The big Record Store Day 2019 list has been out since late February, but one title that has flown under the radar a bit is the 7″ single of “Holy Man,” a lost recording from The Beach Boys’ Dennis Wilson that was finished by Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor and Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins.
The history of the track was detailed on Queen’s official website and says that “Holy Man” was written and recorded by Wilson in 1977 during the recording sessions for his solo album Pacific Ocean Blue. Decades later in 2009, Hawkins would add vocals to the track, and then ten years later, May and Taylor would add some additional backing instrumentals.
“Holy Man” is one of four Queen/Queen-related titles coming out tomorrow on Record Store Day. Other titles include a special picture disc of the Bohemian Rhapsody soundtrack, a 7″ single of “Bohemian Rhapsody”/”I’m In Love With My Car” and May’s latest solo single “New Horizons.”
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.