Released about a month before Freddie Mercury
's untimely death in November 1991, a second best-of collection titled Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
, was issued in England only. While the album was resequenced and released as Classic Queen
in the U.S. in 1992, Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
features all of the band's European hits from 1982 through 1991. While Queen
's hits from this era may not be as stellar as their '70s predecessors, they were all still very compelling rock compositions. Tracks such as "Radio Ga Ga," "I Want to Break Free," and "I'm Going Slightly Mad" show that the band could still compose pop gems, while the hard rockers "I Want It All," "Headlong," "One Vision," and "Hammer to Fall" kept their longtime fans happy.