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A beautiful box set, released on October 23 2000 in the UK, Europe and Japan. The set contains 10 CD's and 2 DVD's, packed in a book shaped box with a huge slipcase.
Quite a lot first pressings had an error: the music of the Rarities 3 cd was also on the Rarities 1 cd. Almost all copies were withdrawn and replaced with a good Rarities 1 cd.
A 10 track promo CD was released to promote the box set. It also came in a press folder with photos and press sheets.
A promo CD-R was made for people who worked at EMI in France. It features tracks of the Freddie Mercury 12CD collection and the Platinum Collection. Number of copies or a release date is not known. Please note that the scan below features colors on the disc. This is caused by the scanner and aren't present on the real one.

        

        

        

above: the 12 discs from the box set

     

above: the promotional CD issue for this box set

     

above: the front and back sleeves plus the disc of this weird French promo issue

Album info
Tracklisting CD1 - Mr. Bad Guy
  1. Let's Turn It On (Mercury) 3:42
  2. Made In Heaven (Mercury) 4:05
  3. I Was Born To Love You (Mercury) 3:38
  4. Foolin' Around (Mercury) 3:29
  5. Your Kind Of Lover (Mercury) 3:32
  6. Mr Bad Guy (Mercury) 4:09
  7. Man Made Paradise (Mercury) 4:08
  8. There Must Be More To Life Than This (Mercury) 3:00
  9. Living On My Own (Mercury) 3:23
10. My Love Is Dangerous (Mercury) 3:42
11. Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (Mercury) 3:46

Tracklisting CD2 - Barcelona
  1. Barcelona (Mercury/Moran) 5:39
  2. La Japonaise (Mercury/Moran) 4:48
  3. The Fallen Priest (Mercury/Moran/Rice) 5:45
  4. Ensueño (Mercury/Moran/Caballé) 4:21
  5. The Golden Boy (Mercury/Moran/Rice) 6:03
  6. Guide Me Home (Mercury/Moran) 2:49
  7. How Can I Go On (Mercury/Moran) 3:50
  8. Overture Piccante (Mercury/Moran) 6:39

Tracklisting CD3 - The Great Pretender
  1. The Great Pretender (Brian Malouf Mix) (Ram) 3:39
  2. Foolin' Around (Steve Brown Mix) (Mercury) 3:35
  3. Time (Nile Rodgers Mix) (Clark/Christie) 3:49
  4. Your Kind Of Lover (Steve Brown Mix) (Mercury) 3:59
  5. Exercises In Free Love (Mercury/Moran) 3:56
  6. In My Defence (Ron Nevison Mix) (Clark/Soames/Daniels) 3:51
  7. Mr Bad Guy (Brian Malouf Mix) (Mercury) 4:00
  8. Let's Turn It On (Jeff Lord-Alge Mix) (Mercury) 3:45
  9. Living On My Own (Mix) (Mercury) 3:38
10. My Love Is Dangerous (Jeff Lord-Alge Mix) (Mercury) 3:40
11. Love Kills (Richard Wolf Mix) (Mercury/Moroder) 3:28

Tracklisting CD4 - The Singles 1973-1985
  1. I Can Hear Music (Larry Lurex, 1973 Single) (Greenwich/Spector/Barry) 3:29
  2. Goin' Back (Larry Lurex, 1973 B-side) (Goffin/King) 3:34
  3. Love Kills (Original 1984 Single Version) (Mercury/Moroder) 4:31
  4. Love Kills (Original 1984 Extended Version) (Mercury/Moroder) 5:22
  5. I Was Born To Love You (Original 1985 Extended Version) (Mercury) 7:05
  6. Stop All The Fighting (1985 Non-album B-side) (Mercury) 3:19
  7. Stop All The Fighting (1985 Non-album B-side Extended Version) (Mercury) 6:37
  8. Made In Heaven (Original 1985 Extended Version) (Mercury) 4:50
  9. She Blows Hot & Cold (1985 Non-album B-side) (Mercury) 3:26
10. She Blows Hot & Cold (1985 Non-album B-side Extended Version) (Mercury) 5:50
11. Living On My Own (Original 1985 Extended Version) (Mercury) 6:39
12. My Love Is Dangerous (Original 1985 Extended Version) (Mercury) 6:29
13. Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (Original 1985 Extended Version) (Mercury) 5:32
14. Let's Turn It On (Original 1985 Extended Version) (Mercury) 5:08

