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Posted: 13 Nov 04, 10:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Don't You Think that the "Innuendo" tracks Should have been in "Greatest Hits III" Instead Of Beeing in "Greatest Hits II", and put some more "Hot Space"tracks in "Greatest Hits II" ?

I Think That Should Have Been In "Greatest Hits III". What Do You Think?
Here's my Track list for "Greatest Hits II" And "Greatest Hits III"

GH II GH III
A Kind Of Magic The Show Must Go On
Under Pressure Under Pressure (Rah Mix)
Radio Gá Gá I'm Going Slightly Mad
I Want It All Too Much Love Will Kill You
I Want To Break Free Somebody To Love (Q + G.M.)
One Year Of Love You Don't Fool Me
It's a Hard Life Heaven For Everyone
Breakthru Las Plabras de Amor
Wants To Live Forever A Winter's Tale
Body Language Innuendo
The Miracle Scandal
Princes Of Universe Let Me Live
The Invisible Man Headlong
Hammer To Fall No One But You
Frends Will Be Frends Bites The Dust (Q+ W.J)
Back Chat The Days Of Our Lives
One Vision Thank God It's Christmas


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Posted: 13 Nov 04, 11:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What about Calling All Girls for GH II?


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Posted: 13 Nov 04, 12:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"making it both a 2LP and 2CD"

It already was a 2 LP.

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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 14:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree; though it could have been decided that no GHIII would be made after Freddie's death, they should have planned for it. Therefore, they should have taken a couple of Miracle and Innuendo tracks off and put some more Hot Space tracks or A Kind Of Magic tracks, something like that.

Like so:

A Kind Of Magic
Under Pressure
Radio Ga Ga
I Want It All
I Want To Break Free
Back Chat
It's A Hard Life
Scandal
Who Wants To Live Forever
Action This Day (great song)
The Miracle
Body Language
The Invisible Man
Hammer To Fall
Friends Will Be Friends
The Show Must Go On
One Vision


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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 14:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think "Greatest Hits II" is ok. But I'm not sure about many ideas put into life on "Greatest Hits III". I wouldn't put "Show Must Go On" with Elton John on it. It was not a single and - let's face it - it's weak! The remix of "Under Pressure" also should have been ommitted, but they just tried to have something new to promote the album. I think people would buy the album, even if Rah Mix wasn't there. The single flopped anyways. It's also quite controversial idea to put the solo stuff on a Queen album, but ok - "Barcelona" and "Driven By You" were big hits and people associate them with Queen, so ok. Instead of "Show Must Go On" and "Pressure" I would put "A Winter's Tale" and "Body Language" on it.

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Posted: 15 Nov 04, 16:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just want to mention that in Finland GH2 is the most sold foreign album ever. Every family seems to have a copy of it.

One more thing. How many hits are there on GH3?


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 02:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GH I would be(the original US version plus three bonus tracks and songs from 1973-81):
Another One Bites the Dust
Bohemian Rhapsody
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Killer Queen
Fat Bottomed Girls(single mix)
Bicycle Race
Under Pressure(with David Bowie)
We Will Rock You
We Are the Champions
Flash(single mix)
Somebody to Love
You're My Best Friend
Keep Yourself Alive
Play the Game
Tie Your Mother Down(single mix)
Seven Seas of Rhye
Save Me

GH II would be tracks from 1982-89:
A Kind of Magic
Radio Ga Ga
I Want it All(single mix)
Las Palabras De Amor
I Want to Break Free(single mix)
Princes of the Universe
The Invisible Man(12" mix intro with album version)
Back Chat
It's a Hard Life
Friends Will Be Friends
Breakthru
Body Language
Hammer to Fall(single edit)
Who Wants to Live Forever(video edit)
Calling All Girls
Scandal
One Vision(single mix)
The Miracle

GH III would be 1991 to present:
Innuendo
Too Much Love Will Kill You
Headlong
Heaven For Everyone(single mix)
Somebody to Love(with George Michael)
I'm Going Slightly Mad
Let Me Live
These Are the Days of Our Lives
A Winter's Tale
Under Pressure(1999 Rah Mix)
You Don't Fool Me
Another One Bites the Dust Remix by Wyclef Jean
The Show Must Go On
No One But You
The Show Must Go On(with Elton John)







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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 04:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think you could have got away with putting Body Language/Calling All Girls on GH2. They're just shit songs that would really stand out as such amoungst the bigger hits.

Queen had their pick of commercial hits to choose from and they chose the best. Obviously GHIII is a cobbled-together release that I still find difficult to comprehend. Still not so bad, however, as to include Body Language/Calling All Girls ;-)

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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 09:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

How about not releasing GHIII at all...?
It's an utter piece of crap this record! The only thing I like about it is the way it was released on vinyl- looks pretty nice!

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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 09:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="crimson"><b>ThomasQuinn</b> wrote:

GH II was released in '91. They knew Freddie was dying, so they didn't expect Queen to get any substantial number of hits posthumously, so they didn't expect that there was ever going to be a GH III in the first place. For that reason, I think they were right in including the Innuendo tracks.


exactly - although when you consider Queen only allowed songs that charted at 24 or above in the UK to be included it did leave a potential GH3 a bit bare, as was proved later.

Also, if you look in the GHV2 booklet it states that Calling All Girls, Scandal, Body Language, Back Chat etc. were all eligible hits but not included in GH2 for the reason that "Queen had too many hits". So why weren't they in GH3? Even better wouldn't have been to release GH3 at all, yet instead release another studio album made up of NOBY, TGIC, WWRY (fast), Under Pressure (rah mix) plus b-sides/finished demos etc.