Mark Blake
Features // 2 Articles
Reviews // 1 Articles
//Features

Is This the Real Life?: The Untold Story of Queen
31 Mar 2011 // 5:00 PM

'Good on showmanship, but not sure about the singing,’ admitted Brian May, about the future Freddie Mercury. ‘Fred had a strange vibrato,’ chuckled Roger Taylor, ‘which some people found rather distressing.’

Comfortably Numb: The Inside Story of Pink Floyd
23 Apr 2008 // 6:00 PM

Like any sound biographer, Blake is the fly on the wall — but one careful not to breathe the smoke in the air. What could have been Pink Floyd hagiography has the weight and distance of clear-headed scholarship, charitable but candid.

//Reviews

'Freddie Mercury': The Stories, Fables, Parables, and Odysseys of the Man and the Band
4 May 2017 // 9:45 PM

Nearly anyone who picks up An Illustrated Life will have a predefined idea of Freddie Mercury; Blake's book is a marvelous document of how we came to accept that idea as truth.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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