40 Years Of Queen: An Authorized, Lavishly Illustrated History Of Queen Featuring Rare Photographs And Facsimiles From The Band’s Collection Of Memorabilia
This book is different from other band histories as it contains band memorabilia. It has pockets which contain: letters, posters, press clippings, tickets, stickers, handwritten song lyrics, etc. The chapters are broken down by albums, tours, and band members. On the whole I was disappointed. There isn’t much information about the band or their music. I could live with this as it is a book of photos and memorabilia but I found even that to be disappointing. Two page spreads of grainy photos isn’t my idea of a good editorial use of space. The memorabilia does little to excite me as Queen fan. I know little about the band, and after reading this book I still know little. The Foreword was written by Brian May and Roger Taylor. Brian writes, “Here’s a secret. As I write this, I actually haven’t read what Harry has written for the book, to string the images together.” Brian, this is no secret. Maybe I’ve been spoiled by books on The Who, and The Beatles, but this book doesn’t do Queen justice.