Roger Taylor / “The Lot” box set


Roger Taylor will issue a massive 13-disc box set in November that celebrates his 35 years of activity outside of his ‘day job’ in Queen.

The Lot features all Taylor’s solo albums and his material as front man for the group The Cross. Four bonus CDs of solo / The Cross single remixes, edits and B-sides are included, as is an exclusive box set version of his new album Fun On Earth. A DVD of videos completes the set, which comes packaged in a hard case slipcase with a book which holds all the discs.

The Lot is released on 11 November 2013.

Full track listing:

CD1: Roger Taylor – Fun In Space (Original UK Release Date: 6 April 1981)

  • No Violins
  • Laugh Or Cry
  • Future Management
  • Let’s Get Crazy
  • My Country I & II
  • Good Times Are Now
  • Magic Is Loose
  • Interlude In Constantinople
  • Airheads
  • Fun In Space

CD2: Roger Taylor – Strange Frontier (Original UK Release Date: 25 June 1984)

  • Strange Frontier
  • Beautiful Dreams
  • Man On Fire
  • Racing In The Street
  • Masters Of War
  • Killing Time
  • Abandonfire
  • Young Love
  • It’s An Illusion
  • I Cry For You (love, hope and confusion)

CD3: Roger Taylor – Happiness? (Original UK Release Date: 9 September 1994)

  • Nazis 1994
  • Happiness?
  • Revelations
  • Touch The Sky
  • Foreign Sand (with Yoshiki)
  • Freedom Train
  • ‘you had to be there’
  • The Key
  • Everybody Hurts Sometime
  • Loneliness…
  • Dear Mr. Murdoch
  • Old Friends

CD4: Roger Taylor – Electric Fire (Original UK Release Date: 10 October 1998)

  • Pressure On
  • A Nation Of Haircuts
  • Believe In Yourself
  • Surrender
  • People On Streets
  • No More Fun
  • The Whisperers
  • Is It Me?
  • Tonight
  • Where Are You Now?
  • Working Class Hero
  • London Town, C’mon Down

CD5: The Cross – Shove It (Original UK Release Date: 25 January 1988)

  • Shove It
  • Cowboys And Indians
  • Contact
  • Heaven For Everyone
  • Stand Up For Love
  • Love On A Tightrope (Like An Animal)
  • Love Lies Bleeding (She Was A Wicked Wily Waitress)
  • Rough Justice
  • The Second Shelf Mix

CD6: The Cross – Mad: Bad: And Dangerous To Know (Original UK Release Date: 26 March 1990)

  • Top Of The World, Ma
  • Liar
  • Closer To You
  • Breakdown
  • Penetration Guru
  • Power To Love
  • Sister Blue
  • Foxy Lady
  • Better Things
  • Passion For Trash
  • Old Men (Lay Down)
  • Final Destination

CD7: The Cross – Blue Rock (Original UK Release Date: 9 September 1991)

  • Bad Attitude
  • New Dark Ages
  • Dirty Mind
  • Baby It’s Alright
  • Ain’t Put Nothin’ Down
  • The Also Rans
  • Millionaire
  • Put It All Down To Love
  • Hand Of Fools (Out Of Control)
  • Life Changes

CD8: Roger Taylor – Fun On Earth (Exclusive Box Set Version)

  • One Night Stand
  • Fight Club
  • Be With You
  • Quality Street
  • I Don’t Care
  • Sunny Day
  • Be My Gal (My Brightest Spark)
  • I Am The Drummer (In A Rock n’ Roll Band)
  • Small
  • Say It’s Not True (with Jeff Beck)
  • The Unblinking Eye (Abridged)
  • Up
  • Smile
  • Dear Mr Murdoch (Nude Mix)
  • Whole House Rockin’

