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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2013

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Stone Cold Crazy (2:14)
2. Tie Your Mother Down (4:50)
3. Fat Bottomed Girls (4:16)
4. Another One Bites The Dust (3:34)
5. We Will Rock You (2:02)
6. We Are the Champions (3:02)
7. Radio Ga Ga (5:46)
8. Bohemian Rhapsody (5:55)
9. I'm in Love with My Car (3:05)
10. I Want It All (4:40)
11. The Show Must Go On (4:32)

Total time 42:35

Line-up / Musicians

- Freddie Mercury / lead and backing vocals, piano, keyboards
- Brian May / guitars, vocals
- John Deacon / bass guitar, acoustic guitar
- Roger Taylor / drums, percussion, vocals

Releases information

Recorded in 1974 - 1991

CD Hollywood Records (2013, US)

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Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
3 stars Queen are the talk of the town at the moment due to that little film Bo Rap so I am going to smash out some reviews from my Queen collection. This is a compilation with not many songs and some odd choices but it has nice packaging at least and is very very cheap in my local CD store so why not? It begins with raucous shouty Stone Cold Crazy that blasts for about 2 minutes and then we have another thrasher with Tie Your Mother Down. A good start as the rock side of Queen is where my interest lies.

Fat Bottomed Girls follows and I have heard it too many times to appreciate it now but the next track is the masterpiece with killer bass line Another One Bites The Dust. In the new bio film it is a fantastic sequence where the band argue and are silenced as the bassline for this is played and the whole band know they are onto a winner. It even has the mystique that if you play the chorus backwards you hear "Decide to smoke Marijuana..." Interesting as it really does sound like that.

Next is the treasure We Will Rock You followed by We Are the Champions; both Quintessential Queen Quassics! Radio Ga Ga is next and we all know it and the quirky hand clap that goes with it. Masterpiece of prog is next with Bohemian Rhapsody; and I never get tired of this especially the operatic section and the metal headbanging ending. An oddity follows with I'm in Love with My Car; really a song about how a car can cause you to fall head over pedals for it, check out those lyrics!

It ends with I Want It All - a stunning hedonistic classic and then The Show Must Go On, a weird way to finish it but satisfactory as the song is great. So there you have it a slice of Queen with some of their gems mixed in with random detours. None of it is going to excite Queen fans who own all these tracks on other CDs but it is still great as a taster for what this brilliant supergroup have to offer.

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