A Kind of Magic [Bonus Track] [Hollywood]

A Kind of Magic [Bonus Track] [Hollywood]

by Queen


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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."]

Product Details

Release Date: 06/17/1991
Label: Hollywood Records
UPC: 0720616115225
catalogNumber: 161152
Rank: 921

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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