QUEEN GREATEST HITS TO BE RE-RELEASED IN NEW FORMATS
MARKING QUEEN’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR AND 40 YEARS SINCE ORIGINAL RELEASE
28 MAY 2021 (TORONTO, ON) - Already wearing the crown as the UK’s biggest selling album of all time and achieving the third longest chart run on the UK Official Charts, Queen’s 1981 Greatest Hits collection is getting a limited edition makeover to mark not only the band’s historic 50th landmark, but also the album’s 40th anniversary.
Collector’s Edition CD With Exclusive Slipcase Cover & Cassette
Available To Pre-Order HERE
First released in 1981, Greatest Hits stands alone as the first and only album to have sold over 6 million copies in the UK (6.75 million sales to date) with global sales in excess of 25 million.
Added to that, in the UK the collection has now spent over 900 weeks on the UK Albums Chart, and has been certified a staggering 22× platinum.
And there’s more…according to the Official Charts Company who crowned it ‘Britain’s most popular album of the past 60 years’, one in four British households already own a copy of the album.
Now, following the record-breaking global success of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ feature film – earning almost $1billion at the international box office - a new generation of faithful Queen followers has emerged ensuring that Queen’s undiminishing appeal will continue well beyond their current record-breaking achievements.
These historic landmarks are now to be marked and celebrated with a brand new collector’s edition Greatest Hits CD with exclusive slipcase cover and a limited edition Cassette format, both to be released globally July 2.
In addition, the Official Queen Online Store will exclusively offer the collector’s edition Greatest Hits CD and four highly limited band member colour cassettes. This version of the Slipcase CD encases a CD-sized print personally signed by band members Brian May and Roger Taylor (limited to 1000 copies only).
All formats available to pre-order HERE.
- Collector’s Edition Greatest Hits CD With Exclusive Slipcase Cover
- Collector’s Edition Clear Cassette
Product shots for Global formats available to download HERE.
Queen Online Store Exclusive Formats
- 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)
- 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
Product shots for all Queen Online Store exclusive formats available to download HERE.
Queen Greatest Hits
Spanning Queen's triumphant first act, from 1974 to 1980, Greatest Hits includes some of the world's most beloved rock standards, including the stadium-sized symphonic chart-topper ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and the roof-raising ‘We Are The Champions’, which was named the most catchy song of all time by a team of scientists in 2011. The album also dazzles with its stylistically diverse range, from the crowd rousing ‘We Will Rock You’, the tongue in cheek ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’, the stomp-stomp-stomp late 70’s disco inspired ‘Another One Bites the Dust’, to the finger-snapping jukebox retro-rock homage ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ and gospel-fired Aretha-isms of ‘Somebody To Love’.