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Freddie Mercury: The Definitive Biography
Freddie Mercury: The Definitive Biography
by Lesley-Ann Jones
Edition: Hardcover

9 of 18 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Same Old Song and Dance, 7 Oct 2011
I read this book when it first came out in the nineties after Freddy Mercury's death. I read it again now and I feel cheated. This a re-hash of an old book, which is something the publishers don't appear to be advertising on the cover. Queen fans will learn nothing new here. I also dislike the tone of the writing. Lesley Ann Jones is a Daily Mail writer, and it shows. Rotten.


Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Queen
Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Queen
by Mark Blake
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic, 4 Jan 2011
"Is This The Real Life" is the best book you are ever likely to read about Queen in their lifetime. Blake has turned private detective to dig up some of Freddie Mercury's oldest friends and has squeezed a lot of new info out of their peers, record producers and old band members. Queen are a group who have been written about an awful lot but never as well as this before - - it is also very funny at times, and captures the silliness of being in the rock and roll business. That is the difference: I thought I had read it all. Then I read this and realised I hadn't. VERY recommended
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Metallica: Enter Night: The Biography
Metallica: Enter Night: The Biography
by Mick Wall
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Real Deal, 4 Jan 2011
Mick Wall is a good storyteller, and his previous books have always been good for pub yarns, but sometimes let down by too much of his own intrusive personality. I'm not a great Metallica fan but I requested this for Christmas, as I enjoyed Wall's book about Axl Rose. Enter Night is business as usual - There is good detail, thorough digging around in the archives and Wall's own time spent with Metallica is well utilised. It's a ripping good rock story, like Metallica it is very macho, very knockabout and sometimes a bit heavy going. But worth reading. Recommended. And if you love Metallica you will love this.


Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd
Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd
by Philip Dodd
Edition: Paperback
Price: 10.49

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Close But No Cigar, 30 Oct 2007
I love Nick Mason's drumming. Not something you hear every day. He is so often overlooked by music fans in favour of flashier drummers. This is why I was so keen to read Nick's book. Is it good? Yes? Is it as good as his drumming? No. Having to bow to pressure from the rest of Pink Floyd, Mason offers a highly censored story of Pink Floyd. It's funny and fun, but there's still so much left unsaid.


Oh, by the Way (Mini LP Replica)
Oh, by the Way (Mini LP Replica)
Offered by langton_info_england
Price: 167.63

8 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Oh By The Way, We Don't Care, 30 Oct 2007
What a missed opportunity this is. Yes, the albums are great, but where are the sessions Floyd did for the BBC in the 60s and 70s? Why don't they sort out the rights to this stuff and put this out instead of fleecing the fans again with the same old albums and some new uninspired packaging from Storm 'Another day, Another Pink Floyd dollar' Thorgerson


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