Queen: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Crown Kings of Rock
This book, “Queen: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Crown Kings of Rock”, is the Queen Bible. It is the ultimate Queen collectors book.. When I first got this book around Christmas, my first reaction was “WOW … this book is astounding!”
It includes concert information, candid photos from throughout Queen’s career, as well as concert posters, backstage laminates and passes, tapes, LPs and singles, as well as pictures and details of other Queen memorabilia from throughout the world. This book does exactly what it says on the tin, it is “THE Ultimate Illustrated History” of Queen – a visual Tribute in glossy colour.
The book contains over 500 photos with contributions from top rock journalists from around the world. There is also a chronological history of the band, reviews of all Queen’s studio albums, a complete history of Queens tour dates, and a Queen discography. It also incldues comments from many Rock stars from past and present.
It is very well put together and actually looks very expensive , as you can see from the example artwork shown, there is a great finish and style to the book. Some parts of the book have a scrapbook style (very well designed) in the way the Queen clippings are designed and laid into the book.
If you are a Queen Fan then you will certainly LOVE this book. It took me about 3 months to get through this book, which explains the delay in getting a full review onto the website.
This is a great book and is certainly one which would not be out of place in the “Lap of the Gods”.
I am, believe it or not, still reading this book there is so much in it, and I hope to expand on this book review in the coming months as soon as I have reviewed and read it in full. I will also upload some examples of the quality of this great book which would make a great gift for a Queen fan or just for yourself as a keepsake of the band which rocked generations.
The Book is “Queen: The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Crown Kings of Rock”, and it is written by Phil Sutcliffe.
Published by Voyaguer Press
Publishers Notes : Queen were renowned for stunning live performances, envied for rumors of their rock ‘n’ roll excess, and beloved for their music, occasionally anthemic and always virtuosic. Nearly twenty years after the death of their engaging and supremely talented front man, Queen remains the archetypal larger-than-life rock band, comfortably enthroned among rock royalty. Now, to celebrate the majesty of Queen’s contributions to rock, here’s the first-ever complete illustrated history of the band. With glorious concert and candid off-stage photography from throughout the band’s career, as well as concert posters, backstage passes, LPs and singles, and other memorabilia from throughout the world, this is the ultimate visual tribute to Queen. More than 500 photos and artifacts are accompanied by contributions from some of today’s top rock journalists from Europe and North America. In addition to a chronological history of the band, there are reviews of all studio albums, notable excerpts from period publications, complete year-by-year tour dates, and a discography, as well as reflections on the band and their music from many of rocks top performers past and present, including Slash, Tommy Lee, and Billy Squier. Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor, and John Deacon combined a dizzying array of influences and genres in creating what would become one of the most compelling catalogs and lasting legacies in rock. Here is the book that dares to match that bombast…