INSTRUMENTS AND VOCALS: ROGER TAYLOR
APPROX. 50% OF KEYBOARDS: DAVID RICHARDS
PRODUCED, WRITTEN AND ARRANGED BY ROGER TAYLOR
ENGINEERED BY DAVID RICHARDS
RECORDED AT MOUNTAIN STUDIOS, MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND.
MASTERED BY GEORGE MARINO AT STERLING SOUND
ALL INFLUENCES - CONSCIOUS, SUBCONSCIOUS AND UNCONSCIOUS.
P.S. HELLO LISTENERS. I HOPE YOU ENJOY AND HAVE FUN WITH THIS.
MY VERY OWN ALBUM. I LIKE IT. IF YOU DON'T, SOD YOU!
P.P.S. 157 SYNTHESIZERS.
CRYSTAL - FOR RIBALDRY, OAFISHNESS AND CARRYING ME HOME
RATTY - FOR HIS HELPFUL RODENT WAYS
DAVID RICHARDS - FOR HELP, ENCOURAGEMENT AND IDEAS
ALINE JACOTTET - FOR ORGANISING AND BAILING US OUT
ANDRE JAUCHET - FOR CO-ENGINEERING 'AIRHEADS' AND
THANKS VERY MUCH TO WARREN PUBLISHING CO.
FOR THE USE OF CREEPY MAGAZINE AND ITS ILLUSTRATION.
"ALIEN" ILLUSTRATION BY JIM LAURIER
ALIEN MONSTER MADE BY ALISTER BOWTELL
SLEVE DESIGN: HIPGNOSIS
PHOTOGRAPHY: PETER CHRISTOPHERSON AND PAUL MAXON
GRAPHICS: IAN WRIGHT
ILLUSTRATION BY: COLIN CHAMBERS, JEFF CUMMINS, COLIN ELGIE
JILL FURMANOVSKY, GEORGE HARDIE, PAUL MAXON, IAN WRIGHT
DIGITALLY REMASTERED BY TONY COUSINS AND JOSHUA J MACRAE AT METROPOLIS STUDIOS, LONDON
2013 Remaster from The Lot
Remastered by Kevin Metcalfe at The Soundmasters, London.
2015 Remaster from Omnivore Recordings
Remastered by Garvin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering, Los Angeles.
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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