Annotation

Cat# (spine): CDP 79 7971 2
Cat# (back):
598 CDP 79 7971 2
UK: CDPMTV 2
PM 518
Cat# (disc):
CDPMTV 2
UK: CDP 79 7971 2

Label code: LC 0299
Rights societies: BIEM / MCPS

Matrix: CDP-7979712 12 A11 DADC Austria


The title is wrong: Should be "Greatest its II"
Did not find where to change that, yet...

Annotation last modified on 2016-07-19 16:00 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 A Kind of Magic Queen 3.8 4:23
2 Under Pressure Queen & David Bowie 4.4 3:57
3 Radio Ga Ga Queen 3.95 5:43
4 I Want It All Queen 4.2 4:02
5 I Want to Break Free Queen 4.3 4:19
6 Innuendo Queen 3.7 6:28
7 It’s a Hard Life Queen 3.6 4:10
8 Breakthru Queen 3.5 4:09
9 Who Wants to Live Forever Queen 4.15 4:57
10 Headlong Queen 3.15 4:33
11 The Miracle Queen 3.2 4:55
12 I’m Going Slightly Mad Queen 4 4:08
13 The Invisible Man Queen 3.3 3:59
14 Hammer to Fall Queen 3.5 3:41
15 Friends Will Be Friends Queen 3.55 4:09
16 The Show Must Go On Queen 4.25 4:24
17 One Vision Queen 3 4:03

