Path: Queen - Royal Legend - Books: English

Books: English

Author: Alexander Smirnov

 

Queen - An Official Biography Plus Their Recent U.S. Royal Tour
by Larry Pryce (Star Books, 1976)
ISBN: 0 352397 46 2
124 pages, 8 pages of b&w photos [Queen's Trident era, recording songs and more]
Queen
by George Tremlett (Futura, 1976)
ISBN: 0 8600 7412 9
142 pages, 16 pages of b&w photos [Queen's early years, rare interviews & facts, chronology, discography etc.]
Queen - The First Ten Years
by Mike West (Babylon Books, 1981)
ISBN: 0 907188 07 9
112 pages, lot of b&w and colour pictures [see below for contents]
Queen - An Illustrated Biography
by Judith Davis (Proteus Publishing Limited, 1981)
ISBN: 0 906071 91 7
96 pages, lot of b&w and some colour photos [Queen history & discography]
Queen's Greatest Pix
Photos by Jacques Lowe (Quartet, 1981)
ISBN: 0 7043 3389 9
96 pages, b&w and colour pictures only [Rare and usual Queen pictures]
Gluttons For Punishment - The South America Tours 1981
by Peter Lubin, 1982
80 pages, lots of pictures [South American tour chronicle & other tours]
Queen - The First Twelve Years
by Mike West (Babylon Books, 1984)
ISBN: 0 907188 22 2
88 pages, lots of b&w and colour picturs [Queen biography, discography, bootlegs and more]
Queen - A Visual Documentary
by Ken Dean (Omnibus, 1986)
ISBN: 0 7119 0857 5 5
96 pages, lots of great photos [Queen story, tour dates etc.]
 
