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Queen Books YEAR NAT.

1976

TITLE

UK

Queen

1976

UK

Queen - An Official Biography Plus Their Recent U.S. Royal Tour

1976

US

Somebody to love – Words and music by Freddie Mercury

AUTHOR

George Tremlett

Larry Pryce

EDITED BY

Futura

Star Books

Emi publishing ltd

ISBN

PAGES

NOTES

0 8600 7412 9

142 pages, 16 pages of b/w photos

One of the first Queen biographies. Queen`s early years, rare interviews & facts, chronology, discography etc.

0 352397 46 2

124 pages, 8 pages of b/w photos

One of the first Queen biographies. Queen`s Trident era, recording songs and more

10 pages

Music sheet of Somebody to love

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YEAR NAT.

1977

US

TITLE

AUTHOR

JAP

Queen – Brian May (Japanese title...)

1981

UK

Queen - An Illustrated Biography

ISBN

The big 3 music corporation

QUEEN-THE BEST OFGUITAR BOOK

1978

EDITED BY

Shinko Music Publishing

Judith Davis

Proteus Publishing Limited

0-906071-91-7

PAGES

NOTES

97

25 songs with chord diagrams, word, music

130

This very collectible book features some great pictures, articles on Brian May and guitar tablature to 10 of Queen's early works.

96 pages, lots of b/w and color photos

Queen history & discography

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YEAR NAT.

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AUTHOR

EDITED BY

ISBN

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NOTES

1981

UK

Queen - The First Ten Years

Mike West

Babylon Books

0 907188 07 9

112 pages, lots of b/w and color photos

Queen biography, discography, bootlegs and more

1981

UK

Queen`s Greatest Pix

Jacques Lowe

Quartet

0 7043 3389 9

96 pages, b/w and color photos

Rare and usual Queen pictures

1982

UK

Gluttons For Punishment The South America Tours 1981

Peter Lubin

80 pages, lots of b/w and color photos

VERY RARE! South American tour chronicle & other tours. BEAUTIFUL!

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YEAR NAT.

TITLE

AUTHOR

EDITED BY

ISBN

PAGES

NOTES

96

Italian version of "Queen`s Greatest Pix", with red sleeve instead of white and different order of pictures inside the book

1984

ITA

Noi Siamo i Campioni

Jacques Lowe

Fratelli Gallo editori

1984

UK

Queen - The First Twelve Years

Mike West

Babylon Books

0-907188-22-22

88 pages, lots of b/w and color photos

Queen biography, discography, bootlegs and more

1984

UK

Queen – The Works

EMI Music Publishing

0 86175 353 4

56

Authentic transcriptions with notes and tablature

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YEAR NAT.

TITLE

AUTHOR

EDITED BY

ISBN

PAGES

NOTES

A book about the concert with many rare and good Queen pix

1985

UK

Live Aid

Peter Hillmore

Sidgwick & Jackson

0 2833 99315 4

192 pages, lots of b/w and color photos

1986

UK

Queen - A Visual Documentary

Ken Dean

Omnibus Press

0-7119-0857-5

96 pages, lots of b/w and Queen story, tour dates etc. color photos

Richard Gray

Sidgwick & Jackson in association with IMP

0-283-99488-6

96 pages, lots of b/w and color photos

1987

UK

Queen - A Magic Tour

Photos collection

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YEAR NAT.

1991

UK

TITLE

AUTHOR

EDITED BY

ISBN

PAGES

NOTES

Freddie Mercury - A Kind Of Magic

Ross Clarke

Kingsfleet

1-874130-01-9

110 pages, lots of b/w and color photos

Freddie`s biography

1991

UK

Queen - The New Visual Documentary

Ken Dean

Omnibus Press

0-7119-2828-2

It`s updated version of A Visual Documentary book 128 pages, issued in 1986. Does not lots of b/w and contain four pages with color photos photos from previous book, but contains more pages from 1986 till 1991.

1991

UK

Queen`s Greatest Pix II

Richard Gray

Imp books

0-86359-807-2

96 pages, lots of b/w and Photos collection 1981-1991 color photos

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YEAR NAT.

