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A Kind of Magic (1986)

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Hard rock, Pop rock, Glam rock, Rock music, Symphonic rock

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A Kind of Magic is the twelfth album by British rock band Queen, released in 1986. It was the band's first studio album to be recorded digitally, and is based on the soundtrack to the film Highlander, the first in a series directed by Russell Mulcahy.
Although Queen would release another three albums with Freddie Mercury (including the posthumous Made in Heaven), A Kind of Magic would turn out to be the band's last ever album promoted with a concert tour, because of 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.
A Kind of Magic reached #1 in the UK, selling 100,000 copies in its first week, and remained in the UK charts for 63 weeks. The album spawned three hit singles: the album's title track "A Kind of Magic", "One Vision" and "Friends Will Be Friends". The sixth track on the album, "Who Wants to Live Forever", features an orchestra conducted by Michael Kamen, while the last track, "Princes of the Universe", is the theme song to

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4:27 One Year of Live
4:23 Pain Is So Close to Pleasure
4:07 Friends Will Be Friends
4:37 Don't Lose Your Head
4:24 A Kind of Magic
5:08 One Vision
5:16 Who Wants to Live Forever
4:34 Gimme the Prize (Kurgan's Theme)
3:33 Princes of the Universe
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