Greatest Hits 1 & 2 re-issues out Today!

Today Island Records re-issue Queen's Greatest Hits and Greatest Hits 2 collections, in celebration of Queen's 40th anniversary. Greatest Hits remains the best selling UK album of all time and combined with Greatest Hits 2 presents the definitive Queen collection. Together they form among one the seminal collections in rock history jointly selling an incredible 40 million copies worldwide.

Both albums have been digitally re-mastered for 2011 by Bob Ludwig, the legendary mastering engineer who has worked with U2, Coldplay and Radiohead, and come complete with refreshed sleeve notes.

The Greatest Hits re-issues starts what is going to be a huge year for Queen, as 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of their formation in 1971.

The Anniversary year kicks off with a major exhibition, 'Stormtroopers in Stilettos' - a comprehensive look at the early part of Queen's career. Taking place in The Old Truman Brewery in the heart of London's East End the exhibition opens on February 25th running through to March 12th, and will cover the band pre-Queen, their formation and their first five albums from the first half of the 1970's.

Newly signed to legendary label Island Records, and to coincide with the exhibition, the first five albums that Queen released - “Queen”, “Queen II”, “Sheer Heart Attack”, “A Night At The Opera” and “A Day At The Races - will be re-mastered and re-packaged into special deluxe album formats released in March 2011

Subsequent to the exhibition there will be a major BBC TV Documentary featuring a rare interview with Roger Taylor and Brian May and many other surprises and releases to come through the rest of the year. 2011 will see filming begin of a major Hollywood movie about Queen, starring Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury. Acclaimed script writer Peter Morgan (“The Queen”,” Frost/Nixon” ) is working on the project, which is being produced by GK Films, Robert de Niro's Tribeca Productions and Queen Films.

Buy now here:

Greatest Hits: Amazon,, HMV

Track Listing:

Bohemian Rhapsody
Another One Bites The Dust
Killer Queen
Fat Bottomed Girls
Bicycle Race
You're My Best Friend
Don't Stop Me Now
Save Me
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Somebody To Love
Now I'm Here
Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
Play The Game
Seven Seas of Rhye
We Will Rock You
We Are The Champions

Greatest Hits 2: Amazon,, HMV

Track Listing:

A Kind of Magic
Under Pressure feat David Bowie
Radio Ga Ga
I Want It All
I Want To Break Free
It's a Hard Life
Who Wants To Live Forever
The Miracle
I'm Going Slightly Mad
The Invisible Man
Hammer To Fall
Friends Will Be Friends
The Show Must Go On
One Vision

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