QUEEN: Do They Come With Bubblegum?
Brian May introduces a line of Queen cards.
Brian May has combined his love of stereo photography -- where you see the same image side-by-side -- with his favorite pastime, his band Queen, by creating Queen Stereo Cards.
May says, "I still get excited about stereo cards and these are the long-awaited Queen cards, which I've been working on for months. These are the first two series of 12, plus two bonus cards for each set... It's Queen in the Freddie [Mercury] days, at various times … converted from 35mm film stereos --mainly using a Stereo Realist camera. I hope they will be enjoyed." For more information on the cards log onto LondonStereo.com.
Queen, with Adam Lambert, start a three-night run at the Hammersmith Apollo in London tomorrow night (Wednesday).
And in other Queen news, the Freddie Mercury documentary, The Great Pretender, will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 25th. It contains previously undiscovered or rarely seen footage alongside newly filmed contributions from fellow Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor and others. It also includes for the first time ever, Freddie and Rod Stewart singing their demo for “Take Another Piece of My Heart,” an unreleased song from 1984, a snippet of Freddie's unreleased collaboration with Michael Jackson, “There Must Be More to Life Than This”, and Freddie with the Royal Ballet in 1979 -- never seen in full before. Coinciding with this release is the new Barcelona: Special Edition album with Freddie and opera singer Montserrat Caballé, and a new book, also entitled The Great Pretender