A new photo book, “Queen: The Neal Preston Photographs” will be published 29 October by Reel Art Press and will feature contributions by Brian May and Roger Taylor. It will include more than 300 images of the band and uneen photos of Freddie Mercury, stage, backstage and more.
Neal Preston photographed Queen’s 1981 South American tour, 1985 Live Aid legendary show, and Queen’s very last tour with Freddie Mercury 1986.
An official book of one of the greatest ever rock bands, photographed by one of the greatest ever rock photographers, featuring text by Brian May and Roger Taylor and intimate text from Neal revealing the stories behind the pictures
Neal Preston is one of the most prolific and highly regarded rock photographers of all time. He began working with Queen in the mid 1970s as their tour photographer. He was present on the legendary South America tour in 1981, Live Aid in 1985, and the band’s last tour with Freddie in 1986, among others. Brian May has commented, “Neal just has the knack, the skill, to always be in the right place at the right time.”
This official book, produced in collaboration with the band, features over 300 images and is an exhilarating ride through their years on the road together. It is the first time Preston and Queen have collated this work in one volume: glimpses of life backstage, live performances, post-performance highs and lows, and outtakes—many of which have never been seen before—are accompanied by memories and anecdotes from Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. The pages vibrate with a palpable energy
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Reel Art Press (29 Oct. 2020)
Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 30.5 cm