Spring:Roger writes a letter to the Fan Club and reports he's done some work in Switzerland with John Deacon and Richard Parfitt.
Autumn: The Fan Club announces the album will be released in December and name-checks some of the tracks intended for it at that point: 'Keep on Running', 'Masters of War', 'Strange Frontier' and 'Beautiful Dreamer' (sic).
Monday 4th: Lead single, 'Man on Fire' / 'Killing Time', is released in the UK.
Monday 25th: Album released in the UK.
Monday 30th: Sophomore single, 'Strange Frontier' / 'I Cry for You', is released in the UK.
Mountain Studios in the Casino Barrière on 9 Theatre Road, Montreux, Vaud 1820, Swiss Confederation.
Musicland Studios in the Arabella House basement, Munich, Bavaria 81925, Federal Republic of Germany.
John Deacon: Electric bass.
Brian May: Electric guitar (?).
Richard Parfitt: Electric guitar.
David Richards: Analogue and digital synthesisers, acoustic piano (?).
Roger Taylor: Lead and backing vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, analogue and digital synthesisers, electric bass, acoustic piano (?).