Released: Monday, 28th October 1991
Highest UK Chart Position: 1
Greatest Hits 2 Track Listing
1) A Kind Of Magic Taylor
2) Under Pressure Bowie/Queen
3) Radio Ga Ga Taylor
4) I Want It All Queen
5) I Want to Break Free Deacon
6) Innuendo Queen
7) It’s a Hard Life Mercury
8) Breakthru Queen
9) Who Wants To Live Forever May
10) Headlong Queen
11) The Miracle Queen
12) The Invisible Man Queen
13) I’m Going Slightly Mad Queen
14) Hammer to Fall May
15) Friends Will Be Friends Mercury & Deacon
16) The Show Must Go On Queen
17) One Vision Queen
Queen Greatest Hits 2
Queen Compilation Album
Queen Greatest Hits 2 is a compilation which has all of Queen’s Greatest Hit songs released between 1982 and 1991.
Recommended Songs : One Vision (Queen), A Kind Of Magic (Taylor), Who Wants To Live Forever (May), Hammer to Fall (May)
Greatest Hits 2 – Review
Queen Greatest Hits 2 ( or Queen Greatest Hits II … which ever way you like to write it) is a compilation of the best of Queens songs from 1982 to 1991. Greatest Hits II was released on 28th October 1991 which was less than a month before the (at that time unexpected) death of Queen’s lead singer Freddie Mercury. This Greatest Hits album was the very last Queen album release of any kind while Freddie was still alive. Vide was becoming evermore important during the 80s, so as a result of this a companion video release entitled The Greatest Flix II was released at the same time. you can usually find versions of this floating around the internet but as far as I’m aware the item is available any more, instead, the videos now available on the DVD Greatest Video Hits 2 with the exception of the videos from the 1991 Innuendo album. As Queen compilation albums go, this had a lot to live up to because Queen Greatest Hits 1 already was a worldwide success.
This is an excellent album for those who may not want to buy all the studio albums, but for the die-hard Queen fans, you already have all of these songs so you can probably mix up this album yourself. However, this version of the album was not released in the USA, and there are many variations on track listings, which changed depending on the country of publishing.
It’s a very well arranged album and the order the songs are presented in is well thought out. The Greatest Hits Songs are certainly a good representation of Queen during the 80s. For me Greatest Hits 2 has a very strong Side A but I find the start of Side B to be weaker but Side B does finish very strongly. I’m not a fan of Invisible Man or I’m Going Slightly Mad (but that’s just me). I find that those 2 tracks don’t really represent the Queen sound that I personally like – however in retrospect, I do understand that Slightly Mad may be a song that Freddie wrote about his own struggle and illness at the time.
Greatest Hits 2 is certainly one Queen album most Queen fans will have even though they probably have the original source albums.
Review Rating: 10
Did you know …. that the girl in the ‘Breakthru’ video was Debbie Leng, Roger Taylor’s wife?
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