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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 03:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Dear Friends:

I would like to know where did that CD came from. It was very difficult for me to get it and it dosen't appear in any web-page (at least the ones I know) as an official release.

Please, help me with this doubt.

Thanks !

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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 04:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was an US-only release. Same artwork as GH II and apparently based on that, driven by the Queen-revival with BoRhap in "Waynes World". It not only contains the singles from the 80s, but as a reminder for the old and new Queen-Audience over there (and due to the lack of US-Hits in the 80s) they included the "Classic"-70s Tracks. It was a massive hit in the states.


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 08:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Besides some of the tracks are edit and sounds not so good because of it: The Miracle, Under Pressure.

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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 08:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

either way, you can get hold of it at Amazon.co.uk for £16.99

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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 10:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Regor hit it.
If GH2 came out in the US as in the UK, no-one would have known any songs on it.
So a new GH1 was released with some tracks thrown on to CQ (GH2) so the US people would have some songs they recognized.
That is why the release of the WWRY:GH1 recently was a "big deal".


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 10:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

True. The normal Greatest Hits released in the early 80's featured songs like Flash's Theme and Bohemian Rhapsody. The Hollywood Records release of GH didn't have those, but had Body Language and I Want To Break Free, which were slight hits in the US (Body Language hit #11 i believe)

Classic Queen was sort of the Greatest Hits II to the first GH from 1992. You had Bohemian Rhapsody, Under Pressure, Who Wants To Live Forever, and other Queen essentials not released on the first or second Greatest Hits.

Why Hollywood Records did this is way beyond me lol


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 12:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Peter, the Invisible Man isn't on Classic Queen.
As for Body Language, it had some chart success in America. It actually hit number one here in Canada.

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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 13:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Liquid Scream wrote:

Peter, the Invisible Man isn't on Classic Queen.
As for Body Language, it had some chart success in America. It actually hit number one here in Canada.


Body Language was not in Classic Queen
it was in the re-realease of GH in the US


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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 13:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

MexQueenFM - Sorry, I should of clarified I was referring to Peter's comments about Body Language being on the re-released North American Greatest Hits from 92.

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Posted: 16 Nov 04, 14:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Excelent!!

Thanks for all this info =).

Now i know where this extrange CD came from and why it was so hard to get!

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

Not to mention the 1989 promo US release with the same title.

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

I think that if they'd included BoRhap in Greatest Hits, then no one would buy Classic Queen. Seems like a buisness strategy. It's annoying, but it worked.


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

Serry Funster wrote:

Besides some of the tracks are edit and sounds not so good because of it: The Miracle, Under Pressure.


Under Pressure is a different mix - One Vision is also edited. I like the fact that they used different versions.