Life on Two Legs: Set The Record Straight

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The founder of Trident Studios, London and founding Manager of Queen, breaks his silence for the first time in an autobiography about what really went on behind closed doors recording tracks from The Beatles, Bowie, Elton John, Queen and more .

Recording some of the biggest selling songs of all time such as "Hey Jude"-The Beatles, "Space Oddity"-David Bowie, "Candle in the Wind"-Elton John and many others, Trident was at the epicentre of the music industry's biggest names but it was one band in particular that caught the eye of the ex-drummer – a four piece unknown band called Smile. That band, under Sheffield's management, went on to become one of the biggest selling artists in the world – that band was Queen. It was a tumultuous relationship filled with twists, turns, trials and tribulations, scandal and rumour and one that ultimately led to an acrimonious split. Queen's volatile leader Freddie Mercury famously dedicating the opening track on their Night of the Opera album to Norman: Death on Two Legs.

Funny, fascinating and occasionally irreverent – and with a foreword by Sir Paul McCartney –this is an unmissable memoir that brings to vivid life some of rocks greatest characters.

In Life on Two Legs, Sheffield reveals the journey of building the studios from its humble beginnings of a dark, decrepit Soho engraving works, into a legendary recording facility producing many of the biggest hit records in the world and the book offers a heart rendering personal account and factual insight into the highs, lows, controversy and splendour of that vintage rock ‘n’ roll era.

With original unseen photography and copies of the original 1972 Queen Contracts– this book shines a light on a time that could never exist in today's society, a place in rock and roll history that - in Freddie Mercury's own words - was guaranteed to blow your mind.

The book also provides access to a exclusive music playlist for your PC or mobile device so you can listen to the music behind the story.

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