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Flash Gordon (1981)

Artist: Queen
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Format: CD
Sku: 60010984
UPC: 720616120328
UPC 14: 00720616120328
Release Date: 9/3/1991
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Flash's Theme ~ Queen
2. In the Space Capsule (The Love Theme) ~ Queen
3. Ming's Theme (In the Court of Ming the Merciless) ~ Queen
4. Ring, The (Hypnotic Seduction Of Dale) ~ Queen
5. Football Fight ~ Queen
6. In The Death Cell (Love Theme Reprise) ~ Queen
7. Execution Of Flash ~ Queen
8. Kiss, The (Aura Resurrects Flash) ~ Queen
9. Arboria (Planet of the Tree Men) ~ Queen
10. Escape From The Swamp ~ Queen

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Queen: Freddie Mercury (vocals, synthesizer), Brian May (guitar, synthesizer, vocals), John Deacon (bass, guitar, synthesizer), Roger Taylor (drums, synthesizer, vocals).
Muze PNote
Muze PNote All songs written by members of Queen.
Muze PNote Personnel: Brian May (vocals, guitar, banjo, keyboards, synthesizer); Freddie Mercury (vocals, piano, synthesizer); Roger Taylor (vocals, synthesizer, drums); John Deacon (guitar, synthesizer, bass guitar).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Josh MacRae; Alan Douglas.
Muze PNote Recording information: Advision; Anvil Studios, Denham, England; Music Centre, The Netherlands; Town House, The Netherlands; Utopia Stuudios.
Muze PNote Photographer: Neal Preston.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Queen; Howard Blake.
Muze PNote FLASH GORDON was the motion picture soundtrack for the 1980 movie, released just a few months after one of Queen's most commercially successful albums, THE GAME. More synthesizer-heavy than previous releases, FLASH GORDON is comprised mostly of short instrumentals, with a pair of more traditional Queen songs bookending the album. With dialogue from the movie inserted throughout, it is easy for the listener to grasp the storyline, and to tell which scenes the songs represent.
Muze PNote "Flash's Theme" was the soundtrack's anthemic single, which begins the album on a high note. Then the onslaught of instrumentals begins. The majority can be appreciated outside the story's context--such as "Football Fight" and "Vultan's Theme (Attack Of The Hawk Men)." Others are closely linked to the storyline--"In The Space Capsule," "In The Death Cell," "The Kiss" and "Marriage Of Dale And Ming"--but are still enjoyable. Although it doesn't quite match the majesty of an official Queen album, FLASH GORDON contains plenty of first-rate compositions, including one of their most underrated tunes, "The Hero," which closes the soundtrack.

Producer: Mack; Josh Macrae; Brian May

Engineer: Eric Tomlinson; John Richards; Josh Macrae; Alan Douglas

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Associated Artists and Works

Dragon Attack
Edison Male Quartet
London Symphony Orchestra
Miami Project
Michael, George
Orchestra Regina
Original Soundtrack
Palmer, David
Return of the Champions [Digipak] ~ Rodgers, Paul
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Killer Queen: A Tribute To Queen ~ Various Artists
von Lichten, Helmut

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/03/1991
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1981
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 161 203
Music Label Name Label : Hollywood
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00720616120328

Professional Reviews

Which CD - Performance 7 / Sound 8

Uncut (magazine)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "FLASH GORDON sounds like a rocked-up BBC Radiophonic Workshop experiment..."

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