Liner Notes

Written, arranged and performed exclusively by Queen
Freddie Mercury - Vocals, piano
Brian May - Guitar, vocals
Roger Taylor - Percussion, vocals
John Deacon - Bass guitar

A Queen / Roy Thomas Baker Production
Engineered by Geoff Workman

Album written and recorded July / October 1978, in Montreux, Switzerland and Nice, France.
Our thanks to the staff of Mountain and Super Bear Studios, especially John Etchells for additional engineering, David Palmer, Patrick Jauneud, Aline Jaccottet, Martin Pearson, André Jauchat for invaluable assistance.

Management by Queen
With thanks to Jim Beach, Gerry Stickells, Pete Brown, Paul Prenter, John Harris, Peter Hince, Chris Taylor, Richie Anderson, Brian Spencer, Paul Korzilius, Dane Clark. Also thanks to Howard Rose, Steve Smith, Harvey Goldsmith, Sarah Harrison, James Khalaf, Joe Travato, Chris Lamb and Mike Roth.

Photography by David Finch, Chris Hopper and Peter Hince.
Sleeve concept by Queen. Sleeve design by Cream.
Bicycles supplied by Halfords.
Thunderbolt courtesy of God.
This album is dedicated to John Harris.

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

1998 Remaster
1998 Digital Remaster by Peter Mew at Abbey Road Studios
Remastering Co-ordination by Justin Shirley-Smith

These Analogue Masters have been Digitally transfered at 24 bits Resolution
Processed using Sonic Solutions NO NOISE Technology
and Mastered to 16 bit using Prism SNS Noise Shaping

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 and Jealousy bass drum reinstated by Joshua J Macrae.
Special thanks: Greg Brooks, Gary Taylor.
Queen management by Jim Beach.

Bonus EP
Executive Producers: Brian May and Roger Taylor.
Bonus EP Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME.
Audio restoration by Kris Fredriksson.
Audio Supervised by Justin Shirley-Smith and Kris Fredriksson.

Fat Bottomed Girls (Single Version): Produced by Queen and Roy Thomas Baker. Engineered by Geoff Workman.

Bicycle Race (Instrumental): Produced by Queen and Roy Thomas Baker. Recorded by Geoff Workman.

Don't Stop Me Now (With Long-Lost Guitars): Produced by Queen and Roy Thomas Baker. Recorded by Geoff Workman.

Let Me Entertain You (Live in Montreal, November 1981): Recorded by Mack and Kooster McAllister. Mix Produced by Justin Shirley-Smith, Kris Fredriksson and Joshua J Macrae.

Dreamers Ball (Early Acoustic Take, August 1978): Produced by Queen and Roy Thomas Baker. Recorded by Geoff Workman.

Special Thanks: Greg Brooks, Gary Taylor, Declan O'Regan, All at British Grove Studios and FX Copyroom.
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Recording Studios

Super Bear Studios
Berre-les-Alpes, France

Super Bear Studios was a privately owned recording studio that opened in 1977. Located in Southeastern France, the studio was renouned for its fascilities, automated analogue mixing desks, and gear.

Queen recorded part of Jazz at the studio in 1978. Parts of Pink Floyd's The Wall, Paul McCartney's Tug Of War, and Elton Johns's 21 at 33 were also famously recorded there. The fascility was destroyed by a forest fire in the summer of 1986.


Super Bear Studios exterior

Super Bear Studios control room

Queen outside of Super Bear Studios

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