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Very detailed overview of Queen work to date
on 12 November 2011
I wasn't quite sure what to expect with this book, so bought it anyway, and have to say im very pleased with it. There are no photos save for the cover pictures, but the author has obviously spent a lot of time putting together his thoughts on all the Queen songs / albums and tours and a lot of research into the background of each. The book is split into sections (Albums, Songs, Tours, Videos etc) and its good to read some of the stories behind each. A lot of the information is known, but as the book also coveres unrelaeased tracks its an informative read. Probably not for the casual reader, but certainly for the Queen fan who wants everything. Like any book of this kind, a lot of the song overviews include the authors own views on the song/album, so i found myself disagreeing with some of his views on which songs/albums were great and which were not so great, but thats half the fun of a book like this. Its very wide ranging and covers Queen, solo releases and pre-Queen releases. So overall an excellent book which is good to dip in and out when you feel like it rather than to read from cover to cover. The only ommission i could find was the solo track from Freddie "You Are The Only One" which personally i think is an amazing song and its a shame it was never completed, would have been good to find out more about its origins...maybe one for the updated version in a few years ;-) although having said that, i could have missed it...im away to check again!