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GREATEST HITS III

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2.20 | 42 ratings | 4 reviews | 5% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1999

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Show Must Go On (4.35) - Queen, Elton John
2. Under Pressure (4.09) - Queen, David Bowie
3. Barcelona (4.25) - Montserrat Caballe, Freddie Mercury
4. Too Much Love Will Kill You (4.19) - Queen
5. Somebody To Love (5.07) - Queen, George Michael
6. You Don't Fool Me (5.23) - Queen
7. Heaven For Everyone (4.38) - Queen
8. Las Palabras De Amor (4.29) - Queen
9. Driven By You (4.10) - Brian May
10. Living On My Own (3.37) - Freddie Mercury
11. Let Me Live (4.46) - Queen
12. The Great Pretender (3.26) - Freddie Mercury
13. Princes Of The Universe (3.32) - Queen
14. Another One Bites The Dust (4.21) - Queen, Wyclef Jean
15. No-One But You (4.11) - Queen
16. These Are The Days Of Our Lives (4.22) - Queen
17. Thank God It's Christmas (4.19) - Queen

Total Time 1:49:00

Line-up / Musicians

- Freddie Mercury / vocals
- Brian May / guitar
- John Deacon / bass
- Roger Taylor / drums
+ plus many guests

Releases information

CD Parlophone (1999)

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QUEEN Greatest Hits III ratings distribution


2.20
(42 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(5%)
5%
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(10%)
10%
Good, but non-essential (29%)
29%
Collectors/fans only (29%)
29%
Poor. Only for completionists (27%)
27%

QUEEN Greatest Hits III reviews


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Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Symphonic Team
2 stars After the very successful Greatest Hits I and II it was inevitable that there would be a release of what was left and here it is. It should be retitled "Queen: Hits that were not good enough to be released on the first two compilations". In all honesty this is quite a nicely packaged album as far as the artwork and liner notes are concerned but none of these tracks can really measure up to the classics of the first compilations. Queen purists may be interested but there is nothing of major value here on offer apart from a few tracks that are already on many other compilations.

The tracks that measure up are The Show Must Go On with Elton John, and Under Pressure with David Bowie. Undoubtedly they are masterfully executed and will always be remembered by the music community. I am also a massive fan of Princes Of The Universe, the Highlander theme. I absolutely love it for all its pompous bombasity and oversaturated production value.

What we are then left with is a lot of Freddie Mercury solo material, that I honestly cannot get into. Also the other Queen tracks are lesser known and mainly flopped on the charts. There is even a Brian May solo single Driven By You, a decent track with nice lead guitar. Another One Bites The Dust returns but this time with Wyclef Jean. It ends with Thank God It's Christmas, which is as corny as it sounds.

There are a lot of great Queen compilations out there to revel in. Unfortunately this is not one of them. Definitely for collectors or completists only.

Latest members reviews

1 stars God help us. A "greatest hits" collection containing some of the worst material this group ever put out there. From the pop of "Under Pressure" to the disco crap of "Another One Bites the Dust" with rapping, yet! All the excess and commerical selling out is here. Sure they made a billion dollars ... (read more)

Report this review (#628345) | Posted by mohaveman | Tuesday, February 7, 2012 | Review Permanlink

1 stars Now this is dire. This collection represents Queen's collaborations, a few naff singles and some Freddie Mercury solo pieces. From Queen singing with cheesy pop star George Michael, to Freddie's pseudo-opera to cheesy ballads, this album has it all if you have no musical taste and like the liste ... (read more)

Report this review (#165078) | Posted by burtonrulez | Wednesday, March 26, 2008 | Review Permanlink

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 ... (read more)

Report this review (#70586) | Posted by | Sunday, February 26, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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