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A Kind of Magic [Bonus Track] [Hollywood]

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
By the release of 1986's A Kind of Magic, Queen's stature as a prominent rock band in the U.S. had slipped considerably, while in all other parts of the world especially Europe, they remained superstar hitmakers. A Kind of Magic was their biggest album yet in England, where it reached number one, remained on the charts for 63 weeks, and spawned several hit singles -- the epic title track, the tuneful pop
ocker "Friends Will Be Friends," and one of their most haunting ballads, "Who Wants to Live Forever" also included was the Live Aid-inspired hit anthem "One Vision," which was originally released as a single in 1985. Most of the songs were ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
By the release of 1986's A Kind of Magic, Queen's stature as a prominent rock band in the U.S. had slipped considerably, while in all other parts of the world especially Europe, they remained superstar hitmakers. A Kind of Magic was their biggest album yet in England, where it reached number one, remained on the charts for 63 weeks, and spawned several hit singles -- the epic title track, the tuneful pop
ocker "Friends Will Be Friends," and one of their most haunting ballads, "Who Wants to Live Forever" also included was the Live Aid-inspired hit anthem "One Vision," which was originally released as a single in 1985. Most of the songs were written for the movie Highlander -- "Gimme the Prize Kurgan's Theme," "Princes of the Universe," the aforementioned "Who Wants to Live Forever," etc. -- but instead of issuing just a movie soundtrack, the band added a few non-movie tracks and made an official Queen release out of it. It may not have been as cohesive as some of their other albums, but A Kind of Magic was their best work in some time. Queen would embark on a sold-out tour of outdoor stadiums in Europe upon the album's release, which would sadly turn out to be their final tour. [The 1991 Hollywood Records reissue appends a bonus track, an extended version of "One Vision."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/17/1991
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • UPC: 720616115225
  • Catalog Number: 161152
  • Sales rank: 55,564

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Queen Primary Artist
Joan Armatrading Vocals
Freddie Mercury Keyboards, Vocals
Brian May Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, fender rhodes
Roger Taylor Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
National Philharmonic Orchestra Performing Ensemble
John Deacon Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards
Spike Edney Keyboards
Steve Gregory Saxophone
Technical Credits
Kenny Loggins Composer
Freddie Mercury Composer
Queen Composer, Producer, Engineer
Michael Kamen Orchestration
Mike Smith Illustrations
Brian May Composer
David Foster Composer
Roger Taylor Composer
National Philharmonic Orchestra Contributor
John Deacon Composer
Jan Kincaid Composer
Mack Producer, Engineer
Lynton Naiff String Arrangements
Eric Tomlinson Engineer
Alvin "Red" Tyler Composer
Jimmy Fortune Composer
David Richards Producer, Engineer
Chuck Gamage Illustrations
Mac Powell Composer
Josh MacRae Producer
Roger Chiasson Illustrations
Gregg Jakobson Composer
Dennis Wilson Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    There Can Be Only ONE

    Once I saw the movie - Highlander - I just HAD to buy the soundtrack. It rocks, it rolls, it soothes, it souls. Drop it in the CD player and hit repeat - You will need to hear it again and again. A must for car trips. You'll want to live forever so you can keep hearing this soundtrack.

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