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The Platinum Collection [2011 Remaster] Box set, Original recording remastered


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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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Product details

  • Audio CD (27 Jun 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • ASIN: B0051CBWV8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (267 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 162 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Bohemian Rhapsody (Remastered 2011)Queen 5:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Another One Bites The Dust (Remastered 2011)Queen 3:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Killer Queen (Remastered 2011)Queen 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Fat Bottomed Girls (Remastered 2011)Queen 3:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Bicycle Race (Remastered 2011)Queen 3:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. You're My Best Friend (Remastered 2011)Queen 2:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Don't Stop Me Now (Remastered 2011)Queen 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Save Me (Remastered 2011)Queen 3:48£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Remastered 2011)Queen 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Somebody To Love (Remastered 2011)Queen 4:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Now I'm Here (Remastered 2011)Queen 4:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy (Remastered 2011)Queen 2:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Play The Game (Remastered 2011)Queen 3:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Flash (Remastered 2011)Queen 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Seven Seas Of Rhye (Remastered 2011)Queen 2:47£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. We Will Rock You (Remastered 2011)Queen 2:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. We Are The Champions (Remastered 2011)Queen 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. A Kind Of Magic (Remastered 2011)Queen 4:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Under Pressure (Remastered 2011) [feat. David Bowie]Queen 3:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Radio Ga Ga (Remastered 2011)Queen 5:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I Want It All (Remastered 2011)Queen 4:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. I Want To Break Free (Remastered 2011)Queen 4:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Innuendo (Remastered 2011)Queen 6:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. It's A Hard Life (Remastered 2011)Queen 4:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Breakthru (Remastered 2011)Queen 4:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Who Wants To Live Forever (Remastered 2011)Queen 4:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Headlong (Remastered 2011)Queen 4:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Miracle (Remastered 2011)Queen 4:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. I'm Going Slightly Mad (Remastered 2011)Queen 4:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. The Invisible Man (Remastered 2011)Queen 3:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Hammer To Fall (Remastered 2011)Queen 3:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Friends Will Be Friends (Remastered 2011)Queen 4:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. The Show Must Go On (Remastered 2011)Queen 4:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. One Vision (Remastered 2011)Queen 4:05£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. The Show Must Go On (Live, Theatre National De Chaillot, Paris, 1997 - 2011 Remaster)Queen 4:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Under Pressure (Rah Mix / Remastered 2011) [feat. David Bowie]Queen 4:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Barcelona (Single Version - 2011 Remaster)Freddie Mercury 4:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Too Much Love Will Kill You (Remastered 2011)Queen 4:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Somebody To Love (Live At The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert For Aids Awareness, Wembley / 1992)Queen 5:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. You Don't Fool Me (Remastered 2011)Queen 5:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Heaven For Everyone (Remastered 2011)Queen 4:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Las Palabras De Amor (The Words Of Love) (Remastered 2011)Queen 4:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Driven By You (2011 Remaster)Brian May 4:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Living On My Own (2011 Remaster)Freddie Mercury 3:37£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Let Me Live (Remastered 2011)Queen 4:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. The Great Pretender (2011 Remaster)Freddie Mercury 3:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Princes Of The Universe (Remastered 2011)Queen 3:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Another One Bites The Dust (Remix / Remastered 2011) [feat. Pras Michel]Queen 4:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. No One But You (Only The Good Die Young) (Remastered 2011)Queen 4:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. These Are The Days Of Our Lives (Remastered 2011)Queen 4:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Thank God It's Christmas (2011 Remaster)Queen 4:21£0.99  Buy MP3 

