Queen The Crown Jewels: The top 100 Queen rarities in 1998
Top 100 Queen Rarities
Almost 20 years ago the Record Collector published this article. A lot has changed since then. Many new items have been discovered and also many of the ones listed here have drastically drop their value.
I think it’s time to update this list.
Send me your Top Queen rarities with values and will try soon to compile a new one.
Record Collector Article January 1998
QUEEN: THE CROWN JEWELS
Even years after the death of Freddie Mercury, Queen’s position as one of rock’s greatest-ever acts remains secure. The recent “Queen Rocks” compilation saw the band back at No. 1 in the charts, although plans to release their first post-Mercury track, “No One But you (Only The Good Die Young)”, were apparently scotched due to the song’s poor reception from hardcore fans.
New Freddie-free offerings may be destined to suffer the same critical fate as the reformed beatles singles, ‘Free As A Bird” and “Real love”, but Queen’s classic old stuff still sparkles with enough magic to ensure that the band’s music will live on well into the 21st century.
Once you’ve been lured into the labyrinthine world of Queen collecting, the finest details of packaging become fascinating. Succumb to the charms of an alternative “Bohemian Rhapsody” picture sleeve and, before you know it, there goes your Christmas bonus! The demand for such items can be measured by the sums of money they fetch. There are over two dozen Queen overseas picture sleeves which regularly sell for anything from £100 to £800 – not even the Beatles can match that!
That said, demand for late 80s and early 90s mass-produced ‘special editions’ is steadily diminishing, and Queen’s multi-formatted releases rarely command more than a few times their original asking price. The big money is reserved for bona fide limited releases like the 1978 blue vinyl “Bohemian Rhapsody” – a rarity as classic as the song itself – as well as promos, and obscure overseas issues. As a general rule, there are three main points to consider when buying the overseas stuff: the age of the item (usually, the older the better), its visual appeal (particularly in the case of alternative picture sleeves, coloured vinyl and picture discs), and its condition (a tatty cover will still sell if it’s genuinely rare, but for the real vinyl junkie, it has to be Mint).
This list has been compiled from records issued in every corner of the globe, from the U.K. to Uruguay, from Turkey to Thailand. Some records issued in, say, Hungary or Czechoslovakia, may be of dubious legality, but their vintage and obscurity assures them a place in our hallowed hundred. Broadly speaking, each entry in the Top 100 can be slotted into one or another of the following categories.
More than any other song, ‘Bo Rhap” epitomizes the very essence of Queen. All the ingredients are there: the exotic title, the pop sensibility, the operatic mid-section, the hard-rocking coda, sales in the millions. The single is one of the most reissued in the band’s history, with eight U.K. formats alone. The most famous of these is the blue-vinyl queen’s Award For Industry issue, which was pressed in a limited edition of just 200 to celebrate EMI winning the coveted badge of honour (for more info, see RC 143). These days, a cool £2,000 is the starting place for a copy in its picture sleeve. Add an extra £500 if its outer card carrying envelope is intact, and a further grand if it comes with all the trimmings, as presented to the lucky few at a reception at Selfridges in London on 26th July 1978.
The complete ‘Bo Rhap” Queen’s Award inventory should include the numbered record in its picture sleeve, the outer envelope, an invitation, a blue silk scarf and a set of two EMI goblets housed in card box, itself lined in blue silk. Sets occasionally appear with a commemorative biro, but its absence isn’t likely to effect the price much.
Despite official denials, it now appears as if unnumbered copies of the blue vinyl single do exist after all. These seem likely to be test or after-hours pressings, and while they come with finished labels, they aren’t numbered and don’t have picture sleeves. Dealers report that these copies can sell for around the £500-£600 mark, but are hard to shift.
