QUEEN - GREATEST HITS 12" LP Vinyl Album

"Greatest Hits" is the compilation album by the British rock group Queen. When released in November 1981, the album consisted of Queen's best-selling singles since their first chart appearance in 1974 with "Seven Seas of Rhye", up to their 1980 hit "Flash" (though in some countries "Under Pressure", the band's 1981 chart-topper with David Bowie, was included). There was no universal track listing or cover art for the album, and each territory's tracks were dependent on what singles had been released there and which were successful.

 

QUEEN - Greatest Hits 12" LP Vinyl Album front cover https://vinyl-records.nl

Album Description & Collectors information:

This album "QUEEN Greatest Hits" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, and artwork/photos

Music Genre:

 
70s 80s Pop-Rock 

Album Production Information:

 

The album: "QUEEN Greatest Hits" was produced by: Queen, Roy Thomas Baker, Mike Stone, Mack

Reinhold Mack nicknamed "Mack" and also known as "Wolfgang Mack" a German music producer and Sound Engineer and is best known for his work with bands like "Electric Light Orchestra", Queen, "Deep Purple", Rainbow and others.

Album cover design: Kochlowski GMBH

Notes:

Mike Stone (Full-name: Michael Richard Seth Stone, 1951-2002) an American record producer and engineer who has worked with a wide range of rock and metal bands. He was born on 21 December 1951, in New York City.

Stone began his career as an engineer at Record Plant Studios in New York, where he worked on albums by artists such as KISS, Blue Öyster Cult, and Aerosmith. He later moved to Los Angeles and worked at Cherokee Studios, where he became known for his work with bands such as Queen, Van Halen, and Journey. He has produced all of Demon's records since 1981, many of Discharge's albums as well as producing several other bands.

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Stone is perhaps best known for his work with Queen on their albums "News of the World" and "The Game," which included hits such as "We Will Rock You," "We Are the Champions," and "Another One Bites the Dust." He also worked with Journey on their album "Escape," which included the hit singles "Don't Stop Believin'" and "Open Arms."

In addition to his work as a producer and engineer, Stone has also served as a mixer, remixer, and mastering engineer on numerous albums. He has received several Grammy nominations for his work and has been recognized for his contributions to the field of audio engineering.

Record Label Information:

 
EMI 1C 088 -78 044

Media Format:

 
12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

 
1981 Made in Germany
Complete Track-listing of the album "QUEEN Greatest Hits"

The detailed tracklist of this record "QUEEN Greatest Hits" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Bohemian Rhapsody
  2. Another One Bites the Dust
  3. Killer Queen
  4. Fat Bottomed Girls
  5. Bicycle Race
  6. You're my Best Friend
  7. Spread Your Wings
  8. Don't Stop me Now
  9. Save Me
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Crazy Little Thing Called Love
  2. Somebody to Love
  3. Now I'm Here
  4. Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy
  5. Play the Game
  6. Flash
  7. Seven Seas of Rhye
  8. We Will Rock You
  9. We Are the Champions

 

Front Cover Photo Of QUEEN - Greatest Hits 12" LP Vinyl Album

 

QUEEN - Greatest Hits 12" LP Vinyl Album front cover https://vinyl-records.nl

 Note: The photos on this page are taken from albums in my personal collection. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).

Photo Of The Back Cover QUEEN - Greatest Hits 12" LP Vinyl Album

 

QUEEN - Greatest Hits 12" LP Vinyl Album back cover

First Photo Of Custom Inner Sleeve QUEEN - Greatest Hits 12" LP Vinyl Album

 

QUEEN - Greatest Hits 12" LP Vinyl Album custom inner sleeve

Second Photo Of Custom Inner Sleeve QUEEN - Greatest Hits 12" LP Vinyl Album

 

QUEEN - Greatest Hits 12" LP Vinyl Album custom inner sleeve

Close up of Side One record's label QUEEN - Greatest Hits 12" LP Vinyl Album

"Greatest Hits" Record Label Details: EMI 1C 088 -78 044 ℗ 1981 by EMI Records Ltd Sound Copyright

"Greatest Hits" Record Label Details: EMI 1C 088 -78 044 ℗ 1981 by EMI Records Ltd Sound Copyright
 

Queen's Vinyl Discography: A Comprehensive Collection.

Band Description:

QUEEN is a British rock band that was formed in 1970 in London. The band consists of four members, including Freddie Mercury (vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), John Deacon (bass guitar), and Roger Taylor (drums, vocals). Over the course of their career, QUEEN has sold more than 150 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In this web-page, we will explore the history of QUEEN, their musical style, their most popular albums and songs, and their legacy.

History:

QUEEN was formed in 1970 when Freddie Mercury, Brian May, and Roger Taylor met while studying at the Imperial College in London. The three musicians began playing together and soon added John Deacon to the band as their bassist. In 1973, they released their first self-titled album, which included the hit single "Keep Yourself Alive." The band's second album, "Queen II," was released in 1974 and featured the popular song "Seven Seas of Rhye." It was their third album, "Sheer Heart Attack," released in 1974, that brought the band to international success.

In 1975, QUEEN released their fourth album, "A Night at the Opera," which included their most famous song, "Bohemian Rhapsody." The song, which is over six minutes long and includes multiple sections and styles, became an instant classic and cemented QUEEN's place in music history. The band continued to release successful albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including "A Day at the Races" (1976), "News of the World" (1977), and "The Game" (1980).

Musical Style:

QUEEN's musical style is often described as a blend of rock, pop, and opera. Their songs are known for their complex arrangements, intricate harmonies, and powerful vocals. Freddie Mercury's operatic vocal style was a defining feature of the band's music, and his flamboyant stage presence added to their unique style. Brian May's guitar playing is also a key element of the band's sound, and his distinctive sound and style have influenced countless other musicians.

Impact:

QUEEN's impact on music and popular culture cannot be overstated. They have influenced countless musicians and bands and continue to be celebrated and revered by fans all over the world. Their music has been used in countless movies, TV shows, and commercials, and their songs are still played regularly on the radio. In recent years, QUEEN has gained a new generation of fans through the success of the biographical film "Bohemian Rhapsody," which tells the story of Freddie Mercury and the band. Despite Freddie Mercury's untimely death in 1991, QUEEN's legacy lives on through their music and the impact they have had on popular culture.