Queen in 3-D

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Author: Brian May

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957424685

Category:

Page: 256

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"There's no ghost writer for this book. It's just me." - Brian May With these words, the author announces the first book ever to be published about the legendary rock band Queen by a member of the band. And certainly the first book of its kind in the world. It's a unique collection of original, highly personal snapshots of Queen in Three Dimensions, from the band's inception in the early '70s right up to the present day, accompanied by the exclusive recollections of founding member and lead guitarist, Brian May. Brian's typically honest account of his experiences within and without the band, including many extreme highs and lows, bravely opens the door to his feelings, beliefs and motivations on this trip though an extraordinary life. This book will entrance millions of Queen fans; but it will also inspire anyone who wonders what they might learn from a man who used his intellect, musical talent, and ability to make the transition from college boy to rock star in just a few years, and then go on building creatively for the next forty! The book is illustrated with over 300 photographs, the majority actually taken by Brian, and mostly in 3-D. These shots of Freddie Mercury, John Deacon, Roger Taylor, and Brian himself, on and off stage all round the world, spring into life when viewed with Brian's patent OWL viewer (supplied free with the book). Through the eyes of Brian's camera you are transported back in time to experience Queen's miraculous 46-year journey as if you were actually there ]] whether in a dressing room, in a car, on a plane, or on stage at Madison Square Garden. The three dimensional stereoscopic images (the precursor of Virtual Reality) immerse and engage you in the atmosphere of the moment as no flat 2-D picture ever could.

Diableries

Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell

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Author: Brian May,Paula Richardson Fleming,Denis Pellerin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957424609

Category: Photography

Page: 280

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Brian May is one of the world's foremost collectors of Victorian stereo cards. He published his first book about these cards in 2009, A Village Lost and Found, which contained a complete series of stereo cards taken in a small Oxfordshire village, and was a huge success and the subject of a great deal of media attention. In this second book, the subject is of broader interest and is more controversial. Diableries (which translates roughly as 'Devilments') presents an extraordinary set of French stereo cards, which were originally published in the 1860s. They depict an imaginary underworld populated by devils, satyrs and skeletons which are very much alive and - for the most part - having fun. The cards are works of art in themselves, constructed in a special way to enable them to be viewed (in a stereoscope - which is supplied with the book).

Crinoline

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Author: Brian May,Denis Pellerin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780957424623

Category:

Page: 226

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A Village Lost and Found

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Author: Brian May,Elena Vidal

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited

ISBN: 9780711230392

Category: Photography

Page: 239

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Based on 30 years of research, Brian May's painstaking excavation of exquisite stereo photographs from the dawn of photography transports readers to the lost world of an Oxfordshire village of the 1850s. At the book's heart is a reproduction of T. R. Williams' 1856 series of stereo photographs, "Scenes In Our Village." Using the viewer supplied with this book, the reader can become absorbed in a village idyll of the early Victorian era: the subjects seem to be on the point of suddenly bursting back into life and continuing with their daily rounds. The book is also something of a detective story, as the village itself was only identified in 2003 as Hinton Waldrist in Oxfordshire, and the authors' research constantly reveals further clues about the society of those distant times, historic photographic techniques, and the life of the enigmatic Williams himself, who appears, Hitchcock-like, from time to time in his own photographs.

London in 3D: A Look Back in Time

With Built-in Stereoscope Viewer-Your Glasses to the Past!

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Author: Greg Dinkins

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760347799

Category: History

Page: 96

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Relax and flip through this book for a real in-depth jaunt through time and place! From the late 1800s until the advent of radio and television, stereoscope viewers were one of the most popular forms of home entertainment. Special cameras make stereoscopic cards, which feature two images set side-by-side. Seen through the viewer, the two photos merge to create a strikingly lifelike 3-D image. You can still experience the thrill of seeing world landmarks up close and personal, with an added dimension. Combine time travel with a trip to London, all from the comfort of your own home. Here is London in the great era of Queen Victoria and King Edward VII, brought to life in rare, original, three-dimensional photographs. Included are views of such iconic London sights as Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and the famous Beefeaters, nighttime on the Thames, Petticoat Lane, the Tower Bridge, and London Bridgeâ??when it was still in London. The book's built-in stereoscopic lenses make viewing the photographs a snap. Extensive captions describe the history of each of the landmarks portrayed in the book. Experience the depth and realism no ordinary photograph or movie can offer, all in a tidy, bound book, so you can't lose your stereoscope viewer!

