Ultimate Queen

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Ultimate Queen
Box set by Queen
Released 13 November 1995 (UK)
Recorded

December 1971 - 1995
Queen
December 1971 - November 1972
Queen II
August 1973
Sheer Heart Attack
July - September 1974
A Night At The Opera
October 1974 - November 1975
A Day At The Races
July - November 1976
News Of The World
July - September 1977
Jazz
July - October 1978
Live Killers
January - March 1979
The Game
June 1979 - May 1980
Flash Gordon
February - November 1980
Hot Space
June 1981 - March 1082
The Works
August 1983 - January 1984
A Kind Of Magic
September 1985 - May 1986
Live Magic
July - August 1986
The Miracle
January 1988 - 1989
Innuendo
March - November 1990
Live At Wembley '86
July 12, 1986

Made In Heaven
1980 - 1995
Genre

Progressive rock
Hard rock
Heavy metal
Rock
Queen
Progressive rock, Hard rock, Heavy metal
Queen II
Progressive rock, Hard rock, Heavy metal
Sheer Heart Attack
Progressive rock, Hard rock, Heavy metal
A Night At The Opera
Progressive rock, Hard rock, Heavy metal[1]
A Day At The Races
Progressive rock, Hard rock,[2] Heavy metal
News Of The World
Hard rock
Jazz
Hard rock
Live Killers
Hard Rock[3]
The Game
Rock, Hard rock
Flash Gordon
Progressive rock
Hot Space
Rock
The Works
Rock
A Kind Of Magic
Rock, Hard rock
Live Magic
Rock, Hard rock
The Miracle
Rock, Hard rock
Innuendo
Rock, Progressive rock, Hard rock
Live At Wembley 86'
Rock, Hard rock

Made In Heaven
Rock
Length 15:21:26
Label EMI (UK)
Producer Queen
Queen chronology
The 12" Collection
(1992)
Ultimate Queen
(1995)
Queen Rocks
(1997)

Ultimate Queen is a boxed set collection by the English Hard rock band Queen. It contains all of their albums, in litho-printed picture CD form, identifiable by a gold ring around the outside.

Packaging and release[edit]

The box set is a 26" square, wall mountable cabinet which includes 20 CDs, featuring all 18 studio and live albums released from 1973 to 1995 (excluding Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits II, Greatest Hits III and Queen at the Beeb). The set was released on 13 November 1995, one week after the 'Made In Heaven' album, and was limited to just 15,000 sets worldwide. 3000 sets were available in the UK, 1850 in Germany, 1200 in Australia, 1200 in Benelux countries, 1000 in Brazil, 900 in Japan, and it was also released in the USA.

Contents[edit]

The front door of the set has Royal blue felt, including placeholders for two CDs, the Queen crest, moving Freddie Mercury hologram (from Live At Wembley 1986) plus a limited edition number on the bottom right corner. The inside features placeholders for the remaining 18 CDs on maroon felt, a booklet, and a Queen crest buckle to hold it in place. The 12 page, 12" square booklet features a gold sleeve with the Queen crest, and features full details and covers of each album.

20 CD set[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Queen - A Night At The Opera". AllMusic. Retrieved 25 July 2014. ...A Night at the Opera encompasses metal ("Death on Two Legs," "Sweet Lady")... 
  2. ^ "Queen - A Day At The Races". AllMusic. Retrieved 20 August 2013. ...this is exquisitely detailed hard rock... 
  3. ^ "Queen - Live Killers". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 July 2014. ...Other hard rock highlights soon follow, such as...