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Released on LP and cassette in 1981 and on CD somewhere in 1984-1985.
Re-issued on CD and cassette in Europe and Japan in 1994.
Re-issued in the UK in 1992 as a 2CD box set with Greatest Hits II. The CD's are housed in a CD-sized green box.
Re-issued in Europe (1994) and the USA (1995) as a 2CD set with Greatest Hits II. Three versions are known: gold stamped discs, normal discs and gold discs on both sides.
Re-issued in the UK (early 90's) in a mahagony box with a certificate. Issued as a numbered limited edition of 1,500 copies only featuring Hits I and II. Unofficial?
Re-issued worldwide in November 2000 as a 3CD set titled The Platinum Collection, featuring Hits I, II and III.
Re-issued in the USA in 1992 with a red crest sleeve. Issued with and without a longbox. The CD has different tracks.
Re-issued in Japan on CD in 2001 with improved sound quality.
Re-issued in Taiwan in 2002 for the Fifa World Cup with a unique slipcase. The package includes a huge obi that covers the whole back cover of the slipcase (the obi seems to have some sort of form that you can fill in, don't know what it is about), a booklet (in Taiwanese) with info about the 17 Queen tracks plus a CD sized catalogue with the Queen albums. The CD + sleeves itself are from the 1993/1994 digital remaster issues.
Re-issued in Taiwan in 2002 as a pirate 2CD set with Greatest Hits I and II. Both CD's are packed in a unique slipcase and are gold CD's. The Greatest Hits CD has a different track listing. Both CD's are also separatly available.
Re-issued in Korea in 2002 as Gold in a unique gold box set with two CD's.
Some vinyl issues:
UK: the LP release has a printed innersleeve with notes about each song. An early test pressing exists with a unique sleeve (only four faces on the front except for a full photo) and without the song Flash.
Bolivia: released with a different back sleeve.
Holland: at least three LP releases are known: the golden bordered issue (one with 17 and one with 18 tracks) and a black bordered re-issue from 1983 with a red Hit Kollektie (Dutch for Hit Collection) logo. All three issues have a printed innersleeve with Dutch notes. The 1983 issue has a different innersleeve: it only features a small Queen photo plus info and photos about other artists.
Germany: three issues are known. The maroon colored sleeve with and without a sticker on the front. Both issues have 18 tracks with Spread Your Wings as an extra track. There's also a German issue with a generate sleeve and Under Pressure as an extra track.
Canada: has a 14 track LP with a printed innersleeve.
Korea: has three official releases. The first issue had a general sleeve, the second and third ones have a unique sleeve (like the inside of the Live Killers gatefold sleeve). The differences between these two issues is the text in the left corner on the back sleeve.
Bulgaria: has at least seven different issues:
the rarest and most wanted one is the picture disc issue. Beware for bootlegs: the first original issue has the following matrix numbers etched into the vinyl: BTA 11253 and BTA 11254. Besides these numbers the original issue has the word 'Marshall' five times behind John's back. On the re-issues the top left 'Marshall' can't be read. Last check point to recognise the original one from a re-issue is the hand of Brian. On the original issue you can see a small part of his hand, while on the re-issue you can't. The matrix number etched into the vinyl of the re-issue is QN-03. It is said that there is also a QN-03 issue with for example five times the word 'Marshall'. However I haven't seen it yet.
there's an LP issue available with a sleeve like the picture disc.
a gatefolded 2LP issue (with many different kind of label colors and styles).
a generate sleeve issue was released, but instead of a black sleeve the sleeve was white.
there's one with the same sleeve as the white sleeved issue, but this one has a yellow rectangle on the back with the titles inside.
another issue has a sleeve like the picture used for the Dutch and Danish Bohemian Rhapsody 7" in blue and yellow colors.
and last but not least there's a red sleeved issue with a small live photo in the center and one face in each corner (taken from the Jazz innersleeve).
Venezuela: has a gatefolded sleeve and only 15 tracks, including Under Pressure. Re-issued in 1986 with a unique sleeve (well actually it's the same sleeve as the 1984 USA compilation 15 Of The Best) and a different tracklisting.
Mexico and Spain: have Spanish (sub)titles on the back sleeve and/or labels. Spain has a unique 7" promo without a sleeve.
USA: has a 14 track LP compilation and a unique reel to reel issue.
Russia: has only (?) a 1984 LP issue with a different back sleeve. Many different label colors exist. The sleeve is made of thin paper and it looks like it's a copied sleeve.
There are many variations in the track listings in many countries. Too many to list here (right now).

