter's 'Just Another Night' live DVD.
Ian Hunter's dialogue in the middle of the track comes from the Mott The Hoople track 'Sweet Angeline' from their 'Live' album, recorded at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1974.

Additional Assistance:
Cozy Powell (drums)
Shelley Preston, Nikki Love and Becci Glover (backing vocals)
Ian Hunter (special guest raconteur)

Lyrics:
Good evening Memphis
How are we doing
Let's do it
Good

Forgot my six string razor
And I hit the sky
Half way to Memphis
'Fore I realised
Hey

I rang the information
My axe was cold
They said she rides a train
Down to Oriole

Well it's a mighty long way down the dusty trail
And the sun burns hot on the cold steel rail
And I look like a bum and I crawl like a snail
All the way from Memphis

I got to Oriole, you know
It took a month
And there was my guitar
Electric junk

Some dude says rock 'n' rollers
You're all the same
Man that's your instrument
I felt so ashamed

Now it's a mighty long way down rock 'n' roll
Through the Bradford Cities and the Oriole
And you look like a star but you're still on the dole
All the way from Memphis, wow
Hey
All the way from Memphis

Oooh, gonna ride that train
Wooh-hoo, wooh-wooh, wooh-wooh
Wooh-wooh, wooh-wooh, wooh-wooh
Hey, hey, hey, hey

Of course, we weren't always superstars
There was a time when we were just ordinary commoners, just like you
Thank you Mr Hoople
And we used to eat

Well it's a mighty long way down rock 'n' roll, let's hear it
From the Liverpool Docks to the Hollywood Bowl
And you climb up the mountains and you fall down the holes
All the way from Memphis

Well it's a mighty long way down rock 'n' roll
And your name gets hot and your heart grows old
And you gotta stay a young man, you can never get old
All the way from Memphis

Well it's a mighty long way down rock 'n' roll
From the Bradford Cities and the Oriole
And you look like a star but you're still on parole

All the way from Memphis (yeah, that's where I come from)
Wow, all the way from Memphis
All the way from Memphis (all the way from Memphis)
All the way from Memphis (all the way from Memphis)
All the way from Memphis (all the way from Memphis)
All the way from Memphis (all the way from Memphis)
Hey, hey
Wow
OK

Yeah
Thank you and good night

Another World
Being On My Own


Track 12. Written by Brian May.
The UK CD (and possibly LP or cassette) lasts 7:30 and contains 'Another World' lasting 4:04, followed by a 1:02 silence, and a 2:23 instrumental track based on 'The Business' called 'Being On My Own', which contains piano and synthesisers, and right at the end of the track includes a telephone ringing and some dialogue from Brian. The Japanese CD album, and the 'Red Special' album, only contain 'Another World' itself.
'Another World' was recorded in 1997, and was intended for a film called 'Sliding Doors'. It was also recorded with a Spanish vocal, retitled as 'Otro Lugar'.

Additional Assistance:
Ken Taylor (bass)
Steve Ferrone (drums and percussion)
David Richards (mixing)

Lyrics:
In another world
Under another sky
I see another story waiting
To be told

And another you
Wakes up - with another me
For that's the way we've come to be
In another world

In a different place
Way cross time and space
The door is open wide
Drawn to a different light
Maybe we'll step inside

In another world
We can show we care
You can be sure I'm waiting there
In another world

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Oooh, yeah
When the dice were cast
They laid a crazy path
We follow to our graves

But I know in a different world
We journey a different way

So we live but life
Isn't what it seems
We're only living in our dreams
In another world

You can believe
I'll meet you here
In another world


Additional Dialogue: (at the end of 'Being On My Own')
Brian: That's about all I can manage

Brian Talks


Non Album Track. Length 1:13.
This is a track where Brian pays tribute to Cozy Powell, with some acoustic guitar.
It is only available on the UK 'The Business' CD single, and the Japanese 'Red Special' album, but it is also featured in the 'Enhanced Multimedia Section'.

