This is a sentimental retro step into Queen classics, rejuvenated by modern analogue and digital technology which die-hard fans of this iconic rock band might get a little frothy-mouthed about but alas, for the rest of us it does not have much to enthuse about.
For the real music lovers out there who can't stand paint-by-numbers and Photoshop-style sound enhancement at least there is a bonus EP with this collection which has the sound in its original 1971 format to give a true reflection of songs such as Keep Yourself Alive, Great King Rat and Jesus which form part of the 10 tunes in this updated, made-in-2011 collection.
Sadly there is no trace on this album of some of Queen's greatest songs such as We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions.
To me this re-hash of numbers by this legendary group is a rather disappointing reflection of a band whose performance at the Live Aid concert at Wembley in 1985 was described as the best rock concert performance of all time.
This chart-topping British rock band was formed in London in 1971 and it rocketed into the lime-light in 1974 and again the following year with their albums Sheer Heart Attack and A Night At The Opera (who can ever forget their Bohemian Rhapsody?).
In its time Queen released 18 number one albums, 18 number one singles, 10 number one DVDs and sold an estimated 300 million albums to make them one of the world's best-selling music groups.
They were inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
Sadly, unless you are a dribbling Queen fan, this latest selection of testosterone-ised tunes offers little more than a small sip of what was one of the finest vintage rock bands of our time.