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the Bulgarian 2LP issue

  

above: the A and B-sides of the original Bulgarian picture disc issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the Dutch LP issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the Dutch Hit Kollektie LP issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the German LP issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of another German LP issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the official Korean LP issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the Mexican LP issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the Russian 1984 LP issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the 1986 Venezuelan LP issue (this copy is still partly sealed)



above: the sleeve of the Dutch cassette issue



above: the front sleeve of the Dutch cassette 1994 re-issue



above: the front sleeve of the German cassette issue



above: the sleeve of the Mexican cassette issue



above: the sleeve of the Uruguayan cassette issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the first UK CD issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the Japanese CD re-issue (still sealed)

        

above: the front and back sleeves of the slipcase with and without the obi of the 2002 Taiwanese CD re-issue

        

above: the front and back sleeves of the slipcase and the normal front and back sleeves of the 2002 pirate Taiwanese CD re-issue

  

above: the A and B sides of the Spanish 7" promo issue

Album info
UK and Dutch LP tracklisting
  Side One:
  1. Bohemian Rhapsody (Mercury) 5:52
  2. Another One Bites The Dust (Deacon) 3:32
  3. Killer Queen (Mercury) 2:59
  4. Fat Bottomed Girls (May) 3:21
  5. Bicycle Race (Mercury) 2:59
  6. You're My Best Friend (Deacon) 2:50
  7. Don't Stop Me Now (Mercury) 3:29
  8. Save Me (May) 3:48
  Side Two:
  9. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Mercury) 2:41
10. Somebody To Love (Mercury) 4:53
11. Now I'm Here (May) 4:12
12. Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy (Mercury) 2:53
13. Play The Game (Mercury) 3:28
14. Flash (May) 2:46
15. Seven Seas Of Rhye (Mercury) 2:47
16. We Will Rock You (May) 2:00
17. We Are The Champions (Mercury) 3:00

German LP tracklisting
  Side One:
  1. Bohemian Rhapsody (Mercury) 5:52
  2. Another One Bites The Dust (Deacon) 3:32
  3. Killer Queen (Mercury) 2:59
  4. Fat Bottomed Girls (May) 3:21
  5. Bicycle Race (Mercury) 2:59
  6. You're My Best Friend (Deacon) 2:50
  7. Spread Your Wings (Deacon) 4:36
  8. Don't Stop Me Now (Mercury) 3:29
  9. Save Me (May) 3:48
  Side Two:
10. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Mercury) 2:41
11. Somebody To Love (Mercury) 4:53
12. Now I'm Here (May) 4:12
13. Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy (Mercury) 2:53
14. Play The Game (Mercury) 3:28
15. Flash (May) 2:46
16. Seven Seas Of Rhye (Mercury) 2:47
17. We Will Rock You (May) 2:00
18. We Are The Champions (Mercury) 3:00

Dutch and German LP tracklisting
  Side One:
  1. Bohemian Rhapsody (Mercury) 5:52
  2. Another One Bites The Dust (Deacon) 3:32
  3. Killer Queen (Mercury) 2:59
  4. Fat Bottomed Girls (May) 3:21
  5. Bicycle Race (Mercury) 2:59
  6. You're My Best Friend (Deacon) 2:50
  7. Don't Stop Me Now (Mercury) 3:29
  8. Save Me (May) 3:48
  9. Under Pressure (Queen/Bowie) 4:03
  Side Two:
10. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Mercury) 2:41
11. Somebody To Love (Mercury) 4:53
12. Now I'm Here (May) 4:12
13. Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy (Mercury) 2:53
14. Play The Game (Mercury) 3:28
15. Flash (May) 2:46
16. Seven Seas Of Rhye (Mercury) 2:47
17. We Will Rock You (May) 2:00
18. We Are The Champions (Mercury) 3:00

