Queen ‎– Classic Queen

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Following renewed interest in the band courtesy of "Bohemian Rhapsody" appearing in the "Wayne's World" movie in 1991, Hollywood Records came up with an odd hybrid of US radio hits, singles and fan favourites for the North American market titled "Classic Queen" -- with a design strikingly similar to the "Greatest Hits II" compilation the rest of the world had seen a few months earlier.

"Classic Queen", in turn, would be succeeded by yet another compilation (again for the North American market) called, confusingly enough, "Greatest Hits".

Making things even more interesting, the "original" EMI "Greatest Hits" collections would later be re-released as the double-package Greatest Hits I + II in 1994 -- including in North America.

Versions (20)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HR-61311-2 Queen Classic Queen(CD, Comp) Hollywood Records HR-61311-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
CD 61311 Queen Classic Queen(CD, Comp) Hollywood Records CD 61311 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
HR-61311-2 Queen Classic Queen(CD, Comp) Hollywood Records HR-61311-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
HR-61311-2 Queen Classic Queen(CD, Comp, Lon) Hollywood Records HR-61311-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
96 13114 Queen Classic Queen(Cass, Comp) Hollywood Records 96 13114 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
HR6 1311-4 Queen Classic Queen(Cass, Comp) Hollywood Records HR6 1311-4 Canada 1992 Sell This Version
HR-61311-4 Queen Classic Queen(Cass, Comp) Hollywood Records HR-61311-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
HR-40143-3 Queen Classic Queen(VHS, Comp, NTSC) Hollywood Music Video HR-40143-3 US 1992 Sell This Version
312 Queen Classic (Vol. 1)(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Vivo (4) 312 Romania Unknown Sell This Version
313 Queen Classic (Vol. 2)(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) Vivo (4) 313 Romania Unknown Sell This Version
HR-61311-2 Queen Classic Queen(CD, Comp, RE) Hollywood Records HR-61311-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
HR-61311-2 Queen Classic Queen(CD, Comp, RE) Hollywood Records HR-61311-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
HR6 1311-2 Queen Classic Queen(CD, Comp, RP) Hollywood Records HR6 1311-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
HR-61311-2 Queen Classic Queen(CD, Comp, RP) Hollywood Records HR-61311-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
HR6 1311-2 Queen Classic Queen(CD, Comp, RP) Hollywood Records, A&M Records HR6 1311-2 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
HR-61311-2 Queen Classic Queen(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Hollywood Records (5) HR-61311-2 Unknown Sell This Version
HR-61311-2 Queen Classic Queen(CD, Comp, Unofficial) Hollywood Records (5) HR-61311-2 Unknown Sell This Version
R-160 Queen Classic Queen(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) PRT Music R-160 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
SK273 Queen Classic Vol. I(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) ESKA Records SK273 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
SK274 Queen Classic Vol. II(Cass, Comp, Unofficial) ESKA Records SK274 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

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tkmcdermott

tkmcdermott

August 24, 2018
referencing Classic Queen, VHS, Comp, NTSC, HR-40143-3
Questionable choices for many music videos. Particularly egregious is the choice to go with a Wayne's World version of the Bo Rhap video over the original. Sound quality is inconsistent. Good song choice, but the rest of the package ranges all over the place from good to awful.