Brian May's Red Special Guitar

The Story of the Home-Made Guitar That Rocked the World

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Author: Brian May,Simon Bradley

Publisher: Carlton Books

ISBN: 9781787390782

Category:

Page: 144

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In Brian May's Red Special Guitar you will discover everything you ever wished to know about Brian May's unique guitar. Brian talks about every aspect of the Red Special, from its birth to playing on the roof of Buckingham Palace, from Live Aid to the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics and beyond. All of this is accompanied by original diagrams, sketches and notes dating from the building of the guitar, as well as a great selection of photographs including Brian on stage with his guitar, close-ups and x-rays. Rare and previously unseen images are included throughout, as well as a full exploration of every aspect of the guitar that has been fully dismantled and photographed. Brian May and his father, Harold, started to hand-build an electric guitar in 1963. Brian dreamed of a guitar that would outperform any of the existing commercially made electric guitars; his father had the technical knowledge and skills to help make the dream come true. Brian played his guitar on every Queen album and in all of Queen's live shows around the world. "My dad and I decided to make an electric guitar. I designed an instrument from scratch, with the intention that it would have a capability beyond anything that was out there, more tunable, with a greater range of pitches and sounds, with a better tremolo, and with a capability of feeding back through the air in a 'good' way" - Brian May

Somebody to Love

The Life, Death and Legacy of Freddie Mercury

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Author: Mark Langthorne,Matt Richards

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 1681882515

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 440

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For the first time, the final years of one of the world's most captivating rock showman are laid bare. Including interviews from Freddie Mercury's closest friends in the last years of his life, along with personal photographs, Somebody to Love is an authoritative biography of the great man. Here are previously unknown and startling facts about the singer and his life, moving detail on his lifelong search for love and personal fulfilment, and of course his tragic contraction of a then killer disease in the mid-1980s. Woven throughout Freddie's life is the shocking story of how the HIV virus came to hold the world in its grip, was cruelly labelled 'The Gay Plague' and the unwitting few who indirectly infected thousands of men, women and children - Freddie Mercury himself being one of the most famous. The death of this vibrant and spectacularly talented rock star, shook the world of medicine as well as the world of music. Somebody to Love finally puts the record straight and pays detailed tribute to the man himself.

Queen: The Complete Works

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Author: Georg Purvis

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1781162875

Category: Music

Page: 480

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Clashing together outrageous musical influences and extravagantly visual imagery, Queen's place in history as the greatest glam band of them all is rock solid. Their fan base continues to grow, a decade and a half on from the death of Freddie Mercury, Queen's super-charismatic front man. Georg Purvis's meticulous, session-by-session, song-by-song, album-by-album, tour-by-tour record of the band's progress is the complete reference source that Queen fans have been waiting for. If you love the Champions of Rock, it's all here: The Band - detailed insights into Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon The Albums - detailed production history and analysis of every album, including solo releases The Sessions - in depth coverage from the early days via A Night at The Operaall the way to Made in Heaven The Songs - hundreds of individual entries on all the famous recordings, as well as obscure, unreleased rarities The Tours - set-lists and histories of every live show The Videos - a complete guide to Queen's groundbreaking video work The Movies - Flash Gordon, and other projects Plus - the reunion shows with Paul Rodgers, the radio sessions, the costumes, the parties and much, much more...

Queen: The Early Years

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Author: Mark Hodkinson

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857120557

Category: Music

Page: 208

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This classic account of the birth of a legendary group is the truly authentic version of Queen's rise to stardom.Author Mark Hodkinson interviewed over 60 friends and colleagues of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon to piece together a fascinating jigsaw of anecdotes from the days when the future superstars were playing with bands like The Reaction, The Opposition, 1984 and Sour Milk.Intimate, suprising and meticulously researched, Queen: The Early Years is a riveting read accompanied by many previously unseen early photographs of the four band mambers.

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Official Book of the Movie

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Author: Owen Williams

Publisher: Weldon Owen

ISBN: 9781681884677

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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Bohemian Rhapsody will look at all aspects of the making of the Queen biopic and the story of Freddie Mercury and Queen. Forward by Brian May and Roger Taylor. The author has full access to key cast and crew members who recount how Freddie Mercury (and Queen's) story was brought to life. See how 1970s London, Live Aid and many other pivotal moments and places in the history of the band were recreated for the film, with then-and-now imagery highlighting how carefully the people, events, music and costumes were recreated for this hotly anticipated movie.

Mission Moon 3-D: A New Perspective on the Space Race

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Author: David J. Eicher,Brian May

Publisher: Mit Press

ISBN: 9780262039451

Category: History

Page: 192

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The story of the lunar landing and the events that led up to it, told in text and visually stunning 3-D images.July 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11's epochal lunar landing, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the surface of the moon. This visually rich book offers a new perspective on that historic accomplishment, telling the story of the lunar landing and the events that led up to it with text and 3-D images. A 3D viewer, designed by astrophysicist (and lead guitarist with the rock group Queen) Brian May is included with the book.Mission Moon 3-D offers unique access to the Apollo astronauts and what they saw. It tells the story of the US-Soviet space race, from Sputnik and the space dog Laika to Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy declared that America would put a man on the moon by the end of the decade. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong guided the Eagle to a safe landing on the edge of the moon's Sea of Tranquility. President Richard Nixon told the astronauts, and the nation, that it was "the greatest week in the history of the world since the Creation." Mission Moon 3-D recounts all this and more in memorable and visually stunning fashion.

