A Kind of Magic
A Kind Of Magic
Album Information
Artist Queen
Released 1986
Total Tracks 12
Genre Rock

A Kind of Magic is a 1986 album by British rock band Queen. It was the band's eleventh studio album and their first to be recorded digitally, and is based on the soundtrack to the film Highlander, the first in a series directed by Russell Mulcahy. Though the album stalled at #46 in the United States, it rocketed to #1 in the United Kingdom, remaining in the charts for sixty-three weeks and spawning 3 hit singles. The single "A Kind of Magic" only reached #42 in the US despite being featured in Highlander. The album eventually went Gold in the US in 2002. It is Queen's first album with a title track, and every album released thereafter also contained one.

Although Queen would release another three albums with Freddie Mercury (including one posthumous one), A Kind of Magic would turn out to be the band's last ever album promoted with a concert tour, due to Freddie Mercury's diagnosis with HIV the following year and his eventual death from AIDS in 1991.

For the first time in their career, the band allowed filming of them while they were in the recording studio. The video for "One Vision" shows them in various stages of writing and recording the song.

Songs Edit

  1. One Vision
  2. A Kind of Magic
  3. One Year Of Love
  4. Pain Is So Close To Pleasure
  5. Friends Will Be Friends
  6. Who Wants To Live Forever
  7. Gimme The Prize (Kurgan's Theme)
  8. Don't Lose Your Head
  9. Princes of The Universe
  10. A Kind Of 'A Kind Of Magic'
  11. Friends Will Be Friends Will Be Friends
  12. Forever