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Queen is one of the most commercially successful musical acts of all time. The group’s initial works were chiefly heavy metal orientated, but over time, the band incorporated diverse and innovative styles in their music, exploring the likes of vaudeville, progressive rock and even funk. The band has released a total of 18 number one albums, 18 number one singles and 10 number one DVDs worldwide making them one of the world’s best-selling artists. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. As of 2009, the band’s worldwide album sales were over 300 million. This book gives you an in-depth look at all the intimate details about each of their albums, including a complete list of every song ever written or recorded by Queen and a thorough analysis of the meanings and circumstances surrounding the writing and recording of each song. All of the customary song specifications are included (year, recording/release dates, album names, genre, length, label, writers, producers, personnel, instruments played, etc), but the heart of the book details the band’s lyrical inspirations, collaborative efforts, the actual recording session drama and what occurred behind closed doors. It delves into the effect of the politics of the day on the boys’ music and lifestyle, the critical reception of the music and, most importantly, the sometimes controversial relationship between the members of Queen themselves. This is a WikiBits book – a compilation of related copyright-free Wikipedia articles and listings that have been crafted into a physical book that you can take with you.