From a posting to another list years ago..do you think they'd release, what in short hand, would be 'GHIV'????
A smarter move would have been to include another disc with the 'Platinum Collection', so that all the 'hits' would have been in one package for the newbie shopper.
Using the basic criteria of 1,2,and 3, the track list could have been:
Flick of the Wrist (double A side w/KQ)
Death on Two Legs (A side of the EP)
Tie Your Mother Down
Spread Your Wings
I Was Born To Love You (original)
Man On The Prowl (A side w/TGIC)
A Winter's Tale
Back To The Light
Too Much Love Will Kill You (Brian)
These Are The Days Of Our Lives (w/ Lisa Stansfield)
Sticking with the Top 40 and '17 track' formula, the remainder could have been chosen from 'Back Chat' WWRY w/5ive (no thanks), 'Surrender', or 'Man On Fire' (just because it's Roger's best), and maybe the soundtrack versions of 'AKOM' and 'The Hero'.
There were enough quality, and qualified songs, for a superb GH 3. They just chose not to do so, and ruined a chance for a superb coda.
"Ladies and gentlemen... I guess that takes in most of you..." Groucho Marx, 'A Night at the Opera'