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82 of 86 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 9 Jan 2005
Format: Audio CD
I am 16 years of age an along with all my friends a massive Queen fan. I got this as a gift for Christmas and have already just about played it to dust. It is an incredible album that captures everything unique and brilliant about Queen. The showmanship, the great songs, the eccentricity, the brilliant musicianship, it's all here. Queen were just perfect, with Freddie leading the band with so much flamboyance, personality and charisma, Brian's classic guitar riffs and solos, John Deacon's perfect basslines that laid the foundations for Queen's distinctive sound and last but not least Roger Taylor's drumming, holding the songs together with great rock 'n' roll drum beats yet not overshadowing the rest of the band like some other rock drummers.
Greatest Hits 1 mainly focuses on Queen from the beginning until the early 80s, and contains the legendary Bohemian Rhapsody, the classic single from the Jazz album, Don't Stop Me Now, the barmy Bicycle Race, the equally mental Freddie-penned number Seven Seas of Rhye from Queen II, the unmitigated grandiosity of Somebody to Love, Brian May's timeless anthem We Will Rock You, which is still the archetypal rock anthem. Also featured is Queen's biggest North American hit Another One Bites the Dust, written by John Deacon and featuring a brilliant bassline as well. There is also Freddie's superb rockabilly effort Crazy Little Thing Called Love, which Elvis would be proud of. Not to mention the band's breakthrough hit Killer Queen from Sheer Heart Attack, which launched them on a national level, reaching number 2 in the charts. We Are the Champions rounds off an excellent CD, worthy of the band's brilliance, another anthem still being played the world over to this day.
Volume 2 focuses on 80s Queen through to their brilliant swansong Innuendo.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 29 Jan 2006
Format: Audio CD
I got this album for christmas a couple of years ago from my dad who couldn't believe I had reached the tender age of 15 and not heard Bohemian Rhapsody. I had heard it actually but just didn't know what it was. In a desperate attempt to educate me in the ways of classic rock music he invested in this for me and I am pleased to say that it paid off and I am now a Huge Queen fan! We have both enjoyed the album; him because it has all the old favourites, it's not filled with bsides and unheard material, it is the real Queen deal, and me because it was a great introduction to an absolutely fantastic band. The booklet supplied is a great guide to the history of the band and cd 3 has some interesting versions of old queen classics. All in all,I'd say a very good buy for everyone of any age!
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50 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Michael Allred on 17 Nov 2000
Format: Audio CD
Forget the so called "fans" who cry "greed!" They seem to forget that "Hits" albums are NOT for die hard fans but for people who just want the well known songs or as an introduction to a "newbie", hey, stuff like this DOES bring in new fans. I should know, "Classic Queen" in the U.S made ME a fan!Anyway, NO CD collection is complete without this masterpiece set of "The Platinum Collection". EVERY hits Queen has had from 1974-1999 is included here. Some "fans" complain about certain songs (like "Keep Yourself Alive") not being included but fail to realize that they WERE NOT HITS!The brilliant opera meets heavy metal "Bohemian Rhapsody", the down and dirty funk of "Another One Bites the Dust", the campy "Killer Queen" to the all out rocker "Hammer To Fall" are now joined by their later hits like "Heaven For Everyone".This set is a one stop goldmine of a few hours of pure musical genius. It's the perfect starter kit for anyone who wants to get to know Queen's musical legacy.The packaging is a beautiful silver slipcase with detailed liner notes AND each CD is a stunning picture disc!You would be a fool NOT to buy this, I promise you'll LOVE it!
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By David Cranson VINE VOICE on 6 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
CDs 1 & 2 are perfect. Just some of the best music every writen and recorded. CD3 is a bit of a mish-mash, with the word 'Queen' only being loosely attached to the performers. till it is good to hear George Michael's best performance doing 'Someone To Love' among others.
Of the rest, well . . . they only put the Freddie & Brian solo stuff on as there wasn't enough Queen material to fill it up.
Not that it's not good, just it doesn't really belong on a Queen compilation. So, play the first to CDs (GH 1 & 2) from start to finish and programme in your favourites from the third one.
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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Miss L A Francis on 25 Jun 2002
Format: Audio CD
Ask any person, whether a Queen fan or not, what their favourite Queen song is and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is bound to be their automatic answer. It's therefore amazingly appropriate that this piece of genius is the song which begins this marathon of Queen hit after Queen hit. For those people who only think of Queen as having written 'Bohemian Rhapsody' this is their chance to experience something out of this world. From the original 'Inisible Man' to the truly heart-wrenching 'Days of our lives' any Queen virgin would receive an awakening from this box set and any die hard fans would be simply proud of what Queen have achieved. Forget the cynics who thing 'The Platinum Collection' is only a gimmick to rake in the cash, this is simply the best cd you'll hear EVER... and as a 17 year old, it makes me proud that we get the chance now to hear music which has defined a generation. Enjoy!
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