Queen - Flash Gordon

 (Japanese Import)


Label:

Island

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
CISJ 9518 SA
Availability:
In Stock
Category:

SHM Single Layer SACDs


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Reissue from the legendary theatrical British rockers Queen featuring the high-fidelity SHM-SACD format (fully compatible with standard SACD player, but it does not play on standard CD players) and 24bit/96kHz digital remastering by Bob Ludwig. Jewel case. Part of a three-album Queen SHM-SACD reissue series featuring the albums Jazz, The Game, and Flash Gordon. SHM-SACD (Super High Material SACD) is the ultimate Super Audio CD that utilizes the materials and technologies that were developed for the SHM-CD to further enhance the audio-resolution.

"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." — All Music Guide



Flash's Theme
In The Space Capsule (The Love Theme)
Ming's Theme (In The Court Of Ming The Merciless)
The Ring (Hypnotic Seduction Of Dale)
Football Fight
In The Death Cell (Love Theme Reprise)
Execution Of Flash
The Kiss (Aura Resurrects Flash)
Arboria (Planet Of The Tree Men)
Escape From The Swamp
Flash To The Rescue
Vultan's Theme (Attack Of The Hawk Men)
Battle Theme
The Wedding March
Marriage Of Dale And Ming (And Flash Approaching)
Crash Dive On Mingo City
Flash's Theme Reprise (Victory Celebrations)
The Hero

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Queen - Flash Gordon Japanese Import SHM SACD

posted on 10/23/2014
3 Stars
Queen's Flash Gordon, Original Motion Picture Soundtrack SHM SACD Stereo Only. This 2011 remaster of original 1980 recording is a novelty disc at best. Fun to hear the soundtrack with clips of movie audio dialogue here and there, lots of synth and laser sounds and of course the Queens single of Flash Gordon. This SHM SACD to my surprise is not really that good. A little flat, balance is a tiny bit left sided, sounds do whip back and forth between speakers. I had to turn up my sub to get the feel I wanted to. Packaging is plastic square cornered jewel case, disc does have the top side with the Japanese special green ink called Onsho Shiyou. Small mini booklet that does have remaster credits, etc. There are 18 tracks on disc, with two of them being actual songs with Lyrics. Fun little novelty disc but I certainly won't wear it out.


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