TITLE

1992

SPA

Queen

1992

ITA

Freddie Mercury

1992

ITA

La marcia della Regina nera

AUTHOR

EDITED BY

Judith Davis

Ediciones Jucar

ISBN

84-334-2060-7

Lo Vecchio

Loredana Zino Vassalo

Gammalibri

88-7953-003-8

PAGES

NOTES

182 pages

Spanish version of Queen An Illustrated Biography, different cover, different pictures, smaller

32

32 pictures, colour or B/W

150

Fiction Freddie Mercury biography

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YEAR NAT.

1992

ITA

TITLE

AUTHOR

Queen – Wembley Memorial Concert – Cartoline da collezione

1992

ITA

Superstars No. 1

1992

POL

Queen

Ken Dean

EDITED BY

ISBN

PAGES

NOTES

Lo Vecchio

Collection of rare postcards

Edizioni Eden

100

This book was sold together with a 60 minutes video called "Forever" - a shortened edition of the Budapest concert

128

Polish version of Queen The New Visual Documentary

Rock-Serwis

83-85335-09-9

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YEAR NAT.

TITLE

AUTHOR

EDITED BY

ISBN

PAGES

NOTES

Freddie`s friends` memories

David Evans and Britannia Press David Minns Publishing

0-9519937-0-4

158 pages, 8 pages of b/w and color photos

1992

UK

Freddie Mercury - This Is The Real Life...

1992

UK

Queen - In Their Own Words

Mick St. Michael

Omnibus Press

0-7119-3014-7

112 pages, lots of b/w photos

Queen`s quotes

1992

UK

The Show Must Go On - The Life Of Freddie Mercury

Rick Sky

Fontana

0-00637843-9

181

I quote Alex Smirnov: “awful book - no comments”

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YEAR NAT.

TITLE

AUTHOR

EDITED BY

ISBN

PAGES

NOTES

Stephen Rider

Kingsfleet pubblications

1874130124

238 pages, 16 pages of color photos

Usual Queen "story"

1992

UK

These Are The Days Of Our Lives

1992

US

Queen – Hard Rock – A night at the opera

Revolutionary Comics

30

Fictional comics about Queen, b/w

US

Queen – Rock 'n' roll comics

Revolutionary Comics

30

Fictional comics about Queen, b/w

1992

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YEAR NAT.

TITLE

AUTHOR

EDITED BY

Jacky Gunn & Jim Arcana Editrice Jenkins

ISBN

PAGES

NOTES

88-7966-013-6

300

Italian edition of "As It Began", white cover.

Photos collection

1993

ITA

Queen - La Biografia Ufficiale

1993

UK

show lage picture The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert For AIDS Awareness

IMP

0 86359 979 6

96 pages, lots of b/w and color photos

3-8118-3965-9

120, every CD format book with Queen page with story with very good pictures colour pictures

88-04-39166-9

1994

GER

Queen – Cd Books

Mick St. Michael

Carltoon books (printed in Italy, german language)

1994

ITA

I Miei Anni Con Freddie Mercury

Jim Hutton

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore

270

Italian version of "Mercury And Me" by Jim Hutton

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YEAR NAT.

TITLE

AUTHOR

EDITED BY

ISBN

PAGES

NOTES

Issued without Brian`s permission and based on "As It Began" book

1994

UK

Queen and I - The Brian May Story

Laura Jackson

Smith Gryphon

1-85685-062-5

216 pages, 16 pages of b/w photos

1995

UK

Queen - The Early Years

Mark Hodkinson

Omnibus Press

0-7119-4820-8

207 pages, 12 Excellent story of pre-Queen pages of b/w groups photos

1995

UK

Queen - The Full Picture

Denis O`Regan

Bloomsbury

0 7475 2475 0

160 pages, lots of b/w and color photos

Photos collection

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TITLE

AUTHOR

EDITED BY

ISBN

PAGES

NOTES

Great book for collectors, include comments and tracks listings for most of Queen concerts, but it has many errors too...

