Queen guitarist Brian May was in town for the launch of a major new book on the band – ahead of their much-anticipated gig at the ECHO Arena.
The rock legend visited Liverpool’s Waterstones store as the book, Queen in 3D, hits shelves.
The stereoscopic book captures the history of Queen through May’s personal archives, using the various stereo cameras he has carried throughout his life.
He told the ECHO: “I went through quite a trip doing it. So in a way I’m sort of sharing the last 50 years of Queen.
“It’s different from your normal book, with this you get a sort of time machine.”
Initially, May said he thought it would be a quick project but the creation of the book turned into a long-term commitment for the lead guitarist as the uncovered photos continued to pop up, prompting further memories and filling gaps in the narrative,
He said: “I suppose the project took about two years but in a sense I was writing it forever.
“I was shocked how much came out of me because my memory isn’t actually that great these days but as soon as I saw the pictures in the book and I see them in 3D these things come flooding back.
“The 3D pictures are extraordinarily evocative for me. With the 3D…