UK and Japanese 3" CD Singles

 

In 1988, twelve 3" CD singles were issued which contained tracks from across Queen's back catalogue. They were released individually in the UK, with the catalogue numbers QUECD1 through to QUECD12, each in it's own 3" x 3" card sleeve. The singles were also released in Germany as a set, called 'The 3" CD Singles', housed in a leather wallet, and limited to 555 numbered copies. Full scans of this set, and the individual singles, can be found in the gallery.

The singles were also released as part of a boxed set in Japan in 1991 or 1992, simply called 'CD Single Box', with the catalogue numbers TODP 2251 to TODP 2262, in 3" x 6" plastic cases with card fronts. As far as I know, these were not available individually. Full scans of this set, and the individual singles, can also be found in the gallery.

The UK and Japanese issues featured similar artwork, and the same tracks, but occasionally different versions were used. What follows is a brief guide to the CD's, featuring the UK release artwork, the catalogue numbers and the tracks.


   
Queen 'Seven Seas Of Rhye'

Seven Seas Of Rhye


Artwork : German Sleeve

01. Seven Seas Of Rhye (album version)
02. See What A Fool I've Been (single version)
03. Funny How Love Is (UK 3" CD version)

UK 3" CD (QUECD1)

01. Seven Seas Of Rhye (album version)
02. See What A Fool I've Been (single version)
03. Funny How Love Is (Japanese 3" CD version)

Japan 3" CD (TODP-2251)

Queen 'Killer Queen'

Killer Queen


Artwork : French Sleeve

01. Killer Queen (album version)
02. Flick Of The Wrist (3" CD version)
03. Brighton Rock (album version)

UK 3" CD (QUECD2)

01. Killer Queen (album version)
02. Flick Of The Wrist (single version)
03. Brighton Rock (album version)

Japan 3" CD (TODP-2252)

Queen 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

Bohemian Rhapsody


Artwork : UK Sleeve

01. Bohemian Rhapsody (album version)
02. I'm In Love With My Car (album version)
03. You're My Best Friend (album version)

UK 3" CD (QUECD3)

01. Bohemian Rhapsody (album version)
02. I'm In Love With My Car (single version)
03. You're My Best Friend (album version)

Japan 3" CD (TODP-2253)

Queen 'Somebody To Love'

Somebody To Love


Artwork : UK Sleeve (with 'QUEEN' added)

01. Somebody To Love (album version)
02. White Man (album version)
03. Tie Your Mother Down (album version)

UK 3" CD (QUECD4)

01. Somebody To Love (album version)
02. White Man (album version)
03. Tie Your Mother Down (single version)

Japan 3" CD (TODP-2254)

Queen 'Queen's First EP'

Queen's First EP


Artwork : UK Sleeve

01. Good Old Fashioned Loverboy (album version)
02. Death On Two Legs (album version)
03. Tenement Funster (single version)
04. White Queen(single version)

UK 3" CD (QUECD5)

01. Good Old Fashioned Loverboy (album version)
02. Death On Two Legs (album version)
03. Tenement Funster (3" CD version)
04. White Queen (single version)

Japan 3" CD (TODP-2255)

Queen 'We Are The Champions'

We Are The Champions


Artwork : UK Sleeve

01. We Are The Champions (album version)
02. We Will Rock You (album version)
03. Fat Bottomed Girls (single version)

UK 3" CD (QUECD6)
Japan 3" CD (TODP-2256)

Queen 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'

Crazy Little Thing Called Love


Artwork : UK Sleeve

01. Crazy Little Thing Called Love (album version)
02. Spread Your Wings (album version)
03. Flash (single version)

UK 3" CD (QUECD7)
Japan 3" CD (TODP-2257)

Queen 'Another One Bites The Dust'

Another One Bites The Dust


Artwork : UK Sleeve

01. Another One Bites The Dust (album version)
02. Dragon Attack (album version)
03. Las Palabras De Amor (album version)

UK 3" CD (QUECD8)
Japan 3" CD (TODP-2258)

Queen 'Under Pressure'

Under Pressure


Artwork : UK Sleeve

01. Under Pressure (album version)
02. Soul Brother (single version)
03. Body Language (album version)

UK 3" CD (QUECD9)
Japan 3" CD (TODP-2259)

Queen 'Radio Ga Ga'

Radio Ga Ga


Artwork : UK Sleeve

01. Radio Ga Ga (album version)
02. I Go Crazy (single version)
03. Hammer To Fall (single version)

UK 3" CD (QUECD10)
Japan 3" CD (TODP-2260)

Queen 'I Want To Break Free'

I Want To Break Free


Artwork : UK Sleeve

01. I Want To Break Free (single version)
02. Machines (album version)
03. It's A Hard Life (album version)

UK 3" CD (QUECD11)
Japan 3" CD (TODP-2261)

Queen 'A Kind Of Magic'

A Kind Of Magic


Artwork : UK Sleeve

01. A Kind Of Magic (album version)
02. A Dozen Red Roses For My Darling (single version)
03. One Vision (single version)

UK 3" CD (QUECD12)
Japan 3" CD (TODP-2262)