Flash Gordon [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Flash Gordon [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Queen
     
 

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While writing and recording The Game, Queen were asked by renowned movie director Dino DeLaurentis to provide the soundtrack for his upcoming sci-fi epic Flash Gordon. The band accepted and promptly began working on both albums simultaneously. Although at first many fans criticized Flash Gordon since it was issued as anSee more details below

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While writing and recording The Game, Queen were asked by renowned movie director Dino DeLaurentis to provide the soundtrack for his upcoming sci-fi epic Flash Gordon. The band accepted and promptly began working on both albums simultaneously. Although at first many fans criticized Flash Gordon since it was issued as an official Queen release rather than a motion picture soundtrack, it has proven to be one of rock's better motion picture soundtracks over the years. The majority of the music is instrumental, with dialogue from the movie in place of Freddie Mercury's singing (only two tracks contain lyrics), but the songwriting is still unmistakably Queen. Highlights abound, such as "Football Fight," "Vultan's Theme (Attack of the Hawkmen)," "The Wedding March," and the heavy metal roar of "Battle Theme." But it was the two more conventional songs that were the album's two best tracks -- the anthemic U.K. Top Ten hit "Flash's Theme" and the woefully underrated rocker "The Hero." With Queen involved, Flash Gordon is certainly not your average, predictable soundtrack.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/31/2009
Label:
Fontana Hollywood
UPC:
0050087146948
catalogNumber:
000436501
Rank:
18938

Tracks

  1. Flash's Theme
  2. In the Space Capsule (The Love Theme)
  3. Ming's Theme (In the Court of Ming the Merciless)
  4. The Ring (Hypnotic Seduction of Dale)
  5. Football Fight
  6. In the Death Cell (Love Theme Reprise)
  7. Execution of Flash
  8. The Kiss (Aura Resurrects Flash)
  9. Arboria (Planet of the Tree Men)
  10. Escape from the Swamp
  11. Flash to the Rescue
  12. Vultan's Theme (Attack of the Hawk Men)
  13. Battle Theme
  14. The Wedding March
  15. Marriage of Dale and Ming (And Flash Approaching)
  16. Crash Dive on Mingo City
  17. Flash's Theme Reprise (Victory Celebrations)
  18. The Hero

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Queen   Primary Artist
Freddie Mercury   Synthesizer,Piano,Vocals
Brian May   Synthesizer,Banjo,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals
Roger Taylor   Synthesizer,Drums,Vocals
John Deacon   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar
Howard Blake   Conductor

Technical Credits

Cream   Artwork
Freddie Mercury   Composer
Queen   Arranger,Executive Producer
Brian May   Composer,Producer
Roger Taylor   Composer
John Deacon   Composer
Alan Douglas   Engineer
John Richards   Engineer
Eric Tomlinson   Engineer
Howard Blake   Arranger
Josh MacRae   Producer,Engineer

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