Sunday, April 20, 2008

Flash!!!!!! Ah......AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!

Finally, at long last....

I've been wanting to share this album for quite, here it is: one of my Top Five favorite films of all time: Flash Gordon (1980).

From Wikipedia:

Flash Gordon is a 1980 album by English rock band Queen. It is the soundtrack album to the science fiction movie Flash Gordon.

All but two of the tracks on the album ("Flash's Theme" and "The Hero") are instrumentals. The album makes extensive use of synthesizers, which Queen had employed for the first time on their previous album, 'The Game'.

"Flash's Theme" was the only single to be released from the album, under the title "Flash". It reached number 10 in the UK charts and number 42 in the US. The track is notable for its pounding, repetitive bassline and the camp humour of the snippets of dialogue from the movie that it contains. The last track, "The Hero", while an individual song, reprises the main motif from "Flash's Theme".


There are two versions of the song. The album version ("Flash's Theme") is in fact the start to the movie, with all the dialog from the first scene. The single version ("Flash") however features parts of the dialog taken from various parts of the movie. This version was also included on the "Greatest Hits" compilation from 1981.

The single reached number one in Austria.

Track Listing:

  1. "Flash's Theme" (May) * – 3:22
  2. "In the Space Capsule (The Love Theme)" (Taylor) – 2:21
  3. "Ming's Theme (In the Court of Ming the Merciless)" (Mercury) – 2:53
  4. "The Ring (Hypnotic Seduction of Dale)" (Mercury) – 1:15
  5. "Football Fight" (Mercury) – 1:29
  6. "In the Death Cell (Love Theme Reprise)" (Taylor) – 2:26
  7. "Execution of Flash" (Deacon) – 0:43
  8. "The Kiss (Aura Resurrects Flash)" (Mercury) – 2:11
  9. "Arboria (Planet of the Tree Men)[1]" (Deacon) – 1:41
  10. "Escape from the Swamp" (Taylor) – 1:37
  11. "Flash to the Rescue" (May) – 2:47
  12. "Vultan's Theme (Attack of the Hawk Men)" (Mercury) – 1:15
  13. "Battle Theme" (May) – 2:20
  14. "The Wedding March" (Wagner arr.May) – 0:56
  15. "Marriage of Dale and Ming (and Flash Approaching)" (May/Taylor) – 2:04
  16. "Crash Dive on Mingo City" (May) – 0:46
  17. "Flash's Theme Reprise (Victory Celebrations)" (May) – 1:39
  18. "The Hero" (May) – 3:31
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