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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 07:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


January 1st 2011 sees Island Records re-issue Queen’s Greatest Hits and Greatest Hits 2 collections. Greatest Hits remains the best selling UK album of all time and combined with Greatest Hits 2 presents the definitive Queen collection. Together they form among one the seminal collections in rock history jointly selling an incredible 40 million copies worldwide.

Both albums have been digitally re-mastered for 2011 by Bob Ludwig, the legendary mastering engineer who has worked with U2, Coldplay and Radiohead, and come complete with refreshed sleeve notes.

The Greatest Hits re-issues start what is going to be a huge year for Queen, as 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of their formation in 1971.

The Anniversary year kicks off with a major exhibition, ‘Stormtroopers in Stilettos’ – a comprehensive look at the early part of Queen’s career. Taking place in The Old Truman Brewery in the heart of London’s East End the exhibition opens on February 25th running through to March 12th, and will cover the band pre-Queen, their formation and their first five albums from the first half of the 1970’s.

Newly signed to legendary label Island Records, and to coincide with the exhibition, the first five albums that Queen released – “Queen”, “Queen II”, “Sheer Heart Attack”, “A Night At The Opera” and “A Day At The Races – will be re-mastered and re-packaged into special deluxe album formats released in March 2011

Subsequent to the exhibition there will be a major BBC TV Documentary featuring a rare interview with Roger Taylor and Brian May and many other surprises and releases to come through the rest of the year. 2011 will see filming begin of a major Hollywood movie about Queen, starring Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury. Acclaimed script writer Peter Morgan (“The Queen”,” Frost/Nixon” ) is working on the project, which is being produced by GK Films, Robert de Niro’s Tribeca Productions and Queen Films.

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Greatest Hits: Amazon, Play.com, HMV

Track Listing:

Greatest Hits 2: Amazon, Play.com, HMV

Track Listing:


Source: http://www.queenonline.com/news/1925/

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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 08:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How 'happy' I was when I saw it on my mailbox... Can't wait to buy my twentieth edition of GH.

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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 09:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

SERIOUSLY FUCK GREATEST HITS. I mean seriously...how many more of them do we need? This better not be the only "surprise" coming out in 2011 for the 40th anniversary...there better be some live concerts.


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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 10:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Resolution of the top image is more exciting than Greatest Hits 2011 for me...

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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 10:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Newly signed to legendary label Island Records, and to coincide with the exhibition, the first five albums that Queen released will be re-mastered and re-packaged into special deluxe album formats released in March 2011

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*That* is good news though.


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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 10:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WOW! Can't wait to add the GH 2011 to my collection....

Ok.... seriously... I hope the artwork is great LOL

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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 11:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

community wrote: notimeforlosers wrote: How 'happy' I was when I saw it on my mailbox... Can't wait to buy my twentieth edition of GH.

Do You think new remastering of this collected will be better than first release these collected?

Sarcasm? Oh yeah.


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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 13:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm suprised these are being released after Christmas...


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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 13:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Queen - Greatest Hits Reissue To Empty Your Pockets Once More 40th Anniversary Edition

"This release features a remastered version of WWRY where the countdown has been succesfully edited out. Hence, we call this the Clean Version. Throw your old copies away, this IS the definitive version. For now." ~ Greg Brooks

"The loudness is even more severe than the other releases. Deafness unavoidable. Must buy." ~ New York Times

"Queen sure knows how to milk the cash cow. The solution to the financial crisis is near." ~ The Daily Mail

"Queen has been part of a solid recycle policy for years and we love them for that." ~ The Sun

"Wow, once again nothing new from the legendary rock band Queen. But who gives? The general public wants this." ~ Rolling Stones Magazine

"Queen has let down their fans many times, including this release. But why care about fans? It's the money that counts. Congratulations Queen, you delivered a great job." ~ Financial Times


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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 15:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

David Jones wrote: I'm suprised these are being released after Christmas...

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Fortunately, not the whole world population - 6,886,600,001 approx, the -001 includes me (?) - is Christian.


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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 15:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Again, again, again and again...... again again!!!!


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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 15:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

More than just Christians 'celebrate' Christmas. I'm not surprised it's being sold after the holidays. Queen & Co seem to be doing the opposite of whats right these days...

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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 15:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

DavidRFuller wrote: More than just Christians 'celebrate' Christmas. I'm not surprised it's being sold after the holidays. Queen & Co seem to be doing the opposite of whats right these days...
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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 15:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

People just don't seem to realise that these are the remastered remasters. Queen's Greatest Hits have never been so, errr, loud!

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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 17:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

community wrote: notimeforlosers wrote: How 'happy' I was when I saw it on my mailbox... Can't wait to buy my twentieth edition of GH.

Do You think new remastering of this collected will be better than first release these collected?

Oh my gosh. You don't seem to know a lot about irony, don't you? Or even english...

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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 17:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fucking GH re-issues to start brilliant way of generating excitement.


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Posted: 09 Dec 10, 22:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey guys, c'mon! Maybe this reissue comes with something extra like.... er.... an audio commentary of Greg Brooks saying "Property of QP"... that would be awsome, right?

Or maybe some unseen photos of... er... Greg Brooks saying "Property or QP", and that is something new, right?

Well.... maybe the best thing is to wait 'til March for the re-editions of the old LP.


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Posted: 10 Dec 10, 00:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

community wrote: Maybe we should calm down and wait for the next year? Was Announced plans, but agree that the exhibition and launch the first four albums will not be stretched over the whole year, and about the other plans have not yet been announced, perhaps something change. ======

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Posted: 10 Dec 10, 02:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I already have the greatest hits cds so i dont need to buy them, they sound great as they are

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Posted: 10 Dec 10, 06:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I guess Greatest video hits 3 is no longer in the pipeline?


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