Queen's Roger Taylor Solo Work Released In Two Separate Collections
September 10, 2014 at 12:30 PM (PT)
ROGER TAYLOR, founding member of QUEEN, is not only one of rock's most revered drummers, but has written #1 hits like “Radio Ga Ga” and “A Kind of Magic” and co-written such classics as “Under Pressure” and “One Vision” among many others. Add in his work with JEFF BECK, ROGER DALTRY, ELTON JOHN, GARY NUMAN and FOO FIGHTERS, and one can see why he is much more than "just" a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame drummer. He has also had a critically acclaimed solo career starting with his 1977 single, “I Wanna Testify.”
OMNIVORE RECORDINGS will release two albums of TAYLOR's solo work. "Best," which will come out OCTOBER 27th, contains 18 tracks from both his aforementioned 1977 solo debut single through tracks from 2013’s "Fun On Earth." This is the first-ever collection from TAYLOR, available on CD and double LP, with many tracks available on vinyl for the very first time. The packaging contains new liner notes from TAYLOR, and the first pressing of the LP will be available on gold vinyl for the first run, with black to follow. The initial run is destined to become a collector’s item.
"The Lot," originally released overseas, sees its first North American issue NOVEMBER 11th, featuring his entire solo works. This massive 12-CD/1-DVD set, packaged in a 64-page hardbound book with slipcase, features all five of TAYLOR’s solo albums (including bonus tracks on 2013’s "Fun On Earth," available only in this offering), and the three releases from THE CROSS -- which found TAYLOR fronting a new band, handling lead vocals and guitar, and whose recordings featured guest appearances from his QUEEN bandmates FREDDIE MERCURY and BRIAN MAY. The remaining four CDs contain every single and remix from both his solo material and releases with THE CROSS. Add in a DVD with promo videos, live performances, and extras, and you have the complete picture.
Together with fellow band member BRIAN MAY, QUEEN is currently selling out venues all over the world on their QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT tour.