1995

UK

Queen Live - A Concert Documentary

Greg Brooks

Omnibus Press

0-7119-4814-3

176 pages, lots of b/w and color photos

1995

UK

Rock Lives: The Ultimate Story: Freddie Mercury & Queen

Neville Marten and Jeffrey Hudson

Castle Communication s

1-86074-040-5

130 pages, lots of b/w and color photos

Nothing interesting in text. Photos are by Dennis O`Regan

1996

ITA

Freddie Mercury - Il Grande Provocatore

Maurizio Becker

Alpi Editori

46

Freddie`s sexuality seems to be the most interesting topic here

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YEAR NAT.

1996

ITA

TITLE

AUTHOR

Queen – 76 testi con accordi – TuttoQueen – Nuova edizione

EDITED BY

ISBN

PAGES

NOTES

Carish

88-7207-378-2

78

76 lyrics with guitar chords

208 pages, 4 pages of b/w photos

Another one Freddie Mercury story, but much better that Laura Jackson`s book! Full of well-known facts, but contains more memories of Freddie`s friends

127

Lyrics and pictures for the 90% of the book

1996

UK

Living On The Edge - The Freddie Mercury Story

David Bret

Robson Books

1997

ITA

Freddie Mercury – Queen – Viaggio tra le note del gruppo simbolo degli anni '80

AA.VV.

Nath & Company

1-861105-054-2

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YEAR NAT.

TITLE

1997

ITA

Queen - I Miti Canzone

1997

ITA

Queen Tutti i testi con traduzione a fronte

1997

UK

Freddie Mercury - The Definitive Biography

AUTHOR

Max FelsaniMichele PrimiMauro Saita

Lesley-Ann Jones

EDITED BY

ISBN

PAGES

NOTES

Mondadori

88 04 43407 4

100

It includes various lyrics with translation and a discography with a lot of funny mistakes

Giunti

88-09-21073-5

334

Song book

466

Another great book! Featuring a lot of information about Freddie`s early years, but it`s hard to read for non-Freddie fanatics. Different and better cover than the first release

Hodder & Stoughton

0-340-67209-9

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YEAR NAT.

1998

1999

2000

ITA

FRA

UK

TITLE

AUTHOR

EDITED BY

ISBN

PAGES

NOTES

Queen Lunga vita alla regina

Michele Primi

Giunti

ISBN: 8809214714 ISBN-13: 9788809214712

126

CD format book with Queen story, albums per albums, very intersting

138 pages

A very RARE and WONDERFUL Queen comic book, spanning over all the career (from pre-Queen bands to Another world in 1998), in b/w but great anyway!

28 pages

The book for people who learn in English

Queen - Those Magical Dreams That We Shared

Livewire Real Lives: Freddie Mercury

Jean-Francois & Camille Simonet

Auto-édité

Hodder & Stoughton (in Sandra Woodcock association with The Basic Skills Agency)

0 340 77618 8

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YEAR NAT.

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AUTHOR

EDITED BY

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NOTES Italian version of “Freddie Mercury”, previously named as Mister Mercury. It`s probably the best book about Freddie written by his long time assistant Peter "Feebee" Freestone. There are many unknown facts from Queen history and Mercury`s private life. Book is plain of very rare private photos.

2002

ITA

Freddie Mercury – Adesso svela ogni segreto

Peter Freestone with David Evans

Edizioni Lo Vecchio

88-873-33070-7

255

2003

ITA

Le canzoni dei Queen – Commento e traduzione dei testi

Christian Diemoz

Editori Riuniti

88-359-5380-4

398

2004

UK

Queen – 30 postcards

Hercules Books

0-7554-3735-7

30

UK Hercules 2004 set of 30 postcards sealed in custom picture sleeve

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YEAR NAT.

2005

2005

2005

TITLE

ITA

Queen – Discografia Illustrata

UK

Queen Live – A concert documentary

UK

The Queen collectors guide

AUTHOR

Franco Brizi

Greg Brooks

Lee Watkins

EDITED BY

Coniglio Editore

Omnibus Press

ISBN

PAGES

NOTES

88-88833-51-X

Italian-only deluxe issue 100 pag. Colour book, inc. full colour illustrated Italian vinyl 96, full colour discography, LP & 12^ & 7^ singles, complete with all promo and obscure edition

1-84449-660-0

293

New edition of the 1995 book with the same name, some errors corrected, some things missing again...

