Flash Gordon Tracklisting
1. “Flash’s Theme”
2. “In the Space Capsule (The Love Theme)”
3. “Ming’s Theme (In the Court of Ming the Merciless)”
4. “The Ring (Hypnotic Seduction of Dale)”
5. “Football Fight”
6. “In the Death Cell (Love Theme Reprise)”
7. “Execution of Flash”
8. “The Kiss (Aura Resurrects Flash)”
9. “Arboria (Planet of the Tree Men)”
10. “Escape from the Swamp”
11. “Flash to the Rescue”
12. “Vultan’s Theme (Attack of the Hawk Men)”
13. “Battle Theme”
14. “The Wedding March” (based on “Bridal Chorus”)
15. “Marriage of Dale and Ming (And Flash Approaching)”
16. “Crash Dive on Mingo City”
17. “Flash’s Theme Reprise (Victory Celebrations)”
18. “The Hero”
Flash Gordon (Soundtrack)
Queen Album for the movie Flash Gordon
Flash Gordon was the Original Soundtrack album 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
The Flash Gordon album is actually the only Queen 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 “Flash’s 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’. That being said, my Spotify often randomly selects tracks from the Flash Gordon soundtrack and I do actually like the ambients and the instrumental tracks when that happens.
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 Flash Gordon album with Sounds calling it ‘ something absolutely extraordinary ‘ and the Mirror calling it ‘ an album of epic dimensions and high quality’.
If you liked the Flash Gordon 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.
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