Queen - A Kind Of Magic

 (Japanese)


Label:

Island

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
CISJ 9526 SA
EAN: 4988031175453
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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. Part of a three-album Queen SHM-SACD reissue series featuring the albums Hot Space, The Works, and A Kind Of Magic.

"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/rocker '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." — All Music Guide



One Vision
A Kind Of Magic
One Year Of Love
Pain Is So Close To Pleasure
Friends Will Be Friends
Who Wants To Live Forever
Gimme The Prize (Kurgan’s Theme)
Don’t Lose Your Head
Princes Of The Universe

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