I agree with what seems the general concenses. It's a great album, some of Brian's best, but the end does kinda jump around. I know Queen albums did that too, but they always managed to move more fluently from one song to the next with little musical interludes i.e. "Prophet Song" into "Love Of My Life." I think that's what is lacking. But, the songs by themselves I think are great. I also have the live cd and that's good, too, although Brian's voice is definitely weaker than Freddie's.
As I recall from roughly 10 years ago, I enjoyed the disc somewhat, but it got sold somewhere along the way.
I'm surprised that it's out of print. Easy to find a used one of course, but especially in America, Hollywood has pretty much kept everything else in print.
I prefer Roger's solo stuff but BTTL is Brian's second best album. AW is his best mainly because his voice is so much stronger (he HAD to have had singing lessons between them).
Brian's albums were always patchy and both BTTL and AW contain some right dross and excellent stuff. Love Token the former and On My Way Up the latter.
I actually seen him in 93 and got to actually meet mr. may(WOW) i touched his poufy hair and ya should have seen the look he gave me i got him to sign my ticket stub 2:-)
I actually drove my mother literally her hair was standing up with NOTHING BUT BLUE so everytime I hear that it reminds me of her but yes my fave song on cd!
I think Brian’s stuff is fine. I like both of his studio CD (I don’t count his Star Fleet Project from 1983 here) and I actually couldn’t decide which of them is better. On both of these CDs are my favourite tracks: Back To The Light, Resurrection, Last Horizon or China Belle, On My Way Up or The Guv’nor.
Maybe I like BTTL a little bit more as there is only one cover on it.