Tracklisting CD5 - The Singles 1986-1993
  1. Time (Original 1986 Single/Album Version) (Clark/Christie) 3:58
  2. Time (Original 1986 Extended Version) (Clark/Christie) 4:37
  3. Time (Original 1986 Instrumental Version) (Clark/Christie) 3:22
  4. In My Defence (1986 Album Version) (Clark/Soames/Daniels) 3:57
  5. The Great Pretender (Original 1987 Single Version) (Ram) 3:29
  6. The Great Pretender (Original 1987 Extended Version) (Ram) 5:54
  7. Exercises In Free Love (1987 Non-album B-side) (Mercury/Moran) 3:59
  8. Barcelona (Original 1987 Single Version) (Mercury/Moran) 4:27
  9. Barcelona (Original 1987 Extended Version) (Mercury/Moran) 7:07
10. How Can I Go On (1989 Single Version) (Mercury/Moran) 4:02
11. Living On My Own (1993 No More Brothers Extended Mix) (Mercury) 5:16
12. Living On My Own (1993 Radio Mix) (Mercury) 3:38
13. Living On My Own (1993 Club Mix) (Mercury) 4:27
14. Living On My Own (1993 Underground Solutions Mix) (Mercury) 5:45

Tracklisting CD6 - The Instrumentals
  1. Barcelona (Instrumental) (Mercury/Moran) 4:26
  2. La Japonaise (Instrumental) (Mercury/Moran) 4:46
  3. The Fallen Priest (Instrumental) (Mercury/Moran/Rice) 5:50
  4. Ensueño (Instrumental) (Mercury/Moran/Caballé) 4:00
  5. The Golden Boy (Instrumental) (Mercury/Moran/Rice) 6:05
  6. Guide Me Home (Instrumental) (Mercury/Moran) 2:38
  7. How Can I Go On (Instrumental) (Mercury/Moran) 3:58
  8. Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (Instrumental) (Mercury) 4:03
  9. Made In Heaven (Instrumental) (Mercury) 4:17
10. Mr Bad Guy (Instrumental) (Mercury) 4:14
11. There Must Be More To Life Than This (Instrumental) (Mercury) 3:08
12. In My Defence (Instrumental) (Clark/Soames/Daniels) 3:56
13. The Great Pretender (Instrumental) (Ram) 3:26

Tracklisting CD7 - Rarities 1
  1. Let's Turn It On (A Capella) (Mercury) 3:04
  2. Made In Heaven (Alternative Version) (Mercury) 4:27
  3. I Was Born To Love You (Vocal & Piano Version) (Mercury) 2:58
  4. Foolin' Around (Early Version) (Mercury) 4:14
  5. Foolin' Around (Original 1985 Unreleased 12" Mix) (Mercury) 5:37
  6. Foolin' Around (Instrumental) (Mercury) 3:40
  7. Your Kind Of Lover (Early Version) (Mercury) 4:47
  8. Your Kind Of Lover (Vocal & Piano Version) (Mercury) 3:38
  9. Mr Bad Guy (Orchestra Out-takes) (Mercury) 0:35
10. Mr Bad Guy (Early Version) (Mercury) 3:29
11. There Must Be More To Life Than This (Piano Out-takes) (Mercury) 2:48
12. Living On My Own (Hybrid Edit: Early/Later Versions) (Mercury) 4:29
13. Love Is Dangerous (Early Version) (Mercury) 2:12
14. Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (Early Version) (Mercury) 2:18
15. Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (2nd Early Version: Extract) (Mercury) 1:03
16. Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (3rd Early Version) (Mercury) 3:26
17. Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (Live Take) (Mercury) 4:22
18. She Blows Hot & Cold (Alternative Version featuring Brian May) (Mercury) 4:36
19. Gazelle (Demo) (Mercury) 1:20
20. Money Can't Buy Happiness (Demo) (Mercury) 2:37
21. Love Makin' Love (Demo) (Mercury) 3:35
22. God Is Heavy (Demo) (Mercury) 1:22
23. New York (Demo) (Mercury) 2:12

