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Posted: 16 Jul 04, 19:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"Hollywood Records has set an Aug. 17 release date for a new version of Queen's "Greatest Hits," first issued by EMI in 1981 in the U.K. The upcoming disc boasts live versions of "Under Pressure" and "Tie Your Mother Down" plus an unreleased version of "I'm in Love With My Car," currently being featured in a Jaguar ad campaign.

The surviving members of the U.K. rock act, once led by the late Freddie Mercury, have contributed new liner notes to the package, which will also include previously unseen photos by Mick Rock. Among the other favorites featured on the set are "Another One Bites the Dust," "Bicycle Race," "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions."
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So the live bonus tracks from Milton Keynes are "Under Pressure" and "Tie Your Mother Down"? Yawn. Didn't Brian say there would be 3 tracks though?

Would it be that difficult to throw in "Staying Power"?

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Posted: 16 Jul 04, 20:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm the one who said there were 3, based on info from Greg :)

I can't believe there isn't a full track list yet.. it's only a month away! I'd think they'd get more preorders if people knew exactly what they're getting.

Thanks for this update though!

Edit: Greg did tell me that it is 'basically just the U.K. Greatest Hits' plus the tracks mentioned. That would be boring, I agree. If they want to do something cool.. they should release the ORIGINAL U.S. version of GH and add the bonus tracks to that.

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Posted: 16 Jul 04, 20:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree!

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Posted: 16 Jul 04, 22:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If they miss the opportunity to put a live fast version of WWRY on a Greatest Hits CD, then I give up.


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Posted: 27 Jul 04, 14:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

(I think this was the topic where someone commented on the We Will Rock You logo on the album cover, before the messages were lost)

The cover has been posted on Brian's site and it looks like the We Will Rock You logo is a sticker, because it isn't on the picture.

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Posted: 27 Jul 04, 15:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yeah I just saw that. It looks pretty nice.. though now I'm realizing how dumb it is to simply call it 'Greatest Hits' once again.

This is the 3rd time Hollywood has released this version of GH (minus the bonus tracks) but technically only the first time it's been available by itself here. Before it was only part of the Gold or Platinum collections. And then there's their 1992 GH making this the 4th 'Greatest Hits' to be released on Hollywood :-P

And still no original U.S. 1981 track list version since Elektra's went OOP.