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Killer Queen

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  • April 3, 2013

Genesis is proud to announce the official limited edition book crafted to celebrate the enduring success of one of the world’s greatest rock bands. Presenting the photographs of Mick Rock, original text by Brian May, Mary Austin and Mick Rock and featuring quotes of the period from Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon.

New Beats: ‘This exquisitely produced photo book … containing outtakes, test Polaroids, and other previously seen snapshots that might even surprise die-hard fans who thought they’d seen everything.’

Queen were the rarest of breeds: both genius in the studio and utterly brilliant performing live. A potent, magical mixture that has won them fans the world over. Such is their success, Queen form part of collectors’ so-called ‘Mighty Three’. Along with The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, no other bands’ recordings and memorabilia are so highly sought after.

It is therefore fitting that Genesis follow their acclaimed Beatles and Rolling Stones titles with a limited edition tribute to a band captured in Mick Rock’s lens at the explosive moment between obscurity and world domination.Uncut: ‘Rock’s pictures of Queen’s breakthrough gig at Imperial College in 1973 are just some of the rare and unseen images collected in Killer Queen…’

Brian May: ‘Looking back, it is obvious that Mick was a master of his art very early on. His pictures speak louder than words. The images in this book stand up fresh and untarnished by time.’

Killer Queen is a limited edition book of only 2,500 numbered copies worldwide signed by Brian May and Mick Rock.