Brian May's is re-releasing his second album, ‘Another World’ from 1998, as the legendary guitarist continues his extensive reissue campaign.
May returned to El Hierro, the second smallest of the Canary Islands, off the coast of Africa, last month to promote the reissue. That is where he shot the album cover in 1998, near a bent over tree.
Brian talked about the cover photo on the 1998 album: "In the early days I was worried, When we went there I thought, 'If I put this on my album cover is the place gonna get thrashed? Is everyone gonna go there and trample it. It would be terrible if this tree got vandalized because of me publicizing it.' So I was always worried about that. And now there is a rope around it and it says, ‘Please do not enter,' and I didn't. It was so tempting to rush up to it and hug that tree and touch it and make contact with all those years ago. But I didn't do it because I thought, ‘I have to set an example. I have to be the same as everyone else, and I shouldn't be trespassing in there. I should respect that tree, not touch it, just enjoy being near it.'"
Another World features three cover songs -- Jimi Hendrix's "One Rainy Wish," Mott the Hoople's "All the Way to Memphis," featuring Mott's Ian Hunter, and "Slow Down" by Larry Williams.
The album also featured appearances by Jeff Beck, and Taylor Hawkins, who played drums on "Cyborg." The reissue also contains bonus tracks, including Brian’s recently released cover of the Buddy Holly classic "Maybe Baby.”
[Source: Classic Hits Today]