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Greatest Hits [Original recording remastered]

Queen Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
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English rock band Queen were one of the most popular bands in the world, and have sold an estimated 300 million records internationally. Known for their theatrical style, and the flamboyant showmanship of lead singer Freddie Mercury, the band built a reputation through the 1970s with million-selling albums and emphatic live performances.

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  • Audio CD (1 May 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Parlophone
  • ASIN: B000024A70
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 798 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Bohemian Rhapsody (1993 Digital Remaster)
2. Another One Bites The Dust (1994 Digital Remaster)
3. Killer Queen (1993 Digital Remaster)
4. Fat Bottomed Girls (1994 Digital Remaster)
5. Bicycle Race (1994 Digital Remaster)
6. You're My Best Friend (1993 Digital Remaster)
7. Don't Stop Me Now (1994 Digital Remaster)
8. Save Me (1994 Digital Remaster)
9. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (1994 Digital Remaster)
10. Somebody To Love (1993 Digital Remaster)
11. Now I'm Here (1993 Digital Remaster)
12. Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy (1993 Digital Remaster)
13. Play The Game (1994 Digital Remaster)
14. Flash (1993 Digital Remaster)
15. Seven Seas Of Rhye (1994 Digital Remaster)
16. We Will Rock You (1993 Digital Remaster)
17. We Are The Champions (1993 Digital Remaster)

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Queen brought a whole new meaning to the phrase over the top. While rock & roll flamboyance stretched back at least as far as Little Richard, Freddie Mercury continued to camp it up, taking little seriously and smirking at the music's growing pretensions while partaking in them no small bit. Many of the band's singles hold up extremely well, such as "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Killer Queen" and "You're My Best Friend". The quartet's canny sense of melody and sophisticated vocal harmonies--not to mention Mercury's raised eyebrow--have travelled well through the years. --Rickey Wright

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Queen are a British rock band formed in London in 1971, originally consisting of Freddie Mercury (lead vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), John Deacon (bass guitar, vocals), and Roger Taylor (drums, vocals). Queen's earliest works were influenced by progressive rock, but the band gradually ventured into more conventional and radio-friendly works, incorporating more diverse and innovative styles in their music. Before joining Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had been playing together in a band named Smile with bassist Tim Staffell. Freddie Mercury (then known by his birth name of Farrokh/ Freddie Bulsara) was a fan of Smile, and encouraged them to experiment with more elaborate stage and recording techniques after Staffell's departure in 1970. Mercury himself joined the band shortly thereafter, changed the name of the band to 'Queen', and adopted his familiar stage name. John Deacon was recruited prior to recording their eponymous debut album (1973). Queen enjoyed success in the UK with their debut and its follow-up, Queen II (1974), but it was the release of Sheer Heart Attack (1974) and A Night at the Opera (1975) that gained the band international success. The latter featured "Bohemian Rhapsody", which stayed at number one in the UK Singles Chart for nine weeks; it charted at number one in several other territories, and gave the band their first top ten hit on the US Billboard Hot 100. Their 1977 album, News of the World, contained two of rock's most recognisable anthems, "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions". By the early 1980s, Queen were one of the biggest stadium rock bands in the world, and their performance at 1985's Live Aid is regarded as one of the greatest in rock history. In 1991, Mercury died of bronchopneumonia, a complication of AIDS, and Deacon retired in 1997. Since then, May and Taylor have infrequently performed together, including a collaboration with Paul Rodgers under the name Queen + Paul Rodgers which ended in May 2009.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great place to start 2 Jan 2004
Format:Audio CD
This was the 1st queen album I ever listened to and it's the one that got me hooked. Every song on this album is flawless. I know everyone has probably heard Bohemean Rhapsody to death, but there are some lesser known tracks on here, like Somebody to Love, You're my best friend and Don't Stop me Now (not that lesser known I grant you) which are all fantastic.
This is not my favourite queen album, however. Probably because I've heard all the songs too often and they are all fairly commercial. My album of choice would either be Queen 2 or Sheer Heart Attack. Though if you don't own any queen albums or have never heard them (you are either under 7, dead or from Mars) this is the ideal place to start.
It is impossible to fault this album, so if you don't own it, buy it now!!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest songs of the greatest band 6 Jan 2011
By T. R. Alexander TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
To put it simply Queen are my favourite band of all-time and this first Greatest Hits album contains many of my favourite songs. The complete track list is as follows:

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

All of the songs on this album are more than worthy of a full five stars with `Don't Stop me Now', `We are the Champions' and `Bohemian Rhapsody' being, in my view, some of the greatest songs by Queen or any other artist. If a had to choose my least favourite song from the disc it would probably be `Crazy Little Thing Called Love' but even then I would say that the song is still well worth a full five stars on its own.

