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Queen in 3D Deluxe Ed.

4.66  ·  Rating details ·  140 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Slipcase Hardcover including a 3-D viewer invented by Brian May
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published August 24th 2017 by London Stereoscopic Company
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Mirka
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Probably the geekiest, and the most adorable rock star memoir I have ever read. This book is at the same time Brian May's autobiography, a textbook about stereophotography, and a collection of rare photographs about Queen. Brian May writes in that same rambling style he writes his blog, jumping from an anecdote about Freddie Mercury to rant about animal cruelty within the space of a paragraph, and while there are some sections that could have used some editing, most of the time it only adds to t ...more
Carl
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's hard to express just how amazing this book is for any Queen fan. If the wonderful pictures in 3D weren't enough, the book features Brian May discussing Queen and their history in detail. None of the biographies on Queen and/or Freddie Mercury have had stories that told you about the members in any detail. They never got into the heart of any member or any album. Brian May does that right away, whether it's a picture of Freddie applying make-up or saying that John Deacon was "happy and misch ...more
Philip Haagensen
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First off, I'm a long time Queen fan. So when I heard Brian May was going to pen a book from his own personal photo collection and it was going to be in his voice and autobiographical, I was eagerly anticipating the end product.

I loved this book. But those looking for a comprehensive autobiography by Brian--that's really not this book. Sure it has Brian talking in his own, unedited voice, relaying anecdotes from past Queen tours. And they are great stories. But many times you get the "but that'
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Bárbara
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Update :April 4th 2019
I finished it. I just finished it and I'm kind of tearing up here. I feel incredibly grateful to Brian May for putting this together. I know, I know I complained (mainly to my friend Melina) about the lack of Roger here, in general; but I came to terms with it, slowly, somewhere along the way. All in all, this was an incredibly well put together account of the history of one of the greatest rock bands ever. And the band's spirit was alive in every page, almost tangibl
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Vicki
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Completely perfect!
Lorayne Patricio
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dr May's childhood hobbies of music and stereoscopic photography are well-combined here in 'Queen In 3D'. He gives you a glimpse of his childhood in another context (if you have read 'Brian May's Red Special', you'd also see some pics of him as a child) - traditional 3d photography as popularized in the Victorian Era.
Like Dr May, I'm fond of collecting things from the years past, as well as photos. 'Queen In 3D' is a visual treat of '60s, '70s, and '80s nostalgia. But his stereoscopic hist
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Summer
Feb 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
A fantastic exploration of Queen through the eyes of one of the four people who could tell it best, Brian May. The book made clear at the beginning that Brian himself wrote all the content and that’s very clear throughout as his voice, personality and opinions shine strong. It’s refreshing to hear his unique commentary instead of a fact by fact retelling. I thought Brian’s tangents on all things from politics to technology were all profound and really interesting even if it wasn’t on par with th ...more
Rubén Lorenzo
Mar 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Si nunca has experimentado la estereoscopía, es decir, las fotos en tres dimensiones vistas con unas gafas especiales, este libro puede enseñarte un nuevo horizonte. Las fotos del grupo de rock Queen adquieren aquí una magia especial, son bellas y hechizantes vistas a través del aparato incluido en el libro y patentado por Brian May, guitarrista del grupo.

Además de las estupendas fotos en 3D tomadas durante los más de cuarenta años de trayectoria del grupo, este libro incluye textos
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Smita
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A book of Queen written by one of its members is really a no brainer for me.

This book is by no means a biography of the band nor of Brian May, it is more of a photo album. But it is sort of a personal photo album, with rare pictures and personal accounts on most of the stories behind the shots. Hence, by itself is rather special.

Although sadly, I haven't been able to enjoy the 3D experience (I sucked at it, never got a hold of how to focus my eyes, really.) but reading th
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Michele Pfrogner
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I have great respect for Brian May, not only for being a member of Queen, but for his musicianship, artistry, and intellect. While I attempted to see the 3-D images May shared, I was more interested in the text. There are so many stories he could tell, of course; most anecdotes, however, were short, respectful, and connected with the photos (obviously). My only complaint was the politics. Of course he is entitled to his opinion, but I would never tell a Brit my thoughts on Brexit or the (real) Q ...more
Ashley
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading this book and looking at the collection of photos. Brian May is wonderfully endearing. I can't say I recommend this book for folks who are just getting into Queen; Brian goes chronological through their history, but it has a very narrow focus in that you get small anecdotes here or there, mostly about touring life, with a set of stereoscopic pictures. He doesn't map out the history of Queen for you, and some events that seem "big" to their history will just get a line or ...more
Hannah
May 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have read some fab non-fiction books so far this year, but this one is by far my fave. It took me a while to get through it owing to the fact that its size meant it wasn't exactly practical to read on my lunch breaks or on train journeys, and then there was my initial struggle with the 3-D photos.. But, Blimey, it is a thing of beauty 😍 The window into Queen's journey in Brian May's own words have just as much depth as his 3-D photos 💙
I often picked up this book up during times I was feeling
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Beck Frost
Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. My favorite pictures were from all the different tours in Japan including the ones that were Fisheye format and not just 3-D. I also liked that this book isn't static...some of the best pictures are from the last few years including the tour with Adam Lambert and from the set of the Live Aid Concert during the making of the movie Bohemian Rhapsody. Advances with the technology of the 3-D camera equipment produced some amazing recent pictures in terms of capturing onst ...more
Cat
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Nice try. I enjoyed the book and the most of the photos. But most of the 3D photos were too small to be any good as 3D. Maybe not enough things in front or back of subject to pull if together. I love Magic Eye books, so the glasses that came with the book were unnecessary. The glasses that came with books reminded me of the old ones in my geology class! Still, I love Brian Mays photo works. He a similar book on an old town that I enjoyed very much! This one, not so much....
Lydia
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Brian Mays book with personal photos mostly during tours, with the history behind each photo, stories , and some funny anecdotes. The back of the book has 3D glasses with instructions to use but it didn’t work for me.
To be honest you don’t need them, you see the photos perfectly fine without them.
Book is ok.
Steve Jones
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: queen, music
Loved seeing all of those pictures I had never seen before, especially the off-stage ones. Also great to hear Brian May's perspective. What we really need though is a nitty gritty, tell-all book by one of the surviving members.
Craig Kannel
Oct 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Or thumbed through at least; a fun way to spend a half hour or so
Meredith Kaupp
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really want to try making some 3D pictures, now.
Margaret
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love Queen Brian May is awesome for sharing this with fans and I can't wait to re read.
Lin
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very enjoyable reminiscences.
Brandon Harbeke
Jul 25, 2019 rated it liked it
It's a nice book, but you have to care as much about 3D as you do about Queen to get the maximum value.
Miho Kitagawa Pedroso
Sep 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
レア写真集として。
Kristen
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A must have for any Queen fan! Gorgeous pictures and lots of words of love from one of the men who was there.
Khairul Hezry
As a QUEEN fan, this is a no-brainer. Less of a memoir, more of a photo book.
Anca
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love it! Queen is my favorite band and i love this book so much!
Madeleine
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
BEST BOOK EVER!!! A must have for Queen fans
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Brian Harold May, CBE (born 19 July 1947) is a British musician and astrophysicist most widely known as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen.

As a guitarist he uses his home built guitar, "Red Special", and has composed hits such as "Now I'm Here", "Tie Your Mother Down", "We Will Rock You", "Who Wants to Live Forever", "Hammer to Fall", "Save Me", "Fat Bottomed Girls", "I Want It All" and "T
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