Due for publication on 5 September, Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words, compiled and edited by official Queen archivist Greg Brooks and Queen visuals producer Simon Lupton, is a new expanded edition that contains over 8,000 words of text not present in the book’s original print.
The new edition’s additional material has been drawn from sources not available or known to the authors at the time of compiling the original work in 2009, much of it never before published before and sourced from newly discovered interviews given by the legendary Queen frontman for magazine and newspaper articles that were ultimately not used, as well as from rare radio programmes or Queen Specials found on precious old cassette recordings and reel-to-reel tapes discovered within the Freddie Mercury archive.
The nearest thing to a Freddie Mercury autobiography as it is possible to achieve, A Life, In His Own Words is a meticulously assembled collection of moving, witty, and often irreverent quotes from the man himself. Told across 20 chapters and 194 pages, this is Freddie’s life in his own words – delivered in his own inimitable, unpredictable, invariably funny, often poignant, and always entertaining way – Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words.
“I love the fact that I make people happy, in any form. Even if it’s just half an hour of their lives, if I can make them feel lucky or make them feel good, or bring a smile to a sour face, that to me is worthwhile.” Freddie Mercury.
Freddie Mercury: A Life, In His Own Words will be released on eBook and as a Paperback on 5 September in the US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Japan, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, India and Australia. Fans can pre-order the eBook version now and fans in the US, UK or Germany you can also pre-order the Paperback edition. The book will initially be available in English, adding localised versions soon.