CD9: Roger Taylor – Solo Singles 1

  • I Wanna Testify
  • Turn On The TV (B-Side of I Wanna Testify)
  • My Country (Edit)
  • Man On Fire (Extended Version)
  • I Cry For You (Single Remix) (B-Side of Strange Frontier 7”)
  • Strange Frontier (Extended Remix)
  • I Cry For You (Extended Remix)
  • Two Sharp Pencils (Get Bad) (Extra track on Strange Frontier 12″)
  • Nazis Radio Mix – [ S.Ramaekers, D. SAS & R.Martufi ]
  • Nazis kick Mix – [ S.Ramaekers, D. SAS & R.Martufi ]
  • Nazis Schindlers Mix – [ Danny Saber ]
  • Nazis Makita Mix extended – [ Danny Saber ]
  • Nazis Big Science Mix – [ Joshua J Macrae ]
  • Foreign Sand (with Yoshiki) (Single Version)
  • final destination (with Yoshiki)
  • Everybody Hurts Sometimes – Live Shepherds Bush Empire – ’94 (Happiness 12” Picture Disc)
  • Old Friends – Live Shepherds Bush Empire – ’94 (Happiness 12” Picture Disc)

CD10: Roger Taylor – Solo Singles 2

  • Pressure On (Single Version)
  • People On Streets (Mashed) (B-side of Pressure On)
  • Tonight – Dub Sangria
  • Keep A Knockin’ – Pressure On (On Man Utd CD Single)
  • Surrender (Radio Mix)
  • A Nation Of Haircuts (Club Cut) (On Surrender part 1 CD single)
  • London town c’mon down (Single Mix) (On Surrender part 1 CD single)
  • Surrender Live Cyber Barn (On Surrender part 2 CD single)
  • No More Fun – Live Cyber Barn (On Surrender part 2 CD single)
  • Tonight – Live Cyber Barn (On Surrender part 2 CD single)
  • One Night Stand (Download only)
  • Woman You’re So Beautiful – Felix + Arty (Main Mix)
  • Woman You’re So Beautiful – Felix + Arty (Mad Mix)
  • Woman You’re So Beautiful – Felix + Arty (Dance Hall Mix)
  • The Unblinking Eye (Everything Is Broken) (Original Single Mix)
  • The Unblinking Eye (Everything Is Broken) (Almost Completely Nude Mix)
  • Dear mr murdoch – 2011

CD11: The Cross – Singles 1 

  • Cowboys & Indians 7″ (Single Edit)
  • Love Lies Bleeding (B-Side of Cowboys)
  • Feel The Force (B-Side of Shove It USA)
  • Shove It (Extended Mix)
  • Shove It (Metropolix)
  • Shove It (Dag Volle AKA “Denis Pop” Remix ) (featured on “Remixed Records 21) June 88
  • Heaven For Everyone 7” (Roger Vocal)
  • Heaven For Everyone 7” (Freddie Vocal)
  • Manipulator (Extended Mix)
  • Manipulator (7” Single)
  • Power To Love (Extended Mix)
  • Power To Love (Single Edit)
  • In Charge of My Heart (7″ Single) (B-Side of Liar 7″ Germany only)
  • Liar (12″ Mix)
  • In Charge of My Heart (Extended Mix) (B-Side of Liar 12″ Germany only)
  • Liar (Single Remix)

CD12: The Cross – Singles 2

  • New Dark Ages 7” (Single Edit)
  • Ain’t Put Nothing Sown (Long Version) (B-Side of New Dark Ages)
  • Man On Fire (Live) (B-Side of New Dark Ages + Final Destination)
  • Life Changes 7” (Single Edit)
  • Heartland (on Life Changes CD – Germany)
  • Celebration (Jam Studios Session) – Previously Unreleased
  • I Can Take You Higher (Jam Studios Session) – Previously Unreleased
  • Out Of My Head (Jam Studios Session) – Previously Unreleased
  • Passion For Trash (Jam Studios Session) – Previously Unreleased
  • Top Of The World Ma’ (12″ Remix) – Previously Unreleased
  • Shove it (US single Version)

DVD: Roger Taylor + The Cross – The Lot [Videos]

Tracklisting TBC, but total running time is 1:59:20 (DVD Format: NTSC Region 0)

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A lot of typos and wrong info, plus many audio and video issues:

