On this day
  • 1980: Queen were in Los Angeles, USA, rehearsing for their US part of The...
  • 1993: Brian appeared on Top Of The Pops with Resurrection on playback.

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A Day At The Races

Recording Venues (Sessions).

  • The Manor, Oxfordshire, England (Summer).
  • Advision, London, England (Autumn).
  • Sarm, London, England (Autumn).
  • Wessex, London, England (Autumn).
Equipment Used 
  • Acoustic Drums
    • Ludwig
  • Acoustic Guitars
    • Martin D-18: Drowse and You and I.
  • Acoustic Pianos
    • Bechstein IV: The Manor.
    • 2 x B√∂sendorfer's (unknown models).
  • Additional Percussion:
    • Ludwig Ringer Timpani: Drowse.
    • New Era Tambourine: Teo Torriatte.
    • New Era Triangle: Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy.
    • New Era Woodblocks: Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy.
    • Paiste Gong: Overture.
  • Electric Bass
    • 2 x Fender Precision's
  • Electric Guitars
    • Baldwin Double-Six.
    • BHM Bespoke: Main.
    • Birch Bespoke.
    • Fender Stratocaster: Drowse (rhythm). 
  • Electric Piano
    • Vox: Teo Torriatte
Creative Personnel 
  • Music composed, and lyrics written, by:
    • Brian May: 40%
    • Freddie Mercury: 40%
    • John Deacon: 10%
    • Roger Taylor: 10%
Performing Personnel
  • John Deacon
    • Acoustic Guitar: You and I.
    • Electric Bass: All tracks.
  • Brian May
    • Acoustic Guitar: Drowse.
    • Acoustic Piano: Teo Torriatte.
    • Backing Vocals: 8 tracks.
    • Electric Guitars: All tracks.
    • Electric Piano: Teo Torriatte.
    • Harmonium: Teo Torriatte.
    • Lead Vocals: Long Away..
  • Freddie Mercury
    • Acoustic Grand Piano: 5 tracks.
    • Backing Vocals: 7 tracks.
    • Lead Vocals: 8 tracks.
  • Roger Taylor
    • Acoustic Drums: All tracks.
    • Backing Vocals: 9 tracks.
    • Electric Guitar: Drowse.
    • Gong: Overture.
    • Lead Vocals: Drowse.
    • Tambourine: Teo Torriatte.
    • Timpani: Drowse.
    • Triangle: Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy.
    • Woodblocks:  Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy.
  • Producers:
    • Brian May: 40%
    • Freddie Mercury: 40%
    • John Deacon: 10%
    • Roger Taylor: 10%
  • Engineers
    • Mike Stone: Chief.
    • Gary Lyons: Assistant (SARM).
    • Tim Friese-Greene: Assistant (Wessex).

BAND/MUSIC TROPES FOUND ON THIS ALBUM
Beyond the impossible: 
  • High notes:
    • 880-Hz a" (You Take My Breath Away - Mercury).
  • Low notes:
    • 87.31-Hz F (Somebody to Love - Mercury.
Castling / A day in the limelight 
  • Drowse
    • Roger Taylor sings lead vocals and plays rhythm guitar.
  • Long Away
    • Brian May sings lead vocals.
  • Teo Torriatte
    • Brian May plays piano.
  • You and I
    • John Deacon plays acoustic guitar.
Octave vocals
  • Drowse (ca. half of the song).
  • Somebody to Love (choir)
  • The Millionaire Waltz (choir)
Self-backing vocalist: 
  • Drowse: Taylor did his own support (in octaves).
  • You Take My Breath Away: Everything there is sung by Mercury. High and low, lead and backing.

LINER NOTES OMISSIONS
  • Advision Studios being used,
  • Backing vocals at the very end of Teo Torriatte.