Liner Notes

One Vision, One Year Of Love, Pain Is So Close To Pleasure, Friends Will Be Friends, Princes Of The Universe
Produced by Queen/Mack
Engineered by Mack

A Kind Of Magic, Who Wants To Live Forever, Gimme The Prize (Kurgan's Theme), Don't Lose Your Head
Produced by Queen/David Richards
Engineered by David Richards
Assistant engineer: Croydon

Queen are:
Freddie Mercury - vocals, keyboards
John Deacon - bass guitar, keyboards, occasional guitar
Roger Taylor - drums, occasional vocals, keyboards
Brian May - guitar, occasional vocals, keyboards

Extra keyboards: Spike Edney
Computer keyboards: UMI & BBC B

'One Year Of Love' String arrangement by Lynton Naiff, Saxophone by Steve Gregory

'Who Wants To Live Forever'
Orechestra arranged by Michael Kamen/Brian May
Performed by hte National Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded by Eric Tomlinson at Abbey Road Studios

'Don't Lose Your Head' incidental vocals by Joan Armatrading courtesy of A&M Records

Recorded mainly at The Townhouse Studios, London.
Musicland Studios, Munich and Mountain Studios, Montreux.

Management: Jim Beach

Special Thanks to:-
Gerry Stickells, Russel Mulcahy, Peter Davies, Bill Panzer, Julie Nash, Sally Green, Jacky Gunn,
Melanie Martin, Collie, Peter Freestone, Joe Fannelli, Tony Williams, Derek Power, Peter Chant,
Neal Levin, Sidney Sachs, Stefan, Clive Martin, Spike Drake, Noel Harris, Trip Khalaf.

Some songs on this album appear in different form in the film 'Highlander'.

Sleeve design by Richard Gray.
Front cover original illustration by Roger Chiasson
Other original illustration by Roger Chiasson, Mike Smith
and Chuck Gamage. Colour by Jenny Robinson.
Photograph by Peter Hince.

1991 Hollywood Records Remaster
Digitally remastered by Eddy Schreyer at Future Disc Systems, Hollywood.

2001 Remaster
Remastered by Peter Mew at Abbey Road Studios 2001.

2011 Remaster
This 2011 version has been meticulously re-created using the finest modern analogue
and digital technology from the original first-generation master mixes.
Executive Producers: Brian May and Roger Taylor.
Mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME.
Audio Supervised by Justin Shirley-Smith and Kris Fredriksson.
Additional audio restoration by Kris Fredriksson.
Additional audio supervision by Joshua J Macrae.
Special thanks: Greg Brooks, Gary Taylor.

Bonus EP
Executive Producers: Brian May and Roger Taylor.
Bonus EP mastered by Adam Ayan, except track 2 mastered by Bob Ludwig, at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME.
Audio restoration by Kris Fredriksson.
Audio supervised by Justin Shirley-Smith and Kris Fredriksson.
A Kind Of Magic (Highlander Version): Produced by Queen and David Richards. Engineered by David Richards.
One Vision (Single Version): Produced by Queen and Mack. Engineered by Mack.
Pain Is So Close To Pleasure (Single Remix): Produced by Queen, Mack and David Richards. Recorded by Mack. Mixed by David Richards.
Forever (Piano Version): Produced by Queen and David Richards. Engineered by David Richards.
A Kind Of Vision (Demo, August 1985): Produced by Queen and Mack. Engineered by Mack.
One Vision (Live at Wembley Stadium, July 11th 1986): Produced by Queen. Recorded by Mack and Steve Riddel. Mixed by Joshua J Macrae and Justin Shirley-Smith.
Friends Will Be Friends Will Be Friends...: Produced by Queen and Mack. Engineered by Mack.
Special Thanks: Greg Brooks, Gary Taylor, Declan O'Regan and All at FX Copyroom.
Inner Sleeve Images

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Recording Studios

Musicland Studios
Munich, Germany

Musicland Studios was founded in the late 1960s by Italian producer and songwriter Giorgio Moroder. Moroder is known best by Queen fans for co-writing Love Kills. The studio was located in the basement of the Arabella High-Rise Building. Musicland became popular among top acts, most of which worked with producer Reinhold Mack. Parts of Queen albums The Game, Hot Space, The Works, A Kind Of Magic, and Made In Heaven were recorded at Musicland. Solo albums Strange Frontier and Mr. Bad Guy were also recorded at Musicland. The studio was closed in the early 1990s.

Arabella High-Rise Building

One Vision Sessions

One Vision Sessions

The Town House Studios
West London, England

The Town House was built in 1978 by Richard Branson as part of his Virgin Studios Group. The studio was known for it's drum sound, which can be heard on the Phil Collins hit In The Air Tonight. The building also housed a mastering department called The Town House Cutting Room.

A few Queen releases were partially recorded there including A Kind Of Magic, The Miracle, and Flash Gordon. A few solo releases were also recorded there including parts of Barcelona, Shove It, and Back To The Light.

The Town House exterior

The Town House exterior

The Cutting Room

Mountain Studios
Mountreux, Switzerland

In 1975, Mountain Studios was built in the then new Montreux Casino by Tom Hidley. Queen first recorded there in 1978 for their album "Jazz". Queen were impressed with the fascilities and bought the studio for their own use the following year. David Richards, who joined the studio in 1977, went on to produce and engineer many of Queen's albums and their solo efforts.

Parts of Jazz, Hot Space, A Kind Of Magic, The Miracle, Innuendo, and Made In Heaven were all recorded at the studio. Solo efforts including Back To The Light, Barcelona, Fun In Space, Strange Frontier, Shove It, and Mad, Bad and Dangerous To Know were all in part recorded there as well.

David Richards took full ownership of the studio in the mid 1990s and moved it to nearby Attalens, Switzerland. Richards owned the studio up until his death in 2013.

The Mountain Studios Control Room

Freddie Mercury in the control room

Roger Taylor recording in the studio