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Queen: Greatest Video Hits
Eagle Rock

Listen, Queen: Greatest Video Hits DVD is good – that really should go without saying, but even the fact that this is a solid two-disc collection of Queen videos can’t help the fact that there is a very good chance you’ve seen some or all of this material repackaged in some shape or form before. Both the audio and video are remastered for this new set, the first disc of which features early Queen work up until the Flash Gordon soundtrack in 1980, while the latter disc covers the bands latter day work, predictably, up until frontman Freddie Mercury’s illness really took hold of him. Queen: Greatest Video Hits does the right thing as well in not showing anything off of the band penultimate release with Mercury, Innuendo. Queen: Greatest Video Hits culminates with the vibrant “One Vision,” the opening track off of the band 1986 long player A Kind of Magic, a video that showcases one of the last visions if you will of Mercury in his true prime. This collection features many of the timeless Queen cuts you surely have come to know and love, tracks like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Another One Bites the Dust,” “Killer Queen,” “Radio Ga Ga,” and “I Want to Break Free,” and keep in mind that that’s only five, and not even to mention the litany of other classics like “We Will Rock You,” “We Are the Champions,” and “Under Pressure.” 32 videos in total, and while there’s little to no bonus material to speak of here, you’re not buying Queen: Greatest Video Hits for bonus content, you’re buying this for that great set of 32 videos. This is a solid set, one good enough for purchase by all types of Queen fans.

Grade: B-