The Mammoth Book of Freddie Mercury and Queen (Mammoth Books)

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There has never been a band quite like Queen, and it's hard to imagine that there will be again. While a number of groups may have had a go at rock, prog rock, opera, funk, pop, and twenties pastiche, few, if any, have done so on a single album.

Unusually, not just one or two, but every member of the band was a great songwriter. And while bands like ELO may have made similar use of layered harmonies, Queen were emphatically the pioneers of this vocal style.

From the stadium anthem 'We Will Rock You' to the Fifties retro of 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' and the slick synth-pop of 'I Want to Break Free' to the unlikeliest Number One ever, the category-defying 'Bohemian Rhapsody', with its unlikely blend of strutting rock and operatic intrigue, Queen was truly a band like no other.

Egan, as he has done so successfully in Mammoth Books on The Beatles, Bob Dylan and, most recently, The Rolling Stones presents a bumper selection of writing, both old and new on Mercury, bassist John Deacon, guitarist Brian May, and drummer Roger Taylor: features, interviews, reviews, and opinion pieces to created a rounded portrait of one of history's most remarkable groups.

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Both fun to dip into and yet manages to catch something of Dylan's magic.

(Catholic Herald 2011-05-13)

Praise for The Mammoth Book of Bob Dylan:

Fascinating and hilarious anecdotes from fans, players and journalists who met Dylan, including entertaining interviews and funny tales about baffled reporters coming up against a man who could always keep 10 steps ahead of them.

(John Belknap Jewish Chronicle 2011-06-17)

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A marvellous book, deserving of a wide readership. Obviously Beatles fans will love it. But others with an incomplete knowledge of the Beatles, rock music and life in the 60s will enjoy it - and learn from it - as well. It truly is a magical mystery tour starring four men who not only made great music but changed the world as well. Highly recommended.

(Michael O'Connor, 16 July 2009 2009-07-16)

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Sprawling work including landmark newspaper articles presented in full, including the Evening Standard interview that sparked the 'bigger than Jesus' controversy.

(Record Collector, 1 January 2010 2010-01-01)

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A fun little read that manages to prove more than just a collector's item, as it's a handy guide for those who wish to discover what really went on behind the making of these timeless classics.

(Tom Willmott Vive le Rock Review 2013-07-01)

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The definitive collection of writing about the band, spanning their whole remarkable career.

(Choice Magazine 2013-08-01)

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