Deep Cuts, Volume 2 (1977–1982) is a compilation of Queen tracks between 1977 and 1982. Like its predecessor, (Deep Cuts, Volume 1), it contains Queen songs that are less well known.
Deep Cuts Volume 2 was released simultaneously as the second five reissues of the Queen studio albums (News of the World, Jazz, The Game, Flash Gordon and Hot Space) - all the songs are sampled from these five albums. According to the liner notes, in the version of "Jealousy" included in this release, "the bass drum", that was accidentally left out of the mix on the original album version, has been reinstated here, offering the song as it was always intended to be (sic).
Freddie Mercury: lead and backing vocals, piano, synthesizer, keyboards, synth bass on "Staying Power".
Brian May: lead guitar, lead vocals on "Sail Away Sweet Sister" and "Sleeping on the Sidewalk", falsetto vocals on "Put out the Fire", backing vocals, synthesizer, percussion.
Roger Taylor: drums, percussion, lead vocals on "Rock it (Prime Jive), co-lead vocals on "Sheer Heart Attack and "Action This Day", backing vocals, synthesizer, rhythm guitar and bass guitar on "Sheer Heart Attack".
John Deacon: bass guitar, acoustic guitar, synthesizer, rhythm guitar on "Staying Power".