Tracklisting CD8 - Rarities 2
  1. The Duet (The Fallen Priest) (Extract from Garden Lodge tape) (Mer/Mor/Rice) 3:04
  2. Idea (Barcelona) (Extract from Garden Lodge tape) (Mercury/Moran) 1:12
  3. Idea (Barcelona) (2nd Extract from Garden Lodge tape) (Mercury/Moran) 1:04
  4. Barcelona (Early Version: Freddie's Demo Vocal) (Mercury/Moran) 4:21
  5. Barcelona (Freddie's Vocal Slave) (Mercury/Moran) 4:31
  6. Barcelona (Later Version: Freddie's Vocal only) (Mercury/Moran) 4:26
  7. La Japonaise (Early Version: Freddie's Vocal only) (Mercury/Moran) 4:41
  8. La Japonaise (A Capella) (Mercury/Moran) 4:17
  9. Rachmaninov's Revenge (The Fallen Priest) (Early Version) (Mercury/Moran/Rice) 4:46
10. Rachmaninov's Revenge (The Fallen Priest) (Later Version: Freddie's Demo Vocal) 5:51
11. Ensueño (Montserrat's Live Takes) (Mercury/Moran/Caballé) 5:36
12. The Golden Boy (Early Version: Freddie's Demo Vocal) (Mercury/Moran/Rice) 3:54
13. The Golden Boy (2nd Early Version: Extract) (Mercury/Moran/Rice) 2:56
14. The Golden Boy (A Capella featuring Gospel Choir) (Mercury/Moran/Rice) 5:12
15. Guide Me Home / How Can I Go On (Alternative Versions) (Mercury/Moran) 6:54
16. How Can I Go On (Out-take: Extract) (Mercury/Moran) 1:31
17. How Can I Go On (Alternative Piano Version) (Mercury/Moran) 3:45
18. "When this old tired body wants to sing" (Late Night Jam) (Mercury/Moran) 2:42

Tracklisting CD9 - Rarities 3
  1. Rain (Ibex, Live 1969) (Lennon/McCartney) 3:51
  2. Green (Wreckage, Rehearsal 1969) (Mercury) 3:15
  3. The Man From Manhattan (Eddie Howell 1976) (Howell) 3:22
  4. Love Is The Hero (Billy Squier: 12" Version 1986) (Squier) 5:22
  5. Lady With A Tenor Sax (Billy Squier: Work In Progress 1986) (Squier/Mercury) 4:02
  6. Hold On (Freddie Mercury and Jo Dare 1986) (Mercury/Mack) 3:38
  7. Heaven For Everyone (The Cross Version: Freddie Vocal 1988) (Taylor) 4:48
  8. Love Kills (Rock Mix) (Mercury/Moroder) 4:27
  9. Love Kills (Instrumental) (Mercury/Moroder) 4:26
10. The Great Pretender (Original Demo) (Ram) 3:04
11. Holding On (Demo) (Mercury) 4:12
12. It's So You (Demo) (Mercury) 2:40
13. I Can't Dance / Keep Smilin' (Demo) (Mercury) 3:43
14. Horns Of Doom (Demo) (Richards) 4:16
15. Yellow Breezes (Demo) (Mercury/Moran) 5:25
16. Have A Nice Day (Fan Club Message) (Mercury/Moran) 0:45

