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Queen - The Platinum Collection: Greatest Hits I, II & III (6xLP Box Set with coloured vinyl)

by EMI
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  • All Three Greatest Hits Collections Available on Vinyl for the First Time as a 180g 6LP Box Set with Two-Piece Lift Off Lid Packaging and 24-Page Photo Book!

    Released for the first time on vinyl, Queen's compilation The Platinum Collection, featuring all three of their Greatest Hits albums, shows their unrivalled track record of chart-topping, award-winning, record-breaking rock and pop classics. With four songwriters in the band – Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon – Queen created a glorious legacy of all-time anthems that still ring out across the ages. For past and future fans alike, they will rock you! Living up to its name, The Platinum Collection was recently certified by the UK music industry organization the BPI as having gone 8x Platinum, representing sales of 2.4 million achieved since its June 2011 re-release as part of Queen's 40th anniversary celebrations.

    Greatest Hits, first released in 1981, is the best-selling album of all time in the UK, having sold over 6.8 million copies, with global sales in excess of 25 million. Spanning Queen's triumphant first act, from 1974 to 1980, Greatest Hits includes some of the world's most beloved rock standards, including the stadium-sized symphonic chart-topper "Bohemian Rhapsody" and the roof-raising "We Are The Champions," which was named the most catchy song of all time by a team of scientists in 2011. But this album also dazzles with its stylistically promiscuous range, from the crowd rousing "We Will Rock You," the tongue in cheek "Fat Bottomed Girls," the stomp-stomp-stomp late 70's disco inspired "Another One Bites the Dust," to the finger-snapping jukebox retro-rock homage "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and the soaring, impassioned, gospel-fired Aretha-isms of "Somebody To Love."

    Greatest Hits II, originally released shortly before Freddie Mercury's death in 1991, has sold over 19 million copies worldwide. It spans 1981 to 1991, the period which followed Queen having dropped their famous no synthesizers rule elevating them to new heights of creativity. Opening up their guitar-heavy sound to embrace funk, disco and electronics resulted in rich rewards, transforming these former Seventies glam rockers into a glossy, streamlined, emphatically contemporary super-group. Rebooted and rewired, Queen produced some of their most immortal hits during this imperial Eighties phase. Built around an improvised studio jam, their infectious David Bowie collaboration "Under Pressure" became a global chart-topping smash. The retro-futurist epic "Radio Gaga" and the humorously romantic "I Want To Break Free" stand as testaments to their early mastery of synthesizers, while the muscular ripcord riffs of "Hammer To Fall" and octave-vaulting grand-piano acrobatics of "It's a Hard Life" are vintage Queen both sonically and lyrically. Officially the tenth best-selling album of all time in the UK, Greatest Hits II also features the tender sentiments of "Friends Will Be Friends," the planet-sized synth-rock fanfares of "One Vision," and the heroically defiant swan song "The Show Must Go On," featuring Freddie in his last days still playing shamelessly to the gallery.

    Greatest Hits III, rarely available on vinyl, features their latter-day songs, the band members' solo hits and the band's collaborations with other artists including Elton John, Montserrat Caballé, George Michael and Wyclef Jean.

    Undimmed by time or fashion, The Platinum Collection is a reminder that Queen were always colorful, always dynamic, always ablaze with passion and pride.

  • Artist: Queen
    Label: EMI
    Format: LP
    Units: 1
    Country: Europe
    Genre: Pop & Rock
  • Greatest Hits - LP 1 - Side A 


    1.        Bohemian Rhapsody  


    2.        Another One Bites The Dust  


    3.        Killer Queen  


    4.        Fat Bottomed Girls 

     


    Greatest Hits - LP 1 - Side B 


    5.        Bicycle Race  


    6.        You’re My Best Friend  


    7.        Don’t Stop Me Now  


    8.        Save Me 

     


    Greatest Hits - LP 2 - Side A 


    9.        Crazy Little Thing Called Love  


    10.     Somebody To Love  


    11.     Now I’m Here  


    12.     Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy 

     


    Greatest Hits - LP 2 - Side B 


    13.     Play The Game  


    14.     Flash  


    15.     Seven Seas Of Rhye  


    16.     We Will Rock You  


    17.     We Are The Champions 

     


    Greatest Hits II - LP 3 - Side A 


    18.     A Kind Of Magic  


    19.     Under Pressure (Queen + David Bowie)  


    20.     Radio Ga Ga  


    21.     I Want It All  


    22.     I Want To Break Free  

     


    Greatest Hits II - LP 3 - Side B 


    23.     Innuendo  


    24.     It's A Hard Life  


    25.     Breakthru  


    26.     Who Wants To Live Forever 

     


    Greatest Hits II - LP 4 - Side A 


    27.     Headlong  


    28.     The Miracle  


    29.     I'm Going Slightly Mad  


    30.     The Invisible Man  

     


    Greatest Hits II - LP 4 - Side B 


    31.     Hammer To Fall  


    32.     Friends Will Be Friends  


    33.     The Show Must Go On  


    34.     One Vision  

     


    Greatest Hits III - LP 5 - Side A 


    35.     Queen + Elton John - The Show Must Go On (Live, Theatre National de Chaillot, Paris, 1997)  


    36.     Queen + David Bowie - Under Pressure (Rah Mix)  


    37.     Freddie Mercury - Barcelona (Single Version)  


    38.     Queen - Too Much Love Will Kill You 

     


    Greatest Hits III - LP 5 - Side B 


    39.     George Michael + Queen - Somebody To Love (Live, The Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert For AIDS Awareness, Wembley, April 1992)  


    40.     Queen - You Don't Fool Me  


    41.     Queen - Heaven For Everyone  


    42.     Queen - Las Palabras De Amor (The Words Of Love) 

     


    Greatest Hits III - LP 6 - Side A 


    43.     Brian May - Driven By You  


    44.     Freddie Mercury - Living On My Own  


    45.     Queen - Let Me Live  


    46.     Freddie Mercury - The Great Pretender  


    47.     Queen - Princes Of The Universe 

     


    Greatest Hits III - LP 6 - Side B 


    48.     Queen + Wyclef Jean - Another One Bites The Dust (Remix)  


    49.     Queen - No One But You (Only The Good Die Young)  


    50.     Queen - These Are The Days Of Our Lives  


    51.     Queen - Thank God It's Christmas