Korean LP tracklisting
  Side One:
  1. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Mercury) 2:44
  2. Mustapha (Mercury) 3:00
  3. '39 (May) 3:29
  4. We Will Rock You (May) 2:01
  5. We Are The Champions (Mercury) 3:00
  6. God Save The Queen (Tradd. Arr. May) 1:10
  Side Two:
  7. Love Of My Life (Mercury) 3:34
  8. Seaside Rendezvous (Mercury) 2:13
  9. You're My Best Friend (Deacon) 2:48
10. My Melancholy Blues (Mercury) 3:27
11. Don't Stop Me Now (Mercury) 3:30

Bulgarian LP tracklisting
  Side One:
  1. You're My Best Friend (Deacon) 2:50
  2. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Mercury) 2:44
  3. Seven Seas Of Rhye (Mercury) 2:48
  4. Save Me (May) 3:48
  5. Now I'm Here (May) 4:13
  6. Bohemian Rhapsody (Mercury) 5:52
  7. We Will Rock You (May) 2:01
  8. Somebody To Love (Mercury) 4:56
  9. Don't Stop Me Now (Mercury) 3:29
  Side Two:
10. Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To....... (Mercury) 3:44
11. Play The Game (Mercury) 3:30
12. Fat Bottomed Girls (May) 3:21
13. We Are The Champions (Mercury) 3:00
14. Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy (Mercury) 2:53
15. Another One Bites The Dust (Deacon) 3:35
16. Bicycle Race (Mercury) 3:01
17. Sweet Lady (May) 4:02
18. Killer Queen (Mercury) 3:00
19. Flash (May) 2:46

Bulgarian 2LP tracklisting
  Side One:
  1. You're My Best Friend (Deacon) 2:50
  2. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Mercury) 2:44
  3. Seven Seas Of Rhye (Mercury) 2:48
  4. Save Me (May) 3:48
  5. Now I'm Here (May) 4:13
  Side Two:
  6. Bohemian Rhapsody (Mercury) 5:52
  7. We Will Rock You (May) 2:01
  8. Somebody To Love (Mercury) 4:56
  9. Don't Stop Me Now (Mercury) 3:29
  Side Three:
10. Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To....... (Mercury) 3:44
11. Play The Game (Mercury) 3:30
12. Fat Bottomed Girls (May) 3:21
13. We Are The Champions (Mercury) 3:00
14. Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy (Mercury) 2:53
  Side Four:
15. Another One Bites The Dust (Deacon) 3:35
16. Bicycle Race (Mercury) 3:01
17. Sweet Lady (May) 4:02
18. Killer Queen (Mercury) 3:00
19. Flash (May) 2:46

Bulgarian LP tracklisting (white sleeve)
  Side One:
  1. You're My Best Friend (Deacon) 2:50
  2. Seven Seas Of Rhye (Mercury) 2:48
  3. Save Me (May) 3:48
  4. Now I'm Here (May) 4:13
  5. Somebody To Love (Mercury) 4:56
  6. Don't Stop Me Now (Mercury) 3:29
  Side Two:
  7. Play The Game (Mercury) 3:30
  8. We Are The Champions (Mercury) 3:00
  9. Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy (Mercury) 2:53
10. Bicycle Race (Mercury) 3:01
11. Sweet Lady (May) 4:02
12. Flash (May) 2:46

Bulgarian LP tracklisting (blue/yellow sleeve)
  Side One:
  1. You're My Best Friend (Deacon) 2:50
  2. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Mercury) 2:44
  3. Seven Seas Of Rhye (Mercury) 2:48
  4. Save Me (May) 3:48
  5. Now I'm Here (May) 4:13
  Side Two:
  6. Bohemian Rhapsody (Mercury) 5:52
  7. We Will Rock You (May) 2:01
  8. Somebody To Love (Mercury) 4:56
  9. Don't Stop Me Now (Mercury) 3:29

Bulgarian LP tracklisting (red sleeve)
  Side One:
  1. Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To....... (Mercury) 3:44
  2. Play The Game (Mercury) 3:30
  3. Fat Bottomed Girls (May) 3:21
  4. We Are The Champions (Mercury) 3:00
  5. Good Old-Fashioned Lover Boy (Mercury) 2:53
  Side Two:
  6. Another One Bites The Dust (Deacon) 3:35
  7. Bicycle Race (Mercury) 3:01
  8. Sweet Lady (May) 4:02
  9. Killer Queen (Mercury) 3:00
10. Flash (May) 2:46

