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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 07:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Which one is your fave?

Greatest Hits 1
Greatest Hits 2
Greatest Hits 3

My fave would be Greatest Hits 1 because its the most rocky cd out of the three, Greatest Hits 2 is more popy and Greatest Hits 3 is alot of ballads and very poignant which is great too.

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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 08:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

definetly greatest hits 1 because it is the proper queen sound that we love. number 2 though has classics is very 80's pop and number 3 well i think it was so unnesesary.


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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 09:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not 3.


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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 09:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

3. 3 is the best. No doubt about it.


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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 10:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

2. I love 1980's Queen mostly.

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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 10:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

adammessenger74 wrote:

hits 1 is the best its more raw!!!

hits 2 is excellent to sing along to in the car

hits 3 is complete and utter shit



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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 10:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Utter shit... *rolls eyes*

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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 11:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Would've had to buy a lot of different albums to get those cuts on GH3. Plus, at the time, it was the only place I could find the videos.

I must have about 20 different greatest hits/best of CDs, what's one more?

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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 11:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Difficult to say. 70s Queen is not better, or worse, IMO, than 80s Queen, but it's definitely between GH1 & GH2. There are a few good tracks on GH3, but I still think of it as a cash-in for EMI, so they have something new for the millennium.


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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 16:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1 - the best, classic
2 - different, poppy, but still great
3 - weird & weak

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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 16:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<b><font color="red">Peter Cetera</b> wrote:

Why not admit that there was only stuff for two Greatest Hits-records?


But there was plenty of singles for a third and maybe even a fourth greatest hits album, considering that 'Keep Yourself Alive', 'Liar (US edit)', 'Tie Your Mother Down (edit)', 'Long Away', 'Spread Your Wings', 'It's Late', 'Jealousy', 'Love Of My Life (live)', 'We Will Rock You (live)', 'Need Your Loving Tonight', 'Body Language', 'Las Palabras De Amor', 'Back Chat', 'Calling All Girls', 'Staying Power', 'Thank God It's Christmas', 'Princes Of The Universe', 'Pain Is So Close To Pleasure (US remix)', 'Scandal', 'Somebody To Love (live with George Michael)', 'Heaven For Everyone (edit)', 'A Winter's Tale', 'Too Much Love', 'Let Me Live', 'You Don't Fool Me', and 'No One But You' were all singles and only nine of those tracks were actually released on GH3.

That's twenty-six tracks for the choosing right there, all from the UK and US, and if they really wanted to make a fourth Greatest Hits, they could have easily put on other country's singles: 'Teo Torriate', 'I Was Born To Love You', 'Mustapha', 'One Year Of Love', 'I Was Born To Love You', 'Bites The Dust (with Wyclef Jean)', 'Under Pressure (rah)', 'We Will Rock You (with 5ive)', and 'Flash (Vanguard)'. That's thirty-five tracks overall, and considering that Queen like to put seventeen tracks per compilation, enough for two more compilations.

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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 16:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Greatest Hits 2 is well the best, its got all the classics on it like Radio Ga Ga and A Kind Of Magic. Greatest Hits 1 is good but most of the songs from that is when they were younger and when they werent at their peek


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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 16:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

definitely Greatest Hits 1.

that was the album that made me fall inlove with the band when i was 10 years old...

the second one is also superb, gotta agree with the claim that the third is absolutely disposable...

you got enough money guys! no need to release dozens of stupid unnecessary compilations!



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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 16:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

freddie89 wrote:

Greatest Hits 2 is well the best, its got all the classics on it like Radio Ga Ga and A Kind Of Magic. Greatest Hits 1 is good but most of the songs from that is when they were younger and when they werent at their peek


god, what are you rambling about?! at the 70's Queen were undoubtedly at their creative prime!






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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 18:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

the 3 is a shit...

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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 19:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wow! I am so going to stick up for "Greatest Hits III"! I was and am so thankful for it! It was so amazing to have something "new" from Queen that year! I also would like to say that all these other songs that could be added for one or two more hit compilations should not be so that the albums that they are from will retain hits unto themselves so that they will be the only places to get them. Also for whatever it is worth I think it is also good that all of Queen's singles are not just added onto a hits compilation just because they were singles but because there was at least some degree of validiity to them being hits. (Yes I know there are some exceptions but I still stand by this.) I also would like to say that while I still am not big on solo hits or group hits being on compilations of one or the other by an artist or group I think that there are some reasonable exceptions. I think that "Greatest Hits III" was a great exception and I think it was fine AND good that it was done the way it was done. I just wish a Roger Taylor solo song or two could have been on it was well...

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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 20:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For me, I think GH2 is slightly better. Like someone here said, they were at their peak during that time and totally nailed it. GH1 is amazing too, a classic. Actually it's really hard to decide! I dont really know. Oh and GH3, is OK..


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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 22:39 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I would probably say GH2, because of the 80's songs like Radio Ga Ga and Breakthru.

However, here in America we have had other Queen compilations such as: Queen's Greatest with songs from the 80's like IWTBF (Edit). Also in 1992, Hollywood Records released Classic Queen with songs from the 70's to Innuendo. It had songs like SCC, OYOL and finally TATDOOL. Cheers!!!!


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Posted: 12 Dec 05, 23:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Classic. It has it all.


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Posted: 13 Dec 05, 08:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Yeah, there was plenty of stuff that could have been put on GH3, but the question was which one do we like the best. I think EMI could have done a lot better with GH3. FE, I know a lot of you disagree with me on this, but I think that TSMGO with Elton John is shit. This is because I just don't like Elton John. I would have preferred if, say, KYA or TYMD was on instead of this. Also, things such as DBY, LOMO and Barcelona are not even Queen songs. Surely there are enough good Queen single releases to replace these, as well as the AOBTD remix. I don't recall a single person saying they like this track.
However, there are good tracks on GH3 as well. I love the Under Pressure remix, as well as TATDOOL and Thank God It's Christmas. I just think there were so many better tracks they could have put on. I'm just grateful they didn't bother with Queen+5ive's WWRY. They can't please every Queen fan, but they could at least try a little harder.


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