Queen – Queen – Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 &2 Reviews

Queen - Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 &2

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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, later tracks such as “Hammer to Fall” as much as prime-era numbers such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” and “You’r (more…)

12 responses to “Queen – Queen – Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 &2 Reviews”

  1. Dalton says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    One of two best ways to get the best of Queen’s works
    Queen’s Greatest Hits Volumes i and 2 (a/k/a The Gold Queen Collection) was released in the US in November of 1995.

  2. Gunda says:

    Hollywood Records goofed big time in which they bought Queen's back catalog. Instead of simply remain faithful and the release of this compilation (Original BRITISH hits collections) immediately, they decided to make their own thing and let Classic Queen and their own “Greatest Hits”, both bad and sequenced with an inferior selection of tracks. As for this compilation? If you just itching to dip your feet in the world of the Queen, this is definitley the first selection, you should buy. It features hits from each album, they have their first store (Stay Alive is missing, but it is a small error). Disc contains tracks that most people should instantly recognize from their most famous (Bohemian Rhapsody), for their greatest hits (Crazy Lil Thing Called Love, Another One Bites the Dust) to their early hits (Killer Queen, Seven Seas of Rhye). This is the CD, most people will be the first and often, but there is still much more .. Disc 2 is the real treasure here. The only song most people in the U.S. know is' Under Pressure 'and possibly' Radio Ga-Ga “. But Disc 2 recorded the greatest Queen in my opinion. Its beginnings were fun, yes, but its days later found Queen simply getting better, especially Brain May, his guitar work is light-years before his early material. Songs like “I Want it All” and “The Invisible Man,” shows what a fantastic axeman this guy was (in contrast to the effects-wizard of his early years). 'Innuendo' shows that Queen still feels that 'Bohemian Rhapsody' vibe. In short, for people who think Queen vanished after their album “The Game” (read: the people in America) disc 2 is a real eye-opener. Greatest Hits I and II is not a bar, the best introduction to one of the greatest bands in history. Do not bother with the other Hollywood Records slop (Classic Queen, GH, Stones, etc.), unless you just need to have everything. Another advantage are some fantastic liner notes.

  3. Tadelesh says:

    Queen is without question one of the greatest rock bands of all time. With their incomparable lead singer Freddie Mercury and its canon of some of the greatest songs ever on the airwaves, Queen are legends. And of course with the most legendary bands, they have several Greatest Hits collection on the market for casual fans. In 1995, Hollywood Records released the two-CD collection “Queen – Greatest Hits Vols. 1 & 2 “. It contains 34 tracks, digitally remastered and has most of her hits. How does it up? Read on for the positive and negative.
      -If you are a casual fan of Queen, is only the owners of their biggest hits, as it is an almost perfect collection, as you will find “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Somebody To Love,” ” We Are The Champions, “” Another One Bites the Dust “and all the other classic Queen hits.
      -They are also a lot of rarely heard tracks such as “Seven Seas Of Rhye”, “Do not Stop Me Now,” “Now I am here,” “Save Me” and “Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy”.
      Disc two contains a set of excellent European hits that the North American audience might not be familliar with, such as “Radio Ga Ga,” “I Want It All,” “The Show Must Go On” , “I Want To Break Free,” “I'm Going Slightly Mad” and “Who Wants To Live Forever”.
      -The liner notes are very good.
      All of the songs sound absolutely fantastic.
      -It 's relatively cheap and easy to find.
      -The first disc does not fill the eighty minutes time, clocking in a mere 58:29. That means there was enough space to “Tie Your Mother Down,” “Keep Yourself Alive,” “Stone Cold Crazy” and possibly “Body Language”.
      -If I am not mistaken, “Bicycle Race” is being processed.
      disc two failed at what my favorite Queen song ever, “These Are The Days Of Our Lives.” I've knocked off “One Vision” to the song.
      Hollywood Records also has two single disc collections Queen on the market, “Classic Queen” and “Greatest Hits”. On their own, they are not really their ground, since both are missing a lot of Queen classics. But when purchased together, you can not ask for a comprehensive collection of the Queen, as they are even better than this collection. These include all the missing songs I've already mentioned, plus some other interesting gemstones. The only drawback is that CDs do not contain “Breakthru”, “The Invisble Man,” “Friends Will Be Friends,” “Innuendo” and “It's A Hard Life”. My advice is to the two single disc collections and download the songs I just mentioned, so that the possibility of a casual fan, all the queen, he or she will ever need.
      Bottom line: as big as this collection, I recommend the “Classic Queen” and “Greatest Hits”, both of which are purchased together. Download all the songs that are missing here from these two, and you will.

  4. Jaeger says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    All you want!
    This set has all the Queen music you want. Great value for the price.

  5. Gallagher says:

    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Not Happy
    I bought this CD as NEW,and it came without plastic wrap, liner notes, and the CD was dirty. It kept skipping and I finally looked at it and it was filthy.

  6. Gunnar says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    this was more than i expected. it was a two disc collection and was in good condition.

  7. Meurig says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Almost complete Greatest Hits, but still an excellent gift.
    Like the title states, it is an “almost” greatest hits, but still an excellent gift. The reason, that I say “almost”, is that it doesn’t have tracks from the first Highlander…

  8. Pahkakino says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Queen Fans REJOICE!
    I suppose I may be behind the trend here, but I didn’t become a full-fledged Queen fan ’til 1980…why did I wait so long?

  9. Bin says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Nice mix of music
    I got this for my husband for Christmas and he loves it. It has a lot of really great songs on 2 discs.

  10. Gali says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Queen’s Greatest Hits 1 & 2
    The only drawback would be to say I cannot hear my copy which I take in the car. I have made a copy so that I don’t lose my original. Don’t know why…..

  11. Estelle says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    To Freddie, His Royal Majesty and his accompanying band of dukes ….
    Surprisingly enough i was not a great Queen fan until i saw a South African production titled “Queen at the Opera” which re-created their hit songs in an operatic twist.

  12. Xiomara says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great CD
    Love Queen. When I was in high school, our them song was Another One Bites the Dust and it takes me back every time I listen to it. Great CD

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