Canadian and USA LP tracklisting
  Side One:
  1. Another One Bites The Dust (Deacon) 3:32
  2. Bohemian Rhapsody (Mercury) 5:52
  3. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Mercury) 2:41
  4. Killer Queen (Mercury) 2:59
  5. Fat Bottomed Girls (May) 3:21
  6. Bicycle Race (Mercury) 2:59
  7. Under Pressure (Queen/Bowie) 4:03
  Side Two:
  8. We Will Rock You (May) 2:00
  9. We Are The Champions (Mercury) 3:00
10. Flash (May) 2:46
11. Somebody To Love (Mercury) 4:53
12. You're My Best Friend (Deacon) 2:50
13. Keep Yourself Alive (Edit) (May) 3:29
14. Play The Game (Mercury) 3:28

Venezuelan 1986 LP tracklisting
  Side One:
  1. Bohemian Rhapsody (Mercury) 5:52
  2. Another One Bites The Dust (Deacon) 3:32
  3. Killer Queen (Mercury) 2:59
  4. Radio Ga Ga (Taylor) 5:46
  5. You're My Best Friend (Deacon) 2:50
  6. Don't Stop Me Now (Mercury) 3:29
  7. Under Pressure (Queen/Bowie) 4:03
  Side Two:
  8. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Mercury) 2:41
  9. Somebody To Love (Mercury) 4:53
10. Flash (May) 3:29
11. We Will Rock You (May) 2:00
12. We Are The Champions (Mercury) 3:00
13. I Want To Break Free (Deacon) 3:19
14. Bicycle Race (Mercury) 2:59
15. Play The Game (Mercury) 3:28

Taiwanese 2002 pirate CD tracklisting
  Disc One:
  1. We Will Rock You (May) 2:00
  2. We Are The Champions (Mercury) 3:00
  3. These Are The Days Of Our Lives (Queen) 4:16
  4. Bohemian Rhapsody (Mercury) 5:52
  5. Thank God It's Christmas (Taylor/May) 4:19
  6. No-One But You (Only The Good Die Young) (May) 4:11
  7. You Don't Fool Me (Queen) 5:22
  8. Too Much Love Will Kill You (May/Musker/Lamers) 4:18
  9. Another One Bites The Dust (Deacon) 3:32
10. Killer Queen (Mercury) 2:59
11. Fat Bottomed Girls (May) 3:21
12. Bicycle Race (Mercury) 2:59
13. Don't Stop Me Now (Mercury) 3:29
14. Somebody To Love (Mercury) 4:53
15. Now I'm Here (May) 4:13
16. Save Me (May) 3:48
17. Let Me Live (Queen) 4:45
18. Heaven For Everyone (Taylor) 4:37
19. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Mercury) 2:41
  Disc Two:
  1. A Kind Of Magic (Taylor) 4:22
  2. Under Pressure (Queen/Bowie) 3:57
  3. Radio Ga Ga (Taylor) 5:44
  4. I Want It All (Single Version) (Queen) 4:02
  5. I Want To Break Free (Single Version) (Deacon) 4:18
  6. Innuendo (Queen) 6:28
  7. It's A Hard Life (Mercury) 4:09
  8. Breakthru (Queen) 4:09
  9. Who Wants To Live Forever (May) 4:57
10. Headlong (Queen) 4:33
11. The Miracle (Queen) 4:55
12. I'm Going Slightly Mad (Queen) 4:08
13. The Invisible Man (Queen) 3:59
14. Hammer To Fall (Single Edit) (May) 3:40
15. Friends Will Be Friends (Mercury/Deacon) 4:09
16. The Show Must Go On (Queen) 4:24
17. One Vision (Single Edit) (Queen) 4:02

Spanish 7" promo
  Side One:
  1. We Will Rock You (May)
  Side Two:
  2. Bohemian Rhapsody (Mercury)

Liner notes
none

Single releases
We Will Rock You (promo only)

Other notes
Please note that track 10 of the Venezuelan 1986 LP issue is the album version (track 1) of the Flash Gordon album, NOT the single version. Track 13 of this 1986 LP is also the album version.
Thanks to Ángel DR for the Spanish 7" promo pictures.
Thanks to Álvaro Sánchez for the Mexican cassette sleeve.

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