Queen's The Platinum Collection places the group's three previously released Greatest Hits albums into one box set -- colored platinum, of course. Although this doesn't serve much use for fans who already have all three collections -- or all of the albums, for that matter -- it is useful for listeners who want to get all three discs in one fell ...
Queen's The Platinum Collection places the group's three previously released Greatest Hits albums into one box set -- colored platinum, of course. Although this doesn't serve much use for fans who already have all three collections -- or all of the albums, for that matter -- it is useful for listeners who want to get all three discs in one fell swoop, and it's not a bad item for collectors to pick up (the kind of collectors who collect items and product, not the ones who just need the music). ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi
Boxed Set includes THREE (3) Audio CD's in jewel case w/art work, booklet, in slip case, near Fine copy! FREE USPS TRACKING NUMBER! The most comprehensive collection of Queen hits ever! Throw in the good price and the 48-page booklet and it's simply "killer." Includes Bohemian Rhapsody; Killer Queen; We Are the Champions; We Will Rock You; Crazy Little Thing Called Love; Another One Bites the Dust; Under Pressure (original and Rah mix); You're My Best Friend; Fat Bottomed Girls, and more. 51 songs! What once seemed Queen's greatest liabilities--a preening flamboyance and pompous, overwrought theatricality--have ironically become their most enduring charms in a gray, postmodern pop-music landscape. While it eschews the glammy, pre-punk hard rock of live faves like "Stone Cold Crazy" and "Tie Your Mother Down" for the band's more quirky club-beat string of latter-day hits, this 51-track triple-CD anthology goes a long way toward documenting the true dimensions of the band's music and fame. Some songs may not be instantly familiar to American fans because of yet another irony: just as their U.S. fortunes waned during the punk and new wave era, the band was exploding into true international superstars. Thus, there may be a sense of discovery here, whether of latter-day Queen material or solo work by Brian May and Freddie Mercury, whose duet on "Barcelona" with diva Montserrat Caballé transcends boundaries of both time and genre. A previously unreleased live performance of "The Show Must Go On" featuring Elton John on vocals is also included. --Jerry McCulley DISC 1: GREATEST HITS I: 1. Bohemian Rhapsody 2. Another One Bites the Dust 3. Killer Queen 4. Fat Bottomed Girls 5. Bicycle Race 6. You're My Best Friend 7. Don't Stop Me Now 8. Save Me 9. Crazy Little Thing Called Love 10. Somebody to Love 11. Now I'm Here 12. Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy 13. Play the Game 14. Flash 15. Seven Seas of Rhye 16. We Will Rock You 17. We Are the Champions DISC 2: GREATEST HITS II: 1. Kind of Magic, A 2. Under Pressure 3. Radio Ga Ga 4. I Want It All 5. I Want to Break Free 6. Innuendo 7. It's a Hard Life 8. Breakthru 9. Who Wants to Live Forever 10. Headlong 11. Miracle, The 12. I'm Going Slightly Mad 13. Invisible Man, The 14. Hammer to Fall 15. Friends Will Be Friends 16. Show Must Go On, The 17. One Vision DISC 3: GREATEST HITS III: 1. Show Must Go On, The 2. Under Pressure-(Rah Mix) 3. Barcelona 4. Too Much Love Will Kill You 5. Somebody to Love 6. You Don't Fool Me 7. Heaven for Everyone 8. Palabras de Amor, Las (The Words of Love) 9. Driven by You 10. Living on My Own 11. Let Me Live 12. Great Pretender, The 13. Princes of the Universe 14. Another One Bites the Dust 15. No One But You (Only the Good Die Young) 16. These Are the Days of Our Lives 17. Thank God It's Christmas