Other, less pricey, top “Bo Rhap’ collectables include the famous ‘little girl” picture sleeve from France (printed on thin paper and very hard to find in Mint condition!) and a four-track various-artists EP from Thailand which, although of dubious provenance, does at least come with a Queen-related cover (unlike many Far Eastern issues). There’s also a recently discovered Turkish issue (backed with “Sweet Lady” from “A Night At The Opera’) on the Max label – the band’s only confirmed picture sleeve from this country. Making up the numbers is a French promo edit from 1979’s “Live Killers” campaign, which omits the song’s operatic mid-section, and the Official Queen Fan Club’s 10th anniversary reissue from 1995, which sells for £175 or more. Beware of £50-rated, unnumbered ‘back door” copies of this latter single, incidentally, which although pressed at EMI, were done so unofficially, and don’t form part of the initial run of 2,000. And it’s worth noting here that 1995 copies on blue, black or marbled purple vinyl are clever counterfeits, despite their £25 price tags.
Overseas sleeves are the mainstay of collecting Queen, with examples from Portugal being a firm favorite – they are hard to find and easy to sell. Queen broke through internationally in 1974 with ‘Killer Queen”, which was a hit all around the world. Nevertheless, overseas picture sleeves for the single were scarce even then, and in some countries it seems as if fewer than 1,000 copies were printed (but at least they made the effort: Queen’s first U.K sleeve wasn’t until 1975’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”). Picture sleeves for their debut, “Seven Seas Of Rhye”, are even harder to come by – there are only five examples, from Portugal, Holland, Japan, France and Yugoslavia – while ‘Keep Yourself Alive’ was only issued in a picture sleeve in the first three of these countries. Elsewhere, exotic A-sides, like “Mustapha’ from Bolivia, and ‘Long Away” from Thailand, command hefty sums simply because they are so unusual.
Alternative LP sleeves are less common, as most countries opted, or were obliged, to merely reproduce EMI’s U.K. originals. Notable exceptions include the Turkish edition of “Flash”, which added a “Live Killers’-style photo to the familiar yellow sleeve, and a copy of “Jazz’ from the same country which re-titled the LP after its lead single, “Bicycle Race”. Even more appealing is the Portuguese record club issue of ‘Sheer Heart Attack”, which looks like the design for a packet of wine gums, and a couple of oddities from far-flung Venezuela: a “A Night At The Opera”, which swapped Freddie’s colourful regal crest for a gloomy live shot reminiscent of “Queen 1″; and a version of ‘Queen II”, for which the colour scheme was white instead of black, and which depicted the band members looking suitably ghoulish with purple faces and mad-dog yellow eyes.
Japanese singles will forever hold sway over western collectors thanks to the exotic nature of their packaging. Beautifully put together with fold-over colour inserts, unique photographs and space-age graphics, Japanese singles look as though they come from another world, let alone another country. The home market has always been relatively small compared to the U.K. or the U.S., and pressing runs were kept appropriately economical. Add to this the extremely limited nature of, say, a promotional-only 7″, and even more exclusive promo CDs, and you’ve got a virtual license to print money. This is particularly so with the top Japanese Queen collectable a red vinyl promo-only “Sheer Heart Attack” LP. While anti-static, “Everclear” red vinyl discs were once reasonably common in Japan by artists like the Beatles, no commercial albums by Queen were issued in this form. Few collectors have even seen this record, although we are assured that it exists, and at the vinyl is a deep “blood-red” colour, In fact, the one known copy reportedly came from no less a source than Roger Taylor. (A French red vinyl copy of the same album, incidentally, is a counterfeit.)
Until recently, the Japanese ‘I Want It All’ promo-only single was valued at £900 or more. Then it was cleverly counterfeited, which effectively knocked £200 off the asking price of the original – many collectors, it seems, were happy enough with the $30 fake. Should you be in the market for the genuine article, check the run-off groove. The matrix number should be intact, if it has been scratched out, you’re being offered a dud.
COLOURED VINYL & PICTURE DISCS
Coloured vinyl is traditional collectors’ fare. There have always been records pressed in plastic other than black, but the trend really took hold in the 1970s. Unusually, though, leaving aside the special issue ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, Queen were somewhat overlooked in this respect at the time, as labels like A&M whipped up a whole palette’s worth of hues for the likes of Squeeze and the Police. It was left to EMI’s overseas affiliates to ensure that Queen were included in on the act. France knocked out colour coordinated copies of ‘A Night At The Opera” and “News Of The World’ and later “A Kind Of Magic’, while this last album was given an extra lease of life in New Zealand, where it appeared on orangey-pink vinyl, and as a one-off burgundy-coloured ‘factory custom pressing.
