Greatest Hits (1992)


 
1. We Will Rock You 2. We Are the Champions 3. Another One Bites the Dust 4. Killer Queen 5. Somebody to Love 6. Fat Bottomed Girls 7. Bicycle Race 8. You're My Best Friend 9. Crazy Little Thing Called Love 10.Now I'm Here 11.Play the Game 12.Seven Seas of Rhye 13.Body Language 14.Save Me 15.Don't Stop Me Now 16.Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy 17.I Want to Break Free

 

After their original Greatest Hits package, released around 1982, went out of print, Queen put this album out in 1992 that, in many ways almost replicates the original package. Key word is "almost". Earlier in the year, they first released a sort of "greatest hits" compilation called Classic Queen which was mostly peppered with their latter day material with some early hits thrown in. Those early hits were on that out of print package, so when they then put this one out, they couldn't put the same songs on this package since it had only been about six months, so they fill in the holes with some different tracks. Fortunately, they do so admirably.

This might be as confusing as heck. Probably the two key things you really need to know if you feel your head is about to explode with all of this confusion, is 1) There's no Bohemian Rhapsody (it's on that Classic record) here, and 2) if you own Classic Queen along with this record, then you're pretty much covered. It's amazingly frustrating actually, and had the guys just swapped a few songs between these two records, it would have made a nice, solid "parts one and two". Regardless, just about all of the good stuff is here on these two albums. I mean, even the album covers are basically identical.

Important Note: There have been several re-releases of volume 1s and volume 2s, etc. and, for the most part, your safe. I would advice against Greatest Hits Volume 3, however, since it's nothing of the sort. It's essentially a bunch of remixes and alternate recordings.

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