Queen’s ‘A Kind of Magic’

Queen’s ‘A Kind of Magic’ is their twelfth studio album recorded in Munich, Montreux and London and released on 2 June 1986 by EMI / Parlophone.

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Track Listing : 1.One Vision (Roger Taylor) – 05:10 . 2.A Kind Of Magic (Roger Taylor) – 04:24 . 3.One Year Of Love (John Deacon) – 04:26 . 4.Pain Is So Close To Pleasure (Freddie Mercury, John Deacon) – 04:21 . 5.Friends Will Be Friends (Freddie Mercury, John Deacon) – 04:07 . 6.Who Wants To Live Forever (Brian May) – 05:15 . 7.Gimme The Prize [Kurgan’S Theme] (May) – 04:34 . 8.Don’T Lose Your Head (Roger Taylor) – 04:38 . 9.Princes Of The Universe (Freddie Mercury) – 03:32

Musicians : Queen – Band . Freddie Mercury – Vocals, Piano, Synthesisers, Sampler On (1 – 4 – 5) . Brian May – Electric Guitars, Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals On (6), Keyboards On (1 – 6), Programming On (6) . Roger Taylor – Drums, Electronic Drums On (1), Backing Vocals, Keyboards On (2 – 8), Programming On (1 – 8) . John Deacon – Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar On (4 – 5 – 8), Keyboards On (3 – 4), Sampler And Programming On (3 – 4) . Spike Edney – Keyboards On (5 – 8) . Joan Armatrading – Vocals On (8) . Steve Gregory – Alto Saxophone On (3) . Lynton Naiff – Conductor On (3) . National Philharmonic Orchestra – Orchestra On (6) . Michael Kamen – Conductor On (6)

Production : Produced By Queen, Mack, David Richards .

Arrangements : Lynton Naiff On (3), Michael Kamen On (6)

Package : Roger Chiasson – Artwork

Recorded September 1985 – April 1986 At Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany; Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland; Townhouse Studios, London, England.

Released On June 2, 1986 By Emi Capitol.

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