The 1995 multicoloured-vinyl Czechoslovakian reissues of “Queen” were apparently test-pressings for record-company executives pitching, for a licence to reissue the band’s first album in that country. The licence was granted, and the Czechs went on to press copies of ‘Queen’ on pink vinyl (value: £80) and green ($30). But the sought-after issue is the multicoloured vinyl one, not least because just 30 copies were pressed!
Most obscure of all, though, is a series of coloured vinyls from Colombia. Significant among these are the 12″ singles, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, “Another One Bites The Dust” and “Under Pressure”, all of which appeared in a variety of colours in generic “EMI Disco” sleeves. “Crazy Little Thing” is backed by an unusual mix of ‘Bicycle Race”, in which the track stops two-thirds of the way through only to return to the intro to play the song once more in its entirety. Most Colombian pressings were cheaply produced, with sound quality far from a primary concern (even if the 12″s were probably only issued to club DJs). They also appear to have been put into some particularly demanding service and more often than not turn up in dreadful condition.
Colombia also issued a “A Kind Of Magic” album on blue (rumours of ‘Greatest Hits” in a similar colour are unfounded) and a two tone ‘Live Killers’ – one disc black, the other blue. This latter issue sells for a whopping £700, ten times more than the red-and-green Japanese issue! Elsewhere in South America, EMI’s Venezuelan contingent issued the highly prized (and highly priced) “Hot Space” on delightful slate-grey vinyl.
Only two picture discs make it into our Top 100, both of which have acquired near legendary status among collectors. “Jazz” appeared in France with either a black or white perimeter border printed with a series of white or black bicycle motifs (completists need both, of course). Look out for poor quality fakes, on which the picture-disc image is fuzzy. Sold as a ‘reproduction”, this will fetch £25 while, amazingly, there’s even demand for the white-vinyl test-pressing of this forgery, which can command as much as £100.
‘Greatest Hits’ was manufactured in East Germany for sale in, of all places, Bulgaria. This used a picture of the band live in Montreux instead of the more formal Snowdon photograph which adorned the standard LP sleeve elsewhere. Valued at more than £600, it’s easy to why this disc, too, has been counterfeited. But it’s easy to tell the difference between the fake and the original. Even if you’re unsure about just how fuzzy (the fake) or sharp (the original) the Montreux image should be, check out the top amplifier in the picture. If you can see the word “Marshall”, you’re on safe ground, if not, your disc is decidedly dodgy.
Most of the CDs listed in our sought-after centenary are promos. Understandably, “The Greatest 3” triple-disc Japanese set is hugely in demand, as it contains a separate CD by Queen, the Rolling Stones, and the Beatles not a bad triumvirate when it comes to collecting. Some sets come with a special ‘dealer pack’, which includes Japanese language newspaper, outlining a brief history of each group. Put together to celebrate both Queen and the Stones joining the EMI stable (Queen had previously been on Elektra in Japan), “The Greatest 3” was such a big deal when it was released in 1991 that it was itself promoted via a sampler CD containing six of the best from each act. This disc alone sells for £400.
Other in-demand Japanese promo-only compilations include the 15-track “Made In Heaven”-era “Ultimate Collection”, which also includes solo Freddie material, and ‘Their Greatest History”, numbered copies of which are worth more than their unnumbered counterparts. Both of these are streets ahead of similar U.S. compilations – such as the lavishly packaged ‘Their Best”, and the 4-CD set, “Rocks Box” – in terms of value and scarcity. ‘Rocks Box” is a unique 20th anniversary compilation (four volumes of ‘Queen Rocks”), in which each disc is housed in a tray which slides into a mini card chest of drawers.
