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  • Audio CD (28 Sept. 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B000025TFY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,276 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Dark
2. Back To The Light
3. Love Token
4. Resurrection
5. Too Much Love Will Kill You
6. Driven By You
7. Nothin' But Blue
8. I'm Scared
9. Last Horizon
10. Let Your Heart Rule Your Head
11. Just One Life
12. Rollin' Over

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Shazzeth on 11 Jun. 2006
Format: Audio CD
I only got this album a couple of months ago, and to be honest I wasn't that impressed with it at first. But after my second listen I was completely hooked on it. "Back To The Light" covers so many occurences in Brian's life at the time; including the breakdown of his marriage, the death of Freddie, and his struggle with depression. This album really is a great insight into strong and powerful emotions that can be felt by anyone in the world.

Now, many reading this would probably see my review as biased because I'm such a big fan of Brian; I honestly try not to be biased towards him. There are infact parts of the album that I really do dislike, so bear with me.

"The Dark" is an astonishly powerful album opener. It has an extreme kick to it, and is mainly made up of Brian's trademark harmonic guitar layering, that he is so famously known to use. Despite the power of the guitar, this song also has a very beautiful delicacy and is very fragile in places, with the use of a harp and other stringed instruments besides the guitar.

Following this song is "Back To The Light"; an almost gospel track using choirs, and soft backgrounds blended once again with some of Brian's trademark guitar. This is a song of hope and self discovery and really does contain some amazing emotion, as well as being a fantastic track.

"Love Token" would have to be my favourite on the album. Punchy drumming from Cozy Powell and some seriously catchy guitar; this song is a truly underrated classic. Revolving around the theme of his marriage ending, "Love Token" really is a story of disaster that focusses (in my opinion) on how the bad feeling affected his children, with such lines as "Mama's in love, Papa's in love, it's such a shame they don't love each other".
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. D. Rathbone VINE VOICE on 27 Mar. 2002
Format: Audio CD
Brian steps out of Queen's shadow to deliver a powerful album full of quality and no fillers. Highlights include "Back to the Light", "Resurrection" and "Driven by You".
Despite this being Brian's first solo vehicle (unless you include his "Starfleet" EP) this album is the closest thing you'll ever get to a Queen album in all but the name as you realise how much influence Brian had in Queen. The guitar work (naturally), the lyrics, the vocal harmonies and the diverse rock-pop tunes are all here in great quantities and this album fits comfortably between "The Miracle" and "Innuendo" (despite its 1992 release) and arguably better than some Queen albums anyway!
"Resurrection" is a treat for Queen fans, as is "Driven By You" (the one from the "Ford" ad) whilst "Just One Life" is a gentle acoustic number with a nod to some of Brian's earlier Queen compositions.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 2 Oct. 2001
Format: Audio CD
You wouldn't think it now, but back in the early nineties, Brian was a pretty successful solo artist.
'Back To The Light' was the eagerly anticipated solo album, and rightly so. Of course, there are the vital Queen-isms sprinkled throughout the album. It's Brian May - he was the 'sound'!
From start to finish, this album is vibrant, immaculately played by a great band (including the late Cozy Powell on drums), and tracks such as the title track, "Resurrection", "Nothin' But Blue" (featuring Queen bass player John Deacon), and a great cover of The Small Faces' "Rollin' Over" prove that he can survive without Queen.
This is better than his second effort, "Another World", and, like a good action movie, keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout. Just listen to his startling guitar solo on "Resurrection", or his eerie, eerie opening harmonies on "Too Much Love Will Kill You" (I'm sure that's Freddie in there somewhere!)
This album is superb - musically brilliant, lyrically moving, and definitely one to have in your collection! Brian May rocks. (And, at least on this album, he can sing!)
Long live BM.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Nc Shackley on 17 Dec. 2004
Format: Audio CD
This is a brilliant album. The legendary Brian May sound and muli-layered harmonies are ued to brilliant effect throughout an equally brilliant album. My favourite tracks are 'Too Much Love Will Kill You' and 'Driven By You', although I prefer the Freddie Mercury version of 'TMLWKY'. What made me want to listen to this album was the sound of Brian May's guitar. While he may not be the greatest guitarist in the world, I think the sound and style he produces from his it could match anyone else. If you are also a fan of Brian May's guitar's playing, then I would definitely recommend that you buy this album. I would give this album five stars on the quality of the songs themselves, but I just feel that on some of the tracks BM's voice isn't powerful enough and he needs Freddie's voice to strengthen them. However, this is still a brilliant, underrated album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bookworm75 on 5 July 2011
Format: Audio CD
Having been a massive Queen fan (and Brian May fan in particular), Freddie Mercury's death in 1991 marked a huge musical watershed for me. Life being what it is, I got involved in other things and the various post-Queen activities happened without me really noticing. I was vaguely aware of this album when it was first released, but it somehow 'slipped out of the light'.... !

Recently I've been putting things straight, and filling in the gaps in my collection, so after nearly 20 years, I am listening to this music for the first time. Well, what can I say that hasn't already been said more eloquently by other reviewers, but I just had to add my voice and say that this is a wonderful album, although in places it feels so personal, and one or two tracks are quite difficult to listen to. It really does feel as though Brian was working through the events of the preceding few years, and all the attendant grief and insecurity about life. It is immensely moving, and I think a very brave thing to bare his soul in this way. The more I listen, it becomes apparent just how influential Brian was in establishing the Queen 'sound', especially in those early (and I think, best, years). Yes, it has to be said that he doesn't have a lead singer's voice, and there are some areas where it sounds a little weak, but a great voice nonetheless. (By the way, I'm sure I can hear Freddie's vocals at the very beginning of "Too Much Love will Kill You", which is a nice touch, although there is no mention of this on the sleeve notes). And, joy of joys, there are some absolutely CRACKING tracks on this album! I've played "Resurrection" and "Love Token" so many times, that portion of the CD will no doubt wear out long before the rest of it.

So, a fab album from a truly great guitarist. Brian, you will always Rock!
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