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Format: CD
Sku: 60366196
UPC: 720616225023
UPC 14: 00720616225023
Release Date: 11/9/1999
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Show Must Go On, The - (with Elton John) ~ Queen
2. Under Pressure - (rah mix, with David Bowie) ~ Queen
3. Barcelona - (with Freddie Mercury/Montserrat Caballe) ~ Queen
4. Too Much Love Will Kill You ~ Queen
5. Somebody To Love - (with George Michael) ~ Queen
6. You Don't Fool Me ~ Queen
7. Heaven For Everyone ~ Queen
8. Las Palabras De Amor (The Words Of Love) ~ Queen
9. Driven By You - (with Brian May) ~ Queen
10. Living On My Own - (with Freddie Mercury) ~ Queen
11. Let Me Live ~ Queen
12. Great Pretender, The - (with Freddie Mercury) ~ Queen
13. Princes Of The Universe ~ Queen
14. Another One Bites The Dust - (with Wyclef Jean/Pras Michel/Free) ~ Queen
15. No-One But You (only The Good Die Young) ~ Queen
16. These Are The Days Of Our Lives ~ Queen
17. Thank God It's Christmas - (bonus track) ~ Queen

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Audio Remixers: Justin Shirley-Smith; Wyclef Jean.
Muze PNote Liner Note Authors: Neal Preston; Andy Davis .
Muze PNote Photographers: Peter Hince; Suzi Gibbons; Richard Gray ; Simon Fowler .
Muze PNote The history of Queen's Greatest Hits albums is impossibly convoluted. The first album with that title was released in 1981, and it was an excellent collection, but it was deleted in America by the end of the '80s. When Hollywood acquired the rights to the Queen catalog in 1991, it didn't reissue the original Greatest Hits album. Instead, it released Classic Queen, a bastardized version of the British compilation Greatest Hits, Vol. 2; it included "Bohemian Rhapsody" along with a couple other tracks from Greatest Hits. Classic Queen was essentially a quick cash-in to capitalize on the band's exposure in the hit film Wayne's World, and it served its purpose well. However, since it was pieced together with elements of the first two greatest-hits albums, Hollywood couldn't reissue either one. So, that year they put out their own Greatest Hits, which had the same skeleton as the British Greatest Hits, minus selections that were on Classic Queen, plus a handful of other tracks. To further complicate matters, Hollywood issued Greatest Hits, Vols. 1 & 2 in 1995, and this two-disc set contained the original British collections, which Greatest Hits, Vol. 3 functions as a sequel to. But Greatest Hits, Vol. 3 isn't a hits collection, it's a hodgepodge of rarities. The only real hit here is George Michael's live duet with Queen on "Somebody to Love." The rest are remixes, solo cuts, and tracks completed after Freddie Mercury's death. It's nice to get some of these items on one disc, but such a collection could barely be called "hits." It wouldn't be a problem if it was billed as such, but it's a sporadic collection of loose ends, a few of which are pretty good, most of which are unnecessary. If casual fans are expecting a true Greatest Hits, Vol. 3, they will be sorely disappointed.

Producer: Colin Peter; David Richards; Serge Ramaekers; George Michael; Mike Moran; Queen

Engineer: Colin Peter; David Richards; Serge Ramaekers; Justin Shirley-Smith

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Iron Eagle
Muze Music Compilations Grosse Point Blank
Muze Music Compilations Ladies & Gentlemen-Best Of George Michael
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Bowie
Muze Music Compilations Now: Classic Rock
Muze Music Compilations Sucker Punch (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Best Of Rock Roll Hall Of Fame Plus
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Movies

Associated Artists and Works

Dragon Attack
Edison Male Quartet
London Symphony Orchestra
Miami Project
Michael, George
Orchestra Regina
Original Soundtrack
Palmer, David
Return of the Champions [Digipak] ~ Rodgers, Paul
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Killer Queen: A Tribute To Queen ~ Various Artists
von Lichten, Helmut

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/09/1999
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1999
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 162250
Music Label Name Label : Hollywood
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00720616225023

Professional Reviews

Mojo (Publisher)
(12/99, p.104)
- "...vocal magic here comes from a certain Mercurial talent, and George Michael....packing real poignancy...[it] reminds us that Freddie's tongue was still in his cheek right 'til the end..."

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