QUEEN in 3·D
The Bohemian Rhapsody DELUXE edition
“There’s no ghost writer for this book. It’s just me. And we’ve deliberately kept the text “in my voice”, rather than translate it into literary prose. In these pages I’m speaking directly to you across time, as I recall those days, and sometimes actually in the words I wrote down at the time; but also through a collection of 3-D images which will take you back there, to see it with your own eyes.” – Brian May
Thus it was that Brian May announced the first edition of this book, the first ever to be published about the legendary rock band Queen by a member of the band, and containing a unique collection of highly personal snapshots of Queen in three dimensions, from the band’s inception in the early seventies right up to the present day.
This second, deluxe slipcased edition is released against the backdrop of Queen at the very pinnacle of success, touring the world, filling stadiums, while their 4 times Oscar winning him Bohemian Rhapsody plays worldwide and breaks box office records. This book includes the recent stereos Brian shot on set during the making of the film.
Hardcover: 262 pages, 300 stereo and 60 mono photographs,
mostly in colour, Full fold out 3-D ’OWL’ patent viewer included
Size: 325 x 240 mm
Publisher: The London Stereoscopic Company
Distributor: Combined Book Services: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published: 1st Aug 2019 ISBN / Price (UK edition): 978-1-9996674-8-1/ £60
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“Lovingly created, visually engaging 3-D-illustrated book …
Queen in 3-D, as well as providing the closest thing to a completely non-ghost-written Brian May autobiography we’re ever likely to get, chronicles (with the aid of numerous beautifully restored and reproduced shots from May’s own archive that can be viewed with a specially designed and included OWL stereoscope) the author’s journey from childhood experiments, with his ever-ingenious Red Special designer Dad, to the publication of the book itself.
A singularly engaging trip that incorporates his entire Queen career along the way.” – Classic Rock
“Rock fans will flip over Queen in 3-D, a coffee-table book collection of photos of the classic rock band taken by guitarist Brian May, who’s used a stereoscopic 3-D camera to chronicle his time and travels with the iconic group since the early 1970s. It even comes with a special snap-together plastic viewer.” – Parade.com
“The closest thing to an autobiography May has written.” – The Bookseller
“Queen guitarist releases incredible unseen 3-D photographs of the band in a new book.” – Mail Online
“This book is beautiful.” – Chris Evans, BBC Radio 2 “Queen In 3D, brings out unsung sides of Mercury. – Mojo
“Music’s wisest rock [showman] shares memories from his 47-year Queen career.” – NME
“May’s 3D pictures capture Queen in all their pomp.” – Guardian
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BRIAN MAY, founder member, songwriter and guitarist with the rock band Queen, and co-creator of the internationally successful rock theatrical, We Will Rock You, is also a Doctor of Astrophysics, a leading campaigner for animal rights, and a lifelong 3-D photography enthusiast. Most recently, he has become a successful publisher, dedicated to sharing his vast collection of Victorian stereo photographs with the world through the books released by the London Stereoscopic Company (a fond recreation of the highly successful company of the same name founded in 1854). Brian currently tours with Queen for much of the year with Adam Lambert as lead vocalist, as well as composing, recording and performing in collaboration with West End star Kerry Ellis, an original luminary of the cast of We Will Rock You. His many other recent projects include working on 3-D 360 degree virtual reality movies and four time Oscar winning film, Bohemian Rhapsody.