Tracklisting CD10 - The David Wigg Interviews
  1. 1979, London (The Crazy tour) 8:11
  2. 1984, Munich (The Works tour) 11:27
  3. 1984, Munich (Pt. 2 Going solo) 7:37
  4. 1985, Wembley, London (Week of Live Aid) 6:45
  5. 1986, London (The Magic tour) 10:35
  6. 1987, Ibiza (Freddie's 41st birthday) 9:56
  7. 1987, Ibiza (41st birthday. Pt. 2 Montserrat Caballé) 8:21
  8. 1987, Ibiza (41st birthday. Pt. 3 The Great Pretender) 10:26

Tracklisting CD11 - The Video Collection
  1. Barcelona (Live Version) (Mercury/Moran)
  2. The Great Pretender (Single Version) (Ram)
  3. I Was Born To Love You (Mercury)
  4. Time (Clark/Christie)
  5. How Can I Go On (Mercury/Moran)
  6. Made In Heaven (Mercury)
  7. Living On My Own (Mercury)
  8. The Golden Boy (Mercury/Moran/Rice)
  9. The Great Pretender (Extended Version) (Ram)
10. Barcelona (Mercury/Moran)
11. In My Defence (Re-edit 2000) (Clark/Soames/Daniels)
12. Guide Me Home (Mercury/Moran)

Tracklisting CD12 - The Untold Story
  1. Spice Island Dawn
  2. Strange Discipline
  3. Culture Shock
  4. The Draftsman Of Ealing
  5. Musical Awakenings
  6. Love Of My Life
  7. Bacchus And Aphrodite
  8. Butterflies And Peacocks
  9. A Day At The Opera
10. My Kind Of Towns
11. Last Days

Tracklisting 10 track promo
  1. Goin' Back (Larry Lurex, 1973 B-side) (Goffin/King) 3:33
  2. Your Kind Of Lover (Vocal & Piano Version) (Mercury) 3:39
  3. New York (Demo) (Mercury) 2:13
  4. La Japonaise (A Cappella) (Mercury/Moran) 4:19
  5. It's So You (Demo) (Mercury) 2:46
  6. Holding On (Demo) (Mercury) 4:13
  7. Have A Nice Day (Fan Club Message) (Mercury/Moran) 0:46
  8. Idea (Barcelona) (Extract From Garden Lodge Tape) (Mercury/Moran) 1:14
  9. Barcelona (Early Version: Freddie's Demo Vocal) (Mercury/Moran) 4:22
10. "When This Old Tired Body Wants To Sing" (Late Night Jam) (Mercury/Moran) 2:43

French promo CD-R
  1. Mr. Bad Guy (Mercury) 4:14
  2. Living On My Own (1993 Radio Mix) (Mercury) 3:38
  3. Barcelona (Mercury/Moran) 5:39
  4. Guide Me Home (Mercury/Moran) 2:52
  5. The Great Pretender (Brian Malouf Mix) (Ram) 3:37
  6. We Are The Champions (Mercury) 3:02
  7. I Want To Break Free (Deacon) 3:18
  8. Under Pressure (Queen/Bowie) 4:05
  9. The Show Must Go On (Live) (Queen) 4:35
10. These Are The Days Of Our Lives (Queen) 4:19
11. Another One Bites The Dust (Deacon) 4:24
12. Heaven For Everyone (Single Edit) (Taylor) 4:37

Liner notes
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Single releases
Guide Me Home

Other notes
CD11 and CD12 are DVD's. CD11 contains video clips, CD12 contains a new documentary.
Track 4 on the French promo CD-R fades out, so it's not the Dutch 2000 single version.
Track 7 on the French promo CD-R is the album version.
Track 9 on the French promo CD-R is the live version with Elton John.
Track 11 on the French promo CD-R is the version with Wyclef Jean.

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