Produced by QUEEN AND DAVID RICHARDS
Management: Jim Beach
Album engineered by: David Richards
Assistant engineers: Noel Haris and Justin Shirley-Smith
Album recorded at Metropolis Studios, London, England
and Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland.
Studio equipment co-ordination: Brian Zellis and Martin Groves
All music and lyrics by Queen
except 'All God's People' written by Queen and Mike Moran
All instruments played by Queen:-
Freddie Mercury (lead vocals and keyboards)
Brian May (guitars, keyboards, harmonies and vocals)
Roger Taylor (drums, percussion, keyboards, harmonies and vocals)
John Deacon (bass guitar and keyboards)
Keyboards on 'All God's People' by Mike Moran
on 'Innuendo':- Additional Wandering Minstrel Spanish
Guitar - Somewhere In The Middle - by Steve Howe.
Many thanks Steve
Computer programming: David Richards
Album sleeve design: Queen and Richard Gray
Illustrations by Grandville (1803-1847)
Additional illustrations by Angela Lumley
Photography by Simon Fowler
Drums and percussion exclusively by Ludwig
Cymbals by Zildjian
Maxima guitar strings supplied by Brazen Rock
Publicity: Roxy Meade, Lipsey Meade PR.
Queen Office: Julie Glover
Special thanks to: Vicky Vocat, Andre Gauchat,
Karen Goodman, Peter Chant, Terry Giddings,
Gerry Stickells, Melanie Martin, Valerie Moss,
Sally Temple, Ian Sylvester, Jerry Hibbert,
Rudi Dolezal, Hannes Rossacher, Ina Meibach,
Mark Christopher and all at Metropolis,
C-Lab software and Sound Technology.
And: Peter Paterno and Rupert Perry.
All tracks published by Queen Music Ltd.
Lyrics reproduced by kind permission.
Remastered by Peter Mew at Abbey Road Studios 2001.
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.
Executive producers: Brian May and Roger Taylor.
Bonus EP mastered by Bob Ludwig, except tracks 2 and 4 mastered by Adam Ayan, at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME.
Audio restoration by Kris Fredriksson.
Audio supervised by Justin Shirley-Smith and Kris Fredriksson.
I Can't Live With You (1997 Rocks Retake): Produced by Queen. Engineered by Justin Shirley-Smith, Joshua J Macrae and David Richards.
Lost Opportunity (B-Side): Produced by Queen and David Richards. Engineered by David Richards.
Ride The Wild Wind (Early Version with Guide Vocal): Produced by Queen and David Richards. Recorded by David Richards. Mixed by Joshua J Macrae and Justin Shirley-Smith.
I'm Going Slightly Mad (Mad Mix): Produced by Queen and David Richards. Engineered by David Richards.
Headlong (Embryo with Guide Vocal): Produced by Queen and David Richards. Recorded by David Richards. Mixed by Joshua J Macrae and Justin Shirley-Smith.
Special Thanks: Greg Brooks, Gary Taylor, Declan O'Regan and all at FX Copyroom.
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Metropolis Studios were started in 1989, occupying a former Chiswick power station. The power station was built in 1901 and used for that purpose until 1920.
Parts of Queen's Innuendo and Made In Heaven were recorded at Metroplis. The video for Headlong was filmed there, showing off the studio in the process. All sessions for the charity project Rock Aid Armenia were also recorded there, along with a video and a documentary.
Metropolis Studios exterior
Headlong video, 1991
Toni Iommi & Brian May, 1989
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