“I felt, it needed two albums to put across the kind of music that we got on ‘A Night At The Opera’, and may be it was a slight progression.
Now we’ve done enough. We’ve been talking about it, and I feel the Queen style of well-produced or production sort of albums is over. We’ve done to death multi-tracked harmonies and, for our own sakes and for the public’s, we want to go on to a different sort of project. And the next album will be that”
June 18th, 1977 – NME
– Is This Man a Prat? – by Tony Stewart
June 1977, Montpelier Square – Freddie Mercury at John Reid’s house (Manager), during interview with NME
John Reid was Queen Manager from 1975 to 1978 and the separation was amicable