While there’s no shortage of Queen material about to come out of the band’s vaults, drummer Roger Taylor will take a moment to spotlight his solo career this fall.
On October 27 Taylor will release “Best,” an 18-song compilation spanning from his first solo single, 1977’s “I Wanna Testify,” to his 2013 album “Fun On Earth.” “Best” will be available on CD and double-LP sets, with initial pressings of the latter in gold vinyl, and Taylor wrote liner notes to accompany the collection.
For those who want more, Taylor follows on November 11 with “The Lot,” a 12-CD, one-DVD box set that features everything he’s released outside of Queen, including three albums by his side band The Cross, which feature guest appearances by Queen bandmates Freddie Mercury and Brian May.
Queen, meanwhile, just released the archival “Live at the Rainbow ’74” and this fall will put out “Queen Forever,” a collection of unreleased tracks from recording sessions throughout the original band’s career and possibly featuring songs the late Mercury recorded with Michael Jackson.
Article courtesy of 94.7 WCSX Detroit’s Classic Rock by Gary Graff