The fourth installment of boxed CD reissues of Queen
’s original singles covers the band’s very last albums, 1989’s The Miracle
and 1991’s Innuendo
, the last two records released during Freddie Mercury
’s lifetime; the posthumous 1995 collection Made in Heaven
; and selected singles from the comps Queen Rocks
and Greatest Hits III
. Whatever the relative merits of these albums may be -- and there are some diehards who will argue for them -- there’s no denying that this singles collection is for the most dedicated of the dedicated. There are no great flip sides -- these are primarily live versions, edits, remixes, and album tracks -- and the sleeves do not provoke the rush of nostalgia that the first three volumes in the set do, leaving this for completists only.