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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 06:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I love the A Kind Of Magic album, up in my top three.

So what is your favorite song from that album? For me it's a tough choice between Pain Is So Close To Pleasure and A Kind Of Magic. I so wish the album contained the original version of A Kind Of Magic!!

I'd probably go with A Kind Of Magic!


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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 07:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A Kind Of Magic. One Vision isn't bad either, and Princes of the Universe is nice. I shouldn't forget to mention Who Wants to Live Forever and Gimme the Prize as decent songs. The rest is utter crap.


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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 07:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WWTLF- this songs saves the album. OK- POTU is pretty cool as well... Gimme The Prize is... it's like trying too hard IMO. One Vision could use less syths. The rest is mediocre, FWBF is just awful, same goes for Pain/Pleasure... Together with WORKS and FLASH the worst album they recorded... In my opinion, of course

I agree- original AKOM was soo much better!

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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 07:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

One Vision, Gimme the Prize, Princes of the Universe, A Dozen Red Roses for My Darling, Forever


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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 07:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

A kind of magic
One year of love
Pain is so close to pleasure
Forever


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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 08:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Who wants to live forever
2. Princes of the universe
3. Pain is so close to pleasure
4. One year of love
5. One vision
6. Don't lose your head
7. Gimme the prize
8. A kind of magic
9. Friends will be friends

I really like 1-2
I think 3-6 are OK
I don't really like 7-8
I can't stand 9

ad 1: I really hate the video ending of this song (fade out), but I like 'Forever (piano version)' a lot.
ad 2: There should have been an extended version of this one, really!
ad 3: I like the single and extended version more than the album version.
ad 4: I especially can appreciate the extended version which has become available since a few years.
ad 5: Don't really see the need of all the percussion extra's in 'Blurred vision', the song long enough by itself, it's too much overkill.
ad 6: Why the hell did they do a 'sort of remix' and called it 'A dozen red roses for my darling', it's really not my cup of tea most of the times!
ad 7: There is too much of this song on 'The Eye' CD's!
ad 8: I think I prefer the original version above the album/single version, and I must say that the extended guitar solo at the end of the extended version sounds better than on the album/single version.
ad 9: Extended version.... pffff, some more 2 minutes of this crap.


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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 08:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Fenderek wrote:


I agree- original AKOM was soo much better!


What is the "original AKOM"?


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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 08:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

On the end credits of Highlander.

I prefer it too, got a less poncy-pop feel to it, and comes across much more serious, which I like.

But my favourite track on AKOM is probably Don't Lose Your Head, especially the ending with the guitar solo - I f*cking love that solo. The overall problem with most of the hard rock songs on this album is they're all too clean cut. I think it was Fenderek who said its like they're trying "too hard". Gimme The Prize is wicked, but it's just a bit too... I dunno. Perhpas a little airy fairy?

Not their best album by any stretch of the imagination. Perhaps if it was a little more raw it might have been better. Much like Hot Space, but thats another story...

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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 08:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

zaiga wrote:

Fenderek wrote:


I agree- original AKOM was soo much better!


What is the "original AKOM"?


...and on Live At Wembley Stadium DVD - in Picture Gallery section. This is so-called Roger's original version, album's one is Freddie's view of how this track had to be.

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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 08:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was looking at a review of 'A Kind Of Magic' album and the person is a nut-case and shouldn't be giving reviews if they don't listen to the songs.

http://music.yahoo.com/read/review/14178085

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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 09:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really like Pain is so close to pleasure and Dont lose your head. PISCTP has a good message to it while DLYH is a nice Rock song, both of which deserve to be on the greatest hits.


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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 09:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I was looking at a review of 'A Kind Of Magic' album and the person is a nut-case and shouldn't be giving reviews if they don't listen to the songs.

http://music.yahoo.com/read/review/14178085

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Err, maybe I'm blind, or just plain dumb (always a possibility), but what's wrong with that review?


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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 09:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


One Vision.
Then AKOM.
Then WWTLF.


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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 10:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh yeah shame i missed out
One vision
Who want to live forever
there also my fave....


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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 10:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

zaiga wrote:

Messenger Of Leah wrote:

I was looking at a review of 'A Kind Of Magic' album and the person is a nut-case and shouldn't be giving reviews if they don't listen to the songs.

http://music.yahoo.com/read/review/14178085

"Princess Of The Universe"


Err, maybe I'm blind, or just plain dumb (always a possibility), but what's wrong with that review?


Nothing is wrong with the review. Not a bad word to be honest. It's all truth as far as I'm concerned. A couple of good tracks, half a soundtrack - half not, not a coherent or rocky as the early stuff, they werent as popular in America anymore yet were still very big in Europe... whats wrong with that?

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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 12:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie and John hated Gimme The Prize...

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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 13:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My fave from the album is probably the incomparable WWTLF. But I love the thick riffs of One Vision, Princes of the Universe and Gimme the Prize. But I must add that One Year of Love is a top tune, IMO. I wish they would strip the production of it down a notch, and maybe lose the sax solo. If it was just performed with say, Freddie at piano and John on bass, it could be a nice little sad, "sitting in an empty bar drinking away my blues" kind of song, if that makes any sense.


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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 14:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

WWTLF is one of the greatest songs ever, IMO. Easily the best song on this album.

One Vision is a good song and it definately gained some when played live on Magic tour. you knowm, more guitars and less synths. It rocked! What a great opener for the show.

POTU and GTP are both quite good heavy rockers as well.

I'd love to hear the full piano version One Year of Love though. The few seconds heard during the film give us a clue what to expect when the vaults are finally opened.

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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 16:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Best song is Who Wants to Live Forever, One Vision, A Kind Of Magic & Princes Of The Universe are good...the rest is crap.

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Posted: 12 Oct 05, 18:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

imo its a great album,

a kind of magic (original is cool)
who wants to live forever, classic
one year of love
one vision,
dont loose your head.


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