Queen

The Complete Works

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The Complete Works is a 12-record box set released in Europe only in 1985 (now out of print). It contains all of Queen's studio albums released from 1973's self-titled debut up to 1984's The Works (not included was the 1979 double live album Live Killers and 1981's Greatest Hits). But what really makes The Complete Works quite a find for Queen fans is an otherwise unavailable 7-track mini album which contains all of their non-album b-sides. Most of the outtakes could have easily fit on the albums that they were recorded for -- such as the bluesy rocker "See What a Fool I've Been" (circa Queen II), the Roger Taylor-penned "A Human Body" (circa The Game), and "Soul Brother" (originally released as the B-side to "Under Pressure"). Other B-sides include "I Go Crazy" (circa The Works), "Thank God It's Christmas" (a 1984 single), as well as the anthemic "One Vision" (originally released as a single, then later showed up on A Kind of Magic), and the near-instrumental "Blurred Vision." Most fans will already be familiar with each of Queen's classic studio albums included here, such as the all-encompassing A Night At the Opera, the mega-hit The Game, and the album that may have single-handedly invented arena rock, News of the World.