Liner Notes

QUEEN
ARE


Freddie Mercury

Lead Vocals and Piano

Brian May
Guitars and
Backing Vocals

John Deacon
Bass Guitar and
Backing Vocals

Roger Taylor
Drums and
Backing Vocals

No Synthesizers!


RECORDED
LIVE AT THE
HAMMERSMITH
ODEON
24TH DECEMBER
1975


Management: Jim Beach

Producers: Roger Taylor and Brian May

Mix Produced by Justin Shirley-Smith,
Joshua J Macrae and Kris Fredriksson

Recording Engineers: Graham Haines,
Adrian Revell, Martin 'Tom' Tranter,
David Goatham and Chris Jenkins

Clarity tape transfer, sync and speed stabilization
by Jamie Howarth and John K. Chester,
Plangent Processes

Mastered by Tim Young at Metropolis Mastering

Cover Artwork: Marmalade London
Cover Photograph: Mark Charnock
Hammersmith Odeon Live Photographs:
Douglas Puddifoot

Art Direction and Design:
Matt Read & Greg Brooks

Queen Archivist: Greg Brooks

PR: Phil Symes philsymes@theprcontact.com

Special Thanks:

Richard Gray, Sara Bricusse,
Nigel Burchett, Peter Chant, Ted Cockle, Andrew Daw,
Emma Donoghue, Justine Ellis, Faye Fanneran,
Sally Frost, Chris Gibbs, Mark Hagen, Bob Harris,
Simon Lupton, Pete Malandrone, Tom March,
Declan O'Regan, Janice Page, Denis Pellerin, Pixie,
Gary Taylor, Rhys Thomas, Jack Thomson, Nick Weymouth,
all at British Grove Studios, Paul Alexander at CEDAR Audio,
Erica McDaniel, Geoff Kempin, Terry Shand, Rosie Holley,
Claire Higgins and all at Eagle Rock Entertainment,
and Sarah Bradley at Meedja and all at Universal Audio
Inner Sleeve Images






Venue

The Hammersmith Odeon
Hammersmith, London, England

The Hammersmith Odeon, currently known as The Eventim Apollo, was opened in 1932 as the Gaumont Palace. The building was (and is) known as a popular venue in London for musical acts. The venue seated approximately 3,500 people and currently holds 5,000 standing room.

Queen performed the Hammersmith Odeon multiple times in their career, most notably their Christmas Eve concert in 1975 that was broadcast on BBC television and radio.

Queen revisited Hammersmith in 1979 as part of the Crazy Tour. Part of the concert was broadcast and a single track, Now I'm Here, appears on the Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea album.

Queen + Adam Lambert performed three sold out shows at the venue in 2012.

A Night At The Opera Tour, 1975

Hammersmith Odeon exterior

Queen + Adam Lambert, 2012