Flash Gordon (Soundtrack)
Queen Album for the movie Flash Gordon
Original Soundtrack for the film ‘Flash Gordon’.
Produced by Queen and Mack.
Engineered by Mack and Alan Douglas.
Cover Concept by Freddie Mercury.
John Deacon : Bass Guitar,Guitar, Synth
Roger Taylor : Drums,Vocals, Synth
Brian May : Lead Guitar,Vocals, Synth
Freddie Mercury : Lead Vocals, Synth.
Original Recordings engineered by Alan Douglas at The Town House, The Music Centre and Advision, except ‘The Hero’ by Mack at Utopia Studios Music arranged by Queen
Additional Orchestral Arrangements by Howard Blake: conducted by Howard Blake recorded by John Richards and Eric Tomlinson at Anvil Studios.
Recommended Songs : Flash to the Rescue / Flashs Theme, Football Fight
This is an album which I don’t possess, as I didn’t feel that it was a studio album, but rather a soundtrack turned into an album. With the exception of ‘Flashs Theme’ and ‘The Hero’, the rest of the album has a lot of instrumentation as well as various sound bytes from the film ‘Flash Gordon’.
Queen only saw 20 minutes of the film before they had to write the music, but in the end the album took only 3 months to finish.
The music reviews actually liked the album with Sounds calling it ‘ something absolutely extraordinary ‘ and the Mirros calling it ‘ an album of epic dimensions and high quality’.
If you liked the film you will probably enjoy the album, as it does bring back memories of the film
Did you know …. Brian May recorded some of the music which was used on his solo album ‘Back to the Light’ – have a listen to the track, ‘The Dark’ and see if you can spot elements which were recorded 12 years previous to Brians solo album.
- Overall Rating 46%