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  • 1966: The Reaction live at Dartmouth, Devon, UK.
  • 1979: Queen were in the Shepperton Studios rehearsing for the upcoming...

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Hot Space

Released on 21st May 1982
Recorded between September 1981 and March 1982 at Mountain (Montreux), Musicland (Munich) and somewhere in New York
Produced by Queen, Reinhold Mack, Arif Mardin & David Bowie
Engineered by Reinhold Mack & David Richards
Music by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon & Roger Taylor
Lyrics by Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon, Roger Taylor & David Bowie
Arranged by Freddie Mercury, Arif Mardin, Brian May, John Deacon, Roger Taylor, Reinhold Mack, David Bowie & David Richards

Queen Are:
Freddie Mercury: Programming, Synthesisers, Vocals, Piano, Organ, Percussion
Roger Taylor: Percussion, Vocals, Programming, Guitar, Synthesiser
John Deacon: Guitar, Programming, Synthesiser, Bass, Percussion
Brian May: Guitar, Programming, Synthesiser, Vocals, Piano, Percussion

Additional Musicians:
Arif Mardin: Horns section (Staying Power)
David Bowie: Keyboard, Percussion & Vocals (Under Pressure)

First (and only) album featuring David Bowie and Arif Mardin
First (and only) album partially recorded in New York
First album where the first guitar heard (on Staying Power) is played by John instead of Brian
First album featuring David Richards playing additional keyboards
First album featuring drum machines
First album using synth-arpeggiators
First (and only) album with a song dedicated to John Lennon
With Under Pressure, Freddie hit his second #1 in the UK, although it was credited to Queen & Bowie