Credits

CD 1

acoustic guitar:
John Deacon (track 5)
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (track 6)
acoustic guitar and electric guitar:
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (track 4)
drums (drum set):
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (tracks 1–2, 4, 6, 8, 10–17)
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (1983-08 – 1984-01) (tracks 3, 7)
drums (drum set) and percussion:
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (track 6)
drums (drum set) programming:
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (track 8)
electronic drum set:
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (tracks 1, 5, 17)
bass guitar:
John Deacon (tracks 1–2, 4–6, 8, 10–17)
John Deacon (1983-08 – 1984-01) (tracks 3, 7)
bass guitar programming:
Brian Zellis (track 4)
vocoder:
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (1983-08 – 1984-01) (track 3)
finger snaps:
John Deacon (track 2)
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (track 2)
Freddie Mercury (track 2)
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (track 2)
finger snaps and handclaps:
David Bowie (track 2)
synthesizer:
David Bowie (track 2)
John Deacon (track 5)
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (tracks 9, 17)
Freddie Mercury (tracks 1, 4, 15)
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (track 1)
synthesizer arranger:
Fred Mandel (track 3)
synthesizer programming:
Fred Mandel (track 3)
guitar:
John Deacon (tracks 2, 16)
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (1983-08 – 1984-01) (tracks 3, 7)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
John Deacon (track 15)
guitar and keyboard:
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (track 16)
bass:
John Deacon (tracks 2, 16)
electric guitar:
John Deacon (tracks 5, 13)
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (tracks 1–2, 5–6, 8–17)
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (track 13)
percussion:
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (track 6)
keyboard:
John Deacon (tracks 2, 16)
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (track 10)
Freddie Mercury (tracks 1–2, 6, 8, 11–12, 15)
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (tracks 8, 13)
keyboard programming:
David Richards (Swiss-based producer and engineer) (track 6)
piano:
Freddie Mercury (tracks 2, 8, 15)
Freddie Mercury (1983-08 – 1984-01) (track 7)
handclaps:
John Deacon (track 2)
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (track 2)
Freddie Mercury (track 2)
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (track 2)
drum machine:
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (track 10)
Freddie Mercury (track 12)
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (tracks 1, 9)
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (1983-08 – 1984-01) (track 3)
sampler:
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (track 17)
Freddie Mercury (tracks 3, 15, 17)
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (track 3)
additional engineer:
Mike Beiriger (track 5)
additional recording engineer:
Mike Beiriger (tracks 3, 5, 7, 14)
arranger:
Queen (UK rock group) (track 4)
David Richards (Swiss-based producer and engineer) (track 4)
Meechan (English composer) (track 6)
assistant engineer:
Andrew Bradfield (tracks 4, 8, 11, 13)
John Brough (tracks 4, 8, 11, 13)
Angelique Cooper (tracks 4, 8, 11, 13)
Croydon (Engineer) (tracks 1, 15)
Claude Frider (tracks 4, 8, 11, 13)
Noel Harris (tracks 6, 10, 12, 16)
Andy Mason (UK producer/engineer) (tracks 4, 8, 11, 13)
Justin Shirley‐Smith (tracks 4, 6, 8, 10–13, 16)
assistant recording engineer:
Eddie DeLena (tracks 3, 5, 7, 14)
Stephan Wissnet (tracks 3, 5, 7, 14)
background vocals:
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (tracks 4, 8–12, 14–16)
Freddie Mercury (tracks 1–2, 4, 6, 8–12, 14–15, 17)
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (tracks 1–2, 4, 8–11, 13–16)
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (1983-08 – 1984-01) (track 7)
Freddie Mercury (1983-08 – 1984-01) (track 7)
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (1983-08 – 1984-01) (tracks 3, 7)
background vocals and lead vocals:
Freddie Mercury (track 6)
composer:
John Deacon (tracks 5, 15–16)
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (tracks 9, 14, 16)
Freddie Mercury (tracks 7, 15–16)
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (tracks 1, 3, 16–17)
conductor:
Michael Kamen (track 9)
engineer:
Mack (German producer Reinhold Mack) (tracks 3, 5, 7, 14–15, 17)
David Richards (Swiss-based producer and engineer) (tracks 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 16)
Kris Fredriksson (track 4)
guest Spanish acoustic guitar [wandering minstrel spanish]:
Steve Howe (track 6)
guest synthesizer:
Fred Mandel (1983-08 – 1984-01) (track 3)
guest keyboard:
Spike Edney (track 15)
Fred Mandel (track 14)
David Richards (Swiss-based producer and engineer) (tracks 4, 8, 13)
guest sampler:
Fred Mandel (track 3)
guest solo synthesizer:
Fred Mandel (track 5)
lead vocals:
David Bowie (track 2)
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (tracks 4, 9)
Freddie Mercury (tracks 1–2, 4–6, 8–17)
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (track 13)
Freddie Mercury (1983-08 – 1984-01) (tracks 3, 7)
lyricist:
John Deacon (tracks 5, 16)
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (tracks 9, 14, 16)
Freddie Mercury (tracks 7, 15–16)
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (tracks 1, 3, 16–17)
orchestra:
National Philharmonic Orchestra (of London, mostly film music) (track 9)
orchestrator:
Michael Kamen (track 9)
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (track 9)
performer:
David Bowie (track 2)
Queen (UK rock group) (tracks 2, 16)
David Richards (Swiss-based producer and engineer) (track 9)
producer:
David Bowie (track 2)
Mack (German producer Reinhold Mack) (tracks 3, 5, 7, 14–15, 17)
