Queen

The Complete Illustrated Lyrics

Queen

The Complete Illustrated Lyrics

Series: Book Publisher: Backbeat Books Format: Softcover Author: Queen

In 2011, the world celebrated the 40th anniversary of Queen – one of the most innovative, glamorous, and influential bands in history. Over the course of the band's career, they have grossed 170 million album sales worldwide, have written 18 number one hits, and performed 700 concerts. While some acts enjoy a forte of incredible showmanship, a virtuoso instrumentalist, a strong, charismatic leader, or a prolific sole songwriter, Queen beholds all of these strengths. Although Freddie Mercury and Brian May are recognized as the prime songwriters, each of the members have penned number one hits, including classics such as “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Freddie Mercury), “Another One Bites the Dust” (John Deacon), “A Kind of Magic” (Roger Taylor), and “We Will Rock You” (Brian May). The fates brought the four creative and cerebral youths together in London in 1971 (Mercury was by then an established fine and graphic artist, May was enveloped in the study of astrophysics, Roger Taylor enrolled in dental school, and John studying electronics). Since then, they have made history with their sophisticated fusion of operatic expression, theatrical performance, symphonic melody, and raw rock-and-roll.

Beginning with their debut Queen in 1973 (EMI/Electra Records), the band took the UK by storm, then conquered the United States along with rest of the world, serving as pioneers of stadium rock and enjoying commercial success and momentum well into the 1980s (marked by the famous Live Aid appearance in 1985) through the early 1990s. The whirlwind took a startling pause when singer Freddie Mercury passed away from AIDS on November 24, 1991. The living members have forged ahead and remain great music makers.

The Complete Illustrated Lyrics is the first book of its kind. Never before has there been a complete Queen lyric book. The hundreds of images that accompany the songs range from handwritten lyrics to rare photographs from the stage to the studio. Also included is a complete discography, pairing each song to the album on which it was originally released. Designed by the band's longtime creative director, Richard Gray, the book is as true to the band as can be, carrying with it the flamboyance, expression, and depth that Queen embodies as writers and performers. If there is one book for a fan of the band to possess, this is the one.

  • Action This Day
  • All Dead, All Dead
  • All God's People
  • Another One Bites The Dust
  • Back Chat
  • Bicycle Race
  • Bijou
  • Body Language
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Breakthru
  • Brighton Rock
  • Bring Back That Leroy Brown
  • Calling All Girls
  • Coming Soon
  • Cool Cat
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  • Dancer
  • Dead On Time
  • Dear Friends (May B)
  • Death On Two Legs
  • Delilah
  • Doing All Right
  • Don't Lose Your Head (Taylor R)
  • Don't Stop Me Now
  • Don't Try So Hard
  • Don't Try Suicide
  • Dragon Attack
  • Dreamer's Ball
  • Drowse
  • The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke
  • Fat Bottomed Girls
  • Father To Son (May B)
  • Feelings Feelings
  • Fight From The Inside
  • Flash's Theme (Flash)
  • Flick Of The Wrist
  • Friends Will Be Friends
  • Fun It
  • Funny How Love Is
  • Get Down, Make Love
  • Gimme The Prize (Mercury/May)
  • Good Company
  • Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
  • Great King Rat (Mercury F)
  • Hammer To Fall
  • Hang On In There
  • Headlong
  • Heaven For Everyone
  • Hero, The (May B)
  • Hijack My Heart
  • The Hitman
  • A Human Body
  • I Can't Live Without You
  • I Go Crazy
  • I Want It All
  • I Want To Break Free
  • I Was Born To Love You
  • I'm Going Slightly Mad
  • I'm In Love With My Car
  • If You Can't Beat Them
  • In Only Seven Days
  • In The Lap Of The Gods (Mercury F)
  • In The Lap Of The Gods (Revisited)
  • Innuendo
  • The Invisible Man
  • Is This The World We Created...?
  • It's A Beautiful Day
  • It's A Hard Life
  • It's Late
  • Jealousy
  • Jesus
  • Keep Passing The Open Windows
  • Keep Yourself Alive
  • Khashoggi's Ship
  • Killer Queen
  • A Kind Of Magic
  • Las Palabras De Amor
  • Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon
  • Leaving Home Ain't Easy
  • Let Me Entertain You
  • Let Me Live
  • Liar
  • Life Is Real (Song For Lennon)
  • Lily Of The Valley
  • Long Away
  • Loser In The End, The (Taylor R)
  • Lost Opportunity
  • Love Of My Life
  • Machines (Or 'Back To Humans')
  • Mad The Swine
  • Made In Heaven
  • Man On The Prowl
  • The March Of The Black Queen
  • The Millionaire Waltz
  • The Miracle
  • Misfire (Deacon J)
  • Modern Times Rock 'N' Roll
  • More Of That Jazz
  • Mother Love
  • My Baby Does Me
  • My Fairy King
  • My Life Has Been Saved
  • My Melancholy Blues
  • Need Your Loving Tonight
  • Nevermore
  • The Night Comes Down
  • No One But You
  • Now I'm Here
  • Ogre Battle
  • One Vision
  • One Year Of Love
  • Pain Is So Close To Pleasure
  • Party
  • Play The Game
  • Princes Of The Universe
  • The Prophet's Song
  • Put Out The Fire
  • Radio Ga Ga
  • Rain Must Fall
  • Ride The Wild Wind
  • Rock It “Prime Jive”
  • Sail Away Sweet Sister
  • Save Me
  • Scandal
  • Seaside Rendezvous
  • See What A Fool I've Been (MAY B)
  • Seven Seas Of Rhye
  • She Makes Me (May B)
  • Sheer Heart Attack
  • The Show Must Go On
  • Sleeping On The Sidewalk
  • Some Day One Day (May B)
  • Somebody To Love
  • Son And Daughter
  • Soul Brother
  • Spread Your Wings
  • Staying Power
  • Stealin'
  • Stone Cold Crazy
  • Sweet Lady
  • Tear It Up
  • Tenement Funster
  • Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together)
  • Thank God It's Christmas
  • These Are The Days Of Our Lives
  • '39
  • Tie Your Mother Down
  • Too Much Love Will Kill You
  • Under Pressure
  • Was It All Worth It
  • We Are The Champions
  • We Will Rock You
  • White Man
  • White Queen (As It Began)
  • Who Needs You
  • Who Wants To Live Forever
  • A Winter's Tale
  • You And I
  • You Don't Fool Me
  • You Take My Breath Away
  • You're My Best Friend

$40.00 (US) Inventory #HL 00333226 ISBN: 9781617130137 UPC: 884088569808 Width: 8.75" Length: 10.75" 400 pages

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