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Another World
Studio album by
Released1 June 1998 (UK)
15 September 1998 (US)
StudioAllerton Hill Studio
GenreHard rock
LabelParlophone (UK)
Hollywood (US)
ProducerBrian May
Brian May chronology
Live at the Brixton Academy
Another World
Red Special
Singles from Another World
  1. "Business"
    Released: 1998
  2. "On My Way Up"
    Released: 1998
  3. "Another World"
    Released: 1998
  4. "Why Don't We Try Again"
    Released: 1998

Another World is the second studio album by Queen guitarist Brian May. The album was dedicated to his mother.


Recorded at his home studio after the completion of the last Queen album, Made in Heaven, the album was released in the UK on 1 June 1998 and on 15 September of that year in the US.

The album itself started as a cover album. The "Heroes" concept was to record May's favourite tracks from his favourite artists, but the idea soon mutated into a full album. Some of the covers found their place on the album, whilst others were released as singles' B-sides, Retro Rock Special EP and as Japanese bonus tracks and on the Red Special tour promo CD.

As part of promotion for the album and tour, May appeared as himself in the final episode of the BBC comedy sketch show Smith and Jones in October 1998.

Drummer Cozy Powell, with whom Brian May worked on the album, died in a car accident before the album was completed. The song "Business" was released as a single as a tribute to Cozy.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars link
Guitarist4/5 stars link

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Brian May, except where noted.

  1. "Space" - 0:47
  2. "Business" - 5:07
  3. "China Belle" - 4:01
  4. "Why Don't We Try Again" - 5:24
  5. "On My Way Up" - 2:57
  6. "Cyborg" - 3:54
  7. "The Guv'nor" - 4:13
  8. "Wilderness" - 4:52
  9. "Slow Down" (Larry Williams) - 4:18
  10. "One Rainy Wish" (Jimi Hendrix) - 4:05
  11. "All the Way from Memphis" (Ian Hunter) - 5:16
  12. "Another World" - 7:30
    • The song "Another World" ends at 4:05, then after a minute of silence, starting at 5:05, a hidden track plays, consisting of the piano part of "Business". This is not included on the Japanese edition of the album.
Bonus tracks on the Japanese edition
  1. "F.B.I" (Hank Marvin)
  2. "Hot Patootie" (Richard O'Brien)