Following A Night At The Opera, what else, but A Day At The Races. Queen once more took inspiration from the Marx Brothers and replicated the chronology of their movies, though as Roger Taylor assured viewers to Supersonic Saturday Scene, the next album would not be called Room Service or Duck Soup.
All the band were in high spirits when sessions for the new album commenced in July 1976 at The Manor before mixes were completed once more at Sarm East, with post-production at Wessex Studios. Freddie Mercury was now the proud recipient of two Ivor Novello Awards, for ‘Killer Queen’ and the outrageously complex ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. This was the kind of recognition from peers that repaid the hard graft and opened further doors.