Absolute Greatest

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Queen 'Absolute Greatest'

Available from 16 November 2009 onwards. Length 72:14.

1. White Queen (As It Began) (Rainbow Theatre, 1974)
2. Killer Queen (Earl's Court, 1977)
3. You Take My Breath Away (Earl's Court, 1977)
4. The Millionaire Waltz (Houston, 1977)
5. My Melancholy Blues (Houston, 1977)
6. Dreamer's Ball (Paris, 1979)
7. We Will Rock You (fast version) (Tokyo, 1979)
8. Let Me Entertain You (Tokyo, 1979)
9. I'm In Love With My Car (Concert For Kampuchea, 1979)
10. Now I'm Here (Concert For Kampuchea, 1979)
11. Save Me (Montreal Forum, 1981)
14. Somebody To Love (Milton Keynes Bowl, 1982)
15. Tie Your Mother Down (Rio De Janeiro, 1985)
16. Love Of My Life (Rio De Janeiro, 1985)
17. One Vision (Wembley Stadium, 12 July 1986)
18. In The Lap Of The Gods.... Revisited (Wembley Stadium, 12 July 1986)
19. We Are The Champions (Wembley Stadium, 12 July 1986)
20. We Will Rock You (slow version) (Budapest, 1986)


These 18 live performances were available as online streaming videos when you bought the book or LP versions of the 'Absolute Greatest' album.

The track numbers listed above are as they appear on the website. For some reason, tracks 12 and 13 were missing, which would suggest that two extra tracks were planned but removed relatively late into the development. As the tracks are arranged in chronological order this suggests the two tracks come from shows between November 1981 and June 1982, most likely from the 'Queen Rock Montreal' or 'Queen On Fire - Live At The Bowl' releases.

Of the 18 tracks which were actually released, 10 are identical to previously available tracks, and one is only slightly different. One track ('You Take My Breath Away') is the full version which was previously only available severely edited. Five tracks are exclusive to the set, namely 'The Millionaire Waltz', 'Dreamer's Ball', 'We Will Rock You (fast version)', 'I'm In Love With My Car' and 'Now I'm Here', while 'Let Me Entertain You' was initially exclusive but later released as a bonus video on the 'Jazz' 2011 iTunes LP.

Only five of the tracks can be found on the 'Absolute Greatest' album itself, namely 'Killer Queen', 'Somebody To Love, 'One Vision', 'We Are The Champions' and 'We Will Rock You (slow version)'.