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Artist: Queen

Title: A Kind of Magic

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Queen A Kind of Magic Album Cover


Category: Album Oriented Rock

Year: 1986/2011

Label: Island

Catalog Number: 277 997 4


Freddie Mercury keyboards, vocals
Brian May guitar, keyboards, vocals, fender rhodes
Roger Taylor drums, keyboards, vocals
John Deacon bass guitar, guitar
Joan Armatrading guest vocals

Many of the tracks on this album were composed for the soundtrack of the movie Highlander

2011 Remastered re-issue including a bonus disc of rareties


Disc 1
1.  One Vision  5:08
2.  A Kind of Magic  4:23
3.  One Year of Love  4:26
4.  Pain Is So Close to Pleasure  4:19
5.  Friends Will Be Friends  4:07
6.  Who Wants to Live Forever  5:13
7.  Gimme the Prize  4:32
8.  Don't Lose Your Head  4:35
9.  Princes of the Universe  3:30
Total Running Time:  40:13

Disc 2
10.  A Kind of Magic Highlander version  4:22
11.  One Vision single version  4:00
12.  Pain Is So Close to Pleasure single remix  3:57
13.  Forever piano version  3:20
14.  A Kind of Vision demo  3:23
15.  One Vision live 1986  5:12
16.  Friends Will Be Friends Will Be Friends  5:59
Total Running Time:  30:13

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Existing comments about this CD

From: B. CASARIN -MEX Date: September 26, 2002 at 19:06
para muchos un disco flojo pero es un disco muy interesante , donde queen nos da otra faceta de su musica, mas comercial, con reminiscencias pop y emotivas baladas, disco que hay que escuchar varias veces con los 5 sentidos puestos en el para apreciarlo bien. rating 85/100

From: mek Date: December 2, 2002 at 17:15
es una de las mejores bandas sonoras de la historia, la mala era la peli! (aunque logicamente, a los fans de queen... nos encanta)

From: Mozarts&Queens Date: December 12, 2003 at 23:19
Queen is the No.1 rock band!!! Forever!... Great album here (what could you expect?)...

From: Pablo Date: May 22, 2004 at 13:00
In my opinion (and it is only an opinion!!) the best Queen album. A great era for the band and a great time for me personally.

From: Big Papa K Date: June 27, 2004 at 23:28
Not really an album as it is a compilation of soundtrack tunes, this is Queen at their most 80's sounding. Only three rock tunes on here, which of "One Vision" is really the only good tune. "Kind Of Magic" and "Who Wants To Live Forever" are good pop songs, but the other soft songs are just terrible. 5/10

From: shoemaker Date: May 20, 2008 at 9:29
I agree with Pablo. I love the HIGHLANDER movie and this is the soundtrack. I even like the pop songs because they reminde me of the movie. ONE YEAR OF LOVE and the barscene, DON`T LOSE YOUR HEAD kicks ass, KURGAN driving in this old car listining to this song.

From: shoemaker Date: May 21, 2008 at 8:37
Gimme the prize was Kurganīs theme in the car, made a mistake!

From: Auslander Date: June 5, 2021 at 0:12
Just finished watching The Highlander again and that prompted me to review this album. Firstly though, as Ricky Bobby rightfully claimed, Highlander is the greatest movie of all time. One Vision is of course a nice little rocker, A Kind of Magic is a decent pop song, Friends Will Be Friends is a nice lyric but a bit irritating, Who Wants to Live Forever is a massive orchestral ballad, Gimme the Prize another good rocker, and the best song is last: Princes of the Universe, a full pomp rocker reminiscent of earlier Queen. A massive track and a favourite of mine. There can be only one Queen. Grade B.

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