Brian May Recalls His Fear About The ‘Another World’ Album Cover
Queen guitarist Brian May recently shared a video on his official YouTube channel in which he expressed his concerns about his album cover of ‘Another World.’
In June 2021, May announced he was planning to release a reissue of his 1992’s ‘Back To The Light‘ as part of the ‘Brian May Gold Series.’ He then dropped the record on August 6, 2021, and with the help of his ‘Bri Army,’ the album reached remarkable success.
Following the re-release of ‘Back To The Light,’ Brian May began working on the reissue of his ‘Another World’ album. In an Instagram post, he urged his fans to send him their artworks and revealed that he intended to include them in a community art book accompanying the release.
In the same Instagram post, May announced that the album’s release date would be spring. Ahead of the re-release of ‘Another World,’ Brian May shared a video on his YouTube channel in which he talked about the 300-year-old tree that is in the album cover’s image.
May revisited that tree in March and revealed in the interview that he was always worried whether some people would find the tree, go near it, and vandalize it because of him. Moreover, May said there is now a rope around the tree, and he didn’t go near it to set an example for his fans and protect the tree for another 300 years.
In the video, Brian May said the following:
“In the early days, I was worried. When we went there, I thought, ‘If I put this on my album cover, is the place get traced? Is everyone going to 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. 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, hug that tree, touch it, and make contact with it 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.’ Hopefully, it will be there for another 300 years.”
You can watch the video below.