Released on May 22, 1989
Sales were so strong of this album, that it delayed the release of a second greatest hits volume, that was eventually released two years later.
5 singles were released from the album, a record for Queen.
No tour followed the album release, a first in Queen history. This is likely primarily due to Freddie's health concerns.
All tracks composed by Queen, rather than individual band members. This allowed any song to be put into the collective pool, and be developed by everyone.
Cat. No: PCSD 107/CDP 792357 2 (UK) HR 61234 (USA)
Release Date: 22 May 1989 (UK) 6 June 1989 (USA)
Produced By: Queen and David Richards
Engineered By: David Richards. Asst. Engs: Andrew Bradfield, John Brough, Angelique Cooper, Claude Rider, Andy Mason and Justin Shirley-Smith.
Recorded At: Olympic, Townhouse and Mountain
When: January 1988 - January 1989
Cover Concept: Queen
Highest Chart Pos: 1 (UK) 24 (USA)
Weeks On Chart: 27 (UK) 14 (USA)
Award Status: Platinum (UK) Gold (USA)
NOTE: CD has extra tracks; Hang On In There, Chinese Torture, The Invisible Man 12” version. Hollywood Records remastered 1991 release bonus tracks; Hang On In There, Chinese Torture, Scandal 12”.