Record Collector Articles
What follows is a brief guide to 'major' articles on Queen/Solo that have appeared in Record Collector magazine over the years. The list excludes other issues which feature News items, letters, album reviews etc, as these are too numerous to document. This page includes all details upto January 2003.
- Issue 69 - May 1985
A 6 page article on Queen and solo recordings, with full UK discography and valuations
- Issue 96 - August 1987
A 4 page article reviewing solo recordings, with full UK discography and valuations
- Issue 102 - February 1988
A 7 page article reviewing all of Queen's singles and albums, with valuations
- Issue 110 - October 1988
A 4 page list of Queen's top 100 worldwide rarities, with valuations.
- Issue 114 - February 1989
A 7 page article on rare worldwide picture sleeves, with full list and valuations; and interview with Brian May
- Issue 118 - June 1989
A 5 page article reviewing Queen's touring career from 1973 - 79, and reviews of the albums released to date.
- Issue 123 - November 1989
A 5 page article reviewing Queen's CD releases, including the 1989 CD reissues, 3" CD reissues; 'The Miracle' 5" CD singles, and selected foreign releases.
- Issue 133 - September 1990
A 5 page article reviewing Queen's touring career from 1980 - 6, and reviews of the albums and videos released to date.
- Issue 139 - March 1991
A 7 page biography of Queen, focusing on albums and singles, with some 7" single sleeves and a UK discography (with valuations)
- Issue 144 - August 1991
A 6 page article reviewing Roger, Brian and Freddie's albums and singles, with rare sleeves, discography and valuations
- Issue 149 - January 1992
A 5 page article reviewing the new USA remaster CD's, and descriptions of the 1991 'bonus' remixes. Also, a 1 page tribute article to Freddie
- Issue 154 - June 1992
A 7 page review of Queen (and solo) official video releases, related compilation/other artist videos, a list of unreleased material, unreleased concerts and films featuring Queen music.
- Issue 160 - December 1992
A 6 page article on Smile, Larry Lurex and The Cross, with rare sleeves, discography and valuations. (Also includes, on p. 11, an advert for Brian's 'Back To The Light' single)
- Issue 167 - July 1993
A 6 page article on the recording of 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and it's worldwide singles, with 13 sleeve photographs, UK discography, and valuations.
- Issue 171 - November 1993
A 5 page article on the 1994 UK CD Remasters, and an article about two possible future rarity boxed sets
- Issue 178 - June 1994
A 6 page article on Queen's Japanese 7" singles, with 20 picture sleeves, discography and valuations
- Issue 188 - April 1995
An 8 page article on Queen Collaborations from 1972-1985, with record/sleeve photographs, discography and valuations. Also includes an Eddie Howell interview
- Issue 189 - May 1995
An 8 page article on Queen Collaborations from 1986-1994, with record/sleeve photographs, discography and valuations
- Issue 195 - November 1995
A 7 page article on Brian's pre-Queen activities (1984 & The Left Handed Marriage), with many rare photographs
- Issue 196 - December 1995
A 7 page article on Roger's pre-Queen activities (Johnny Quale and The Reaction, plus others), with many rare photographs
- Issue 197 - January 1996
A 7 page article on Smile, with many rare photographs
- Issue 198 - February 1996
An 8 page article on John's pre-Queen activities (The (New) Opposition, Art & Deacon), with many rare photographs
- Issue 199 - March 1996
A 9 page article on Freddie's pre-Queen activities (Ibex, Wreckage & Sour Milk Sea), with many rare photographs
- Issue 208 - December 1996
A 7 page article, with pictures, about the Freddie Mercury Photographic Exhibition. [Also features a whole page of Queen news on page 4]
- Issue 219 - November 1997
A 1 page article reviewing 'The Eye' and three related books - 'The Novel Of Queen: The Eye', 'Secrets Of Queen: The Eye' and 'The Art Of Queen: The Eye'
- Issue 220 - December 1997
A 1 page article reviewing 'Queen Rocks' (video); a 1 page review of the book 'A Kind Of Magic'; and a 2 page review of Brian's unreleased (at the time) tracks from 1993-7, including two rare sleeves.
- Issue 221 - January 1998
A 12 page article on the rarest 100 Queen worldwide collectables, with valuations and pictures of 51 records and sleeves
- Issue 233 - January 1999
One page review of 'Queen Rocks' and 'Live At The Cyberbarn' videos, Japanese Miniature Remasters and the Greatest Hits I & II gold double-CD release.
- Issue 239 - July 1999
A 10 page article on Freddie's top 50 worldwide rarities, with valuations and pictures of 36 records and sleeves
- Issue 242 - October 1999
A 2 page reviewing official and unofficial Queen websites.
- Issue 245 - January 2000
A 2 page article (p 22-3) on newly-discovered 5-track Acetate demo (of the De Lane Lea demos) from 1971, with photographs
- Issue 246 - February 2000
A 10 page article on Brian May, Roger Taylor and The Cross top 20 worldwide rarities, with valuations and pictures of 43 records and sleeves
- Issue 255 - November 2000
An eight page review of the 'Freddie Mercury: Solo' boxed set by Queen archivist and compiler Greg Brooks
- Issue 262 - June 2001
A 7 page article by Queen's archivist Greg Brooks, on the BBC sessions, plus interview with Bernie Andrews / Jeff Griffin
- Issue 274 - June 2002
A 14 page article on Queen's 'hidden' album tracks from the first five albums, with comments from Queen's archivist, Greg Brooks, on the versions stored in Queen's archives
- Issue 281 - January 2003
A three page review of the releases, concerts, musical and other activities in 2002