Why was God included in the credits for a Brian May song?
Why do Queen have two directors to thank, Groucho Marx and Billy Wilder?
Why did Italian actress Mariangela Melato appear in a Queen song? And what did Mercury liked about her?
How did the anthem sung by Liverpool FC fans lead Queen to change their approach to their own fans?
Why did Freddie nickname himself 'Melina'?
Which musician from Italy played a solo on a Queen single from the early 80s?
How did Dutch cyclist Joop Zoetemelk inspire the song Bicycle Race?
How did the sound system in a Munich nightclub persuade Queen to move towards disco music?
This book deals with all of Queen's songs, from their extravagant beginnings in the early 1970s to their endgame ‘Made In Heaven’ – the album released after Freddie Mercury’s death –, including the many unreleased tracks rediscovered in recent years. It does so using the series’ tried and tested approach: maximum information on every single track, from the first seeds of an idea to getting it on tape, from the story of the studio work to any on-stage developments. It looks at the reception from fans as well as from the press. But what really stand out are the words of those directly involved, carefully selected from the thousands of interviews released over the years, and combined to create a full picture. A book that functions both as an impressive catalogue to consult, and as an important biographical guide.
The world will love this at least as much as Italian readers had so far !
Release date: May 27th, 2022
Format and dimensions: paperback, 17x3x24 cm
Sleeve price: 22 €