“Their Best” includes two CDs: ‘Greatest Hits”, which is a U.S.-only compilation featuring a different sleeve and tracks to the regular album with the same title, and a three track disc featuring “We Are The Champions”, and the regular and remixed versions of “We Will Rock You”. Both of these fit into foam recesses inside a hard plastic carrying case, measuring 13″ x 10″. This also contains a silver-embossed folder, inside which is a 1974 Mick Rock photograph (as per the Japanese ‘Seven Seas Of Rhye” picture sleeve), a two page biography dated August 1992, and a numbered Hollywood Records paper slip.
One of the most sought-after U.K. Queen promos bears the unwieldy title of “Promotional Sampler From The U.K. Pop Group Conference ’73”. This white-label disc is actually the group’s debut LP, and comes housed in a generic die-cut sleeve, which is printed with mug shots of EMI’s top executives of the day, among whom are Colin Miles, now head of the See For Miles reissue label, and Paul Watts, who was interviewed in RC 143 about the blue vinyl “Bo Rhap”, and pictured in RC 162 in our report on the Thames TV record library sell-off. Super-rare copies of this “Conference” LP come with another purple envelope embossed in gold with Queen’s crest, which also contains a press release (printed on purple paper) and a set of 10″ x 8″ glossy photographs.
UNRELEASED AND WITHDRAWN ITEMS
If you want to spice up your collecting life with something few other buggers have got, then you need a record that’s unreleased or has been withdrawn. Copies of the 1984 single, “Hammer To Fall”, with a long-distance live shot of Queen on the picture sleeve, are stalwarts of the collecting scene, and both the U.K. 7″ and 12″ editions have been known to fetch £180 apiece. The single was shipped to branches of Woolworth’s before, as the story goes, Brian May decided he didn’t like the image as it gave the false impression that the single was a live recording. The sleeve [was] quickly pulled in favour of a last-minute replacement featuring little more than the record’s title. Less familiar is the U.S. 7″ version, which features the same photograph as its U.K. counterpart, but appeared in far fewer numbers, hence its £500 price tag.
“Radio Ga Ga” was originally planned with a sleeve featuring a still from the famous Metropolis-style video shoot, but was eventually abandoned in favour of a group portrait. The dummy sleeve only survives as a printer’s proof (i.e. the front and back appear on the same card sheet), and also carries a value of some P-500. Mystery surrounds the cancelled double A-side single, “The Show Must Go On”/”Bohemian Rhapsody”, but it looks as if this was intended to be released in late 1991. “The Show” did indeed become the final single from ‘Innuendo”, but not with this flipside. Freddie’s death scotched the idea as, inevitably, EMI quickly prepared a reissue of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody” in its own right.
‘Queen Mania” was a 15-CD collection housed in a metal flight case and limited to 1,000 copies. Only available in Germany in 1986, the set also came with a T-shirt, a badge and a booklet. Also issued in Germany was a collection of 1988’s 3″ CD singles reissues, which were housed in a unique gold-stamped leather wallet and limited to just 555 copies.
In a similar vein, but much more lavish in its presentation, is “The Ultimate Collection”. Released worldwide in 1995, with a price tag of around £300-£350 (depending on the dealer), this is a wall-mounted wooden cabinet featuring picture CDs of the band’s 20 albums to date – the only opportunity to own them in this format. The set was completed by a Freddie hologram on the front of the display case, and an embossed 12-page booklet.
“The Ultimate Collection” was a more spectacular update of the “The Complete Works’, issued 10 years earlier, in which the band’s 14 albums up to that point were housed together in a box set featuring two booklets, a map, and a compilation of non-LP tracks called “Complete Vision”. Standard copies of this set are worth around £100, while the first 600 sold via HMV stores – came with a copy of the bonus disc autographed by all four members of the band. Current going rate: £500.
The last item on our list is the “Message From Queen” red vinyl flexi, which came free with the Japanese magazine, Music Life. The disc features spoken words from all four members of the band, including Brian May, who according to the accompanying article, was in a “seriouse” mood at the time of the recording.