Dialogue:
Hi folks, this is Brian
It's April 1998 and this is the last thing I thought I would ever be doing
Sitting here paying tribute to a Cozy who is no longer with us, it just does not seem possible
I'm sitting on the spot where he so often hammered out incredible drum parts for us
With great enthusiasm and power and optimism and humour
It's impossible to describe what a terrible gap it's going to leave in our lives, our mate Cozy not being here
He was a fantastic support, a fantastic energy and vibe
He had the most incredible attitude to life which leaked over into everything he did
I think for the whole world it was much too soon, he was a wonderful, great drummer
One of the people who defined a whole style which became part of the mainstream of rock 'n' roll
And Cozy, if you're listening, you were the best, and we all know it
And God rest you mate - we love you

Enhanced Multimedia Section


Non album content. Length 4:20.
This track appears on 'The Business' CD single, and is a tribute to Cozy Powell.
It contains the first 3:06 of the album version of 'The Business', with footage of Brian and Cozy from 'Live At The Brixton Academy', edited to fit the music. At several points within the track, the music is quieter and features footage of Brian in the studio, talking about Cozy (different to 'Brian Talks'). After this, it features 'Brian Talks', with more footage of Cozy.

Lyrics and Dialogue:
Hey
Oh

Hey
Don't judge me Mama
Don't tell me that I've done wrong
(Brian: Business started off as a, a the theme for a TV series)
It's a hard business (Brian: And all they wanted was little bits, so I did little bits first, but there was a complete song in my head)
It's a hard business (Brian: So, eventually we put it all together, and Cozy was a big part of that)
To make it on your own

Don't judge me Papa
If I can't handle the things in my head
'Cos it's a hard business
(Brian: Cozy would come in at a certain point, after I had programmed it and sorted it all out, you know, bits of arrangement)
Such a hard business (Brian: Cozy would come in and say 'ah, yeah, yeah, I see what you mean', and he would do his thing)
Walking on the edge (Brian: and then suddenly the thing would start to come to life, because that's a, there's a, there's a human thing. You can program until you're blue in the face, you know, but you never get that sort of thing that comes from real people interacting)

I've got nothing and no-one in my life
So how can I lose again
Got my feet in muddy water
But I'm gonna find that road again

So I'll be taking care of business
(Brian: Cozy would always be a great energy source, and I'm gonna miss him terribly)
'Cos I know what I'm looking for (Brian: terribly, you know. He was a big part of)
Ooh, I've been working every hour God gives to man (Brian: most of the tracks on this album)
But I still see the same closed door, yeah
Yeah
Ow


Brian: It's something which stirs your guts in, in a particular way, and you know, to see Cozy hit those things, you felt something, you know, it wasn't just hitting things in time, it was like everything had a certain menace to it, you know, um, and a certain joy, you know, Cozy was very up, very funny.

Brian: Hi folks, this is Brian
Brian: It's April 1998 and this is the last thing I thought I would ever be doing
Brian: Sitting here paying tribute to a Cozy who is no longer with us, it just does not seem possible
Brian: I'm sitting on the spot where he so often hammered out incredible drum parts for us
Brian: With great enthusiasm and power and optimism and humour
Brian: It's impossible to describe what a terrible gap it's going to leave in our lives, our mate Cozy not being here
Brian: He was a fantastic support, a fantastic energy and vibe
Brian: He had the most incredible attitude to life which leaked over into everything he did
Brian: I think for the whole world it was much too soon, he was a wonderful, great drummer
Brian: One of the people who defined a whole style which became part of the mainstream of rock 'n' roll
Brian: And Cozy, if you're listening, you were the best, and we all know it
Brian: And God rest you mate - we love you

FBI


Non Album Track. Written by Hank Marvin and Bruce Welch. Length 3:10.
This is an instrumental track, and was originally recorded by The Shadows, which reached no 6 in February 1961.
It is available on the Japanese CD album, the 'Retro Rock EP', the UK 'Why Don't We Try Again' single, the Dutch 'On My Way Up' single, and the 'Twang!' tribute album to The Shadows.
The track features both Francis Rossi and Rick Parfitt from Status Quo on rhythm guitars. It was recorded in 1995, during sessions for their 'Don't Stop' album, on which Brian appears on the track 'Raining In My Heart'.

Hot Patootie

(Whatever Happened To A Saturday Night)


Non Album Track. Written by Richard O'Brien. Length 3:20.
This track was originally recorded by Meat Loaf, and appears on 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show', alongside 'Wild And Untamed Thing' which also features him.
The track was recorded by Brian in 1995, and is available on the Japanese CD album, the 'Retro Rock EP', and the Dutch 'Another World' single.

