welcome back to QueenMuseum.com. For serious Queen Collectors of Records and Memorabilia. After many years I decided to give a new look at the site..I hope you’ll like it… You’ll soon find all the informations and pictures displayed in the old site, don’t worry!!! and of course new contents….
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Rare Share : Queen Collectables. You tube Channel QUEEN RARE SHARE is a platform for Queen fans to share and discuss their favourite items of memorabilia. You can watch the short films we’ve created here, covering a multitude of rare and diverse Queen treasures and spanning the band’s entire career, and you can also create your own films/clips/features for this channel. The channel was created and it’s run by Queen experts Gary Taylor and Greg Brooks. This is THE place to come if you love Queen and the 40 years...read more
The Book titled Life on Two legs was out in July 2013. It’s the story of Trident Records told by his founder Norman Sheffield. For the avid Queen fan and collector is really a new fresh point of view of the early period of the band. The most interesting one for me.. because it’s when a band starts to have first achievements, and everything seems electric. Ok you probably know about the song Freddie dedicated to the author, “Death on two legs” from A Night At The Opera album… but there’s no nasty reply to...read more
In 1972, Jack Holzman, founder of Elektra Records, wrote an internal memo to his stuff: I have seen the future of pop music, and it is a band called Queen! He was desperate to sign Queen.”I knew in my bones they were it, that Queen would thrive at Elektra and we were the perfect label for them. There was the added thrill of the chase, going up against Columbia. I had been told that deal was completed, but discovered through my own soursec that Queen had yet to see the first draft of the Columbia contract. And there was no deal...read more
I must admit I was quite skeptical about the record I’m going to present here before holding it in my hands. It was on sale as a dark blue vinyl white label of Bohemian Rhapsody. Being myself in possession of both a numbered blue borhap and also an un-numbered version I coud make all the deep analysis needed to check if it was a genuine item or not. Well it is!!! Probably used to to test the final color this un-altered vinyl ( I mean not discolored by bad conservation) is in a darker blue than the famous numbered Queen BoRhap. From the...read more
“Queen” was officially out in UK on July 13th 1973; you probably know everything about early days and how the come to an agreement with EMI records to release their first work. Here We will focus on the collector aspect of their debut LP. Sometime additional useful informations can be taken from original press sheets, withdrawn editons etc.. so let’s start… Finding acetates or reel to reel copies of the master tapes is quite impossible. Only few appeared in the auction houses and on private sales. ...read more
This acetate first was thought to be from c1972. But some years ago in an interview Brian confirmed that in 1975 it was re-recorde a new version for a possibly new release. Interestingly, the “long” track is refered to as a “long lost retake” on the hollywood version. This acetate should be from c1972. Interestingly, the “long” track is refered to as a “long lost retake” on the hollywood version. This acetate was made in the uk. It should be pre-emi, and it was recorded at trident...read more
This item worth a page in Queen Museum.com and you’ll understand why: a handwritten letter sent by Queen frontman Freddie Mercury to Elektra Records founder Jac Holzman, the legendary music executive who signed Queen..Mercury sent this letter to Holzman in 1973 as the band was finishing “Queen ll,” thanking him for his “genuine interest (in Queen) from the very start.” Holzman was very aggressive in pursuing and signing Queen, which he wrote about with great eloquence in his excellent book “Following The...read more
It’s always a great pleasure for collectors when a new record appears on the market. Since less ealry years of this century nobody knew about that a rare edition in red vinyl of The Game album was pressed in limited quantites by EMI in Ecuador. Thanks to internet connections and especially through auction sites a certain number of collectors from central/south america did showd up and start to sell obscure pressings from that country. This red vinyl issue is one of that. The Game red vinyl Ecuador EMI EMI 303 00383 As this...read more
The original Smile Mercury promo single.The original American promo was believed to have the matrix number (45117-1-1-1 and 45118-1-1-1) written in block-printed characters on the vinyl, where all the pirates have handwritten, script printed matrix numbers. On a Record collector article about pre-Queen releases there was written that original Mercury promo 45 came not with handwritten matrix numbers. I never had a confirmation on this from any Queen serious collector. SMILE – EARTH/STEP ON ME – 72977 – USA PROMO ONLY ...read more
The following informations are partially taken from an article pubblished in Record Collector on may 2012 about Beatles first pressings. The Matrix code shows the master tape recordings used to cut the lacquer disc in the studio, usually three letters followed by a two- or three-digit number. For example, the Please Please Me album mono master tapes were denoted by the number XEX 421 for Side 1 of the album and XEX 422 for Side 2 of the album. These were also printed on the label as well as being stamped in the dead wax at the end of...read more