Drawing on the archives of Record Mirror staff photographer Steve Emberton and concert photographer Alan Perry, Visions of Queen,contains fabulous colour and monochrome images of the band taken between 1975, as ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was climbing up the charts, through to December 1979.
The vast majority of these images, which have laid untouched since the day the photos were taken, have never been published before and have been scanned directly from the original negatives and digitially restored.
This is a high quality, hardback, large format (26.8cms x 32.5cms, 10.5" x12.7") deluxe, coffee-table book, housed in a slipcase, with the images printed on matt art paper.
Included in this collection are images taken near the beginning of the 1975 UK Night At The Opera Tour in Coventry, and at London’s Hammersmith Odeon; Hyde Park in 1976; previously unseen images from the Day At The Races press launch at Kempton Park in September 1976; Wembley Arena on the News Of The World tour in 1978; and from Manchester and Liverpool on the 1979 Crazy Tour.
With a foreword by Bruce Murray, Freddie Mercury’s band mate from his first group The Hectics, along with personal anecdotes from the photographers make, Visions of Queen, an essential tome that documents Queen’s ascendancy from theatres to arenas.