Additional Assistance:
Spike Edney (piano)
Andy Hamilton and Steve Hamilton (saxophone)
Madeline Bell, Gareth Marx, Shelley Preston, Anita Dobson and Emily May (backing vocals)

Lyrics:
Hey, pussycat
What's going down?

Whatever happened to a Saturday night
When you dressed up sharp and you felt alright
It don't seem the same since cosmic light
Came into my life
I thought I was divine, wow-wow

I used to go for a ride with a chick who'd go
And listen to the music on the radio
A saxophone was blowing on a Rock and Roll show
We climbed in the back seat
And, wow, really had a good time

Hot Patootie - bless my soul
I really love that rock 'n' roll, hit me
Hot Patootie - bless my soul
I really love that rock 'n' roll
Hey

My head was swimming from the perfume I smelt
My hands kinda fumbled with her white plastic belt
I'd taste her baby pink lipstick
And that's when I'd melt
She'd whisper in my ear
Tonight she really was mine

Get back in the front and put some hair oil on (oooh, oooh)
Buddy Holly was singing his very last song (oooh, oooh)
With your arms around your girl you tried to sing along (bop, shoo, wop, bop, shoo, wop)
You felt pretty good 'cos you'd (bop, shoo, wop)
Really had a good time (oohhhh)

Hot Patootie - bless my soul, yeah, yeah
I really love that rock 'n' roll, rock and roll
Hot Patootie - bless my soul
I really love that rock 'n' roll, yeah, yeah, yeah

Hot Patootie - bless my soul
I really love that rock 'n' roll (I really love that rock 'n' roll), yeah
Hot Patootie - bless my soul
I really love that rock 'n' roll, oww, hey

I dig it
Hey, hey, hey
Wow
Ha, ha, ha, ha

Hot Patootie - bless my soul
I really love that rock 'n' roll
Hot Patootie - bless my soul
I really love that rock, ow, ow, ow

Hot Patootie - bless my soul
I really love that rock 'n' roll (I really love that rock 'n' roll), yeah
Hot Patootie - bless my soul
I really love that rock
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Hot Patootie - bless my soul
I really love that rock 'n' roll (I really love that rock 'n' roll)
Hot Patootie - bless my soul
I really love that rock 'n' rock 'n' rock 'n' roll

Hot Patootie
Ow

Maybe Baby


Non Album Track. Written by Buddy Holly and Norman Petty. Length 2:12.
This track is a cover version, and was originally recorded by The Crickets, which reached no 4 in March 1958.
The track was recorded in 1996 at the same session as 'Slow Down' and 'Only Make Believe'.
It is available on the 'Retro Rock EP', the UK 'The Business' single, and the Dutch 'On My Way Up' single.
Brian performed this track with The Crickets and Albert Lee at the Strat Pack concert in 2004.

Additional Assistance:
Cozy Powell (drums)
Jamie Moses (guitar)
Spike Edney (keyboards)
Neil Murray (bass)

Lyrics:
Ooooh, oooh
Ooooh, oooh
Ooooh, ooooh, oooh
Oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh

Maybe baby - I'll have you (ahh, ahh, ahh, ahhh)
Maybe baby - you and me true (ahh, ahh, ahh, ahhh)
Maybe baby - I'll have you for me (ahh, ahh, ah, ah, ah, for me)

Yeah, hey
It's funny honey, you don't care (ahh, ahh, ahh, ahhh)
You never listen to my prayer (ahh, ahh, ahh, ahhh)
Maybe baby - you will love me someday (ahh, ahh, ah, ah, ah, someday)

Well, you are the one that makes me glad (you're the one, you're the one)
Any other one that makes me sad (you're the one, you're the one)
And when some day, you'll love me (you're the one, you're the one)
Well, I'll be there wait and see (ahhhhh)

Maybe baby - I'll have you (ahh, ahh, ahh, ahhh)
Maybe baby - you'll be true (ahh, ahh, ahh, ahhh)
Maybe baby - I'll have you for me (ahh, ahh, ah, ah, ah, for me)
Hey

