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Posted: 10 Sep 06, 22:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Alrighty, I need some advice from those who have lotsa Queen books ( *cough*, Jessie- Z, *COUGH* )... ;-)

Which is the next one I should get? I've got The Early Years, Mercury and Me, and As It Began. What else is a good choice? And could someone point one out that is particularly interesting, or stands out? Thanks for any help. :-)


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Posted: 10 Sep 06, 23:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 10 Sep 06, 23:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No luck, I take it?

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Posted: 10 Sep 06, 23:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Nope... :-P


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Posted: 10 Sep 06, 23:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, I don't own any Queen books...yet, but what do you have in mind?

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Posted: 11 Sep 06, 03:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've got exactly the same free books you have! Blimey.

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Posted: 11 Sep 06, 07:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'M HERE! I'M HERE! I'M HERE! TO SAVE THE DAY!!!! xD

Okay... You must get Peter Freestones book next! Do you have that? You should get It's A Kind Of Magic book. That's all about quotes from each member. A big book full of it! Very interesting.... :D

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Posted: 11 Sep 06, 10:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have to agree peters book is very good, and filled with lots of good thoughts and stories, its not cheesey or disrepectful.

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Posted: 11 Sep 06, 11:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.meddows.com/info/books.phtml?show_picture=yes
http://www.pemcom.demon.co.uk/queen/bibliog.html

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Posted: 11 Sep 06, 11:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have Queen by Laura Jackson and Queen Live: A Concert Documentary


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Posted: 11 Sep 06, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=0099FF>*brianmay4eva* wrote:

I have Queen by Laura Jackson and Queen Live: A Concert Documentary


I have those!!!!! Laura Jackson is an awesome biographier!

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Posted: 11 Sep 06, 16:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yay! Thanks, I love you guys! xD xD


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Posted: 11 Sep 06, 19:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Diehard and loyal Queenfan Frieda Schraauwers from Dongen, Holland, who was a personall friend of and with all Queenies and who has met them several times, and even presented gold-discs to the band!...has drawn (by her own hand) a book called : "Queen, in the picture". On september 16th, 1992, she gave Brian a copy when he was in Holland for the "Veronica Unicef charity auction", where he did "Too Much Love Will Kill You" for the very first time after the "Tribute To Freddie Mercury". This book is absolutely gobsmacking, and should be released in my opinion. She gave me a copy and signed it to me...and i have hardly ever seen anything like it, or anything that comes even close to this...the whole Queen story from a to z in black and white ink-drawings...not like Jef Simonet (absolutly fab too !) but serious and truth all over. That would be the book i could recommend...but i guess it is impossible to get a copy nowadays....


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Posted: 11 Sep 06, 19:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen books are VERY hard to come by, atleast in stores, but I suppose it's not so bad on the internet. I have Queen: As It Began, and it was really good. I'm a die hard queen, fan and there was still new information in it. I would reccomend it very much. Freddie should get a good biography that covers all of his life. Anyone know of any?


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Posted: 11 Sep 06, 21:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've got all 3 Laura Jackson books, which are Mercury: The King of Queen, Queen: The Definitive Biography and Queen and I: The Brian May Story. I've heard that they are inaccurate, but I find them quite interesting.


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Posted: 11 Sep 06, 22:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen the early years was good a lot of info there when they were young and met up.

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Posted: 11 Sep 06, 22:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't have any Queen books, but someone scanned one for and sent it to me. I need more though? Can anyone help? I read a book by Lesley Ann Jones or something like that called Freddie Mercury, the difinnative biography. It's not a bad book.


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Posted: 12 Sep 06, 04:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the best and most complete, definitive story on Freddie as an artist, is in the box-set of "The Solo Collection" including 10 cd's and 2 dvd's. THAT is the ultimate item if someone wants to be completely informed about him. It is not just, or only the discs, it is this book that makes it one of my best items about Freddie. There are zillions of anecdotes and recordingstories, inside info and beautiful pictures in this item. I think it is still available. I regularly see this item for sale on various sites. The fanclub release called "gluttons for punishment"on the south-american tour is also very good. And "Queen, a magic tour" too. "Queen, a visual documentary" by Ken Dean, and ofcourse the book of our good friend and very privileged Queen-archivist is on the wannahaves list too. "Queen" by Mick St.Michael. The books of Mick Rock ofcourse, and i think that collecting all fanclub magazines is a good thing to do to become complete with old Queen-info too. If you want to see what they look like, go to: http://www.mercuryparadise.com and click on the link that says: fanclubmags - NEW then you can see almost all the covers of issues from 1976 up to nowadays....i added some scans myself last week, so now that is as complete as one can get it these days, with some luck, and a lot of money! At fanclub meetings you can find most of them for sale, as fans tend to get rid of them now we have the internet. To me,. these real and paper books, are the best and genuine thingto have on Queen. It is history and directly coming from them for info and the fanclub. (Wich i think deserves better than to dissapear because of the iternet. We should ALL be more respectful to and supportive of Jacky and OUR -longest running in the world!- fanclub, and remain or become paying members again! These issues, especially from the very first years have loads of inside information that you won't find in any other book at all. Not to forget the gobsmacking and unique pictures that Queen themselves have put in them through the years! LETS GIVE OUR FANCLUB A BOOST, by bringing in new fans and register (again). cheers. Basje


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Posted: 12 Sep 06, 04:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen - A Magic Tour doesn't provide much info, only pictures.

I would normally ignore all of Basje's ramblings, but I couldn't let that mis-information pass.

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Posted: 12 Sep 06, 14:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I also have the Freddie Mercury box set - it is amazing and some of the best reads out there regarding Queen - but I also have As It Began by Jacky and Jim Jenkins - it is excellent also! Really try to get that As It Began!!!