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Queen Book Help!!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:47 am
by EmmyJade
Hi, I'm hoping I have placed this in the right spot. And I'm sure this might be a bit of an odd, and late to the party type question. But here goes:

The Queen book "40 Years Of Queen" I have a question, and can't seem to find anywhere online, or even on this site (though I didn't search in every corner) the answer, so I'm hoping some of you might be able to help.

I have been wanting to buy a copy of the book, and I have found a few places that are selling copies. Before I buy one I would like to know exactly how many pieces of loose paper memorabilia is in the book?

The one place I found said 30 pieces, but that was on eBay so I wasn't sure I could trust that info. I'm not counting the CD in this just the paper inserts ( tickets, posters, press pass)

Also is it 94 or 96 pages?

If anyone can help me, that would be wonderful.

Thank you


Re: Queen Book Help!!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:22 pm
by Kes
Can't really help with your specific questions right now, except there are two major editions.

One with only half of the interview on the CD, and one with the complete interview. Out of the black and purple ones, I "think" it's the black edition with the full one, but as I have both, I can't be certain of that, without dredging them out and checking. There's only so many hours in a day.

Still, that's why they have places like Waterstones, so you can check these things out before you buy them. Isn't it?

I bought that Queen 3D one, and it's like the Emperor's New Clothes to me. Can't see shit impressive through that Owl viewer, despite everyone else telling me "Oh, it's wondrous!". Had the same problem with those lovely dotted pictures of stealth bombers they used to have in the eighties!

Re: Queen Book Help!!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:33 pm
by kurgan
The (later) purple edition had the full interview and the original (black sleeved) edition had only half.
I eventually got sent a full interview replacement CD for my (black sleeved) copy.
I think there is also a (later) black edition without the sleeve.

Re: Queen Book Help!!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:01 pm
by TheHero
Hi Emilie!

3rd edition is called "The Treasures of Queen"
ISBN: 9781847960887
Year: 2014

This latest edition includes the CD interview. Probably are corrections made to the text etc. I guess this is the definitive version to behold then. Has anyone bought this edition ?

>This is the same book as issued under the title of 40 Years of Queen. :!:

See all of the UK editions here: ... -queen.htm

In addition there are German and US versions out.

AND there is also an e-Book:

- The e-Book includes the 1977 interview (1 hour 2 minutes).

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You may find more information here:

Queen 40 Book:

Re: Queen Book Help!!

PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:52 pm
by TheHero
Also, take a look at my thread here, Best of Queen Books:


Re: Queen Book Help!!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:10 am
by TheHero

On the cover of the 3rd editon above, it says 30 items. :)

And it says 96 pages on this link: ... 8135241730 ... 184796088X