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Re: Greatest Hits III [Special Edition]

Posted: Sat Oct 30, 2021 1:54 am
by Didymus
Kes wrote: Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:25 pm While we're on it.

Why not put the No More Brothers remix of Living On My Own on there? Not the remix from the Freddie Mercury Album.

I know which version actually got to #1.

It most likely wasn't an oversight, either.
Yes, it always bugged me... think we discussed this earlier in the thread!

Re: Greatest Hits III [Special Edition]

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2021 12:34 pm
by Leigh Burne
Kes wrote: Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:25 pmIt most likely wasn't an oversight, either.
I always thought that was just a mistake.

Re: Greatest Hits III [Special Edition]

Posted: Sun Oct 31, 2021 2:24 pm
by Kes
No, I think the QA department in Queen Productions deserves a little more credit than that. They know if something they look after gets to #1. The pennies start rolling in.

I think what happens, is any other people involved in the creative process want their pennies too.

Re: Greatest Hits III [Special Edition]

Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2021 6:32 pm
by Peace Loving Guy
The post script irony to GH3 though, it must be said, was whereas the album was a bit shitty by Queen standards, (at that point), the Platinum Collection was a massively successful product that sold truck loads and I think GH3 works much better on that, with all the heavy lifting grunt work done by the first two hits albums, I think it works very well as the third part with no real pressure on it to impress. It’s eclectic nature ties up all the loose ends and there are plenty of great tracks on it. If you’re a casual fan that wanted it all on the one release, having say, Barcelona, on the same set as Queen’s hits was really handy.

Re: Greatest Hits III [Special Edition]

Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2021 7:19 pm
by Generic username
If GH3 had never been released, the Gh1+2 set wouldn't have been deleted and would have sold in just as big numbers - as you say, those are the albums that people are really buying...

The platinum collection does not justify GH3 existence.

Re: Greatest Hits III [Special Edition]

Posted: Tue Nov 02, 2021 11:22 pm
by Didymus
Peace Loving Guy wrote: Tue Nov 02, 2021 6:32 pm The post script irony to GH3 though, it must be said, was whereas the album was a bit shitty by Queen standards, (at that point), the Platinum Collection was a massively successful product that sold truck loads and I think GH3 works much better on that, with all the heavy lifting grunt work done by the first two hits albums, I think it works very well as the third part with no real pressure on it to impress. It’s eclectic nature ties up all the loose ends and there are plenty of great tracks on it. If you’re a casual fan that wanted it all on the one release, having say, Barcelona, on the same set as Queen’s hits was really handy.
Except, as my initial post makes very clear on Page 1... it doesn't tie up all the loose ends. There are bonafide Top 40 hits for Queen that didn't get onto any of the three collections.

Re: Greatest Hits III [Special Edition]

Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:54 pm
by action
GHIII is the ABBA - more gold of Queen

containing songs that werent even hits like the elton live track, it was just scraping the barrell.

difference is, the ABBA one was really good on its own

Re: Greatest Hits III [Special Edition]

Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2021 3:55 pm
by action
Kes wrote: Fri Oct 29, 2021 8:25 pm While we're on it.

Why not put the No More Brothers remix of Living On My Own on there? Not the remix from the Freddie Mercury Album.

I know which version actually got to #1.

It most likely wasn't an oversight, either.
you got to thank belgium for that brilliant remix