Bang!

The Complete History of the Universe

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Author: Brian May,Patrick Moore,Chris Lintott

Publisher: Carlton Books

ISBN: 9780233004808

Category:

Page: 176

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This title explains how the Universe was born, from the moment when time and space came into existence, to the formation of the first stars, galaxies and planets, and to the evolution of human beings able to contemplate our own origins and ultimate destiny.

Mercury and Me

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Author: Jim Hutton,Tim Wapshott

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747521341

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 211

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The relationship between Freddie Mercury and Jim Hutton evolved over several months in 1984 and 1985. Even when they first slept together Button had no idea who Mercury was, and when the star told him his name it meant nothing to him.;Hutton worked as a barber at the Savoy Hotel and retained his job and his lodgings in Sutton, Surrey, for two years after moving in with Mercury, and then worked as his gardener. He was never fully assimilated into Mercury's jet-setting lifestyle, nor did he want to be, but from 1985 until Mercury's death in 1991 he was closer to him than anyone and knew all Mercury's closest friends: the other members of Queen, Elton John, David Bowie, Phil Collins to name a few.;Ever present at the countless Sunday lunch gatherings and opulent parties, Hutton has a wealth of anecdotes about as well as a deep understanding of, Mercury's life. He also nursed Mercury through his terminal illness, often held him throughout the night in his final weeks, and was with him as he died. No one can tell the story of the last few years of Mercury's private life - the ecstasies and the agonies - more accurately or honestly than Jim Hutton.

Visions of Queen

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Author: Steve Emberton,Alan Perry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908724212

Category:

Page: 120

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George Washington Wilson

Artist and Photographer, 1823-93

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Author: Roger Taylor

Publisher: Pergamon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 204

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The Queen Chronology (2nd Edition)

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Author: Patrick Lemieux,Adam Unger

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1926462106

Category:

Page: 268

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REVISED & EXPANDED 2ND EDITION The Queen Chronology is a comprehensive account of the studio and live recording and release history of Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon and Roger Taylor, who joined forces in 1971 as the classic line-up of the rock band Queen. Years of extensive research have gone into the creation of the Chronology, which covers the very beginnings of band members' careers, their earliest songwriting efforts and recording sessions, through the recording and releasing of Queen's 15 original studio albums with their classic line-up, to the present-day solo careers of Brian May and Roger Taylor. All of this information is presented date by date in chronological order, with detailed descriptions of each song version, including those both released and known to be unreleased. Every Queen and solo album, single, non-album track, edit, remix and extended version is examined, as are known demos or outtakes, pre-Queen recordings and guest appearances.

Queen

On Camera, Off Guard 1965-91

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Author: Mark Hayward,Andy Davis

Publisher: Pavilion Books Limited

ISBN: 9781862059078

Category: Music

Page: 208

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From their first appearance on Top of the Pops to outtakes from It's My Life, a fantastic selection of images from one of the world's best-loved supergroups Featuring pictures from 1969 to 1982, the images collected here include the first ever photographs of Freddie Mercury as a performer with Ibex in Bolton in June 1969, taken by songwriter Chris Smith who recounts his experiences of the night. Further early images of Mercury include pictures taken at Ealing Art College and outside his home in Shepherd's Bush where Queen's first official photo session took place in 1973. Images from their first Japanese tour, from the "Fat Bottomed Girls" cover shoot, on tour in South America with Mercury's boyfriend, and many more allow fans to get closer to Mercury and the rest of the band than any previous book. Furthermore, many of the photographers of these amazing images give their insights and stories, providing an intimate insight into Queen backstage, onstage, and at play.

Queen

The Ultimate Illustrated History of the Crown Kings of Rock

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Author: Phil Sutcliffe

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9780760340103

Category: Music

Page: 288

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Queen was renowned for electrifying performances, envied for rumors of rock excess, and beloved for music that melded an array of genres. Now available in a nicely priced paperback edition comes the first history befitting this larger-than-life rock band. Packed with stunning performance and offstage photographs—dozens of them previously unpublished—as well as handbills, posters, backstage passes, tickets, T-shirts, LPs, and singles gathered from around the globe, this is the ultimate visual history for Queen fans everywhere. A history of the band spans the pre-Queen years to current work with Paul Rodgers. Complementing this thorough account are reviews of all studio and live albums; complete tour dates; an extensive discography; reflections on the band and their music from some of rock’s top performers past and present; and exclusive insights from their former crew.

Queen

The Complete Illustrated Lyrics

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Author: Queen,Roger Taylor,Brian May

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781617130137

Category: Music

Page: 390

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Published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Queen, one of the most influential bands in history, this complete Queen lyric book, the first of its kind, includes hundreds of images that accompany the songs, from handwritten lyrics to rare photographs from the stage to the studio. Original.