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GREATEST HITS III

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4 stars Let me start off by saying this is not a greatest hits album. It's just a compilation of Queen and Queen-related material.

"Greatest Hits III" contains some of the worst Queen material I've ever heard, plus some of the greatest. Another One Bites the Dust and Under Pressure have been remixed by rap/dance/disco artists and have completely destroyed some classic Queen songs. On the other hand, some great Queen songs are featured here including Las Palabras De Amor, the only good song on Hot Space (excpet for Under Pressure) and Too Much Love Will Kill You which was featured on both the Made in Heaven album and guitarist Brian May's solo album Back to the Light.

Also appearing on this album are a great version of The Show Must Go On from the Innuendo album recorded after the death of Freddie with Elton John on vocals. There's also a not so good version of Somebody to Love with George Michael singing which doesn't even compare to the original.

The gems on this album are Thank God It's Christmas (Queen's only A-side not featured on an album), No One But You (a tribute to Freddie sung by Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor), and Barcelona (a duet with Freddie Mercury and opera singer Montserrat Caballe).

This is anything but a greatest hit album, but that doesn't prevent it from being a great collection of songs. Just be prepared to wretch every time Under Pressure and Another One Bites the Dust roll around.

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