"Freddie Mercury: an intimate memoir by the man who knew him best", by P.Freestone, page 84
"In existence, there must still be somewhere a version of the track with the alternative words which Freddie composed for 'Staying Power' ... I think Fucking Power came into it somewhere. Follow the lyrics through and everywhere he sings, 'I've got...', substitute 'fucking' for 'staying'!"
"Freddie Mercury: an intimate memoir by the man who knew him best", by P.Freestone, page 83
"One night I was told that the following morning I was booked on the eleven o'clock flight to New York to take a slave/master tape of 'Staying Power' to Arif Mardin in the Atlantic building. I gave Arif the tape about six pm. He worked overnight so that he could record the brass arrangement he had written in order that I should be able to leave the morning after to return it for further work by the band in Europe"