Queen's "The Platinum Collection" rounds up their three "Greatest Hits" albums (U.K versions) in one slick package. U.S release: September 24 from Hollywood Records If the U.S release is identical to the U.K's then all 3 CD's will be picture discs. The booklet is somewhere around 45 pages, filled with brief histories of every single track. You might have seen the commercial for this set on U.S TV (specifically MTV but I've seen it elsewhere too) that was well put together. If you've been wanting to try out the incredible music of Queen (Freddie Mercury, Brian May, Roger Taylor & John Deacon) but never knew where to start, my friends "The Platinum Collection" is YOUR beginning, YOUR perfect introduction to one of the biggest bands of all time. Just check out the tracklisting; Disc 1: 1- Bohemian Rhapsody 2- Another One Bites the Dust 3- Killer Queen 4- Fat Bottomed Girls 5- Bicycle Race 6- You're My Best Friend 7- Don't Stop Me Now 8- Save Me 9- Crazy Little Thing Called Love 10- Somebody To Love 11- Now I'm Here 12- Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy 13- Play the Game 14- Flash 15- Seven Seas of Rhye 16- We Will Rock You 17- We Are the Champions Disc 2: 1- A Kind of Magic 2- Under Pressure 3- Radio Ga Ga 4- I Want It All 5- I Want To Break Free 6- Innuendo 7- It's A Hard Life 8- Breakthru 9- Who Wants To Live Forever 10- Headlong 11- The Miracle 12- I'm Going Slightly Mad 13- The Invisible Man 14- Hammer To Fall 15- Friends Will Be Friends 16- The Show Must Go On 17- One Vision Disc 3: 1- The Show Must Go On (live with Elton John, Queen's last performance as a 3 piece) 2- Under Pressure ("rah" mix) 3- Barcelona (Freddie duet with Montserrat Caballe) 4- Too Much Love Will Kill You 5- Somebody To Love (live with George Michael from Freddie's tribute concert) 6- You Don't Fool Me 7- Heaven For Everyone 8- Las Palabras De Amor 9- Driven By You (Brian solo) 10- Living On My Own (Freddie solo) 11- Let Me Live 12- The Great Pretender (Freddie solo) 13- Princes of the Universe 14- Another One Bites the Dust (with Wycleff Jean) 15- No-One but You (only Queen song recorded solely as a 3 piece) 16- These Are the Days of Our Lives 17- Thank God It's Christmas This set effectively covers every hit single they've had from 1974-1999. Every song made the top 25 in the U.K (except: Queen + Elton John's "Show Must Go On" as it was a bonus track and "Princes of the Universe" but this became VERY well known because of it's ties with "Highlander", both the feature film and TV series.) Without a doubt, you simply CANNOT go wrong with "The Platinum Collection". Freddie's voice, Brian's guitar, Roger and John's rhythm...incredible rock anthems, multiple genres of music for every taste, interesting collaborations with high profile singers, big solo hits, I could go on. If you've never experienced Queen's hit machine, buy this set! If you're already a Queen fan, I'd recommend buying it as a collector's piece (since they're picture discs. I own the "Queen cabinet" with all 20 of their studio & live albums and all are pic discs and since I already bought the UK "Platinum Collection", I have every Queen album as such!) September 24 guys and gals, go get it!