A Kind of Magic

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A Kind of Magic

Queen - Kind of Magic, A.jpg

CD - USA - 1st edition.

Artist Queen
Published 1986-06-03
Type Studio
Genre Hard rock, Rock, Symphony rock
Themes Profundity, love, relationships

A Kind of Magic is the twelfth studio album by Queen. It was released on 1986-06-03 on vinyl, cassette, and CD and produced by Queen, Reinhold Mack, and David Richards. The album contains songs that range from arena rock to symphony rock to soul and doubles as a soundtrack for the movie Highlander, containing most of Queen's songs used in the film. This was also the first Queen album to be released on compact disc.


Own?Yes. Hollywood Records CD.

This is one of the first Queen albums I bought after becoming a fan of the movie Highlander, which I learned about initially from the television show. Though I bought the album initially for the heavy Highlander anthems, the more I listened to the album, the more I became enamored with the blue-eyed soul songs. I even chose the song One Year of Love for my bride and groom first dance song at my wedding. I don't like the superhero style of the cover art.

Track Listing

Track Title Writer(s) Vocals Rank Rating
1 One Vision Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon Freddie Mercury 5 Rating-8.svg
2 A Kind of Magic Roger Taylor Freddie Mercury 4 Rating-8.svg
3 One Year of Love John Deacon Roger Taylor 3 Rating-9.svg
4 Pain Is So Close to Pleasure Freddie Mercury, John Deacon Freddie Mercury 6 Rating-8.svg
5 Friends Will Be Friends Freddie Mercury, John Deacon Freddie Mercury 1 Rating-10.svg
6 Who Wants to Live Forever Brian May Freddie Mercury, Brian May 2 Rating-9.svg
7 Gimme the Prize (Kurgan's Theme) Brian May Freddie Mercury 8 Rating-4.svg
8 Don't Lose Your Head Roger Taylor Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor 9 Rating-2.svg
9 Princes of the Universe Freddie Mercury Freddie Mercury 7 Rating-7.svg

The album's total score is 1,468.

On vinyl releases, Who Wants to Live Forever is the first song on the B side.


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