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Absolute Greatest

Absolute Greatest
Queen
Released 11 November 2009 (Japan)
13 November 2009 (Germany, Austria)
16 November 2009 (Europe)
17 November 2009 (US)
Recorded 1973–1995
Genre Rock
Length 79:29
Label Parlophone (UK)
Hollywood Records (US)
Producer various
Queen chronology

Singles Collection 2
(2009)
Absolute Greatest
(2009)
Singles Collection 3
(2010)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Classic Rock 7/10 stars[2]
Q 4/5 stars[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[4]

Absolute Greatest is a compilation album by the British rock band Queen. The album features 20 of their most famous hits throughout their career on one CD for the very first time and is available in several formats, including the single CD edition, a 2 CD special edition featuring audio commentaries by Brian May and Roger Taylor, a 52-page hardback book with the 2 CDs, digital download, and an LP edition box set. Each track has been remastered from the original tapes.[5]

A promotion running on the band's official website, Queen Online, gave fans the opportunity to guess the placings of the tracks on the album and win a prize if their answer was correct (a new track was revealed daily). The prize winner was then chosen in a random selection.[6]

Track listing

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "We Will Rock You"  Brian May 2:02
2. "We Are the Champions"  Freddie Mercury 3:01
3. "Radio Ga Ga"  Roger Taylor 5:48
4. "Another One Bites the Dust"  John Deacon 3:34
5. "I Want It All" (Single Version)Queen 4:00
6. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"  Mercury 2:44
7. "A Kind of Magic"  Taylor 4:22
8. "Under Pressure"  David Bowie, Queen 4:06
9. "One Vision" (Single Version)Queen 3:58
10. "You're My Best Friend"  Deacon 2:52
11. "Don't Stop Me Now"  Mercury 3:31
12. "Killer Queen"  Mercury 2:58
13. "These Are the Days of Our Lives"  Queen 4:16
14. "Who Wants to Live Forever" (Greatest Hits II Edit)May 4:55
15. "Seven Seas of Rhye"  Mercury 2:44
16. "Heaven for Everyone" (Single Version)Taylor 4:37
17. "Somebody to Love"  Mercury 4:48
18. "I Want to Break Free" (Single Version)Deacon 4:22
19. "The Show Must Go On"  Queen 4:27
20. "Bohemian Rhapsody"  Mercury 5:56
Bonus streaming live performances
No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "White Queen (As It Began)" (Live at the Rainbow Theatre, London 1974)May  
2. "Killer Queen" (Live at Earls Court, London 1977)Mercury  
3. "You Take My Breath Away" (Live at Earls Court, London 1977)Mercury  
4. "The Millionaire Waltz" (Live at The Summit, Houston 1977)Mercury  
5. "My Melancholy Blues" (Live at The Summit, Houston 1977)Mercury  
6. "Dreamer's Ball" (Live at Le Pavillion, Paris 1979)May  
7. "We Will Rock You (Fast)" (Live at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo 1979)May  
8. "Let Me Entertain You" (Live at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo 1979)May  
9. "I'm in Love with My Car" (Live at Hammersmith Apollo, London 1979)Taylor  
10. "Now I'm Here" (Live at Hammersmith Apollo, London 1979)May  
11. "Save Me" (Live at The Forum, Montreal 1981)May  
12. "Somebody to Love" (Live at the National Bowl, Milton Keynes 1982)Mercury  
13. "Tie Your Mother Down" (Live at Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro 1985)May  
14. "Love of My Life" (Live at Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro 1985)Mercury  
15. "One Vision" (Live at Wembley Stadium, London 1986)Queen  
16. "In the Lap of the Gods...Revisited" (Live at Wembley Stadium, London 1986)Mercury  
17. "We Are the Champions" (Live at Wembley Stadium, London 1986)Mercury  
18. "We Will Rock You" (Live at Népstadion, Budapest 1986)May  

Personnel

Guest musicians:

Charts and certifications

References

External links

  • Queen official website: Discography: Absolute Greatest (no lyrics included)
  • Television ad (official video)
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