I took a gamble and won big time on Amazon,com with the recently released book on Queen-The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Crown Kings of Rock, by Phil Sutclife. More than 275 pages of photos and quotes.Pictures I've never seen before. Some great ones by Peter Hince who's show of Queen photos was on last summer in London at the Proud Central Gallery.I was disappointed at how few pictures there were on display especially now when I see so many additional ones in this book. The layout is great. A mix of t-shirts and ticket stubs and sleeves and vinyls laid out on each page along with great quotes and full page stories and interviews.Lots and lots of great photos.
I'm pretty hard to please when it comes to Queen information.I have to say, (as Bri would)this book sets the scenes and follows them through with interesting information. I was completely unaware of but very glad to read for example,we always hear about how John is completely totally out of the picture now. Not quite apparently. If Brian should send John some info on a project and Deac likes the idea, they won't hear a thing from him. If he doesn't like it the reaction back is immediate. Great!
The difficult individual struggles each member had and how they dealt with it. We've all heard bits and pieces. Everything whether it was the band as a whole or the individuals appears accurate,with quotes from people you would expect to know. There is nothing disrespectful. No slamming.
Take my word for it. You won't be disappointed. Near the end, there is a great shot of Freddie at Knebworth at that very last concert August 9,1986. I can't help but wish Brian, John and Roger would go back into the studio and put together a DVD of that show.Give us our last bit of Freddie. There is a decent presentation of the involvement with Paul Rodgers.I personally had a hard time with that short period. Glad it's done.
Enjoy,it's a great read.
I saw that last concert at Knebworth House and it was one of the great experiances of my life! Over 200,000 people all roaring Queen on to give the performance of their lives.It will stay with me forever.We didn't move from the car parks till after 2am,but boy was it worth it.[img=/images/smiley/msn/thumbs_up.gif][/img]
mike hunt wrote:
oh great, more temptations to buy more queen stuff. Like i don't have enough Queeny books....I'll probably give in and buy it.
You won't regret it. To be honest, I have read all the Queen books I have just once and never opened them again. But with this book, I usually open it from time to time and simply watch some random pics
I'm glad to see so many positive responses coming in on this book!
How can we as dedicated card carrying Queen fans get across to Brian, Roger,and John that a DVD should be done of that last concert with Freddie at Knebworth?
Brian and Roger have certainly had solo projects and a colaborative effort with Paul Rodgers ( short-lived and better forgotten.Just made me miss Freddie all the more).The four of them together created that memorable Queen sound that cannot ever be duplicated. How can we convince them to go back to the studio, work on all the footage that must exist and have it ready for release on the 20th anniversary of Freddie's death?
just recieved my new queen book and love it!.....the first part i read was rob halfords comments about freddie. A great read. Rob brings up how he loved the first album, and even brings up orge battle from queen2. He goes on to praise his work with cabelle and the great pretender. Rob was on point with everything he said, good job rob!