viernes, 2 de junio de 2017

A Kind of Magic cumple 31 años

A Kind of Magic es el álbum de estudio n.º 11 de Queen, el cual se lanzó a la venta el 2 de junio de 1986 en el Reino Unido y al día siguiente en EE. UU. El álbum tuvo gran éxito en Reino Unido, alcanzando el primer puesto en las listas y manteniéndose en éstas unas 63 semanas. El disco en sí es, en su mayoría, la banda sonora de la película Highlander en la cual podemos encontrar sus canciones en este álbum (a excepción de los temas "Pain Is So Close to Pleasure", "Friends Will Be Friends" y "One Vision" que no pertenecen a la película). Precisamente, One Vision, pertenece a la banda sonora de la película Iron Eagle, El disco fue producido por Queen, Mack y David Richards.


A Kind of Magic is the twelfth studio album by the British rock band Queen, released on 2 June 1986 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and by Capitol Records in the United States. It was their 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. A Kind of Magic was Queen's first album to be released since they had been acclaimed for their performance at the 1985 Live Aid concert. It was an immediate hit in the UK, going straight to number one and selling 100,000 copies in its first week. It remained in the UK charts for 63 weeks, selling about six million copies worldwide (600,000 in the UK alone). The album spawned four hit singles: the album's title track "A Kind of Magic", "One Vision", "Friends Will Be Friends", and "Who Wants to Live Forever", which features an orchestra conducted by Michael Kamen, while the last track, "Princes of the Universe", is the theme song to Highlander. Although Queen would release another two albums with Freddie Mercury (excluding posthumous releases), A Kind of Magic would turn out to be the band's last album promoted with a concert tour, because of Mercury's diagnosis with HIV the following year, which subsequently caused his death in 1991. For the first time in their career, the band allowed themselves to be filmed while they were in the recording studio. The video for "One Vision" shows them in various stages of writing and recording the song.

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