Dap-da-dap-dap, dap-da-dap-dap, wah-ahh
Dap-da-dap-dap, dap-da-dap-dap, wah-ahh
Dap-da-dap-dap, dap-da-dap-dap, wah-ahh
Yeah, yeah (ahhh, ahhh, ahh), yeah, yeah, yeah

Oh well, you are the one that makes me glad (you're the one, you're the one)
Any other one that makes me sad (you're the one, you're the one)
And when some day, you'll love me (you're the one, you're the one)
Well, I'll be there wait and see (ahhhhh)

Maybe baby - I'll have you (ahh, ahh, ahh, ahhh)
Maybe baby - you'll be true (ahh, ahh, ahh, ahhh)
Maybe baby - I'll have you for me (ahh, ahh, ah, ah, ah, for me)
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Maybe baby - I'll have you for me (ahh, ahh, ah, ah, ah, for me)

Only Make Believe


Non Album Track. Written by Conway Twitty and Jack Nance. Length 2:38.
This track is a cover version and was originally recorded by Conway Twitty, which reached no 1 in November 1958.
The track was recorded in 1996 at the same session as 'Slow Down' and 'Only Make Believe'.
It is available on the 'Red Special' Japanese album, the 'Retro Rock EP', the UK 'Why Don't We Try Again' singles and the Dutch 'Another World' single.

Additional Assistance:
Cozy Powell (drums)
Jamie Moses (guitar)
Spike Edney (keyboards)
Neil Murray (bass)

Lyrics:
Ooooh
People see us everywhere (oooh)
They think you really care (oooh)
But myself I can't deceive (ooh-ooh)
I know it's only make believe

(Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, wah-ah, oooh)

My one and only prayer
Is that someday you'll care
My hopes, my dreams come true
My one and only you
No-one will ever know (oooh)
How much I love you so (oooh)

My only prayer will be (ahhh)
Someday you'll care for me (ahhh)
But it's only make believe (oooh, make believe)

My hopes, my dreams come true
My life, I'd give for you
My heart a wedding ring
My all, my everything
My heart, I can't control
You rule my very soul
My only prayer will be
Someday you'll care for me
But it's only make believe

My one and only prayer (wah-oooh)
Is that someday you'll care
My hopes my dreams come true (ooooh, wah-oooh)
My one and only you
No-one will ever know
How much I love you so

(Ahhhh) My prayers, my hopes, my schemes
(Ahhhh) You are my every dream
But it's only make believe (make believe)
Ow

Otro Lugar


Non Album Track. Written by Brian May. Length 4:06.
This track appears on the Spanish only 'Baladas 99' album, and is 'Another World', sung in Spanish; presumably therefore it also had the same musicians and assistance.
The title 'Otro Lugar' means 'Another Place'. Many thanks to Mauricio Fernandez and Maxi Dries for providing the lyrics and translation.

Lyrics: (the lyrics in brackets are a translation)
En otro lugar (in another place)
Bajo otro sol (under another sun)
Aún nos espera otra historia (another story waits for us)
Por contar (to be told)

Allá otro tú (in there another you)
Despierta - junto a otro yo (wakes up with another me)
Porque es así como vivimos (because we live in this way)
En otro lugar (in another place)

En un mundo extraño (in a strange world)
Más allá del tiempo y del espacio (beyond time and space)
La puerta abierta está (the door is open)
Hacia una nueva luz (towards a new light)
Cruzaremos el umbral... quizás (we'll cross the doorstep... maybe)

En otro lugar (in another place)
Nuestro amor podemos mostrar (we can show our love)
Sabes, te quiero esperar (you know, I want to wait for you)
En otro lugar (in another place)

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Uuuh, mi amor (uuuh, my love)

Oooh, yeah
Cuando los dados se echaron (when the dice were cast)
Una loca ruta marcaron (they laid a crazy route)
Que seguimos hasta el final (we follow to the end)

Pero yo sé que en otro lugar (but I know in another place)
Será otro caminar (will be another path)

Vivimos así (so we live this way)
Pero no acaba ahí (but not finish here)
Sólo vivimos en los sueños (we're only living in our dreams)
En otro lugar (in another place)

Tú me puedes creer (you can believe me)
Ahí estaré (I'll be there)
En otro lugar (in another place)
Oooh, yeah