Originally, Taylor had planned to release another solo album, but decided to form a band named The Cross and released it as a Cross album. However, the album was almost completed and this explains why the other band members had virtually no input on the record.
The album was poorly received by fans and critics and hit the bottom of the charts, peaking at 58 at the UK Albums Chart. After two weeks it dropped off the chart. In the US, it failed to chart at all.
Brian May - lead guitar on "Love Lies Bleeding (She Was a Wicked Lady)", harmonies on "Bohemian Rhapsody" sampling, and guitar on "Flash" sampling. (uncredited)
Freddie Mercury - lead vocals on "Heaven for Everyone" (U.K./European version, B-side of "Heaven for Everyone" single Europe), backing vocals on "Heaven for Everyone" (US version), also on "Feel The Force", and harmonies for "Bohemian Rhapsody"/"Fat Bottomed Girls" sampling. (uncredited)