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

Queen Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (27 Jun 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Box set
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • ASIN: B0051CBWV8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 728 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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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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Song TitleArtist Time Price
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 (Remastered 2011)Queen 4:21£0.99  Buy MP3 


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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Hits Collection Of All Time 11 July 2003
Format:Audio CD
Just a few days ago, a close friend who asks me about certain music and who he'd like if he wanted something a little camp, a bit boisterous, often sensitive and touching, with soaring vocals and powerful guitar riffs and solos the size of the Empire State building. A hard task to name just one band you'd think, but only one elegant word sprung to my mind. Queen.
My small-minded friend also with one word, stupidly came back to me and said, to my utter disbelief, 'Who?'...The guy is 19, and he claims to have never heard a song by Queen. So still in disbelief I noted to him, that children from 3 years old have heard a Queen song, and it's true they have, and they stick with the people who hear them. So he came back with 3 words: 'What to buy?' And I uttered just 3 words back: 'The Platinum Collection'.
There is no finer greatest hits selections on the market, and from one of the greatest, if not the greatest rock band of all time. There's an astounding 51 tracks on here, and the vast majority are complete gems.
Greatest Hits 1, a personal favourite of mine, is full from one side of the CD to the other with pure majesty, power, joy and ultimately the finest rock music of the 1970's and early 1980's. Of course, it has to kick off the with the grandiose, 'Bohemian Rhapsody', with its sublime mixture of operatics and straight out heavy metal, you can see why it's been voted so many times as the greatest song ever written. We have playful rock, with joyous and smile inducing piano (‘Don’t Stop Me Now', the fantastic 'Somebody To Love', the utter camp of, 'Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy' etc.), we have straight out rock with Queen's own twisted mind (‘Killer Queen', 'Fat Bottomed Girls', 'Bicycle Race', 'You're My Best Friend' etc.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good 6 May 2004
By David Cranson VINE VOICE
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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75 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Queen - The Greatest 9 Jan 2005
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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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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for old fans and new ones alike! 29 Jan 2006
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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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Long Live The Queen! 6 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon are true rock Gods.
This three-disk album is music in its purest possible form. It may not have the headbanging tunes of bands such as Iron Maiden, but, man, is it good.
The timeless classic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' has very little meaning, but many changing tones of music, from wailing guitar solos to quirky but enjoyable parts; 'He's just a poor boy from a poor family' is one of them.
Other brilliant songs are 'The Show Must Go On' and 'Seven Seas Of Rhye'.
I have a maximum of 1,000 words for this review and if I gave a reason why most of the songs are fab I would blast over the limit.
The only downside to this album is 'Another One Bites The Dust' by Wyclef Jean. Unless you are into rap or hip-hop ( I'm not so I don't know the difference) you will skip this song when it comes on your CD player.
This album should be bought by every Queen fan, and even those strange few who aren't.
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