Quote related to 'Seven Seas Of Rhye' from 'Queen II'

Its roots go back a long way because there's a little fragment of it on the very first album, the first Queen album, Freddie had this idea in his head but it wasn't really developed so we just put down what we had at the end of that album. And then we thought it would be a good basis for the single, and again, it was very collaborative - we all threw things in. But you know, throw all the harmonies, all the guitar harmonies, all the bombast, all the smoke bombs, it's all in Seven Seas of Rhye. A bit of humour at the end referring to an ancient English seaside song, with the fabulous Roy Baker playing stylophone.

Brian May; Absolute Greatest, 2009