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by Mark Blake

Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Queen download ebook
ISBN:
1845135970
ISBN13:
978-1845135973
Author:
Mark Blake
Publisher:
Aurum Press Ltd (January 17, 2011)
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Pages:
384 pages
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1798 kb
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1424 kb
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Music
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Rating:
4.1

Start by marking Is This the Real Life? . This book gives a great background on one of the greatest bands ever existed: QUEEN. I can’t compare this one to other biographies of Queen, but this one gives a very detailed description about how 4 guys became Queen.

Start by marking Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Queen as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. The author’s structure and tone lead the reader to a comprehensive appreciation of Queen and their music.

The story of Queen is actually the story of Freddie Mercury. Everybody knows it. The man was legendary, and he eclipsed his band members again and again. So you get a closeup of Freddie's character and lifestyle, down to the dirty stuff of sex & drugs. It feels ok in the beginning, but gets kind of extreme in the (sad) end. The problem is that Queen's music gets lost in the biographical mess. Despite the author's many interviews with band members, the book does not really make you feel close to any of them.

A happy medium between fact and anecdote.

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He has also contributed to official projects for Pink Floyd, including Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains, The Who, Queen and the Jimi Hendrix estate. He is represented by Matthew Hamilton at The Hamilton Agency. Is This the Real Life : The Untold Story of Queen. Pretend You're in a War : The Who & The Sixties.

He is the author of the definitive Pink Floyd biography, Pigs Might Fly: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd, Is This the Real Life?

Journalist Mark Blake, author of the bestselling Pink Floyd biography Comfortably Numb, has drawn on his own earlier . The Untold Story of Freddie Mercury & Queen Mark Blake No hay vista previa disponible - 2012. Ver todo . Sobre el autor (2011).

Is This the Real Life? tells, for the first time, how this groundbreaking band became champions of the world.

Forums Queen - Serious Discussion Mark Blake: "Is this the real life? . Is there really something untold about the story of Queen we wonder.

Forums Queen - Serious Discussion Mark Blake: "Is this the real life? The untold story of Queen". Was there any stone unturned after the encyclopedic Complete Works by Georg Purvis and the lush Ultimate Illustrated History by Phil Sutcliffe? Here comes Marc Blake, the acclaimed author of the Pink Floyd book Pigs Might Fly and offers another 400 pages of Queen history. I admit I did not expect to learn anything new after having read all the other Queen books.

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Queen is unique among the great rock bands. It's been nearly 20 years since frontman Freddie Mercury's death brought the band to an end, yet their fan base remains massive, they appeal equally to men and women, and their fans are just as likely to be teenagers too young to have been born when the band were still touring and making records (thanks not least to the huge success of the musical We Will Rock You). Their musical history is one of constant reinvention—from heavy metal and prog rock to disco pop, stadium anthems, and even jazz influences. Now, having already interviewed the surviving band members over the years, Mojo journalist Mark Blake has tracked down dozens of new interviewees, from long-forgotten early bass players to Freddie Mercury's schoolmates, to deliver the definitive history of the band. He traces Queen's long career from their very first gawky performances in St. Helens, Merseyside through their sensational stage-stealing appearance on Live Aid to the band's collaboration with Paul Rodgers at the beginning of the century. Full of fascinating new revelations—especially about the improbable transformation of a shy Indian schoolboy called Bulsara into the outrageous-living hedonist that was Freddie Mercury—this is a book every Queen fan will want.
Reviews:
  • Zeli
It's okay as an intro biography, but there's a lot of reused material here, particularly the chronicle of the early years, which seems to take up a disproportionate amount of space. If you've read other Queen bios, you've probably seen most of the interview quotes and heard most of the stories in this one. In addition, there are some glaring typos and a few blatantly untrue anecdotes that are repeated as fact. Blake's depiction of the bandmembers is quite flat, and they all (even Freddie) seem quite 2-dimensional in this narrative. It's neither an intimate biography nor a straightforward analysis of the albums and songs, and the book never quite works as a consequence. For the high Kindle price, I'd skip it.
  • Levion
Anyone ask what you are reading you can simply respond with "I'm reading a GOOD BOOK" This penning by Mark Blake goes way back to either high school or community college years.

Regardless this book will remind some of those years attending our community Battle of The Bands.

So you've already read one possibly two Freddie bio's you will enjoy this book. Some details are accentuated just a bit more.

There is not one Bio of this man that resembles another. Suppose that's due to the nature of our Divine Freddie Mercury.

Really don't need to add that this book is FUN No surprises there since they pretty much all are again relying on the subject. And why we keep them to read over and over.
  • Hiylchis
I just finished reading this for the second time. Easy to read, well written, full of lots of details about the experiences of May, Mercury (Bulsara), Deacon, Taylor, on their way to becoming Queen. Very good book and I recommend it, probably the best Queen book I've read. (But if you read several books and watch documentaries, you will find discrepancies, this one included. Keeps you on your toes.)
  • Brakora
The book is OK, but doesn't match up to others. Kind of bla & repeats from other books as well as having some misinformation.
  • Painshade
Being a huge Freddie Mercury and Queen fan I really enjoyed stories I hadn't read before (I thought I read them all!) .
Interesting facts about the very beginning of their relationship. Maybe not enough about their feelings towards the end.
Pretty good description of what the music business was like in those years in England.
  • Shomeshet
Excellent book. One of my favorite singers gone much too soon.
I recommend this book to all Freddie lover's!
  • Quamar
Having grown up listening to a lot of Queen in The Netherlands, I was looking forward to a 'behind-the-scenes biography about them. It is that, however oftentimes this book appears more like a discography, a dry chronological accounting of songs and concert venues. Despite the author's many interviews with band members, the book does not really make you feel close to any of them. The book paints the band members almost caricature-like; in my opinion a missed opportunity to really connect with the musicians many of us looked up to and who created the soundtrack to our teenage years.
The story of Queen is actually the story of Freddie Mercury. Everybody knows it. The man was legendary, and he eclipsed his band members again and again. So you get a closeup of Freddie's character and lifestyle, down to the dirty stuff of sex & drugs. It feels ok in the beginning, but gets kind of extreme in the (sad) end.
The problem is that Queen's music gets lost in the biographical mess. You don't get enough details about important works in the 70's, and Mark Blake wants to tell the story without talking too much about arrangements, notes and solos. Maybe it's not fair to criticize him too much, but what I really wanted was more talking about the songs, with less attention to girlfriends, boyfriends, mayhem and death.