The second volume of Queen's Greatest Hits appeared a decade after the first; a decade after the group started its slow shift from international superstars toward ruling the world that existed outside of the United States.
Apart from "Under Pressure" and "Radio Ga Ga," all of the 17 singles here did not crack the American Top 40, but they're well-known throughout the world, particularly the operatic anthems "A Kind of Magic," "I Want It All," "I Want to Break Free," and "Who Wants to Live Forever."
Generally, the songs here favour melodrama to untrammeled rock & roll, which means while there's nothing here that hits as hard as "Tie Your Mother Down"; there's also nothing as light on its feet as "Crazy Little Thing Called Love," either. This is not necessarily a bad thing: nobody scaled the dramatic heights like Queen, and this captures their pomp & circumstance at its most polished.
A1. Queen - A Kind Of Magic
A2. Queen, David Bowie - Under Pressure
A3. Queen - Radio Ga Ga
A4. Queen - I Want It All
A5. Queen - I Want To Break Free
B1. Queen - Innuendo
B2. Queen - It's A Hard Life
B3. Queen - Breakthru
B4. Queen - Who Wants To Live Forever
C1. Queen - Headlong
C2. Queen - The Miracle
C3. Queen - I'm Going Slightly Mad
C4. Queen - The Invisible Man
D1. Queen - Hammer To Fall
D2. Queen - Friends Will Be Friends
D3. Queen - The Show Must Go On
D4. Queen - One Vision
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)
Style: Arena Rock