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2 stars This is yet another Queen compilation album. It contains a decent collection of their greatest hits, but the only reason to purchase this CD is if you are a newbie to Queen or a collector of all things Queen. It does contain two bonus live songs featuring Paul Rodgers singing two of his classic songs, which at least provides something different than what you might find on their other compilation albums, but these are taken from the live album Return of the Champions, so if you already have that than there is no reason to get this. As with any compilation album there are a number of other songs that could have been included (For prog fans, nothing was included from their first two albums). Personally, I am a Queen fan and I enjoy every one of the songs included on this compilation, but the only reason that I purchased this CD was because I found it in the used bin and thus it didn't cost all that much so I figured why not add it to the collection.

It is virtually impossible to be a newbie to Queen, because who hasn't heard We Will Rock You or We Are The Champions blaring from the loud speakers at any sporting event, as well as possibly hearing Another One Bites the Dust, which has gotten some play over the loud speakers as well. Bohemian Rhapsody is arguably their greatest song and of course was prominently featured in the male testosterone classic movie Wayne's World. I was actually first introduced to the track Stone Cold Crazy from a cover song done by Metallica, which just blew me away. Of course, I had to run out and find Queen's version as soon as possible after hearing Metallica's version. However, if these are the only songs that you might have heard from Queen, then this CD will also introduce you to some of their other pop song hits like Tie Your Mother Down, Fat Bottomed Girls, Crazy Little Thing Called Love (which has been featured on many movie soundtracks), Radio Ga Ga, The Show Must Go On, These Are The Days of Our Lives (a beautiful ballad), and I Want It All.

In conclusion, this is a good compilation for listening but is absolutely not necessary to own unless you are a collector of all things Queen. And for Newbies to Queen, I would search out their Greatest Hits I, II, and III, before purchasing this CD, but if this is what you find and it isn't too expensive, it will provide you with a good introduction to the band.

rushfan4 | 2/5 |


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