Recorded at Priory Studios, Surrey, the 13 track album is a triumphant display of superior musicianship showcasing Taylor at his vocal best. It would become the first solo album from a Queen band member. The album was recorded at Mountain Studios in Switzerland, which was then owned by Queen, and featured ten tracks all written, arranged, produced and played by Roger. The album was…. Roger went into the sessions with a good selection of tracks to record, so many in fact that certain songs would never see the light of day — until now.
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Queen drummer Roger Taylor spoke to us about life during the lockdown, his new song "Isolation," and a possible sequel to the band's movie. We managed to escape. How has your quarantine been? We have a beach house down in Cornwall, which is the Southwest corner of the U. But like for everybody, it was a strange, worrying, anxiety-filled experience. Your life changed so rapidly. You had just gone all over Australia when this hit.
Who Was Roger Taylor?
Roger Taylor was a member of the famed band Queen with lead singer Freddie Mercury , releasing major hits like "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Under Pressure. After Mercury's death, he has continued to play with Queen and create new productions. During his youth, Taylor developed a passion for multi-instrumentalism, playing the ukulele and guitar before turning to drums. He subsequently played with the Cornwall band the Reaction in the mids. Taylor moved to London and studied dentistry and biology for a time, though he would ultimately decide to pursue a career in music. In , he began performing with the rock group Smile, which included guitarist Brian May. The group carried on to become one of the biggest musical acts in the world, known for innovative musical fusions and theatrical, bombastic productions. All of the band members were songwriters and contributed to the group's canon, with Taylor penning tracks like "A Kind of Magic" and "Radio Ga Ga. Coincidentally, Taylor has worked in rock music as another drummer named Roger Taylor rose to prominence as well, playing with the band Duran Duran. Taylor was the first Queen member to go solo with his song "I Wanna Testify" and released the albums Fun in Space and Strange Frontier , further showcasing his songwriting abilities.
Although best known for his powerhouse role in Queen, Roger Taylor is anything but a drummer confined to his kit. To date he has released 5 solo albums, which, aside from his work with Queen, further highlighted Taylor as an musician and writer with a strong sense of identity, a wide musical perspective, and - not least of all - a man not without a sense of irony. But before that