QUEEN guitarist Brian May has posted the following message to the band's official web site:
"Dear Folks around the world
"Here is an interesting puzzle.
"As you may know, we are now very keen on the idea of remixing the entire QUEEN catalogue of albums in Surround Sound. This entails going back to the ORIGINAL multi-track masters (in most cases analogue) and carefully transferring everything to the new high-resolution digital format for remixing in 5.1 format.
"The sad thing is that, as we move through this process, we will be coming up against problems, in that we DO NOT POSSESS all the original tapes. It's hard to believe, but many of these precious tapes have disappeared, some probably from their storage in EMI, or Studio vaults, some from remix studios perhaps, some returned to a wrong location in a library, to become effectively irretrievable, some almost certainly stolen, and in someone's collection!!
"We are anxious to find all of these missing, lost recordings, so we are appealing for your help, all you friends out there. Please look around, and let us know if you find any information, which might lead us to the recovery of our missing tapes. (REWARD!!!!)
This is what is missing.
The following is the latest updated list of missing multi-tracks for songs on QUEEN Albums:
01. The Prophet's Song (acapella section only)
02. God Save The Queen
03. Sheer Heart Attack
04. All Dead All Dead
05. Spread Your Wings
06. Sleeping On The Sidewalk
07. Who Needs You
08. My Melancholy Blues
09. Coming Soon
10. Staying Power
"Many thanks - love b xxx"