A MOSTLY unknown gem, Story Of A Heart is a glorious pop song by ABBA's Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus. Benny’s own band scored a minor UK hit in 2009, but one day someone is going to have a huge smash with it.

Spookily, eight year on, both Steps and Brian May with Kerry Ellis are releasing separate versions within days of each other, Steps unleashing theirs next week, giving the Queen axe man and West End siren an early advantage. Time will tell who makes the better job.

Golden Days is a lovingly crafted work from kindred spirits, combining new songs with classics, such as If I Loved You from Carousel, Shirley Bassey’s I Who Have Nothing and Gary Moore and Phil Lynott’s Parisienne Walkways, in a pot-pourri of rock anthems, tender ballads and the exotic.

Of course, Brian May’s arrangements are exquisite and the orchestrations sumptuously rich as befitting a major Queen project, but hardcore Queen fans are probably more excited about December's Queen & Adam Lambert tour dates in Leeds and Sheffield.