(2011) Greatest Hits

Queen

... read moreNot to be confused with 1981's Greatest Hits, 1992's Classic Queen, or 1992's reissue of 1981's Greatest Hits, 2004's Greatest Hits is a superb 20-track sampler of Queen's best, eclipsing all of the aforementioned packages. Excepting their late-career singles, this set spans the British group's...

59′:22″ 17 Songs

1
Bohemian Rhapsody (Remastered 2011)
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5:58
2
Another One Bites The Dust (Remastered 2011)
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3:37
3
Killer Queen (Remastered 2011)
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3:02
4
Fat Bottomed Girls (Remastered 2011)
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4:15
5
Bicycle Race (Remastered 2011)
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3:04
6
You're My Best Friend (Remastered 2011)
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2:57
7
Don't Stop Me Now (Remastered)
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3:32
8
Save Me (Remastered 2011)
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3:49
9
Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Remastered 2011)
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2:44
10
Somebody To Love (Remastered 2011)
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4:58
11
Now I'm Here (Remastered 2011)
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4:15
12
Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy (Remastered 2011)
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2:56
13
Play The Game (Remastered 2011)
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3:33
14
Flash (Remastered 2011)
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2:48
15
Seven Seas Of Rhye (Remastered 2011)
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2:50
16
We Will Rock You (Remastered)
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2:03
17
We Are The Champions (Remastered 2011)
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3:01
Released 01 January 2011, This Compilation ℗ 2011 Queen Productions Ltd. under exclusive licence to Universal International Music BV

Review

Not to be confused with 1981's Greatest Hits, 1992's Classic Queen, or 1992's reissue of 1981's Greatest Hits, 2004's Greatest Hits is a superb 20-track sampler of Queen's best, eclipsing all of the aforementioned packages. Excepting their late-career singles, this set spans the British group's tenure, from 1974's "Seven Seas of Rhye" to a 1984 live performance of "Under Pressure." In between are a host of the ambitious, distinctive, and often brilliant songs on which Queen built their name. The multi-part "Bohemian Rhapsody," with its lilting melodies, layered operatic vocals, studio trickery, and heavy metal breakdowns, epitomizes the group's recombinant aesthetic and cheeky flair. The spare, disco-funk of "Another One Bites the Dust" and the breezy, music hall-like "Killer Queen" should be familiar to anyone within earshot of a radio in the '70s and '80s. The givens -- the camp-rockabilly "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and perennial stadium anthems "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions" -- are here, but surprises like the exuberant "Don't Stop Me Now" give a well-rounded perspective on the band. With Brian May's unique guitar sound and Freddie Mercury's brash, personality-filled vocal performances, Queen was one of the most original and popular acts in rock history, and Greatest Hits brings the group's peak moments together on one remarkable disc. ~ Anthony Tognazzini