Added on 09-Dec-2010
January 1st 2011 sees Island Records re-issue Queenâ€™s Greatest Hits and Greatest Hits 2 collections. Greatest Hits remains the best selling UK album of all time and combined with Greatest Hits 2 presents the definitive Queen collection. Together they form among one the seminal collections in rock history jointly selling an incredible 40 million copies worldwide.
Both albums have been digitally re-mastered for 2011 by Bob Ludwig, the legendary mastering engineer who has worked with U2, Coldplay and Radiohead, and come complete with refreshed sleeve notes.
The Greatest Hits re-issues start what is going to be a huge year for Queen, as 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of their formation in 1971.
The Anniversary year kicks off with a major exhibition, â€˜Stormtroopers in Stilettosâ€™ – a comprehensive look at the early part of Queenâ€™s career. Taking place in The Old Truman Brewery in the heart of Londonâ€™s East End the exhibition opens on February 25th running through to March 12th, and will cover the band pre-Queen, their formation and their first five albums from the first half of the 1970â€™s.
Newly signed to legendary label Island Records, and to coincide with the exhibition, the first five albums that Queen released â€“ â€œQueenâ€, â€œQueen IIâ€, â€œSheer Heart Attackâ€, â€œA Night At The Operaâ€ and â€œA Day At The Races â€“ will be re-mastered and re-packaged into special deluxe album formats released in March 2011
Subsequent to the exhibition there will be a major BBC TV Documentary featuring a rare interview with Roger Taylor and Brian May and many other surprises and releases to come through the rest of the year. 2011 will see filming begin of a major Hollywood movie about Queen, starring Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury. Acclaimed script writer Peter Morgan (â€œThe Queenâ€,â€ Frost/Nixonâ€ ) is working on the project, which is being produced by GK Films, Robert de Niroâ€™s Tribeca Productions and Queen Films.
Pre Order here:
Greatest Hits: Amazon, Play.com, HMV
Greatest Hits 2: Amazon, Play.com, HMV