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Queen - Greatest Hits 1
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All Artists: Queen
Title: Queen - Greatest Hits 1
Members Wishing: 15
Total Copies: 0
Label: Toshiba EMI Japan
Release Date: 11/21/2001
Album Type: Extra tracks, Import, Original recording remastered
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Dance Pop, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Supergroups, Glam, Arena Rock, British Metal, Hard Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Greatest Hits: We Will Rock You Edition
UPCs: 4988006797253, 766488135626

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Queen, Greatest Hits

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Michelle D. from HAMPDEN, ME
Reviewed on 3/14/2021...
This is one of the best greatest hits out there. This is a perfect sampler to Queen. I have an original and I don't have the bonus tracks, but those most likely just make it even better.

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Marred by 2 live cuts
T. C Lane | Marina, CA USA | 08/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This should've been a slam dunk, but the compilers decided to stick on 2 live cuts of Queen classics, "Under Pressure"(live 1982 WITHOUT David Bowie), and a 1982 live "Tie Your Mother Down". So my suggestion: download those and eliminate the 2 live ones, and you'll have the ultimate single Queen hits CD. But shouldn't the compilers have done that instead? Sneaky record company Greatest Hits CD tricks. Song by song info are the only liner notes. A good starter for those interested in Queen. But take my advice on the 2 live ones."
It's the Greatest, all right
Braeden P. Jeffery | Melbourne, VIC Aus | 11/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"First off - if you've already got the UK version of "Queen's Greatest Hits" in some form or another, then you don't need this. This is the UK version - with bonus tracks. People who only have the undercooked USA compilation will find this a delightful purchase, as their theoretical "Greatest Hits" was a bit lacking.

This album features Queen's chart hits from 1973-1981 - yes, this means that the three singles from this era that did relatively poorly on the charts - "Keep Yourself Alive", "Tie Your Mother Down" and "Spread Your Wings" - have been culled (though "Mother" is now added as a live bonus track, along with "Under Pressure", both lifted from the new "On Fire At The Bowl" Cd/DVD). Despite this, we have seventeen classic tracks - all hits in their own right. As was typical of the Queen of the age, they range in style - from simplistic ditties ("Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "You're My Best Friend"), to hard-rocking live faves ("Now I'm Here", "Another One Bites The Dust") and even one or two songs that defy conventional description ("Bohemian Rhapsody", "Play The Game"). But every single bit of it is great - there's not a disappointing song on there, and you'll be singing along to the lot in no time. My personal favourites are the beautiful "Somebody To Love", with Roger, Brian and Freddie multi-tracked to the point of sounding like a gospel choir; and Brian's emotive "Save Me" - with it's stunning and heart-wrenching lyrics. Possibly the best ballad they ever released as a single.

At least one of the prior reviewers has grumbled that Queen are just being cash-cows and are out to make a bit more money by releasing the same stuff over and over again in different boxes. I seriously doubt that anyone who already has "Greatest Hits" was ever going to buy this anyway, unless they're a massive collector. But, if you haven't got it already in one form or another, then this one is fine to get - plus the added bonus tracks make it just a little bit better. (And by the way - something tells me that it's less Queen trying to make a bit of money and more their American record label - most of the reissues (like this one) are commerically released in the USA only.)

A brilliant album, and well worth the money - unless, of course, you've already got a copy of it.

SONGS OF NOTE - Somebody To Love, Save Me, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love"