Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Freddie Mercury and Queen (Paperback)
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Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Freddie Mercury and Queen (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 14/08/2012
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Queen's success in the 1970s was accompanied by a taste for musical and non-musical excess. Is This the Real Life? draws on eyewitness testimonies- former producers and managers, ex-girlfriends and boyfriends- to create a complete picture of one of the world's most ambitiously driven rock bands at work and at play. Revealing Queen's complex dynamic, Blake also explores how Freddie Mercury's sexuality alienated some of the band's fan base, how they reinvented themselves by morphing from hard rock to pop, and how they saw out their final years as Mercury became one of the most successful rock stars in the world. Is This the Real Life? looks beyond Queen's public persona to shed light on the legendary band's four wildly divergent personalities, particularly lead singer Freddie Mercury's.

Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
ISBN: 9780306820717
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 609 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Return to those thrilling days of rock 'n' roll yesteryear with Blake's engrossing chronicle of talent and excess. It's another one of those books that inhales you...Thought it's over 400 pages, it's the kind of book you'll rip through in a day. It's a thoroughly enjoyable read."--Creative Loafing Blog
"If you're a Queen fan, don't hesitate to pick this one up...[and] if you have even a passing interest in the story you should give this a shot. You really won't be disappointed."--Examiner.com
"Is This The Real Life? uses interviews with the people who knew the band best to piece together a Behind the Music-style biography. It's extensive and detailed...It's a worthy read."--Instinct
"A happy medium between fact and anecdote. Real Life rounds out the band's history with plenty of ripe minutiae and lost details...[A] colorful account."--Under the Radar
"Mark Blake clearly knows the British-rock-supergroup terrain."--Onion, AV Club
"The most comprehensive bio to date about the over-the-top rockers...Blake's book effectively illuminates the band's story and music for both the casual fan and diehards."--Houston Press
"Blake manages to paint a far more detailed picture than some of his predecessors...Sparkling anecdotes throughout."--MOJO

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