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Posted: 29 May 12, 13:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

New COMPLETE discography now available.
Mon, May 28th, 2012

The new fully updated and complete fan club biography/discography is now available to buy. It has taken years of hard work by experts Jim Jenkins and Gary Taylor to ensure this book is accurate and totally complete, it features everything the band have ever done, including full solo discographies. It then took graphic designer Christoph Von Herrath months to design and lay out the text, including dealing with all the corrections and additions that Jim and Gary kept sending him! The result is a stunning little book (see pix below) that every Queen fan will want to own!

Sadly the costs of producing this book mean I cannot send it out free with new memberships, but everyone has the opportunity to buy a copy.

Prices, including postage and packing, are:

UK - £11.50

Europe - £12.50 (€16)

Rest Of The World - £13.50 (US $22.00)

You can order by email (qfc@queenworld.com) or post to The Queen Fan Club, P.O.Box 141, West Horsley, Surrey, KT24 6AJ. Please ensure you give your name and address - you can pay by cheque, credit/debit card or Paypal. If you use a card 50p will be added to the cost of your order for bank charges. If you send a Paypal payment please add £1 to your payment to cover their fees.

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Posted: 29 May 12, 13:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And the cover.

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Posted: 29 May 12, 13:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Any chance of a glimpse of the layout of the inside pages?

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Posted: 29 May 12, 14:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm still annoyed I was only ever sent 1 quarterly magazine when I finally joined up back in '89, but I loved it to bits.

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Posted: 29 May 12, 15:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here you go:

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Posted: 30 May 12, 03:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's no Seven Seas of Rhye on Queen II? =P

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Posted: 30 May 12, 05:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oopsy.

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Posted: 30 May 12, 06:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks, yes we are aware of a few omissions that 'disappeared' in transaction. Not sure how or why, but they were in when we proof read the final draft.

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Posted: 30 May 12, 06:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The book actually contains MUCH more errors. But it's still very interesting

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Posted: 30 May 12, 06:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Is this book available to non-members of the fan club?

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Posted: 30 May 12, 07:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You actually proof read the final draft? Blimey, there's a first!

And you didn't then print one or two copies of the final version and proof read those again before printing 1,000's of them? I've used the word 'amateurs' too many times with every release recently that it's becoming boring...

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Posted: 30 May 12, 09:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

cmsdrums wrote:
You actually proof read the final draft? Blimey, there's a first!
And you didn't then print one or two copies of the final version and proof read those again before printing 1,000's of them? I've used the word 'amateurs' too many times with every release recently that it's becoming boring...



Very valid comment if you ask me.

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Posted: 30 May 12, 10:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There are many aspects of it looking really good. But it is very important for discographies to include running time for songs (perhaps a total running time for a particular type of release as well) and the year of release. It looks from the photo here that all of the music home videos don't have a year listed after them.


Also in terms of sales for music releases I distinguish a number of things. How much something sold in a particular area of the world, i.e. the U.S. or worldwide, at the time of the project and or promotion and the totals at other important dates. One of the most important being the total thus far for the latest publication of a discography.

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Posted: 30 May 12, 10:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks for all you do, Gary. I am really looking forward to getting my copy.

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Posted: 30 May 12, 10:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GT:  Since it would cost me a absurd price of $22, can you answer a couple of questions? 

What do you mean when you say "Complete Discography"? Do you mean what you personally have in your collection?  Because I have quite a few more

Is this completely in Black & White?.  If so, your choice of glossy paper was useless and the cost of printing should have been about 25% the price of full color.   It must be like 200 pages, then, right?



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Posted: 30 May 12, 11:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Microwave - as a person who has seen this book I dare to reply if you don't mind.
B & W - yes, it's completely black & white. It has a very "cheap" look.
"Complete" - well I would call it "almost complete" :-)

Anyway, I haven't seen so much relevant information in a Queen book for a long time