QUEEN: TOP 100 WORLDWIDE RARITIES:
1) BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY/I’M IN LOVE WITH MY CAR (EMI EMI 2376,7″, blue vinyl, p/s, In outer ‘EMI lnternational’ card sleeve, with pen, Invites, commemorative scarf & EMI goblets In card box, 200 numbered, promo copies only, 1978) £3,500
2) BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY/I’M IN LOVE WITH MY CAR (EMI EMI 2375,7″, blue vinyl, p/s, with or without outer ‘EMI International’ card sleeve, 200 numbered, promo copies only, 1978) £2,500/£2,000
3) SHEER HEART ATTACK (Elektra P 101 37E Japanese LP, white label, red vinyl, promo only, 1977) £2,500
4) THE GREATEST 3 (EMI Toshiba SPCD 1524/5/6, Japanese box set, Including 3 separate CDs, In slipcase, some
with A News Scrap newspaper & dealer pack, promo only; other discs by the Beatles & the Rolling Stones, 1995) £l,000
5) A KIND OF MAGIC (EMI I 1 1051, Columbian LP, blue vinyl, single sleeve, 1986) £900
6) KEEP YOURSELF ALIVE/FLICK OF THE WRIST (EMI SE 006 94681, Portugese 7″, p/s, 1973) £800
7) HOT SPACE (EMI 11907, Columbian LP, grey vinyl, 1982) £800
8) KEEP YOURSELF ALIVE/FLICK OF THE WRIST (EMI 5C 006 94681, Dutch 7″, p/s, 1973) £750
9) LIVE KILLERS (EMI E 2510, Columbian 2-LP, one disc black vinyl, the other blue vinyl, gatefold sleeve, 1979) £700
10) I WANT IT ALL/HANG ON IN THERE (EMI Toshiba PRP 1397, Japanese promo-only 7″, 1989) £700
11) THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION (EMI Toshiba TOCP 8700, Japanese CD, promo only, 1995) £700
12) KILLER QUEEN/FLICK OF THE WRIST (EMI SE 006 96060, Portugese 7″, p/s, 1974) £700
13) RADIO GA GA (Short Edit)/RADIO GA GA (Single Version)
(EMI Toshiba PRP 1125, Japanese 7″, promo only, photocopied p/s, 1984) £600
14) GREATEST HITS (Balkanton PDBTA 11253/54, Bulgarian LP, picture disc, 1981) £600
15) QUEEN MANIA (EMI/Electrola no cat no., German 15-CD set In metal flight case,
with booklet, t-shirt & badge, 1,000 only, numbered, 1986) £600
16) NOW I’M HERE/LILY OF THE VALLEY (EMI SE 006 96255, Portugese 7″, p/s, 1975) £600
17) HAMMER TO FALLI-TEAR IT UP (Elektra B 5424, U.S. 7″, pls, withdrawn, 1984) £500
18) CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE/BICYCLE RACE (Long Version)
(EMI 446 1032, Columbian 12″, pink vinyl, no p/s, 1979) £500
19) SEVEN SEAS OF RHYE/SEE WHAT A FOOL I’VE BEEN (EMI SE 006 95241, Portugese 7″, p/s, 1974) £500
20) GREATEST HITS (EMI/Oasis OLE 7012, Korean LP, different sleeve, 1981) £500
21) THE COMPLETE WORKS (EMI OB1, 14-LP box set, with “Complete Vision” compilation LP,
2 booklets & map, 600 copies signed by band, numbered, 1985) £500
22) BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY/SWEET LADY (Max 049, Turkish 7″, p/s, 1975) £500
23) ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST/DRAGON ATTACK (EMI 446 1061, Columbian blue vinyl 12″, no p/s, 1981) £500
24) CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE/BICYCLE RACE (Long Version)
(EMI 446 1032, Columbian 12″, blue vinyl, no p/s, 1979) £500
25) CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE/BICYCLE RACE (Long Version)
(EMI 446 1032, Columbian 12″, green vinyl, no p/s, 1979) £500
