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Posted: 15 Sep 11, 13:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi,

I guess many of you will be aware of this forthcoming book by ex roadie Peter Hince.

It's due for release early in October.

The book looks interesting and at 288 pages will not be insubstantial.

It promises not only to focus on Freddie, but also "on the more social bond I had with John..."

See
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Queen-Unseen-Peter-Hince/dp/1843587483/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316111326&sr=8-1
http://www.peterhince.co.uk/Queen/book.html

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Posted: 15 Sep 11, 13:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think this could be good. Hince always seemed like a pretty decent bloke, from what I've seen and read at least. In other words, I think he'll be truthful about the happenings around the band and not exaggerate or flat out lie for shock value, which is always the worry with these kind of books.

Quoted from his website :

"My literary agent has shown the manuscript to major international publishers and the response is good, but because it is not a tabloid style, sleazy, reveal-all book...."

Thank Christ for that.


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Posted: 15 Sep 11, 19:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who would have thought that a book about musicians would focus on music instead of their personal lives?


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Posted: 16 Sep 11, 09:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What beer is Freddie holding on the cover of the book ?

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Posted: 16 Sep 11, 16:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

lager  :-)


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Posted: 03 Oct 11, 23:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow. Just finished reading Peter's new book and I am blown away: it is wonderful and I couldn’t put it down. The humour in it had me laughing out loud – very funny. Especially tales involving boredom, pyrotechnics and soft toys given to the band as presents and commandeered by the crew....
Everything in it, information-wise, was new and fresh – so interesting.
I think out of all the books on the band I’ve read (practically all), this is the very best. By a mile.

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Posted: 06 Oct 11, 06:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One of the joys of the old fan club website, were Peter's "memoirs" that were published there.
I'm STILL waiting for mine to arrive, but I hope the contents are in the same vein :)

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Posted: 06 Oct 11, 07:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmmm I've paid 17,99 for mine. But at least it's signed by the author :-)

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Posted: 06 Oct 11, 07:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mine came today, Had a quick flick through it, will read it later. One thing though, since Ratty took a camara with him on most of the tours that he did, thought he could have put more "Unseen" photo's in the book.


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Posted: 06 Oct 11, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

>>> One of the joys of the old fan club website, were Peter's "memoirs" that were published there.

Those were Crystal's, mate.


John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 06 Oct 11, 15:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sebastian wrote: >>> One of the joys of the old fan club website, were Peter's "memoirs" that were published there.

Those were Crystal's, mate.
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Indeed they were!
Whoops! :)

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Posted: 09 Oct 11, 08:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Reading the book Queen Unseen now.

I love it.


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Posted: 11 Oct 11, 13:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey people, is there a photo of early The Works cassette trackilst with Man On Fire, Man Made paradise etc. ??

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Posted: 12 Oct 11, 01:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

By the way if you had to choose one Queen book what would  be?

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Posted: 14 Oct 11, 05:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've started to read it a couple of days ago.
Great stuff! Very imaginitive! It's like being on the road with the boys.


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Posted: 31 Oct 11, 03:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have got this book now and having read it, its very informative mainly about the roadies but some good stuff about queen and whats also good about it is that its not scandolous in the way other books have been

Peter Hince seems to be a generally all round nice guy

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Posted: 31 Oct 11, 12:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've got the book too and almost finished reading it. Don't really know what to think of it - it's a bit too 'insidery' for me. Constantly reminds me of Phoebe's book. Phoebe's book had tons of 'We were not amused' - and Ratty's book is written in a (to me) similar style.

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Posted: 22 Jan 15, 12:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Does anyone have it on pdf format to share it here?

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Posted: 22 Jan 15, 13:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



xmaurox79 wrote: Does anyone have it on pdf format to share it here?


Buy it for Kindle, download it via the Kindle PC program, and convert it to PDF. It's quite simple and legal.


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Posted: 22 Jan 15, 15:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry, I had to chuckle at your 'it's legal' comment, bearing in mind the link in your footer! :-)