Queen - A Magic Tour
(Sidgwick & Jackson, 1987)
ISBN: 0 283 99488 6
96 pages, lots of b&w and colour pictures
Queen's Greatest Pix II
Designed by Richard Gray (IMP, 1991)
ISBN: 0 86359 807 2
96 pages, lots of b&w and colour pictures, most of them are not rare
Freddie Mercury: A Kind Of Magic
by Ross Clarke (Kingsfleet, first edition - 1991, second edition - 1992, revisited edition - 1992)
both editions: ISBN: 1-874130-01-9
110 pages [Freddie's biography with lots great and rare pictures, high print quality]
Queen Unseen
by Peter K. Hogan (UFO Books, 1992)
ISBN: 1 873 884 11 7
48 pages, lots of rare photos [This a picture book was published as part of "Queen Unseen" limited edition box set. There are many unpublished photos including their first photograph session at Freddie's flat.]
Queen - As It Began
by Jacky Gunn and Jim Jenkins (Sidgwick & Jackson and IMP, 1992)
ISBN: 0-330-33259-7 (paperback)
ISBN: 0-283-06052-2 (hardback)
281 pages, 24 pages of colour and b&w photos [First real Queen story with rare pictures, but with some small errors]
Queen - The New Visual Documentary by Ken Dean
by Ken Dean (Omnibus, 1st edition - 1991, 2nd edition - 1992)
ISBN: 0 7119 2828 2
1st edition - 118 pages
2nd edition - 128 pages
[It's updated version of book issued in 1986. Both editions does not contain four pages with photos from previous book, but contains more pages from 1986 till 1991 (1992 - second edition)]
Queen - In Their Own Words
by Mick St Michael (Omnibus, 1992)
ISBN: 0 7119 3014 7
112 pages, lots of b&w pictures [no comments - see the tittle]
Freddie Mercury - This Is The Real Life...
by David Evans and David Minns (Brittania 1992)
ISBN: 0 9519937 0 4 (hardback)
ISBN: 0 9519937 1 2 (paperback) - without photos
158 pages with 8 pages of b&w and colour photos [Freddie's friends' memories]
These Are The Days Of Our Lives
by Stephen Ryder (first edition - Kingsfleet, 1992; second edition - Castle Communication, 1993)
1st edition: ISBN 1874130124
2nd edition: ISBN 1-898-141-20-7
1st edition: 238 pages, 16 pages with colour photos [Usual Queen "story"]
2nd edition: 243 pages, 12 pages of photos
The Show Must Go On
by Rick Sky (Fontana, 1992)
ISBN: 0 00637843 9
181 pages, 16 pages with b&w photos [awful book - no comments]
The Freddie Mercury Tribute - Concert For AIDS Awareness
(IMP, 1993)
ISBN: 0 86359 979 6
96 pages, photos from concert and rehearsal
Queen and I - The Brian May Story
by Laura Jackson (Smith Gryphon, 1994)
ISBN: 1 85685 062 5 (hardback)
ISBN: 1 85685 099 4 (paperback)
216 pages and 16 pages of b&w photos [Issued without Brian's permission and based on "As It Began" book]
The Complete Guide To The Music Of Queen
by Peter K Hogan (Omnibus, 1994)
ISBN 0 7119 3526 2
136 pages, lots of pictures [Another one Queen biography]
Queen
by Mick St.Michael (Carlton Books, 1994)
ISBN: 1 85868 136 7
120 pages include lots of b&w and colour pictues [CD sized Queen biography]
Mercury and Me
by Jim Hutton with Tim Wapshott (Bloomsbury, 1994)
ISBN: 0 7475 1922 6 (hardback)
211 pages and 24 pages of colour pictures [Freddie's friend memories on their private life]
They Died Too Young - Freddie Mercury
by Simon Boyce (Parragon, 1995)
ISBN: 0-7525-1105-X
74 pages with some colour pictures, very small format, but hardback
Rock Lives: The Ultimate Story: Freddie Mercury & Queen
by Neville Marten and Jeffrey Hudson (Castle Communications, 1995)
ISBN: 1-8607-40-405
aprox. 130 pages with lots of colour photos by Denis O'Regan [Nothing interesting in text]
Queen
by Mick St. Michael (Bison Books Ltd., 1995)
[A4 sized format, diff. to previous Mr. Michael's book, lots of photos. Also issued in France in 1995]
Queen - The Early Years
by Mark Hodkinson ( Omnibus, 1995)ISBN: 0 7119 4820 8207 pages and 12 pages of b&w photos [Excellent story of pre-Queen groups - much better that "As It Began"]
Queen Live - A Concert Documentary
by Greg Brooks (Omnibus, 1995)
ISBN: 0 7119 4814 4
176 pages, lots of b&w and colour photos, but most of them were issued in "A Visual Documentary"[Great book for collectors, include comments and tracks listings for most of Queen concerts]
Queen - The Full Picture
by Denis O'Regan (Bloomsbury, 1995)
ISBN: 0 7475 2475 0
160 pages of photos only
Freddie Mercury - More Of The Real Life
by David Evans and David Minns (Brittania, 1995)
ISBN: 1 899784-20-9
192 pages ["Updated" issue of "This is the real life.." book. Two persons only added]
Mercury - The King of Queen
by Laura Jackson (Smith Gryphon Limited, 1996)
ISBN: 1 85685 111 7
212 pages, 16 pages of b&w photos, include Elizabeth Taylor, Liverpool builder (?!?) etc. [Another one Mrs. Jackson's own version of "As It Began"]
Living On The Edge - The Freddie Mercury Story
by David Bret (Robson Books, 1996)
ISBN: 1 86105 054 2
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]
I Stole Freddie Mercury's Birthday Cake : And Other Autobiographical Confessions
by Malcolm Hardee (Trafalgar Square, 1997)
ISBN: 1857023854 (paperback)
[Contains just a chapter about Freddie's 40th Anniversary party]
Freddie Mercury - The Definitive Biography
by Lesley-Ann Jones (Hodder & Stoughton, 1997)
ISBN: 0 340 67208 0
466 pages, 16 pages of b&w photos
[Another great book! Featuring a lot of information about Freddie's early years, but it's hard to read for non-Freddie fanatics.]