26) UNDER PRESURE/SOUL BROTHER (EMI 446 1097, Columbian 12″, green vinyl, no p/s, 1981) £500
27) RADIO GA GA/I GO CRAZY (unreleased proof ‘video shoot’ p/s for 7″, EMI QUEEN 1, 1984) £500
28) ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST/DRAGON ATTACK (EMI 446 1061, Columbian 12″, green vinyl, no p/s, 1980) £500
29) ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST/DRAGON ATTACK (EMI 446 1061, Columbian 12″, orange vinyl, no p/s, 1980) £500
30) CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVEIBICYCLE RACE (Long Version)
(EMI 446 1032, Columbian 12″, yellow vinyl, no p/s, 1979) £500
31) MUSTAPHA/DEAD ON TIME (EMI Odeon BO 1253, Bolivian 7″, p/s, 1978) £500
32) THE HIGHLANDER SELECTION (Parlophone EMCDV 2, CDV, promo only, 50 only, 1986) £450
33) THE GREATEST HISTORY (EMI Toshiba PCD 0670, Japanese CD, numbered/unnumbered copies, 100 copies, 1995) £400/£250
34) QUEEN (EMI no cat. no., white label LP, EMI Conference custom Issue, die-cut sleeve, with or without outer envelope, 1973) £400/£200
35) THE GREATEST 3 SAMPLER (EMI Toshiba, Japanese CD, promo only, 1995) £400
36) THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION (EMI, 20 x CD, picture discs, in wooden cabinet, numbered, 3,000 only, 1995) £400
37) UNDER PRESSURE/SOUL BROTHER (EMI 446 1097, Columbian 12″, yellow vinyl, no p/s, 1981) £400
38) ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST/DRAGON ATTACK (EMI 446 1061, Columbian 12″, yellow vinyl, no p/s, 1980) £400
39) THE SHOW MUST GO ON/BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY(EMI QUEEN 19/20, unreleased double A side 7″, no p/s, 1991) £350
40) SEVEN SEAS OF RHYE/SEE WHAT A FOOL I’VE BEEN (EMI/Pathd 2C 008 95241, French 7″, p/s, 1974) £350
41) KILLER QUEEN/KEEP YOURSELF ALIVE (Harvest 1542, Venezuelan 12″ p/s, ‘tour edition’, 1981) £350
42) CRAZY LITTLE THING CALLED LOVE/WE WILL ROCK YOU (Harvest 12 HAR 715, Venezuelan 12″, p/s, 1981) £350
43) A KIND OF MAGIC (EMI EMC 3509, New Zealand LP, burgundy vinyl custom pressing,gatefold sleeve, 1986) £300
44) NEWS OF THE WORLD (EMI, box set, LP with factory sample sticker, 5 photos, biography, badge & demo copy of “We Are The Champions”/”We Will Rock You”, promo only, 50 only, 1977) £300
45) BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (3:30)/I’M IN LOVE WITH MY CAR
(EMI/Path6 SP 621, French 7″ radio edit, promo only, no p/s, 1978) £300
46) HAMMER TO FALL (The Headbangers Mix)/TEAR IT UP
(EMI 052 200 3456, Spanish 12″, white title sleeve [no: 12OUEEN 4], 1984) £300
47) NEWS OF THE WORLD (Elektra 66-112, U.S. box set, with News Of The World newspaper,
2 biographies, stickers & 7 photos, promo only, 1977) £300
48) BICYCLE RACE (Pacific LP 106, Turkish LP, retitled version of “Jazz”, different sleeve, 1978) £300
49) A KIND OF MAGIC (EMI/Pathe DC 102, French LP, red vinyl, gatefold sleeve, 1986) £275
50) JAZZ (EMI/Path6 PIC 3/PM 900, French LP, picture disc, 1978 black border or 1979 white) £250/£225
51) INNUENDO (EMI, box set containing EPK In p/s, with Inserts, promo only, 25 only, 1991) £250
52) HEADLONG/HIT MAN/LOST OPPORTUNITY (EMI/Path6 PM 212 2042866, French 12″ ‘clown’ p/s, promo only, 1989) £250
