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My annual review of what I’ve most enjoyed listening to during the last 12 months, and my albums of the year.
Queen’s News of the World (1977) album turned 40 years old this year. I was five years old when it came out. It would be six or seven years more until Queen were firmly on my radar, and so would begin a lifelong love of the band.
To celebrate the anniversary of the album’s release, Queen are releasing a box set on Friday 17 November that includes a number of recently unearthed out-takes and rarities.
Among the rarities is this hybrid version of “All Dead, All Dead” (side 1, track 4) featuring alternative lyrics and vocals from Freddie Mercury.
What I didn’t realise, all these years of listening to the song, is that the song was written by Brian May about the death of his childhood cat.
It’s a beautiful song, even if does have the ‘wrong’ lyrics.
The box set is released on Friday 17 November costing £109.99.
Rest in peace, Martin Eric Ain.
This evening I previewed the forthcoming album Peace In Our Time (2017) by British five-piece metal masters Krysthla.
Like their debut, this album is amazing. And like their debut, I also gave this 100%.
I fully intend to see them live on their UK tour in May. Who’s with me?