Queen have launched The Greatest. The Greatest is a 50-week YouTube series of clips showing highlights of the band’s career. This will be kick off next Friday (19 March).
A statement was also released alongside this annoucement. It said that the series will “take us from Queen’s earliest shows at London’s Rainbow and Odeon through vast arenas across the entire world on a journey culminating with the band’s latest record setting achievements with Adam Lambert”.
The statement also added, “Along with spectacular concert footage, sound checks, backstage and rare after-show access we get to explore the stories behind the songs, hits and album tracks, drawn from the extensive footage that exists in the official archive while also uncovering and sharing rare and previously unseen gems”.
“Some of these moments will be familiar, others rare or forgotten, some record-breaking milestones, others quirky and unusual”.
Adding, “it will remind us of the impact Queen has maintained for five decades and continues through to today”.
“Extraordinary achievements, timeless songs and iconic performances”
The series was produced and created by Simon Lupton. Lupton also worked on the documentaries Queen: Rock the World, Queen: Day of Our Lives, Queen Behind the Rhapsody, Queen on Fire: Live At The Bowl and Queen: Live at Wembley ’86.
“The Queen story is unlike any other,” Lupton said.
He also added, “I hope fans from all around the world will enjoy celebrating the many extraordinary achievements, timeless songs, and iconic performances that Freddie, Brian, Roger and John have given us.
“While we will be revisiting some of their most famous and legendary milestones, I’m hoping there will also be some surprises along the way to excite people whether they be die-hard fans, or curious newcomers. This story has so many chapters to explore, and who knows… there could well be some new ones over the course of the next 50 weeks!”.
A YouTube Series & Mobile Ggame!
Earlier this month, Queen also confirmed the release of a mobile game. This game allows fans can relive live concerts as well as play along to their hits.
In the game, fans can score points by playing along to 20 of the band’s biggest hits.
You can find out more about it here.