You're My Best Friend

Words and music by John Deacon

Recording information by Philipp

Recorded at Sarm Studios in June/July 1975 together with Mike Stone and Roy Thomas Baker.

At the beginning of the session, Roger and John recorded the Drum and Bass tracks. Roger tuned his toms very nearly to the same pitch. John played his Fender Bass (four strings, standard tuning).

Then John sat down his E-piano and recorded two tracks:

After this, Roger and John recorded a handclap track together.

Now Brian took his Red Special (standard tuning) and recorded three guitar tracks for the background-guitar choir. Then he did the two solo-guitars. He played those sweet sustaining tones with the amp John made for him, taken lots of treble.

After this Roger and Freddie came to Brian and they recorded a three-voices backing vocal track. Then Roger and Freddie added another track for the high voices of the vocal chords. And on a third track they recorded some additional vocal extravaganzas.

After those multi-tracked choir things,Freddie sung the lead-vocals and the song was finished...

The Key is C, the Tempo 116 in a 12/8 bar.