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Queen – Queen – Greatest Hits Reviews

Queen - Greatest Hits

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 “Killer Queen” and “You’re My Best Friend”. The quartet’s canny sense of melody and sophisticated vocal harmonies–not to mention Merc (more…)

13 responses to “Queen – Queen – Greatest Hits Reviews”

  1. Jennica says:

    How can I check what is not here? Strong Queen fans know all 17 songs. Most of their greatest hits are here. Most. Not all. Not even one of the greatest songs they ever had.
      Even an American Idol participant knows “Bohemian Rhapsody” is part of the Rock-n-roll canon. What was Hollywood Records thinking to leave such a big hit?
      What is here is mostly good. Freddie Mercury's range and dramatic intonations, paired with guitar maestro Brian May's ability to ignite a note, and songs like “Killer Queen” are not interesting, unbelievable.
      part of the problem was queen. They had too many good hits Gracing more than one genre. Most bands they want to be the difficulty in the selection of greatest hits decisions.
      Questionable choices are obvious: “Seven Seas of Rhye” and “Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy.”
      “Seven Seas” has a hard rock, guitar-driven sound but does not meet the usual quality Queen.
      “good old” is a nice demonstration of Freddie Mercury's great voice, but lyrically is weak.
      The closest most economical solution is to buy, instead of “Queen – Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2 “Get all the songs except for” Keep Yourself Alive. ” 34 songs in all.
      Missing from the Play List:
      * Bohemian Rhapsody
      * Under Pressure
      * Tie Your Mother Down
      * Keep Yourself Alive
      * Radio Ga Ga
      The game list:
      * We Will Rock You
      * We are the champions
      * Another One Bites the Dust
      * “Killer Queen”
      * Somebody to Love
      * fat bottom girls
      * Bicycle Race
      * You're my best friend
      * Crazy Little Thing Called Love
      * Now I'm here
      * Play the Game
      * Seven Seas of Rhye
      * Body Language
      * Save Me
      * Do not Stop Me Now
      * Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy
      * I Want To Break Free
      Why four stars according to criticize what is missing? These are still great tunes, every single one of them. The weakest song is still better than a large part of the radio fodder today.
      Anthony Trendl
      editor HungarianBookstore.com

  2. Istas says:

    1.0 out of 5 stars
    It doesn’t have what?
    How can you call a Queen album ‘Greatest Hits’ if it doesn’t have Bohemian Rhapsody on the playlist?

  3. Jens says:

    Queen albums released from 1973 to 1995. During this time the Queen, which a lot of music, the “big”. So, like most artists, who for more than 20 years, it is impossible to cover all their hits and best music on a single CD. Recently, this problem with a box with three CDs, covers a much wider cross-section of their music. I this collection of music-queen their popular music. Much of it was Mellow or radio-friendly, and so much of him on the Top-10. Given the fact that the Queen was a very versatile repertoire to find quirky songs like “Fat bottomed Girls” next to the Mellow Love Song “Somebody to Love”. Queen's progressive rock and harder rock songs are hardly represented in this collection, if its harder edge strains are evident in songs like “Bicycle Race” and “Another One Bites the Dust.” In many ways, was a Queen album group. While most stop short of their albums really concept albums, most of their albums had a theme. Even the music was carefully to a presentation of the music, which was greater than the sum of the individual songs. So, listening to a “big” little collection to express the true size of this group. I recommend this CD as one that a small sample of the Queen, and some of their more mellow music. You must also use the “Classic Queen” to other hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody”. You can also consider “The Platinum Collection: Greatest Hits I, II and III”, which is perhaps the most complete albums to buy shortly. Even though this CD is not in the width, I still has 5 stars because the Queen was such a large group, and the songs here do represent only a small part of their incredible talent.

  4. Cai says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Why I didn’t give this a 5 star….
    Queen is awesome. Great band. But this cd forgot to include BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY!! I had to purchase it as a single. Otherwise great comp.

  5. Oraefo says:

    With the Greatest Hits album from “Queen”, we do not have all the hits for a band of their size, for success is ultimately release a double CD set (which they have), all the bottom. Before that though, we had the “Classic Queen” and “Queen's Greatest Hits.”
      Greatest Hits gives fans the Arena stomping anthems “We Will Rock You” “We are the champions” and “Another one bites the dust”, which, for the sport teams, players, and fitness studio and stadium soundsets anywhere. The soothing song “You make me live” is here, with singer Freddie Mercury in the best shape. Fun, funny and catchy pop songs like “Fat bottomed Girls” and “Bicycle Race” grace the track list. There are lesser known, non radio played songs like “Now I am here,” “Play the Game” and “Seven Seas of rhye” that we have to explore. The 17 track album rounds with the powerful, uplifting song “I want to break free”. It is not all the greatest hits, but how many of this band really, but you can not be all on one album. However, this was a good start to celebrate, one of the biggest bands of the last 50 years, whose music I never tire of hearing.

  6. Jahdahdieh says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    All of Queen’s hits are here…EXCEPT THE BIGGIE….
    This CD covers the very best of Queen, with one glaring omission: no “Bohemian Rhapsody”. Leaving this classic out of this package is indeed very puzzling!

  7. Sabiti says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Get ‘em together
    When Hollywood Records signed Queen in the late 80’s, it seemed like the height of folly. The band had been out of the public eye for years, had not had a hit in the US for nearly…

  8. Shonka says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    CD
    The CD I received was a copy and I thought it would be a used original.

  9. Laik says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Go for the ‘Platinum Collection’ or ‘Greatest Hits I & II’ instead
    Queen are a legendary band. Led by the legendary vocalist Freddie Mercury, the group released some of the finest albums, from their 1973 debut ‘Queen’ to their final album in…

  10. Birch says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    QUEEN GREATEST HITS
    I BOUGHT THIS CD
    FOR THE FIRST SONGS. THE REST OF THE ALBUM IS FORGETABLE AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED. THE BICYCLE SONG IS LAME.

  11. Galiena says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Queen Greatest Hits
    Have had this CD for years. Old copy damaged. Just had to have another. Queen’s music will be around for a long while.

  12. Ithaca says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Queen lives on!
    This Queen CD has given me hours of enjoyment from a group that is second to none. There sound is unique and allows them to stand out among the rest.

  13. Usoa says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Queen, Greatest hits by Queen
    It is exactly what I wanted.They were my fAVORITES BACK WHEN i WAS YOUNG AND MUSIC WAS STILL MUSIC INSTEAD OF THE CRIMINAL JUNK THAT IS PUT OUT NOW BY PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW WHAT A…

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