53) QUEEN (Globus International GE 0221, Czechoslovakian LP, multicoloured vinyl, 30 only, 1995) £250
54) SEVEN SEAS OF RHYEISEE WHAT A FOOL I’VE BEEN (EMI SC 006 95241, Dutch 7″, p/s, 1974) £250
55) NOW I’M HERE/LILY OF THE VALLEY (EMI/Path6 2C 004 96255, French 7″, p/s, 1975) £225
56) TIE YOUR MOTHER DOWN/YOU AND I (EMI/Path6 2C 006 98819, French 7″, p/s, 1977) £225
57) UNDER PRESSURE/(“Arthur’s Theme’ by Christopher Cross) (EMI Toshiba PS 1014/1015, Japanese double-pack 7′,
promo only, second disc: “Young Turks” by Rod Stewart/ “Turn Your Love Around” by George Benson, 1981) £200
58) PAIN IS SO CLOSE TO PLEASURE/DON’T LOSE YOUR HEAD (EMI Electrola 006 20 1610/7,
German 7″, p/s, In outer card wallet, with biography and photographs, promo only, 1982) £200
59) SHEER HEART ATTACK (Orlador 2127, Portugese record club LP, different sleeve, 1974) £200
60) WE WILL ROCK YOU/WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS/SPREAD YOUR WINGS
(EMI SP SLP 241 Al U, 3-track one-sided 12″, promo only, no p/s, 1977) £200
61) THEIR BEST (Hollywood RDC 10192-2, U.S. 2-CD set Including “Greatest Hits” &
“We Will Rock You”/”We Are The Champions”/”We Will Rock You [Remix])”, housed In 13″ x l0″ plastic case with handle,
with silver-embossed folder with photos, biography, paper slip, 100 promo copies only, 1992) £200
62) FLASH (Max MAXLP 8103, Turkish LP, 1980) £200
63) KILLER QUEEN/FLICK OF THE WRIST (EMI EMI 2229, Swedish 7″ p/s, 1974) £200
64) MAN ON THE PROWL/KEEP PASSING THE OPEN WINDOWS
(EMI QUEEN 5, Irish only 7″, generic green co. sleeve, 1984) £200
65) WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS (Studio Version) (3:00)/WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS (Live Version)
(4:09)/ WE WILL ROCK YOU (Studio Version) (2:00)IWE WILL ROCK YOU (Live Version) (2:24)
(EMI/Path6 SP 1615, French 12″, different p/s, 50 only, promo only 1977) £200
66) BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY/I’M IN LOVE WITH MY CAR (EMI 8E 006 97140, Portugese 7″, p/s, 1975) £200
67) TIE YOUR MOTHER DOWN/YOU AND I (EMI I OC 006 98919, Spanish 7″, p/s, 1977) £200
68) YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND/SOMEBODY TO LOVE (Jackpot POT 69, Hong Kong flexidisc,
turquoise vinyl, p/s, with free poster and stickers, 1986) £175
69) SINGLES SET (EMI/Electrola OUE 1-12, German 12 x 3″ CD singles set in gold-stamped leather wallet, 555 only, 1988) £175
70) BODY LANGUAGE/LIFE IS REAL (Song For Lennon) (EMI EMIJ 4391, South African 7″, unique p/s, 1982) £175
71) ONE YEAR OF LOVE/GIMME THE PRIZE (Kurgan’s Theme)
(EMI/Pathe SP 1297, French 12″, ‘negative’ p/s, promo only, 1986) £175
72) ROCKS BOX (Hollywood PRCD 8623/8296/8297/8298, U.S. 4-CD box set,
In mini card chest of drawers, promo only, 1993) £175
73) SEVEN SEAS OF RHYE/SEE WHAT A FOOL I’VE BEEN (Elektra P-1314E, Japanese 7″, p/s, 1974).. £175
74) BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY/I’M IN LOVE WITH MY CAR (EMI QUEENDJ 95, purple vinyl,
10th anniversary fan club reissue, p/s, 2,000 only, numbered, 1995) £175
75) BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (4-Track Stereo FT 301, Thai various artists EP, with “Bo Rap” p/s;
