Liner Notes

Freddie Mercury - vocals, piano / harpsichord
Brian May - guitar, piano, vocals, bells
John Deacon - bass guitar, acoustic guitar
Roger Meddows-Taylor - percussion, vocals

Produced by Roy Thomas Baker and Queen
Additional production by Robin Geoffrey Cable and Queen
Engineered by Mike Stone at Trident Studios, London
Photography and art direction by Mick Rock
Sleeve concept by Mick Rock and Queen

Virtouso castanets by Roy Thomas Baker... and nobody played synthesizer... again.

The Fairy Fellers Master-Stroke inspired by a painting by Richard Dadd
Nevermore and Funny How Love Is Produced by Robin G. Cable and Queen
The March Of The Black Queen produced by Roy Thomas Baker, Robin G. Cable,
and Queen.

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.
Mastered by Bob Ludwig, Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME
Audio supervised by Justin Shirley-Smith and Kris Fredriksson
Additional audio restoration by Kris Fredriksson
Special thanks: Joshua J Macrae, Greg Brooks, Gary Taylor
Queen management: Jim Beach

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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.

See What A Fool I've Been (BBC Session, July 1973 - Remix 2011): Produced by Jeff Griffin. Recorded by Chris Lycett and John Etchells. Mixed by Justin Shirley-Smith and Joshua J Macrae.

White Queen (As It Began) (Live at Hammersmith Odeon, December 1975): Recorded by Adrian Revell, Martin 'Tom' Tranter, David Goatham & Chris Jenkins.
Mix Produced by Justin Shirley-Smith, Kris Fredriksson and Joshua J Macrae.

Seven Seas Of Rhye (Instrumental Mix 2011): Produced by Queen and Roy Thomas Baker. Recorded by Mike Stone.
Mixed by Joshua J Macrae and Justin Shirley-Smith.

Nevermore (BBC Session, April 1974): Produced by Pete Ritzema. Engineered by John Sparrow.

See What A Fool I've Been (B-Side Version, February 1974): Produced by Queen and Roy Thomas Baker. Engineered by Mike Stone.

Special Thanks: Greg Brooks, Gary Taylor, John K Chester and Jamie Howarth at Plangent Processes, All at British Grove Studios, Astoria Studio and FX Copyroom.
Inner Sleeve Image

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Recording Studios

Trident Studios
London, England

Trident Studios was started by the Sheffield brothers, Norman and Barry, in 1967. The studios developed a reputation for excellent sound, partly due to it's A Range consoles and it's Bechstein piano. Classics such as Hey Jude, Space Oddity, and Your Song were recorded there.

In 1972, the Sheffield brothers signed Queen to a production contract, acting as a middle-man between Queen and EMI. Queen's first three albums were recorded at this studio. The first album was recorded during downtime, which resulted in fragmented sessions at very odd hours.

Studio A Control Room

Queen with engineer Mike Stone

Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury, & Brian May