80, full colour

The book contains over 1200 images all professionally scanned and colour corrected to match the original releases

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YEAR NAT.

2006

ITA

TITLE

Queen – Atlanti musicali Giunti

AUTHOR

Michele Primi

EDITED BY

Giunti

2006

UK

Compiled and Compiled and Freddie Mercury - A life in his edited by Greg edited by Greg own words Brooks and Simon Brooks and Lupton Simon Lupton

2006

UK

Queen – the Complete Guide to their Music

ITA

Queen & Freddie Mercury – The definitive collection songbook

2007

Martin Power

Omnibus Press

Decibel Trading Service

ISBN

PAGES

88-09-04308-1

128 pages with colour images on every page

0-9553758-0-0

176

1-84449-871-9

126

127

NOTES

Book made with many pieces of Freddie's interview, very interesting! First cover

CD format book with a lot of Queen and Freddie lyrics. Part of a box set published in 2007.

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YEAR NAT.

2007

2007

2008

UK

TITLE

Queen Complete Works

AUTHOR

Georg Purvis

EDITED BY

ISBN

Reynolds & Hearn Ltd

1 905287 33-X

US

Classic Queen

Mick Rock

Sterling

ISBN-13: 978-14027-5192-9 ISBN-10: 1-40275192-3

ITA

Freddie Mercury. Parole e pensieri

Compiled and edited by Greg Brooks and Simon Lupton

Mondadori

978-88-04-57864-2

PAGES

NOTES

424

Wonderful book. Queen: Complete Works is the ultimate reference to the expansive career of Queen, both as a collective unit and as individuals. This exhaustive guide is essential reading for firsttime listeners and Queen enthusiasts alike.

192 pages, full Pictures collection from Mick of colour and Rock (photographer of the b/w pictures first albums)

221

Italian version of “Freddie Mercury - A life in his own words ”

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YEAR NAT.

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AUTHOR

EDITED BY

ISBN

2008

2008

2008

PAGES

NOTES

240

ITA

Queen

ITA

Queen + Paul Rodgers – The Cosmos Rocks – Italian album premiere 10-09-08 Milano

Queen + Paul Rodgers

EMI music

Queen - Photo Library Series

Photograps by Koh Hasebe, supervised by Tsuyoshi Kawasoe

Shinko Music Entertainment

JAP

Michele Primi

Michele Primi

GREAT Italian book, 28cm x 22 cm, full of colour pictures and a true Queen story.

978-88-09-04719-8

978-4-401-62271-9

16

Lyrics and italian translation to Cosmos Rocks – Limited mini book for Italian Premiere listening to Cosmos Rocks

192

GREAT Japanese book, full of b/w and colour pictures of their first 2 tour in Japan (1975 and 1976)

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YEAR NAT.

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AUTHOR

EDITED BY

ISBN

265

2009

2009

2009

PAGES

ITA

Freddie Mercury – Una biografia intima

ITA

Queen – Atlanti musicali Giunti

UK

Queen - The Definitive Biography

Peter Freestone Arcana Edizioni 978-88-6231-053-6 with David Evans

Michele Primi

Laura Jackson

Giunti

Piatkus Books

88-09-04308-1

978-0-7499-2317-4

NOTES NEW Italian version of “Freddie Mercury”, previously named as Mister Mercury, much better translated than the 2002 version. It`s probably the best book about Freddie written by his long time assistant Peter "Feebee" Freestone. There are many unknown facts from Queen history and Mercury`s private life. Book is plain of very rare private photos.

128 pages with colour images on every page

Same content of the book with the same name, only different cover

248

First published in 1999, reprinted in 2000, 2002, 2006 and 2009.Almost of Queen fans knows that Mrs. Jackson`s books are written just for money, stories and anecdotes are copied from "As It Began" by Jacky Gunn and Jim Jenkins.

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YEAR NAT.

2009

US

TITLE

Queen - The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Crown Kings of Rock

AUTHOR

Phil Sutcliffe

Voyageur Press

Thilo Rahn

AS Uniprint (printed in Estonia, the book is German in English and German language)

2010

GER

Rockmos!

