Liner Notes

Freddie Mercury - vocals, piano, keyboards
John Deacon - bass guitar, keyboards
Roger Taylor - drums, percussion, keyboards, vocals
Brian May - guitars, keyboards, vocals

All tracks arranged and produced by Queen
Mixing superivsion by David Richards
Additional material recorded by Mack
Co-produced and engineered by David Richards,
Justin Shirley-Smith and Joshua J. Macrae
Extra backing vocals on 'Let Me Live' by Rebecca Leigh-White, Gary Martin,
Catherine Porter and Mirian Stockley
Excerpt from 'Goin' Back' courtesy of Gerry Goffin and Carole King

Management: Jim Beach

Queen Office: Julie Glover and Sally Gallagher

Studio equipment co-ordination: Martin Groves, Peter Malandrone and Steve Prior

Artwork: Richard Gray
Sleeve design: Richard Gray and Queen
Cover photograph: Richard Gray

Other photographs: Douglas Puddifoot and Neal Preston

Sculpture: Irena Sedlecka

Publicity: Phil Symes, Cowan Symes & Associates, 35 Soho Square, London W1

Official International Queen Fan Club:

The Queen longform video - directed by Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher

The Queen short films produced by Janine Marmot for Queen Films and The British Film Institute

Special Thanks to:-
Ashley Alexander, Mary Austin, Stephen Blood, Peter Chant, Mike Crossley, Ruadhri Cushnan, Frederick Delius, DW Drums,
Spike Edney, the late Joe Fannelli, Peter Freestone, Ben Gibson, Karen Goodman, Guild Guitars, Vernon Handley, Noel Haris,
Istanbul Cymbals, Fitz Jackson, Melanie Keady, Anita Keogh, Erdal Kizilcay, Robert Lee, Neal Levin, Richard Lyttleton,
David Mallet, the late Alistair McLaren, Anne Meyer, Gustavo Moratorio, Jane Moraz, Crispin Murray, The Red Special,
Penny Robinson, Sleishman Drums, Gerry Stickells, Ian Sylvester, Bob Taylor, Gavin Taylor, Paul Twomey, Vicky Vocat,
Vox Amplifiers, Barry Woodward, Zildjian.

Dedicated to the immortal spirit of Freddie Mercury

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 Bob Ludwig, except tracks 2, 3 and 5 mastered by Adam Ayan, at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME.
Audio restoration by Kris Fredriksson. Audio supervised by Justin Shirley-Smith and Kris Fredriksson.

Heaven For Everyone (Single Version): Produced by Queen. Co-Produced and Engineered by David Richards, Justin Shirley-Smith and Joshua J Macrae.
Additional recording by Mack.

It's A Beautiful Day (B-Side Version): Produced by Queen. Co-Produced and Engineered by David Richards, Justin Shirley-Smith and Joshua J Macrae.
Additional recording by Mack.

My Life Has Been Saved (1989 B-Side Version): Produced by Queen. Co-Produced and Engineered by David Richards, Justin Shirley-Smith and Joshua J Macrae.
Additional recording by Mack.

I Was Born To Love You (Vocal & Piano Version): Produced by Queen. Recorded by Mack. Mixed by Justin Shirley-Smith, Joshua J Macrae and Neil Amor.

Rock In Rio Blues (Live B-side): Produced by Queen. Mixed by Joshua J Macrae.

A Winter's Tale (Cosy Fireside Mix): Produced by Queen. Co-Produced and recorded by David Richards and Justin Shirley-Smith and Joshua J Macrae.
Mixed by Justin Shirley-Smith and Joshua J Macrae.

Special Thanks: Greg Brooks, Gary Taylor, Declan O'Regan and all at FX Copyroom.
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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

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

Record Plant Recording Studios
Los Angeles, California - USA

Gary Kellgren and Chris Stone founded three recording studios, all referred to as the Record Plant. The Los Angeles Record Plant was opened in 1969, a year after the New York City Report Plant was opened. The Los Angeles studios is the one Queen used to record a majority of The Works.

Also of note, the previously unreleased track Let Me In Your Heart Again and Freddie's recordings with Rod Stewart were also taped at this location.

Record Plant, Los Angeles

Rod Stewart & Freddie Mercury

The Works sessions

Metropolis Studios
West London, England

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

Cosford Mill Studios
Surrey, England

Following the death of Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor and Brian May focused primarily on their solo careers throughout the 1990s. During this time, Roger Taylor built a studio on his property in Surrey.

Two of Roger's albums were recorded at the location, Happiness and Electric Fire. Parts of Queen's Made In Heaven were also worked on there.

Cosford Mill, 1998

Roger Taylor and Joshua J. Macrae, 1994

Roger and Joshua working on Happiness

Allerton Hill Studio
Surrey, England

In late 1989, Justin Shirley-Smith (and crew) designed and built a home studio for Brian May. Brian used the studio for his two main solo projects Back To The Light and Another World.

Parts of Queen's Made In Heaven, Let Me In Your Heart Again, and Love Kills - The Ballad were also worked on at the studio.

Brian May & Justin Shirley-Smith in 2002

Roger, Chris Thomas, & Brian in 2013

Brian May at Allerton Hill, 2014