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If you grew up in the late 80′s and early 90′s, one thing was pure fact in North America.
Queen was not cool.
Hard to believe, now, since the British group is hailed as one of the greatest rock bands of all time, but for a time Freddie Mercury and company just weren’t getting any respect. Their albums and singles flopped in North America, the band stopped touring and sadly, Freddie Mercury became ill, eventually succumbing to AIDS in November 1991.
However, not long after Freddie’s passing, Bohemian Rhapsody was featured in Wayne’s World and recharted in North America and Queen was once more revered worldwide. With it came a series of compilations, Classic Queen and Greatest Hits, on CD and VHS (yes, VHS). It’s those videos that have recently been remastered and put on DVD recently as Queen’s Greatest Video Hits. Safe to say, those studio recordings have never sounded better.
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