Disc Errors:
1.) Track index marker error on track 9 of Shove It.
2.) Pressure On (Electric Fire): wrong mix. No 2nd voice for half of the first chorus. (01:58 – 02:07)
3.) Wrong running order of FOE bonus tracks: “Whole House Rockin'” plays first, “Dear Mr. Murdoch” comes second.
4.) There are some complaints of juddering video on the DVD
5.) Life Changes (Blue Rock) the song suddenly stops, and then the first seconds of the song start again.
6.) Shove It (extended mix) with track duration 5:02 should have been on ‘The Cross Singles 1’ disc, but instead it has ‘The 2nd Shelf Mix’ with track duration 5:55.
7.) I Can’t Get You Out Of My Head unfortunately has count-in chords badly edited out, causing a slight cut to the beginning of the song.
8.) Celebration is abridged version. 1:45-2:25 fragment of the original 5:15 track is edited out.
9.) Track index marker error on track 3 of Happiness.

Text Errors:
1.) The lyrics to the first four songs of Electric Fire are missing in the book (it starts with “People on streets”)
2.) Incorrect spelling of ‘Holocaust’
3.) The credits from ‘Blue Rock’ are directly taken from Discogs.com , including the (2) suffix for Peter Noone and the ANV-asteriks for Josh Macrae
4.) Wrong information – The book states Dear Mr Murdoch originally featured on the 1994 album “Electric Fire”.
5.) In his foreword, final sentence, Rhys talks about a “cole” instead of “collection”.
6.) In the track listing of the Cross-singles, last track (Shove it US), it is stated that the inclusion is a last minute “edition” instead of “addition”.
7.) The DVD notes incorrectly state that both versions of the “Power to Love” video are included (or perhaps one is actually missing from the disc?)

(copied from Queenzone)


from Roger Taylor’s official Facebook page:


We are aware that there are issues with some box sets which have been received and we are investigating this as a matter of importance.

A follow up announcement will be posted very soon.


Does anyone know if the mp3/digital edition is similarly riddled with errors and faults?


Received my box on friday (Germany!), and while it looks great, there’s indeed loads of mistakes in the book and on the discs. Shame!
Looks like it’s been withdrawn now, possibly due to the errors?? (So maybe us lucky few over here may have got something very rare??)


It seems that are a number of faults on the first batch of these – track splits, edits, wrong mixes, a faulty DVD and half the lyrics missing from the Electric Fire album in the booklet. It’s currently unavailable to order from Amazon U.K. which is annoying as it was due for dispatch and delivery on Monday. Another quality product from Queen Productions!


Bloody hell!

I wondered why it has disappeared from my (extended) amazon basket all of a sudden. Presumably all those faults will be fixed before the UK release?


It’s missing the “short promotional film”, i.e. the “music video” for “I Wanna Testify”! That’s a classic and reminiscent of “Bohemian Rhapsody”! This was proof that Roger had a solo track released before any other members of Queen YEARS earlier!


I would love this, if only for the long overdue Cross re-releases. They’re going for silly money on ebay.


13 discs, that’s not even 8 pounds per disc. And that’s not even including the hardback book. Definitely worth the money, especially when compared to boxes like the Daft Punk one, the new Velvet Underground one (3 discs for 60 pounds?!) etc. Shame there’s not much “new” stuff, but still great to see CD-quality versions of tracks like Manipulator, Two Sharp Pencils and I Wanna Testify.


Missing two live at Shepherds Bush Empire ’94 tracks that were on the ‘Happiness’ single, ‘Ride The Wild Wind’ and ‘I Want To Break Free’.
Apart from that it seems complete. One for the Christmas wish list I think.


It’s not bad value for money by any means, but not everyone would want to shell out that much in one go, which is the point being made I think. Some of us prefer to build collections one at a time, or even choose which albums from an act’s catalogue we wish to buy.


would have been interested in this but at over £100 it’s way too expensive

Andrea Grasso

No, the albums won’t be reissued individually.
On my blog you can find the DVD content, too.



Oh, shame. I’d have bought some of them individually! Thanks for the info.


Do we know if the individual albums will be reissued as well? They’ve been out of print and/or expensive for a long time. Would love to have some of the bonus disc content too, but £100 in one go for a non-hardcore fan is a bit steep!