EDITED BY

ISBN

978-0-7603-379-6

PAGES

NOTES

288

THE BEST QUEEN BOOK EVER! Hardcover, 28cm x 24 cm, full of colour pictures and text, with rare pictures and stuff, stories, testimonials and so...

Very interesting photobook 340 pages, full about Queen + Paul 978-3-00-032189-4 of colour Rodgers tour, unfortunatelly photos only of the dates he saw...

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Queen Tourbooks (tour programs) YEAR

TOUR

1975

A night at the opera – UK 1975

1976

A night at the opera - USA 1976

1977

A Day at the races - USA 1977 (spring)

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YEAR

TOUR

1977

News of the world - USA 1977 (Nov-Dec)

1978

Jazz - USA 1978

1980

The Game – USA 1980

1982

Hot Space – Europe 1982

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YEAR

TOUR

1982

Hot Space – USA 1982

1984

The Works – Europe 1984

1986

A kind of magic – Europe 1986

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YEAR

TOUR

1993

Brian May - Back to the light

1998

Brian May – Another World

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YEAR

TOUR

1999

Roger Taylor – Electric Fire UK 1999

2005

Queen + Paul Rodgers – Spring European tour 2005

2005

Queen + Paul Rodgers – Summer European tour 2005

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YEAR

TOUR

2008

Queen + Paul Rodgers – The Cosmos Rocks tour 2008

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Queen Magazines special (with only Queen all over the magazine, not only 1 or 2 articles) YEAR NAT.

TITLE

PAGES

NOTES

1977

ITA

8 Popster

8 plus a poster on the back of the pages

Report about Queen in Frankfurt 1977 with rare pictures and a VERY critical interview with Brian. Interview, text and pictures by Carlo Massarini

1979

ITA

Posterstory

8 plus a poster on the back of the pages

Italian special about Queen story

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YEAR NAT.

TITLE

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1980

GER

Mini-Bravo

32

Really “mini” special (11 cm x 7 cm) but interesting with very good and rare pictures

1980

ITA

Star Boy – The Queen

12

Great italian special about Queen with report (with pictures) of the Zurich 1980 concert

1981

ITA

Numero Uno Rockstar – Inserto n. 9

8 plus a poster on the back of the pages

Interesting, critic and a little bit fictional special by Stefano Mannucci

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YEAR NAT.

1981

ITA

TITLE

PAGES

NOTES

Star Boy – Queen – Il Rock invade la Pampa

12

Great italian special about first South American tour in 1981 with rare pictures and an article translated from Melody Maker

1981

JAP

Queen – The Miracle – Music Life Special

100

Commemorative full-color photographic magazine (practically a book!) of the Japanese concerts in 1981.Excellent printing quality and wonderful exclusive pictures, specially a memorabilia section with pics of early Japanese posters, singles, special magazines, etc.

1989

ITA

Star People n. 7

68

This is a sort of Italian edition of the "Queen A Magic Tour" book, plus a short update about The Miracle LP

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Wonderful special by a metal (???) magazine with a lot of rare pictures, stories and infos (and even some mistakes)

1991

ITA

Metal Attack – Nuovo Metal Hammer – 20 anni

52

1992

UK

Starfile n. 1 – Freddie – Salute to the legend

16

2002

BRA

DVD Total

20

Magazine sold together with a bootleg dvd of Greatest Flix (just the old vhs converted to dvd)

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YEAR NAT.

TITLE

PAGES

NOTES

2002

BRA

DVD World music

16

Magazine sold together with a bootleg dvd of Live at Wembley (just the old vhs converted to dvd)

2005

UK

Q Classic – Queen – The inside story

148

Wonderful magazine (it's almost a proper BOOK) with Queen story, albums, timeline, rare pictures, testimonials, etc

2006

ITA

Rock Legends – Queen Tribute by Rockstar

100

Wonderful magazine (it's almost a proper BOOK) with Queen story including Queen + PR, albums, old rockstar articles and so on...

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2008

ITA

Virgin Radio Magazine – Milano 28 settembre 2008

24

Same content of the Roma one, only different cover

2008

ITA

Virgin Radio Magazine – Roma 26 settembre 2008

24

Full colour magazine (size of a newspaper) given at Queen + Paul Rodgers 2008 italian concerts. Interesting and well made.

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Leo Queen books