A Kind Of Magic
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"One Vision" as well its extended version (vision) were featured on the "Iron Eagle" soundtrack, and its claim to fame is that it was written before Live Aid, though recorded after it. A good epic song with amazing interplay of guitars and synths, as well as Freddie's little joke at the end.
"A Kind of Magic," the title track, and taken from a line in "Highlander" definitely fits the bill as one of Queen's best pop-rock songs. Brian May never ceases to amaze with his interweaving guitar lines. Roger Taylor's lyrics tie in perfectly with the film, and John Deacon's basslines, while simple, are infectious. A song so good, it's the only one featured in the sequel.
"One Year of Love" is a simple little love song, with Freddie giving one of his best vocal performances. The saxophone solo complements nicely.
"Pain is So Close to Pleasure" is an okay song, though not one of my favorites. I'll give points to Freddie for an amazing falsetto vocal, but the song contains little else to keep my interest.Read more ›
Enter Queen, "A Kind of Magic." While these are not the same versions, they are indeed the same songs. From the theme to Highlander (Princes of the Universe) to the Title Track, played during the closing credits, most of the songs from Highlander appear here. One Vision, featured in the Film "Iron Eagle" appears here also, along with a bonus extended version of it.
Missing from the Highlander set are Hammer to Fall, which appears on "the Works." and "New York, New York," which cannot be verified to exist, short of the clip in the movie. Enough about Highlander, on to the songs themselves.
The highlights are clear: A Kind of Magic contains entire guitar lessons and chapters of music theory in BRian's solo. Princes of the Universe contains Queen's Trademark power rock harmonies and excellent guitar. Who Wants to Live Forever shows off the sheer Beauty of Freddie's Voice. Gimme The Prize (The Kurgan's Theme) is awesome hard rock. Don't Lose Your Head is a more synth pop oriented song, but shows what the rest of the 80s musicians should have done with them (Aside from maybe the cars). Forever, an instrumental piano based version of Brian's touching ballad, delivers depths in the fashion of true masters of symphonic music.Read more ›
1. One Vision (5/5) --A great rock sound, and it's just a fantastic classic from Queen--
2. A Kind of Magic (5/5) --Awesome beat and lyrics--
3. One Year of Love (4/5) --One of the softest tracks on the album, classic indeed--
4. Pain Is So Close to Pleasure (5/5) --Another awesome song, I love the beat and sound to this one--
5. Friends Will Be Friends (3/5) --Not one of my favorites, but it does have a nice guitar sound--
6. Who Wants to Live Forever (4/5) --I like this one due to the soft sound and Freddie really shines in this one--
7. Gimme The Prize (3/5) --Has a metal sound. But the lyrics didn't go well with me. Could have been better--
8. Don't Lose Your Head (5/5) --Love this song! Has a hard and soft sound all at the same time--
9. Princes of the Universe (4/5) --Cool song, awesome sound.--
10. Forever (3/5) --Another soft track, spawned from Who Wants to Live Forever, no lyrics--
11. One Vision [Extended Vision] (5/5) --I love the beginning sound, it has a later sound than most of their work--
Overall this albums gets 4 stars. Another classic from Queen. QUEEN4EVER!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Half of my daughter's birthday present. She loved the music. She never saw "Highlander".Published 2 months ago by David Smith
Not a sound track album, but it moves from one song to the next with movement. It has emotion, from Rocking out to relaxing calm. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ronald
I LOVE IT, ONE OF THE GREATEST BANDS OF ALL TIME. QUEEN IS IN THETOP 5 AT LEASTPublished 8 months ago by Mike Ferdyn
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