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Posted: 13 Oct 05, 15:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I see on QOL this book written by Greg Brooks is for sale. Do you think its worth buying?


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Posted: 13 Oct 05, 16:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would buy it.


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Posted: 13 Oct 05, 16:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

you need to check with the experts around here first, as the initial version of this book was full of errors.

Unless the update has been seriously corrected, you could well be finding it about as useful as a London Underground map on the Paris Metro


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Posted: 13 Oct 05, 17:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The update does still have errors.

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Posted: 13 Oct 05, 17:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Penetration_Guru wrote:

The update does still have errors.


Not to mention as well apparently lacking credits that deserve to be named in the first place (eg. Martin's QueenConcerts.com website)...from what I heard anyways.

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Posted: 13 Oct 05, 18:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Big problem with this new version also is it's size and binding. It's a very small pocket with the pages glued and writing almost untill the edge of the pages. In other words: if you want to read this book, you will ruin it. If you want to keep it in nice shape, you can not read it.

But maybe that's best: most of the errors are still in there.

And indeed, one can better have a look at www.queenconcerts.com
A lot of the content comes straight from Martin's website. (I assume including a lot of ticket-scans that are obviously taken from a website. You can tell by the bad printing).

Martin does get credits by the way.
But not with his correct name...

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Posted: 13 Oct 05, 21:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Then i wouldnt buy it.
LOL LOL LOL


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Posted: 13 Oct 05, 21:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wont either.


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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 04:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LIVE KILLERS era and CRAZY TOUR are done nicely (still could have een better)- the rest is just a lot of mistakes...
When I asked him about GoldersGreen (he claims they palyed Hangman, Stone Cold... and KYA- they didn't) he said they.. printed the wrong page (sic!)
When I asked him about mistakes in housto'77 setlist he said... that he made a mistake and if I made sucha hige job I'd have made some mistakes asw ell... And that was just pathetic. He HAS an access to this video- pretty easy to get the setlist right. And... and than he said that if I send him the list of errors he'll rectify them... I mean- who's the archivist and who's earning on this book?


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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 09:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have the original, error-laden version, so as the new version is still error-laden, I don't see any benefit in me having two inaccurate books on my shelf.

And I am also not at all interested in putting a nickel directly into Greg Brooks' purse.


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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 12:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have bought it error or not

same as tv show they all make mistake


nice pictures in there or is that a fake queen nah dont think so book on way to meeeee




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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 13:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=FF0099>Linda Of The Valley wrote:

I'll still probably buy it even if it has a few errors. I'll try and take good care of mine if/when I get it!!

It has a foreword by Brian himself and it sounds like it'll be good!!

@Penetration Guru + Jeroen:

how do you know about the errors and how the book is published. have you got a copy? is it any good apart from the things you've mentioned?




Errr... well QOL is just a little bit late!
The book hit the shops almost two months ago (even here in Holland!)

Does it have anything good?
Well, it's an officially approved item, so the real collector still wants it, despite all the errors.
I mean, we all bought the Flash Gordon album too, didn't we? :-)


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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 13:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Linda - because I read what others post on this board & QOL.

(This subject is not exactly new)

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Posted: 14 Oct 05, 13:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=FF0099>Linda Of The Valley wrote:

oh right, sorry bout that!! It's just silly ol' Ireland who doesn't have the book in its shops!! :) I think I'll buy it!!



Don't worry - in our shops here (in Russia) it'd be in the same time when box-set would be released...