other tracks: “Slow Ride” by Fogerty, “Blue Guitar” by Justin Hayward & John Lodge;, 1975) £175
76) A KIND OF MAGIC (EMI EMC 3509, New Zealand LP, orange/pink vinyl, gatefold sleeve, 1986) £175
77) LOVE OF MY LIFEINOW I’M HERE (EMI 10C 006 062877, Spanish 7″, p/s, 1979) £175
78) BICYCLE RACE/FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS (EMI EMI 2870, 7″, different U.K. p/s for export to Belgium, 1978) £150
79) A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (EMI SLPE 500585, Uraguyan LP, promo Issue in different sleeve, shrink-wrapped, 1975) £150
80) DISCO HITS (EMI Toshiba PS 210, Japanese 6-track mini-LP, promo only, 1982) £150
81) QUEEN 11 (Harvest SHLP 9525, Venezuelan LP, different sleeve, 1974) £150
82) YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND (4-Track Stereo FJ 350, Thai various artists EP, p/s,
other tracks: “16 Tons” by Don Harrison Band/”Let It Shine” by Santana/”Fool For The City” by John Fogerty, 1976) £150
83) HAMMER TO FALL (Edit)/TEAR IT UP (EMI QUEEN 4, withdrawn 7″ with ‘live’ p/s, only available via Woolworths, 1984) £150
84) HAMMER TO FALL (The Headbangers Mix) / TEAR IT UP
(EMI 12OUEEN 4, withdrawn 12″ with ‘Live’ p/s, only available via Wootworths, 1984) £150
85) LONG AWAY (4 Track Stereo ST 428, Thai various artists EP, other tracks: “Barracuda”
by Heart/ “What’s On My Mind” by Kansas “Piece Of Mind” by Boston, p/s) £150
86) NOW I’M HERE/LILY OF THE VALLEY (Pepita SPSK 70209, Hungarian p/s, 1977) £l 50
87) BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY/I’M IN LOVE WITH MY CAR (EMI/Poth6 2C 010 97140, French 7″, “little girl” p/s, 1975) £150
88) A QUEEN SAMPLER (Dyna/EMI SAMP 1, Filipino LP, stickered die-cut sleeve, 1992) £150
89) SEVEN SEAS OF RHYE/SEE WHAT A FOOL I’VE BEEN (EMI/Yugoton SEMI 88753, Yugoslavian 7″, p/s, 1974) £150
90) KEEP YOURSELF ALIVE/SON AND DAUGHTER (Elektra P-1209E, Japanese 7″, p/s, 1973) £150
91) YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND/39 (EMI 1J 006 97944, Spanish 7″, p/s, 1976) £150
92) KILLER QUEEN/FLICK OF THE WRIST (EMI/Yugoton SEMI 88792, Yugoslavian 7″, p/s, 1974) £150
93) BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY/I’M IN LOVE WITH MY CAR
(EMI 6C 006 97140, Danish 7″ In Dutch p/s [SC 006 97140],1975) £150
94) A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (Harvest 25049, Venezuelan LP, different sleeve, 1974) £125
95) NEWS OF THE WORLD (EMI/Pathe DC 3, French LP, green vinyl In promo display die-cut sleeve, 1977) £125
96) A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (EMI/Path6 DC 10, French LP, white vinyl, promo display die-cut sleeve, 1975) £125
97) HEADLONG/HIT MAN (EMI/Path6 PM 212 2042866, French 7″‘clown’p/s, promo only, 1989) £100
98) IT’S A HARD LIFE (Extended Mix)/[T’S A HARD LIFE/IS THIS THE WORLD WE CREATED
(EMI/Electrola ICK 062 2003426, German 12″, p/s, withdrawn, 1986) £100
99) A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (EMI SLPE 500585, Uruguyan LP, different gatefold or single thin paper sleeve, 1975) £100
100) MESSAGE FROM QUEEN (Japan, red vinyl flexi, with Music Life magazine, 1977) £100