This Greatest Hits CD is definitely a must buy for any fan of Queen.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Album of All time. 12 July 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
What can I say about this album. It is arguably THE greatest greatest hits album ever produced. Anyone who can honestly say that there is one bad track on this album should be shot, and, let's face it, you can't say that about many other compilations. Even with the demise of Freddie Mercury, Queen are still loved by many people, nearly a decade after the release of their last single. The live on, and this has to be THE album to buy for anyone who enjoys rock music, but there are also some fine ballads featured (e.g.) Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy. Also, Bohemian Rhapsody has to be the greatest song of all time.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Undoubtedly one of THE best albums of all time! 18 Nov 2000
Format:Audio CD
This is undoubtedly the best album the band released, showing in particular the artistic merit which Freddie possesses. The album combines the supreme harmonised vocals of the band, and the hard rock tunes that they are so notoriously known for. Consisting of the outstanding harmonised vocal songs, such as 'Somebody To Love' and 'Killer Queen', to the classic rock anthems of 'We Will Rock You/We Are The Champions'. Note that 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is officially the 'Song of the Millennium' and the 4th best seller of all time. A strong reccomendation for anyone, and a must for Queen fans who don't already own this superb album.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant - No Other Word For It . . . 26 Sep 2003
By David Cranson VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Just what you always wanted.
Bo Rhap, Crazy Little Thing, Champions, Lover Boy, Save Me, Now I'm Here - do you need me to continue?
This is music at it's very best. A rock band not afraid to experiment, refusing to be bound by others expectations. Queen are so unique that these songs could not have been by any other group or band. You need to own this, you really do.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is an excellent album by the greatest band 21 Nov 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is an excellent album containing 17 brilliant songs. When you start you can't stop listening to it. Contains all their best hits; although some of the hits go onto Greatest Hits 2 (Kind of magic/Show must go on/Under pressure to name but three), so therefore you miss a few excellent songs. I recommend buying both albums if you want to!
However, greatest hits 1 is probably the best of the three greatest hits albums.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The *Greatest* Greatest Hits album 10 Sep 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
There's a song for everyone and every mood on this compilation from the best band ever. Sing along to Bo Rhap (I know everyone knows the words!) groove to Another One Bites the Dust and rock to We Will Rock You. A must have for EVERY music lover, whether it's the ballads or the classic rock 'n' roll you like.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I have always loved Queen.
Which some people find strange because I'm 13, female and all my friends love teenybop music, which I hate.
Queen are a legend. Every song they ever recorded is excellent, this one being the first of three-so far-Greatest Hits album, though every album is a hit.
Timeless classics up 'til 1980, including the epic Bohemian Rhapsody, anthems We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions, groovy Another One Bites The Dust, the different and lyrically strange Killer Queen and Seven Seas Of Rhye...too many to describe.
Queen still live on, even with the tragic death of Freddie, and they'll always have a place in my heart, and my CD rack.
"Goodbye everybody, I've got to go, gotta leave you all behind and face the truth"
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Freddie
There is know one like Frddie Murcury and this cd is just what I wanted. I love it. Thank you. Kelly Adams
Published 1 month ago by brenda kelly
4.0 out of 5 stars Still the best of all.
Great sound.well wicked!
Still miss Freddie
I play it in the car incredibly loudly.
No better way to listen.
Reina reinado 😊
Published 3 months ago by Mandy Moo
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Hits R Great
A birthday gift for a sprightly 90 year old, who loves Freddie Mercury's Bohemian Rhapsody. The perfect choice! Well done Amazon.
Published 3 months ago by J-leonard Allen
5.0 out of 5 stars Queen
Must have in every bodies CDs collection I bet most people have one Queen Album al least, he was a very talented man.
Published 5 months ago by Lisa
1.0 out of 5 stars Bohemian Bollox
Over-produced, over-emoted, over-rated. A band consisting of a one trick guitarist, a pretty boy drummer, Captain Static on bass and Freddie Mercury - who delivered a ballad with... Read more
Published 6 months ago by M. Gillingwater
5.0 out of 5 stars quite simply a classic
This album is just a must have. It sounds great and it makes you feel great. For anybody no matter what age. Buy it !
Published 6 months ago by gruntfuttack
5.0 out of 5 stars music
a good cd to get and my friend that i got it for said it was a very goog cd of queen.
Published 7 months ago by Lyndsey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music
Waht's to say? It's Queen! Don't listen if you don't like the band. If you do then you probably already have it.
Published 8 months ago by Lynne
5.0 out of 5 stars Perf Balls
wonderful sound great songs as per! would highly recommend especially killer queen whilst driving along, especially if your driving to wales.
Published 8 months ago by Olgun kordal
5.0 out of 5 stars Top album.
It's not Queens greatest hits album but all the songs on it are massive hits, some songs that are purely album stuff but no less great songs
Published 10 months ago by colin ratcliffe
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