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Queen – Greatest Hits I, II & III – The Platinum Collection Reviews

Greatest Hits I, II & III - The Platinum Collection (3CD)

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 mus (more…)

13 responses to “Queen – Greatest Hits I, II & III – The Platinum Collection Reviews”

  1. Zurina says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Queen Collection
    Got this for my 16 y.o. daughter. All great HITS to sing and listen to. Can’t miss!!!

  2. Humberto says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The best that we could have been the gift God Rock
    Queen was pure glam rock. Freddie Mercury was 1 in a million, his voice was the best in rock (Robert Plant’s is second).

  3. Sabella says:

    If the new queen and you are planning how to use the Platinum Collection, then I can tell you for sure that you will not be disappointed … However, it would be the better choice to the old “Greatest Hits I & II” box, with “Made In Heaven” was added. Why ??… because “Greatest Hits I & II” has the best of the Queen of 1974-1991, and the only album that the Queen after the death of Freddie Mercury in 1991 was “Made In Heaven” Greatest Hits 3, the hit tracks from Made In Heaven, and some good hits, not before that (these are the Days, No One But You, Princes Of The Universe, Thank God It's X mas). The bad thing is that Greatest Hits 3 has a number of mines that have never been … “Under Pressure (Mix),” “The Show Must Go On” (with Elton John) and a terrible version of “Another One Bites the Dust” by Wyclef Jean, the ruins of this album just as much as Jar Jar Binks ruined Star Wars: Episode I. was still angry about Greatest Hits 3 is the fact that they left the REAL QUEEN HITS, as … Tie Your Mother Down, scandal, and love of my life, and they also had a few pieces, not even the QUEEN song. you would not regret buying it, “The Platinum Collection”, but I can almost guarantee that when you hear the 3rd CD you want to skip Title 1.2, and especially 14!!.

  4. Ruth says:

    Note the name of this collection of songs. “Queen's Greatest Hits.” Not the best, or queen stuff or something like that. The first 2 CDs are great, but the third is pure nonsense! Maybe it is because the 3rd strong wish that they found it necessary to include it with the other two. What's the point? You probably already have at least one or two GH or perhaps “Classic Queen”, but there is no real reason to own GH3. Do not buy it!
      Queen is one of my all time favorite rock bands and I own 2 / 3 of all their albums. Persoanlly I think it is an abomination that the songs of other people with a so-called Queen CD. If someone wants to create a Queen tribute CD with various artists, as much with Elton John's songs, it would be great. But throw those songs on Queen Greatest Hits CD? It is obvious that this is only a means to get the wheel greased. Perhaps, perhaps, a Wycliffe Jean, David Bowie, Elton John or George micheal fan snap this, only because they are on him. I think it harms the Queen heritage.
      I also opposed the use of marginally popular solo efforts on a GH CD. Including freedie or Brian's solo material only cheapens everything. The solo stuff is simply not the same, is not so good. Sorry.
      Would you like Queen? Buy as the first album “Queen”. Then buy “Queen 2″ and then maybe “Night at the Opera.” Enjoy one of the great rock bands, as you should.
     

  5. Myeisha says:

    Queen was pure glam rock. Freddie Mercury was 1 in a million, his voice was the best in Rock (Robert Plant's second). He was incredibly flamboyant, and operatic and Queen is definitely the greatest live shows of our time. They sounded like no other band with four hits, the songwriter wrote many songs that later sports anthems or movie themes such as the amazing Flash, Who Wants To Live Forever, One Vision, We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions and Another Bites the Dust. The 1st Disc is 70's glam-rock queen, and the second CD is 80's pop-rock queen. I prefer this collection in the last 2 Hollywood versions of “Classic Queen” and “Greatest Hits”, because this version is one of my favorite Queen songs, “Innuendo” and the song “Flash” based on the Original Greatest Hits album from 1981. The song is even better. The only mistake on the second CD is the inclusion of “Under Pressure”. This version sounds different than the “Classic Queen”. The base is much softer and the vocals are not flowing. Reminder: Three-Disc is not a Greatest Hits CD. It is a CD of solo works, especially songs from the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert, and songs from the album “Made In Heaven”, an album that after Freddie died. The third disc does not the band any justice and should be released again, with current hits and songs from Queen during their prime years. I hope that Queen's Brian May will someday release a true best-of collection with classic songs, not having the chart hit, but true masterpieces. I'm talking about the songs: Spread Your Wings, You Take My Breath Away, Love Of My Life, melancholy blues, Teo Torriatte, death on two legs, The Prophet Song, 39 ', and Seaside Rendezvous. Songs on 'Queen II' like Procession, White Queen, The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke, Nevermore and March of the Black Queen should not be ignored. If you want a great introduction to Queen with their most popular hits, it is. But if you want to know more about the best of the Queen, I recommend you pick up “Queen II”, “A Night At The Opera” and “A Day At The Races.” These are the three best albums Queen and Queen during their heyday.

  6. Henri says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome Collection
    I recently became a fan of Queen and this collection has some great songs. I was looking at Vol. I and II separately and I think this was a better deal.

  7. Anonymous says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    …powerhouse collection..
    I received this powerhouse collection of Queen hits as a gift — which I love. I would have given it five-stars if it had included my favorite track, “Keep yourself Alive”…

  8. Shoneah says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    GREAT MUSIC / BAD BURN
    THIS IS A GREAT PACKAGE BUT WHEN I PUT IT INTO ITUNES THE TITLES WERE ALL WRONG ON THE SECOND DISC, THEY CAME UP WITH THE SAME TITLES AS THE FRIST DISC

  9. Shobha says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Queen CD
    I received the Queen CD I bought from Amazon in a reasonable time and in perfect condition.
    Thank You!

  10. Durriyah says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Just awesome
    I don’t have any comments on this album. It is just awesome
    Guy
    Zoetermeer, the Netherlands

  11. Timber says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Queen – The Platinum Greatest Hits I, II & III
    Absolutely OUTSTANDING. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys the musical genius of Freddie, Brian and the band.

  12. Gunesh says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Queen Greatest hits, Platinum Collection
    I have just recenty rediscovered Queen with the Wembly concert. So it was an absloute treat to recieve this collection to add to my ever growing Queen collection.

  13. Anonymous says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    queen platinum album
    this collection is perfect if you love queen. you won’t be skipping tracks to get to your favorites – they are all good!

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