1994 Mastermind Elimination Answers

Here are the answers to the set of questions. These are not the official answers, so feel free to disagree with them. Remember, the questions were asked in April 1994, so 'recent' should be interpreted accordingly.

1. Which track on the "Queen" album was from the original De Lane Lea studio recordings?
"The Night Comes Down"

2. Which Queen song is the theme music to the TV series Highlander?

"Princes of the Universe"

3. Which band member gets a 'Thanks' credit on The Cross's "Mad Bad and Dangerous to Know" album sleeve?


4. In which year did Freddie achieve the 'Outstanding Contribution' award at the annual Brits Award ceremony?

1992 - it was a posthumous award, and Rog and Bri announced the tribute concert at the ceremony

5. True or false: Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" single is the only record to be number 1 in each of four different years?

True - it was Christmas number 1 in 1975 and 1991, and in both cases stayed at the top well into the next year.

6. What was Queen's second record label in the USA?

Capitol - they were there for The Works, Magic and The Miracle

7. Which was the first Queen song to have a subtitle?

"White Queen (As It Began)"

8. Which was Queen's last album with producer Roy Thomas Baker?


9. With which album did Queen renounce their 'no synthesizer' policy?

The Game

10. What was the last Queen single in the UK to have both sides composed only by ALL members of the band?

I'm Going Slightly Mad/The Hitman
(Two marks if you got both of these)

11. In which studio were the new 'Queen Digital Master Series' digitally remastered?

Abbey Road

12. What is the title given to the CD/Cassette issued with the celebratory 'Box of Tricks'?

The 12" Collection

13. Who played keyboards on the "Barcelona" album?

Mike Moran

14. The debut "Queen" album was recorded in Trident and De Lane Lea studios, but which other non-Queen album was also recorded in both those studios?

Gettin' Smile (what a trick!)

15. Who coproduced with Roger his "Nazis 1994" single?

JJ Macrae (or Josh for us old traditionalists :-)

16. John Deacon plays bass on which Brian May solo song?

"Nothing But Blue"

17. What was the highest position in the UK Gallup chart of "The Freddie Mercury Album"?


18. Who sang backing vocals on Freddie's single "The Great Pretender"?

Freddie, Roger and Peter Straker
(one mark for each of these)

[Note I have had some questions "yes they are in the video, but are they really on the song as well?"... Well all I can say is this is the official answer. I've never seen anything written down one way or the other]

19. Which non-Queen member helped to design the bands debut album cover?

Douglas Puddifoot

20. Brian once produced an album called "Lettin Loose" for which band?

Heavy Pettin'

21. EMI once stated two of the most requested Queen singles were "Now I'm Here" and "Fat Bottomed Girls". Both of these songs were featured on which Queen single of the 90s?

"The Show Must Go On (on the collectors edition CD single)

22. Which was the first Queen single to appear in 'sheet music' form?

"Seven Seas of Rhye"

23. What is the *full* title of the Queen album released in 1992?

Live at Wembley '86

24. What was the title given to the tape of The Cross Fan Club Christmas Party concert held in December 1990?

Official Bootleg

25. The 'Additional Orchestral Arrangements' were by whom on the Flash Gordon album?

Howard Blake ("who???" I hear you cry!)

26. The legendary Pans People once danced to which Queen single on "Top Of The Pops"?

"Somebody To Love"

27. What is the first song you *hear* on The Brian May Bands 'Live At The Brixton Academy' video and album?

"The Dark"