Absolute Greatest

Performers Queen

November 17, 2009 | Compact Disc

Not yet rated | write a review
The latest in a long line of Queen compilations stretching back to 1981's Greatest Hits, 2009's Absolute Greatest runs a generous 20 tracks yet still manages to miss several classic Queen songs, such as "Fat Bottomed Girls," "Bicycle Race," "Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy," "Flash's Theme," and "Tie Your Mother Down." In their place are several latter-day singles that were hits in Europe but not America ("The Show Must Go On," "Who Wants to Live Forever," "These Are the Days of Our Lives"), so it makes sense that this compilation in its various formats -- a single-disc set, a double-disc where the second CD contains commentary by Brian May and Roger Taylor, one with a hardcover book, one with LPs -- appeared in the U.K. and Europe first, because it was tailored for this market. And, overall, it's a nicely balanced collection of 20 highlights, delivering all the usual suspects -- "We Will Rock You," "We Are the Champions," "Another One Bites the Dust," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "You're My Best Friend," "Killer Queen," "Bohemian Rhapsody" -- plus good latter-day hits, making it a solid overview but not a definitive one. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: November 17, 2009

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

UPC: 050087154790

Found in: Art Rock, Art Rock

In Stock

$18.36

or, Used from $47.00

eGift this item

Give this item in the form of an eGift Card.

+ what is this?

This item is eligible for FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
See details

Easy, FREE returns. See details

Check store inventory (prices may vary)

Reviews

– More About This Product –

Absolute Greatest

Absolute Greatest

Performers Queen

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: November 17, 2009

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

UPC: 050087154790


Title Track Time
1.We Will Rock You --
2.We Are the Champions --
3.Radio Ga Ga --
4.Another One Bites the Dust --
5.I Want It All --
6.Crazy Little Thing Called Love --
7.Kind of Magic --
8.Under Pressure --
9.One Vision --
10.You're My Best Friend --
11.Don't Stop Me Now --
12.Killer Queen --
13.These Are the Days of Our Lives --
14.Who Wants to Live Forever --
15.Seven Seas of Rhye --
16.Heaven for Everyone --
17.Somebody to Love --
18.I Want to Break Free --
19.Show Must Go On --
20.Bohemian Rhapsody --

Editorial Notes

The latest in a long line of Queen compilations stretching back to 1981's Greatest Hits, 2009's Absolute Greatest runs a generous 20 tracks yet still manages to miss several classic Queen songs, such as "Fat Bottomed Girls," "Bicycle Race," "Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy," "Flash's Theme," and "Tie Your Mother Down." In their place are several latter-day singles that were hits in Europe but not America ("The Show Must Go On," "Who Wants to Live Forever," "These Are the Days of Our Lives"), so it makes sense that this compilation in its various formats -- a single-disc set, a double-disc where the second CD contains commentary by Brian May and Roger Taylor, one with a hardcover book, one with LPs -- appeared in the U.K. and Europe first, because it was tailored for this market. And, overall, it's a nicely balanced collection of 20 highlights, delivering all the usual suspects -- "We Will Rock You," "We Are the Champions," "Another One Bites the Dust," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "You're My Best Friend," "Killer Queen," "Bohemian Rhapsody" -- plus good latter-day hits, making it a solid overview but not a definitive one. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Item not added

This item is not available to order at this time.

See used copies from 00.00
  • My Gift List
  • My Wish List
  • Shopping Cart