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (tracks 2, 16)
Queen (UK rock group) (tracks 1–17)
David Richards (Swiss-based producer and engineer) (tracks 1, 4, 6, 8, 10–13, 16)
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (tracks 2, 16)
programming:
Mack (German producer Reinhold Mack) (tracks 3, 7, 14)
David Richards (Swiss-based producer and engineer) (track 8)
Reinhold Mack (track 5)
Brian Zellis (tracks 4, 8, 11, 13)
recording engineer:
Mack (German producer Reinhold Mack) (tracks 3, 7, 14)
Reinhold Mack (track 5)
Kevin Metcalfe (tracks 8, 13)
Gordon Vicary (tracks 8, 13)
vocals:
David Bowie (track 2)
writer:
David Bowie (track 2)
John Deacon (tracks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10–13)
Brian May (Queen guitarist) (tracks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10–13)
Freddie Mercury (tracks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10–13)
Roger Taylor (Queen drummer) (tracks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10–13)
phonographic copyright by:
David R. Jones (Jones Music subsidiary) (1981) (track 2)
Mainman S.A. (not for release label use! © & ℗ rights use only) (1981) (track 2)
Queen Productions Ltd. (company and copyright holder, do not use as an imprint or release label) (1981) (track 2)
Raincloud Productions Ltd. (1981) (track 2)
Queen Productions Ltd. (company and copyright holder, do not use as an imprint or release label) (1984) (tracks 3, 5, 7, 14)
Raincloud Productions Ltd. (1984) (tracks 3, 5, 7, 14)
Queen Productions Ltd. (company and copyright holder, do not use as an imprint or release label) (1985) (track 17)
Raincloud Productions Ltd. (1985) (track 17)
Queen Productions Ltd. (company and copyright holder, do not use as an imprint or release label) (1986) (tracks 1, 9, 15)
Queen Productions Ltd. (company and copyright holder, do not use as an imprint or release label) (1989) (tracks 4, 8, 13)
Raincloud Productions Ltd. (1989) (tracks 4, 8, 13)
Queen Productions Ltd. (company and copyright holder, do not use as an imprint or release label) (1991) (tracks 6, 16)
Queen Productions Ltd. (company and copyright holder, do not use as an imprint or release label) (2011) (tracks 1–5, 7–8, 13, 15)
publisher:
Beechwood Music Corp. (tracks 2, 16)
Bewlay Bros. Music (track 2)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (tracks 2–8, 10–14, 16)
Mainman S.A. (not for release label use! © & ℗ rights use only) (track 2)
Queen Music Ltd. (tracks 2–8, 10–14, 16)
Tintoretto Music (track 2)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (1986) (tracks 1, 9, 15, 17)
Queen Music Ltd. (1986) (tracks 1, 9, 15, 17)
engineered at:
Musicland in Munich, Bayern, Germany (track 17)
produced at:
Musicland Studios in Munich, Bayern, Germany (1983-08 – 1984-01) (tracks 3, 7)
The Record Plant (aka “Record Plant” Los Angeles) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1983-08 – 1984-01) (tracks 3, 7)
recorded at:
Mountain Studio in Montreux, Vaud, Switzerland (1981-06 – 1982-03) (track 2)
Musicland Studios in Munich, Bayern, Germany (1981-06 – 1982-03) (track 2)
Musicland Studios in Munich, Bayern, Germany (1983-08 – 1984-01) (tracks 3, 5, 7, 14)
The Record Plant (aka “Record Plant” Los Angeles) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (1983-08 – 1984-01) (tracks 3, 5, 7, 14)
Mountain Studios in Attalens, Fribourg, Switzerland (1985-09 – 1986-04) (tracks 1, 9, 15, 17)
Musicland Studios in Munich, Bayern, Germany (1985-09 – 1986-04) (tracks 1, 9, 15, 17)
The Town House in Shepherd's Bush, Hammersmith and Fulham, London, England, United Kingdom (1985-09 – 1986-04) (tracks 1, 9, 15, 17)
Mountain Studios in Attalens, Fribourg, Switzerland (1988-01 – 1989-01) (tracks 4, 8, 11, 13)
Olympic Studios in Barnes, Richmond upon Thames, London, England, United Kingdom (1988-01 – 1989-01) (tracks 4, 8, 11, 13)
The Town House in Shepherd's Bush, Hammersmith and Fulham, London, England, United Kingdom (1988-01 – 1989-01) (tracks 4, 8, 11, 13)
Mountain Studios in Attalens, Fribourg, Switzerland (1989-02 – 1990-11) (tracks 6, 10, 12, 16)
Metropolis (London) in London, England, United Kingdom (1989-03 – 1990-11) (tracks 6, 10, 12, 16)
edit of:
I Want It All (album version) by Queen (track 4)
edits:
has remixes:
mash-ups:
Under Ice by Stark Effect (track 2)
sampled by:
Come Again by The Kleptones (track 2)
Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice (track 2)
has revision:
is the basis for:
I wü ham (track 16)
Ice Ice Baby (track 2)
later parody versions:
Jehovahs to Call (track 14)
later translated parody versions:
Geburt einer Nation (track 17)
later translated versions:
Cuestión de magia ("A Kind of Magic") (track 1)
Hitradio Gaga (track 3)
Nieśmiertelni (track 9)
Por quién vivir por siempre ("Who Wants to Live Forever") (track 9)
Quiero algo más ("I Want It All") (track 4)
Sin control ("Headlong") (track 10)
Ya se acabó ("Hammer to Fall") (track 14)
Yo quiero salir ("I Want to Break Free") (track 5)
part of:
We Will Rock You (Queen musical) (tracks 1–6, 9–10, 14, 17)
We Will Rock You (German version of the Queen musical) (tracks 1–6, 9–10, 14)
recording of:
A Kind of Magic (track 1)
Breakthru (track 8)
Hammer to Fall (track 14)
Headlong (track 10)
I Want It All (track 4)
Innuendo (track 6)
One Vision (track 17)
The Invisible Man (track 13)
The Miracle (track 11)
The Show Must Go On (Queen song) (track 16)
Under Pressure (track 2)
It’s a Hard Life (1983-08 – 1984-01) (track 7)
Radio Ga Ga (1983-08 – 1984-01) (track 3)
referred to in medleys:

Release

copyrighted by:Queen Productions Ltd. (company and copyright holder, do not use as an imprint or release label) (in 1991)
Raincloud Productions Ltd. (in 1991)
phonographic copyright by:Queen Productions Ltd. (company and copyright holder, do not use as an imprint or release label) (in 1991)
licensed to:EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/release/367649 [info]
ASIN:UK: B000025XX0 [info]