Queen celebrate 40 years of Queen’s Greatest Hits with new formats

From Loudersound.

As our tiny brains struggle to make sense of the fact that Queen’s Greatest Hits was released only 10 years into their career, but that it was also 40 years ago, Queen have announced they’re releasing two new versions of the UK’s biggest selling album.

Originally released on October 26 1981, the album’s ruby anniversary will be heralded by the arrival of a cassette version – available in five different colours – and a new CD version that comes with what’s being described as an “exclusive slipcase”. Both will be released globally on July 2.

In a statement, the band reveal that a clear plastic cassette and the slipcased CD will be available to all, while a limited number of variants will be on sale at the Queen webstore. These include:

  • Collector’s Edition CD With Exclusive Slipcase Cover signed by Brian May and Roger Taylor, bundled with all 4 band member colour cassettes and a Greatest Hits gold plated badge (limited to 1000 signed copies, but already sold out)
  • Collector’s Edition Frosted Aqua Cassette – Freddie Mercury Cover
  • Collector’s Edition Transparent Pink Cassette – Brian May Cover
  • Collector’s Edition Transparent Green Cassette – Roger Taylor Cover
  • Collector’s Edition Transparent Blue Cassette – John Deacon Cover

Greatest Hits is the UK’s biggest-selling album ever, with certified sales of over six million copies. It’s spent a grand total of 942 weeks and counting on the UK chart, including four weeks at number 1.

Last November, the collection finally hit the Top 10 on the US Billboard 200, when it hit the number 8 spot. Since its release in October 1981, Greatest Hits had spent a total of 413 weeks on the US album chart, but had previously peaked at number 11, in 1991.


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    on October 19, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    QUEEN Rock You (UK limited edition CD album issued exclusively with the 26th April 2009 edition of The Mail On Sunday, featuring 10 tracks recorded live during the European leg of Queen's 'Jazz' world tour between January and March 1979 [originally issued on the 'Live Killers' album] plus 4 bonus live cast recordings from the 'We Will Rock You' musical. The disc remains in 'as new' condition within the unique card picture sleeve UPQUEEN001)

  • Queen - Absolute Greatest - Sealed - UK - 2-CD album set - £44.99, $61.64, €53.09 (New Item) (arrived 08-Oct-2021 16:22)
    on October 19, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    QUEEN Absolute Greatest (Sealed 2009 UK Limited Deluxe Edition 2-CD album set which represents over 21 years of making people rock, feel, sense and celebrate, comprising a 20-track collection including Seven Seas of Rhye, Killer Queen, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, We Are The Champions and Somebody to Love, the brooding heart pounding Under Pressure [featuring David Bowie], the operatically ballistic Bohemian Rhapsody, the ultimate curtain-call rock song The Show Must Go On and many more, plus a Bonus CD featuring an audio commentary by Brian May and Roger Taylor reminiscing about the songs on the album. Both discs remain UNPLAYED housed in the deluxe hardback 52-page A4 book containing previously unseen photos by Johnny Dewe Matthews, memorabilia, hand written lyrics and comes with exclusive access to online streaming of 20 live performances! Factory sealed from new in the hype stickered shrinkwrap)

  • Queen - Absolute Greatest - Sealed - UK - 3-LP vinyl set - £225.00, $308.25, €265.50 (New Item) (arrived 05-Oct-2021 11:38)
    on October 19, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    QUEEN Absolute Greatest (2009 UK Limited Deluxe Edition 20-track 3-LP set pressed on 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl - A joyous celebration of Queen's greatest moments, 'Absolute Greatest' charts over 21 years of making people rock, feel, sense and celebrate, with a 20-track collection including their earliest hit, 'Seven Seas of Rhye' [1974], 'Killer Queen', 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love', 'Radio Ga Ga', 'I Want To Break Free', 'We Are The Champions' and 'Somebody to Love', thebrooding heart pounding 'Under Pressure' [featuring David Bowie], the operatically ballistic 'Bohemian Rhapsody', and perhaps the ultimate curtain-call rock song, 'The Show Must Go On' and many more. Housed in a 12" x 12" lift-off lid picture box complete with a 16-page 12" soft back photo book and comes with exclusive access to online streaming of 20 live performances! The box remains shrinkwrap sealed from new)

  • Queen - Innuendo - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £85.00, $116.45, €100.30 (New Item) (arrived 05-Oct-2021 15:44)
    on October 19, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    QUEEN Innuendo (1991 UK 12-track LP, the fourteenth studio album by the British rock band featuring four songs specially edited for the vinyl edition - I'm Going Slightly Mad, Don't Try So Hard, The Hitman & Bijou, spot lacquered picture sleeve with illustrated lyric inner. The sleeve shows light general wear with what appears to be an extra (2mm) chunk of card to the top edge (manufacturing fault?), whlist the vinyl looks barely played. A superb example of this classic 90s vinyl pressing PCSD115)

  • Queen - The Miracle - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $41.10, €35.40 (New Item) (arrived 06-Oct-2021 10:19)
    on October 19, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    QUEEN The Miracle (1989 UK 10-track vinyl LP, the groups thirteenth studio album including the singles I Want It All, Breakthru, The Invisible Man and Scandal, complete with illustrated lyric inner & glossy picture sleeve. This example remainsin the open shrink and displays mininal wear, and the vinyl looks barely played PCSD107)

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