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Queen 40 Book

Postby adatr » Sat May 14, 2011 3:23 pm

Product details updated on Amazon(http://www.amazon.co.uk/40-Years-Queen- ... gy_b_img_b) sorry if old news:

Queen: one of the biggest bands the world has ever seen. Sell-out tours, chart-topping records and stunning success for four decades. Hundred of millions of CDs, videos and DVD's sold all over the world. They have broken records constantly: biggest ever paying crowd, longest number of weeks in the charts, headliners at the biggest festival ever and more. They have received accolades too numerous to list in full, but suffice to say 'Best Band', 'Best Album' 'Best Single', 'Best Video' and 'Best Live Act' feature again and again. They were indicted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001 and given their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2002. The Queen musical "We Will Rock You" has been shown in Australia, Spain, the USA, Russia, South Africa, Germany and Japan and has been seen by more than 5,000,000 people. "40 Years of Queen" is an official publication, and has been approved at every stage by the band. It shows and tells the story of a fantastically talented and popular group of musicians who have retained an enormous fanbase throughout their entire history. The book showcases the band, its members, recordings and concerts through images and the written word, as well as through the unique pieces of memorabilia that are from the private collections of Queen's members. "40 Years of Queen" gives fans unprecedented access to all areas, and the chance to get their hands on some amazing memorabilia for the first time ever: backstage passes, setlists, handwritten lyrics, unpublished album art, ultra-rare posters, original tour itineraries, postcards, limited-edition records, invites to the now-legendary tour parties, and more! It includes: "Rainbow Poster" March 1974; QI Press Kit (four pieces in envelope); "Keep Yourself Alive" sheet music; QI playing card (4); "Seven Seas of Rhye" sheet music; Hand-written fan club letters (4) on cut-out headed notepaper; "Bohemian Rhapsody" blue vinyl with cover; "Day at the Races" race card booklet; "Portraits" poster 1976; Queen Fan Club A5 biog and membership card; "Torso thing" (3D cut-out Freddie 'doll'); "News of the World" special edition cover; and, Japan April 1979 Jazz tour ticket.
 
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Re: Queen 40 Book

Postby bigV » Sat May 14, 2011 8:55 pm

It is old news, but it's nice to give it its own topic.

Can anyone elaborate on the box set? :shock:

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Re: Queen 40 Book

Postby FreddiesShootingStar » Sat May 14, 2011 10:04 pm

The price seems kinda cheap for all that, when I opened the link I was expecting something more like £100!! :shock:
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Re: Queen 40 Book

Postby WOLFSHEAD » Sat May 14, 2011 10:09 pm

bigV wrote:It is old news, but it's nice to give it its own topic.

Can anyone elaborate on the box set? :shock:

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Re: Queen 40 Book

Postby FreddiesShootingStar » Sat May 14, 2011 10:10 pm

WOLFSHEAD wrote:
bigV wrote:It is old news, but it's nice to give it its own topic.

Can anyone elaborate on the box set? :shock:

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Re: Queen 40 Book

Postby adatr » Sat May 14, 2011 10:15 pm

Gary Taylor teasing the forums on QZ about the content of the Audio CD:

"These are two of the official Queen books that will be coming out soon.
Queen 40, the one with the black cover is out first, and is absolutely brilliant, full of rare and unseen photos, text and 'other' things! Also included is a...........! Great stuff. (http://www.queenzone.com/forums/1270330 ... books.aspx)


This does seem a lot of stuff for the price :

"Rainbow Poster" March 1974; QI Press Kit (four pieces in envelope); "Keep Yourself Alive" sheet music; QI playing card (4); "Seven Seas of Rhye" sheet music; Hand-written fan club letters (4) on cut-out headed notepaper; "Bohemian Rhapsody" blue vinyl with cover; "Day at the Races" race card booklet; "Portraits" poster 1976; Queen Fan Club A5 biog and membership card; "Torso thing" (3D cut-out Freddie 'doll'); "News of the World" special edition cover; and, Japan April 1979 Jazz tour ticket.
 
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Re: Queen 40 Book

Postby bigV » Sat May 14, 2011 10:44 pm

Okay, but what's on the audio CD? Should we be getting excited about this?

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Re: Queen 40 Book

Postby adatr » Sat May 14, 2011 11:11 pm

G any hints for us ?

We know you like to tease us :P
 
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Re: Queen 40 Book

Postby adatr » Sun May 15, 2011 12:06 am

According to Tesco its out on 1st Sept

http://www.tesco.com/books/product.aspx ... ing%20Soon
 
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Re: Queen 40 Book

Postby Guru » Sun May 15, 2011 6:36 pm

This is a book that I have been looking forward to for a long time, and the exhibition realy whetted my appetite.

I hate reproduction memorabilia though.
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Re: Queen 40 Book

Postby Sir Didymus » Sun May 15, 2011 10:50 pm

bigV wrote:Okay, but what's on the audio CD? Should we be getting excited about this?

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As a guess... could it be the Bo Rhap vinyl that's mentioned as being included? As in a cd-replica on those vinyl styled discs you can by that exist in multiple colours?

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Maybe its a cd replica featuring Bo Rhap/I'm In Love With My Car with a copy of the purple sleeve?
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Re: Queen 40 Book

Postby mikespit » Sun May 15, 2011 11:50 pm

bigV wrote:Okay, but what's on the audio CD? Should we be getting excited about this?

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Take a close look at the image in the Tesco link above - it says "interview" CD, where as the one above says "audio" CD. I wonder which is the latest image?
 
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Re: Queen 40 Book

Postby ToyKoto » Mon May 16, 2011 12:22 am

mikespit wrote:
bigV wrote:Okay, but what's on the audio CD? Should we be getting excited about this?

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Take a close look at the image in the Tesco link above - it says "interview" CD, where as the one above says "audio" CD. I wonder which is the latest image?


I don't suppose it matters, does it? By virtue of it being a CD, it's audio, whether it's an interview or music.

As for the book itself, some people have expressed surprise at the cost. Well, it's only 96 pages! Hardly a bargain!
 
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Re: Queen 40 Book

Postby Administrator » Mon May 16, 2011 7:52 am

adatr wrote:According to Tesco its out on 1st Sept

http://www.tesco.com/books/product.aspx ... ing%20Soon


It's not. More early October.
 
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Re: Queen 40 Book

Postby bigV » Mon May 16, 2011 8:22 am

Administrator wrote:
adatr wrote:According to Tesco its out on 1st Sept

http://www.tesco.com/books/product.aspx ... ing%20Soon


It's not. More early October.


So... what's on the CD? :oops:

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