"The ultimate reference to the expansive career of Queen, both as a band and as individuals, now fully updated and expanded. Essential reading for first-time listeners and enthusiasts alike. The albums: the meticulous production of every spectacular album is documented, from songwriting to release, with analysis and discussion, and contemporary quotes and reviews from band members and critics. The songs: Queen's discography is an impressive cross-section of musical diversity. From the biggest hits to the deepest album cuts, live jams to one-off covers, the stories behind every song are detailed, with no revealing anecdote left untold. The tours: the live experience was always a major force of Queen's career. Tracking their transformation, from dark, mysterious theatrical act to stadium-packing rock band, each tour is detailed with set lists and itineraries. The visuals: every pioneering music video, promotion and live cinematic release is discussed, from Queen's first filmed gig in 1974 to the free concert for AIDS awareness in Kharviv, witnessed by twenty million people worldwide. Plus BBC radio sessions, TV appearances, We will rock you: the musical, the 46664 project, Queen + Adam Lambert and much more"