Starfleet Project


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Brian May 'Starfleet Project'

Released 31 October 1983, reached number 35, on chart for 4 weeks.
Album length 28:01.

Tracklisting:
1. Starfleet
2. Let Me Out
3. Bluesbreaker


Non-Album Tracks:
Son Of Starfleet

 

Produced by Brian May.
Mixed at SARM East and SARM West in London by Mack
Engineered by Mike Beiriger, additional engineering by Nick Froome
Mastered by Bernie Grundman at A&M, Los Angeles

Recorded at the Record Plant, Los Angeles, 21-22 April 1983, featuring:
Brian May (guitar), Eddie Van Halen (guitar), Phil Chen (bass), Alan Gratzer (drums) and Fred Mandel (piano).


This album is only available on CD on the UK 'Back To The Light' singles (with 'Starfleet' and 'Let Me Out' on CD1 and 'Bluesbreaker' on CD2) and on the 'Resurrection EP' Japanese release.

 

Singles:


Starfleet


Track 1. Written by Paul Bliss, music by Brian May and Friends. Length 7:59.
This track was the theme tune of a children's TV series, but this is a reworked rock version.
The track was edited down for single release in both the UK and USA, while the B-Side, 'Son Of Starfleet', is an instrumental remix, which contains most of the bits which were edited out.
Roger Taylor provides backing vocals.

Alternate Versions:
1. Single Version (4:12) (on all singles except for the US release; this is an edit of the album version, featuring a new 10 second keyboard intro, and then the sections from 0:45 to 2:04, 2:08 to 2:42 and 2:51 to 5:05, fading out from 4:58 onwards)
2. US Edit (3:07) (on the US 7" single only; this is an edit of the UK single version, which loses an instrumental section from around 1:51 to 3:06)
3. Argentinian Promo Edit (3:36) (on an Argentinian multiple artist 7" promo sampler only; this is the standard single version, with an earlier fade out)
4. Video Version (4:26) (the promo video for the track, containing the single version with numerous sound effects from the TV series throughout)

Lyrics:
Send a message out across the sky
Alien invaders just past gemini
Who will come and save us now
Who can defend us from the power
Starfleet, starfleet
Starfleet, starfleet

Tell the people back at Earth control
Send starfleet legions to save our souls
Always daring and courageous
Ooh-oooh, only they can save us
Starfleet, starfleet
Starfleet, starfleet
Starfleet

Starfleet, starfleet
Starfleet, starfleet

Yeah
Send a message back to Earth control
Send starfleet legions to save our souls
Always daring and courageous
Only you, only you can save us
Starfleet, starfleet
Starfleet, starfleet

Starfleet

Let Me Out


Track 2. Written by Brian May, music by Brian May and Friends. Length 7:11.
This track was initially intended for Queen's 1977 'News Of The World' album.

Live Versions with The Cross:
1. Bootleg (7:54) (recorded at the Astoria Theatre, London, on 7 December 1990)
Lyrics:
Yeah
Nice and gentle

Oooh, I've been sleeping
I've been hiding
Beat my head against the wall
I've been crying
Beats from staring at the shame of it all

Let me out
Let me out of here
We can fly away tonight - no-one will know
We can fly away tonight - no-one will know
No-one will know, that's right

Been talking
Soon be laughing
It's a brand new love affair
If I'm dreaming
It don't matter, I can feel that fresh air

Let me out, let me out
Let me out of here
We can fly away tonight - no-one will know
We can fly away tonight - no-one will know
Nobody will know

Not till tomorrow
Ooh, our souls on fire, yeah

Well I've been waking
News is breaking
There's a world outside my door
We can take it, we can make it
And I won't ask for more

Let me out, yeah
Let me out of here
We can fly away tonight - no-one will know
We can fly away tonight - no-one will know
Not till tomorrow anyway, when we can be miles away
Let me out, baby

Help me Edward
Yeah

Yeah
Oh
I 'spose my friend will be grieving
Don't keep pounding
Give yourself a holiday
Say you're leaving
Someday driving
Pack your bags up and shout

Let me out - shout it out
Let me out of here
We can fly away tonight - no-one will know
We can fly away tonight - no-one will know
Oh, let me out baby

Ow

Bluesbreaker


Track 3. Written by Brian May & Friends. Length 12:50.
This track is an improvised instrumental jam, and is dedicated to Eric Clapton.
There is some dialogue at the end of this track, but this is undecipherable.

Son Of Starfleet


Non Album Track. Music by Brian May and Friends. Length 4:19.
This track is only available as a B-Side to the 'Starfleet' 7" single.
It is an instrumental track, and contains many of the sections which are edited out for the single version of 'Starfleet'. It contains the (approximate) sections from 0:00 to 0:45, 2:08 to 2:31, 3:57 to 4:04, 4:51 to 5:06 (with the vocals removed and an echoed/phased keyboard effect) and then 5:06 onwards.