The Platinum Collection (Queen album)

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The Platinum Collection
Box set by Queen
Released 13 November 2000 (2000-11-13)
Recorded 1973–1999
Genre Rock
Length 208:12
Label Hollywood (North America)
Parlophone
Queen chronology
Greatest Hits III
(1999)
The Platinum Collection Queen on Fire - Live at the Bowl
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.0/5 stars[1]

The Platinum Collection is a box set by British rock band Queen which comprises their three greatest hits albums, Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits II and Greatest Hits III. The album was originally released on 13 November 2000 on the Parlophone label. A booklet with song facts and images is also included with the three CD set. The album's US release was delayed by Hollywood Records until September 2002 and featured the 2001 Japanese release remastered versions of Greatest Hits Volumes 1 and 2 on the US and Canadian versions of The Platinum Collection.

The album peaked at No. 2 in the UK charts, being blocked off the top spot by Moby's album 18.

As part of Queen's 40th anniversary celebrations, The Platinum Collection was released in the UK on 27 June 2011, as well as in other territories around the world. The release consisted of the 2011 remasters of all three albums.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one: Greatest Hits (1981 UK version)
No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Bohemian Rhapsody"   Freddie Mercury A Night at the Opera 5:55
2. "Another One Bites the Dust"   John Deacon The Game 3:36
3. "Killer Queen"   Mercury Sheer Heart Attack 2:57
4. "Fat Bottomed Girls (single version)"   Brian May Jazz 3:15
5. "Bicycle Race"   Mercury Jazz 3:01
6. "You're My Best Friend"   Deacon A Night at the Opera 2:52
7. "Don't Stop Me Now"   Mercury Jazz 3:29
8. "Save Me"   May The Game 3:48
9. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"   Mercury The Game 2:42
10. "Somebody to Love"   Mercury A Day at the Races 4:56
11. "Now I'm Here"   May Sheer Heart Attack 4:10
12. "Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy"   Mercury A Day at the Races 2:54
13. "Play the Game"   Mercury The Game 3:33
14. "Flash (single version)"   May Flash Gordon 2:48
15. "Seven Seas of Rhye"   Mercury Queen II 2:47
16. "We Will Rock You"   May News of the World 2:01
17. "We Are the Champions"   Mercury News of the World 2:59
Disc two: Greatest Hits II (1991)
No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "A Kind of Magic"   Roger Taylor A Kind of Magic 4:22
2. "Under Pressure (edit)" (with David Bowie) Queen, David Bowie Hot Space 3:56
3. "Radio Ga Ga"   Taylor The Works 5:43
4. "I Want It All (single version)"   Brian May The Miracle 4:01
5. "I Want to Break Free (single version)"   Deacon The Works 4:18
6. "Innuendo"   Taylor, Mercury Innuendo 6:27
7. "It's a Hard Life"   Mercury The Works 4:09
8. "Breakthru"   Taylor, Mercury The Miracle 4:09
9. "Who Wants to Live Forever (edit)"   May A Kind of Magic 4:57
10. "Headlong (original "Innuendo" LP edit)"   May Innuendo 4:33
11. "The Miracle (remix)"   Mercury, Deacon The Miracle 4:24
12. "I'm Going Slightly Mad (original "Innuendo" LP edit)"   Mercury, Peter Straker Innuendo 4:07
13. "The Invisible Man"   Taylor The Miracle 3:58
14. "Hammer to Fall (single version)"   May The Works 3:40
15. "Friends Will Be Friends"   Mercury, Deacon A Kind of Magic 4:07
16. "The Show Must Go On (early faded)"   May Innuendo 4:23
17. "One Vision (single version)"   May, Taylor A Kind of Magic 4:02
Disc three: Greatest Hits III (1999)
No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "The Show Must Go On" (live at Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris with Elton John) May   4:35
2. "Under Pressure" (with David Bowie; rah mix) Mercury, Bowie   4:08
3. "Barcelona (single version)" (performed by Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé) Mercury, Mike Moran Barcelona 4:25
4. "Too Much Love Will Kill You"   May, Frank Musker, Elizabeth Lamers Made in Heaven 4:18
5. "Somebody to Love" (live at Wembley Stadium with George Michael) Mercury Five Live (EP) 5:07
6. "You Don't Fool Me"   Taylor, Mercury Made in Heaven 5:22
7. "Heaven for Everyone (single version)"   Taylor Made in Heaven 4:37
8. "Las Palabras de Amor (The Words of Love)"   May Hot Space 4:29
9. "Driven by You" (performed by Brian May) May Back to the Light 4:09
10. "Living on My Own (Julian Raymond Album Mix)" (performed by Freddie Mercury) Mercury Mr. Bad Guy 3:37
11. "Let Me Live"   Taylor, Mercury Made in Heaven 4:45
12. "The Great Pretender" (The Platters cover) Buck Ram The Freddie Mercury Album 3:26
13. "Princes of the Universe"   Mercury A Kind of Magic 3:31
14. "Another One Bites the Dust" (with additional vocals from Wyclef Jean) Deacon The Game 4:20
15. "No-One but You (Only the Good Die Young)"   May Queen Rocks 4:11
16. "These Are the Days of Our Lives"   Taylor Innuendo 4:22
17. "Thank God It's Christmas"   Taylor, May 1984 Christmas single 4:19

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
German Albums Chart[2] 54
Netherlands Top 100 Albums[3] 5
Chart (2002) Peak
position
Belgium (Flanders) 100 Albums[4] 10
Italian Top 20 Albums[5] 3
UK Albums Chart[6] 2
US Billboard 200[7] 48
Chart (2003) Peak
position
Australian Top 50 Albums[8] 21
Austrian Top 75 Albums[9] 23
Danish Top 40 Albums[10] 10
Norwegian Top 40 Albums[11] 2
Portuguese Top 30 Albums[12] 29
Chart (2005) Peak
position
French Compilations[13] 13
Spanish Top 100 Albums[14] 5
Swiss Top 100 Albums[15] 41
Chart (2007) Peak
position
Chart (2008) Peak
position
New Zealand Top 40 Albums[16] 10
Swedish Top 60 Albums[17] 4
Chart (2011) Peak
position
Finnish Top 50 Albums[18] 14
Chart (2012) Peak
position
Belgium (Wallonia) 100 Albums[19] 3

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[20] Platinum 70,000^
Belgium (BEA)[21] Platinum 50,000*
Denmark (IFPI Denmark)[22] Gold 25,000^
Finland (Musiikkituottajat)[23] Gold 15,623[23]
France (SNEP)[24] 2× Gold 200,000*
Germany (BVMI)[25] Gold 150,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[26] Platinum 15,000^
Norway (IFPI Norway)[27] Platinum 50,000*
Poland (ZPAV)[28] Gold 50,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[29] 2× Platinum 200,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[30] Gold 25,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[31] 3× Platinum 900,000^
United States (RIAA)[32] 2× Platinum 666,666^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)[33] 3× Platinum 3,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  28. ^ "Polish album certifications – Queen – The Platinum Collection" (in Polish). Polish Producers of Audio and Video (ZPAV). 
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  30. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (Queen; 'The Platinum Collection')". Hung Medien. 
  31. ^ "British album certifications – Queen – Queen Platinum Collection". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Queen Platinum Collection in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  32. ^ "American album certifications – Queen – The Platinum Collection". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  33. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2005". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. 

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