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Posted: 29 Jan 09, 06:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's very interesting advertisment in Record Collector about limited edition (2500 copies) of book "Killer Queen". According to that, it is about early years of the band with comments  by Brian May, Mary Austin and Mick Rock. It features by rare fotos and it is signed! On genesis-publications.com it costs 255£.Which is not a few. But I haven't found anything about it neither on queenonline.com nor brianmay.com. Does anybody know something more about this? Do you think it's worth buying?

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Posted: 29 Jan 09, 07:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



It is a fantastic book that came out in 2002 and is now being promoted again.
It is very lavish and very heavy and very well made with the overall production of it as brilliant. It also comes in an outer slip case.
Initial copies were signed by Mick, BM and RT and now just signed by BM and Mick.
It is well worth getting but if you can't afford the rather high price you can opt for the £20 hardback book edition called 'Classic Queen' by Omnibus Press.
It is still a great book but has less photos obviously.



If you like the early days then this is a superb document of Queen in their formative years.



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Posted: 29 Jan 09, 07:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I must say, it is worth buying very luxury ...but if you are only interested in the pictures, there's a "normal" edition called Classic Queen. You can find more information on www.mickrock.com

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Posted: 29 Jan 09, 08:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lucky for me I had a spare £300 Christmas 2004 so I bouhgt a signed copy.
It's a great book BUT I was very disappointed by the different types of paper that the pages were made up from.
It's a mixture between "home-made" paper, tracing paper, gloss paper, plastic sheeting and silvered paper. Rather annoyingly, some of the best (rare) photos are printed on the weird papers which degrades the quality of the image somewhat, especially on the silver papers.

The £20 version is a good taster, but maybe only contains a quarter of the pictures that are in the big one.

Buy the big one by all means BUT you do really need to have nothing better to spend £250 on!

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Posted: 29 Jan 09, 08:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


fantastic book

I got the BM / Mick Rock signed one this last christmas from my girlfriend ... It seems  she loves me [img=/images/smiley/msn/tounge_smile.gif][/img]


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Posted: 29 Jan 09, 09:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you folks! You gave me even more enthusiasm about this book. Now I know what to do! That would be great!  That would be the biggest sum that I spent on Queen by one shopping...

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Posted: 29 Jan 09, 11:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Got my BM/RT/Mick Rock signed copy in april 2004 for the hefty price of 271 euros I believe. I'd recommend it to everyone who has the money and can spend it on a book :)


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Posted: 29 Jan 09, 12:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Any idea where can I buy it ?


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Posted: 29 Jan 09, 23:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

link to a video on yt:

http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=44tTucDOctI


you don't want to heare it?...if you don't wanna here it,fucking go home!

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Posted: 30 Jan 09, 03:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



pittrek wrote:

Any idea where can I buy it ?


http://www.genesis-publications.com/fame/queen.html

I've got it as well. You won't be disappointed.







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Posted: 30 Jan 09, 06:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



pittrek wrote:



Any idea where can I buy it ?

   
Did you read with attention the first message? It's all the way up:)








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Posted: 30 Jan 09, 10:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



dragon-fly wrote:











pittrek wrote:







Any idea where can I buy it ?





   
Did you read with attention the first message? It's all the way up:)


Read ? Yes.
With attention ? Oops :-)







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Posted: 30 Jan 09, 10:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote







Rick wrote:



















pittrek wrote:







Any idea where can I buy it ?







http://www.genesis-publications.com/fame/queen.html

I've got it as well. You won't be disappointed.


Thanks for the link.





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Posted: 31 Jan 09, 11:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yikes.  Way out of my budget. 

And just think...all those goats gave their lives for Queen.  Do you think Brian knows?  [img=/images/smiley/msn/wink_smile.gif][/img]


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Posted: 02 Feb 09, 07:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



beautifulsoup wrote:

Yikes.  Way out of my budget. 

And just think...all those goats gave their lives for Queen.  Do you think Brian knows?  [img=/images/smiley/msn/wink_smile.gif][/img]

I don't know how about you, but I haven't started to save on my funeral yet. So I'm going to have some fun. My life doesn't belong to Queen, it's just Queen is present in my life. I answer by question: do you really think it can be possible for Brian to know about everybody who buys something connected with him?

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Posted: 02 Feb 09, 18:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



 



 dragon-fly wrote:  

 I don't know how about you, but I haven't started to save on my funeral yet. So I'm going to have some fun. My life doesn't belong to Queen, it's just Queen is present in my life. I answer by question: do you really think it can be possible for Brian to know about everybody who buys something connected with him? 


LOL, Of course I not!   I think maybe you missed my point (?)   

And when I was referring to goats giving their lives for Queen, I mean the fact that goatskin leather was used for the book's binding.  (Read the item description).  I just thought...Brian's being into animal rights, and all that...ya know?   




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Posted: 02 Feb 09, 19:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have the cheap version.  Maybe one day I'll splurg and get Killer Queen, but I doubt it.

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Posted: 02 Feb 09, 22:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



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LOL, Of course I not!   I think maybe you missed my point (?)   

And when I was referring to goats giving their lives for Queen, I mean the fact that goatskin leather was used for the book's binding.  (Read the item description).  I just thought...Brian's being into animal rights, and all that...ya know?   



I didn't know what you were talking about... it's awful.  Now I wouldn't buy it even if I had the money...
Brian must not have known about it.







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Posted: 03 Feb 09, 05:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah, there's little misunderstanding about goats:). But as I know goats are not rare animals (if you don't mean wild ones). If people breed tham on the farms and use their meat, so why not a skin also? But it's more up to Green Peace... So can't say much about... And I think Brian is not that much involved into that, he's a musician most of all, and a doctor of astronomy as you know...

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Posted: 03 Feb 09, 13:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

wow...the edit feature is really wacked.  Never mind, I guess I'll try again in the next post. 



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