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Posted: 03 Mar 11, 00:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I shall report back on what i think of it (that is if anybody is interested)

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Posted: 03 Mar 11, 11:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

do tell! will be interesting

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Posted: 03 Mar 11, 14:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Was very interesting

lots of pictures and garments that freddie & brian wore on stage

A Selection of live recordings to watch from the 1st 5 albums and freddies artwork from college

loads more stuff but you would have to go

If you were just getting into Queen and did not know much about their history the exhibition would be a good place to go

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Posted: 04 Mar 11, 04:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Haven't posted on here in YEARS (I think...).

But, I work at Moorgate, which is about a five minute walk from the exhibit. I've been three times now since it's opened. I went once on my own, to have a real good look, and have gone with two separate friends. One was interested in the early days of Queen (but isn't necessarily a fan), and another who just likes interesting exhibitions.

The latter friend thought it was a really good exhibit. Really well laid out, it's quite sparse in style, but thought it worked in helping you to digest it easier etc. 

My mate who was interested in the music thought it was brilliant. Really opened his eyes to a side of Queen he didn't really know existed, and ended up leaving the exhibit thinking it a shame that the rest of the world doesn't know that side of Queen. It was interesting to see him reading the album information, and then picking out a song he wanted to hear based on how the information had influenced him. March Of The Black Queen took his interest at the suggestion it was a forerunner to Bohemian Rhapsody... Lap Of The Gods Revisited in comparison to Champions, '39 because it's a space-folk song... Millionaire Waltz etc etc. It was really interesting seeing it through somebody else's eyes, who had no pre-conceived ideas about the early period of Queen.

Great exhibit, really enjoyable. If anyone is in two minds, don't be, it's really worth it.

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Posted: 04 Mar 11, 05:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have not been yet but I probably will go at the weekend

Thanks for all the information

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Posted: 04 Mar 11, 18:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

haha check this out: (skip to 1:50 for the surprise)




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Posted: 05 Mar 11, 06:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

plumrach wrote: Was very interesting

lots of pictures and garments that freddie & brian wore on stage

A Selection of live recordings to watch from the 1st 5 albums and freddies artwork from college

loads more stuff but you would have to go

If you were just getting into Queen and did not know much about their history the exhibition would be a good place to go

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sounds amazing! by any chance is it still open on 1st may? thats when i go to london to see brian and kerry ellis, gonna try make it a Queen holiday :)

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Posted: 05 Mar 11, 08:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

its only on till 12th march but i think there is talk of possibly going round the uk

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Posted: 05 Mar 11, 14:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

plumrach wrote: its only on till 12th march but i think there is talk of possibly going round the uk

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Posted: 06 Mar 11, 16:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GreatKingSam wrote:

My mate who was interested in the music thought it was brilliant. Really opened his eyes to a side of Queen he didn't really know existed, and ended up leaving the exhibit thinking it a shame that the rest of the world doesn't know that side of Queen. It was interesting to see him reading the album information, and then picking out a song he wanted to hear based on how the information had influenced him. March Of The Black Queen took his interest at the suggestion it was a forerunner to Bohemian Rhapsody... Lap Of The Gods Revisited in comparison to Champions, '39 because it's a space-folk song... Millionaire Waltz etc etc. It was really interesting seeing it through somebody else's eyes, who had no pre-conceived ideas about the early period of Queen.

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Thanks for posting that.

Queen have spent the last 20 years marketing the moustache Freddie instead of the long-haired fellow who came before him, so perhaps this is the beginning of a change.  If they release DVDs with early concerts and/or the album re-releases are adequately marketed, only then will this public perception begin to change..


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Posted: 07 Mar 11, 04:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

@GH you are probably right about Queen promoting the 80's freddie rather than the 70's freddie and it was nice to see him in his early days i know you can see some of the early stuff on youtube but its not the same as having it on a dvd you can watch and i will be looking out to see if they do release anything from the early days