Greatest Hits II

Performers Queen

April 19, 2011 | Compact Disc

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Released just about a month before Freddie Mercury's untimely death in November 1991, a second best-of collection titled Greatest Hits, Vol. 2, was issued in England only. While the album was resequenced (with other tracks added) and released as Classic Queen in the U.S. in 1992, Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 features all of the band's European hits from 1982 through 1991. Since 1981's Greatest Hits went on to become one of the best-selling albums of all time in Queen's homeland (spending 63 weeks on the charts when first released, and reappearing steadily ever since), the band had racked up enough hits to warrant a follow-up ten years later. While Queen's hits from this era may not be as stellar as their '70s predecessors, they were all still very compelling rock compositions. Tracks such as "Radio Ga Ga," "Friends Will Be Friends," "I Want to Break Free," and "I'm Going Slightly Mad" show that the band could still compose pop gems, while the hard rockers "I Want It All," "Headlong," "One Vision," and "Hammer to Fall" kept their longtime fans happy. Also included are a few of the band's more epic compositions -- "The Miracle," "Innuendo," "Who Wants to Live Forever," and "A Kind of Magic" -- which help round out this second excellent collection of British Queen hits. ~ Greg Prato

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: April 19, 2011

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

UPC: 050087240141

Found in: Art Rock, Art Rock

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Greatest Hits II

Greatest Hits II

Performers Queen

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: April 19, 2011

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

UPC: 050087240141


Title Track Time
1.Kind of Magic --
2.Under Pressure --
3.Radio Ga Ga --
4.I Want It All --
5.I Want to Break Free --
6.Innuendo --
7.It's a Hard Life --
8.Breakthru --
9.Who Wants to Live Forever --
10.Headlong --
11.Miracle --
12.I'm Going Slightly Mad --
13.Invisible Man --
14.Hammer to Fall --
15.Friends Will Be Friends --
16.Show Must Go On --
17.One Vision --

Editorial Notes

Released just about a month before Freddie Mercury's untimely death in November 1991, a second best-of collection titled Greatest Hits, Vol. 2, was issued in England only. While the album was resequenced (with other tracks added) and released as Classic Queen in the U.S. in 1992, Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 features all of the band's European hits from 1982 through 1991. Since 1981's Greatest Hits went on to become one of the best-selling albums of all time in Queen's homeland (spending 63 weeks on the charts when first released, and reappearing steadily ever since), the band had racked up enough hits to warrant a follow-up ten years later. While Queen's hits from this era may not be as stellar as their '70s predecessors, they were all still very compelling rock compositions. Tracks such as "Radio Ga Ga," "Friends Will Be Friends," "I Want to Break Free," and "I'm Going Slightly Mad" show that the band could still compose pop gems, while the hard rockers "I Want It All," "Headlong," "One Vision," and "Hammer to Fall" kept their longtime fans happy. Also included are a few of the band's more epic compositions -- "The Miracle," "Innuendo," "Who Wants to Live Forever," and "A Kind of Magic" -- which help round out this second excellent collection of British Queen hits. ~ Greg Prato
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