Liner Notes

Produced by Roger Taylor/David Richards/Mack
Engineered by Richards/Mack
Original photographs by George Hurrell
Totem Pole Illustration - Ian Wright

Thanks for help & encouragement to my dear friends
Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, Brian May, Rick Parfitt
Also to all at Mountain Studios Montreux and Musicland Munich,
Stefan, Krzysztof et al, Jim Beach, Gerry Stickells, Paul Prenter,
Chris Taylor, Sara Juszkiewicz, Julie Nash, Jacky Gunn, Andy Evans

1996 Remaster
Digitally Remastered by Tony Cousins and Joshua J Macrae at Metropolis Studios, London

2013 Remaster from The Lot
Remastered by Kevin Metcalfe at The Soundmasters, London.

2015 Remaster from Omnivore Recordings
Remastered by Garvin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering, Los Angeles.
Inner Sleeve Images

Recording 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

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