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Flash Gordon (Deluxe Edition - 2CD)


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (Sept. 13 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Universal Music Canada
  • ASIN: B005CVTVX4
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #38,649 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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
15. Marriage of Dale and Ming (and Flash approaching)
16. Crash Dive On Mingo City
17. Flash's Theme Reprise (Victory celebrations)
18. The HeroDisc2:

Product Description

Six months after The Game came their Flash Gordon soundtrack, featuring some of the trippiest Queen tracks ever plus the hit title song. Bonuses: Flash (single version); The Hero (revisited October 1980); The Kiss (early version); Football Fight (early version with no synths), and 1981 live-in-Montreal recordings of Flash and The Hero !


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By Jimi Jac TOP 500 REVIEWER on Nov. 18 2014
Format: Audio CD
So you've made a film that's over the top, bombastic, slightly camp & doesn't take it's self too seriously, who do you choose to record the soundtrack? It literary couldn't be anybody else but Queen (talk about a match made in heaven!).
Soundtrack albums feature primarily incidental music are a little bit of an acquired taste, & if you are just a Queen greatest hits fan, you are probably not going to like this record. But if you're Queen obsessive who must own every release you will love it.
The thing about these types of albums, apart from the title track, the rest of the albums music is full of pretty obscure tracks, but for me it's always refreshing to hear music that hasn't been played to death, & there is some great Brian May Guitar licks to boot.
The album, I feel would have been improved if all the films dialogue had been removed, letting the record become a piece of work in its own right, instead of being constantly reminded that it's a sound track to a film. It would also have been nice is some of the early tracks like "Space Capsule" & "The Kiss" have been extended, the album does rush a little to the finale (which admittedly is pretty exciting).
As for the second disc:

Flash (single version)
The version of the song with all the dialogue (you are so used to this version, that the album one, minus the quotes just doesn't sound right).

The Hero (Oct 1980 Revisited)
Same as the album track, but with Mercury vocal's double-track, sound pretty similar.

The Kiss (Early Demo)
Highlight of the bonus disc, same as the album version, but with piano replacing the synths, & giving the track a nice haunted quality, all be it a bit to short.
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By Greg F. on June 8 2014
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I am a huge Queen fan. And this was the last album I needed to complete my collection. To say that this album is complete garbage is an understatement. It is essentially 2 heavily edited songs book-ending 16 instrumental backed movie clips. Of all the albums I have ever listened to, this is by far the single worst one I have ever experienced. Luckily I used gift cards to pay for this so it didn't cost me full price. Trust me. Avoid this mess at all costs.
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By A. on Nov. 18 2012
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The music is mesmerizing as all of Queen's music is. It is a must-have in a Queen collection. I recommend this to any music fan.
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By gwmjbm on May 30 2013
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Lost my original cd of this album. The bonus cd and the live versions makes it a 10/10. Worth buying.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Why not a true deluxe edition? Jan. 8 2012
By ESP - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The remastering still doesn't rescue the drums from at times still sounding like they are muffled in cloth. A true deluxe edition would have been nice instead of the flimsy "Bonus EP". It would have been great to hear the whole album without the sound effects and dialogue from the movie. This should have been easy to do with access to the original master tapes. As far as the included bonus tracks, the Flash single version is available on the Greatest Hits CD and the two Montreal live tracks are right from the Queen Rock Montreal release so these don't even count. The early versions of "The Kiss" and "Football Fight" are awesome to hear - why couldn't we get a whole disc of demos like this? This great unreleased material is obviously sitting in the Queen vaults, so why do we only get drips and drivels?
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Queen's first film score gets a long deserved sonic makeover Oct. 21 2011
By Terrence J. Reardon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Queen's tenth album was the soundtrack to the film Flash Gordon which was released in December of 1980 in the UK and January of 1981 here in the US.
The band were approached by producer Dino De Laurentis before going off to tour the US to provide the score to his film adaptation of the old King Features Syndicate comic character Flash Gordon. As a result, the band decided to try what was called "a heavy metal film score" which then would be copied by AC/DC years later in Maximum Overdrive from 1986 and a few other lesser known bands (Pink Floyd had done film scores before Queen but Queen were the first band to try a hard rock/metal film score).
The album was produced by guitarist Brian May and Mack and recorded in England sporadically through 1980. Was this album good or bad, read ahead (as I found out in 1992)!
We kick things off with the #41 hit "Flash's Theme" (or Flash as listed on single released) and is only one of two songs that have vocals on it and composed by Brian. The only other track with vocals is the closing rocker "The Hero" which rocks and was too composed by Brian.
Brian also composed the instrumentals "Flash to the Rescue", the killer "Battle Theme" (one of the greatest hard rock instrumentals ever done), "The Wedding March" (all done on guitar), "Crash Dive on Mingo City" and "Flash's Theme Reprise".
Brian also wrote "Marriage of Dale and Ming" with drummer Roger Taylor.
Speaking of Roger, he contributed the instrumentals which are the love theme "In the Space Capsule", its reprise called "In the Death Cell" and the tympani-synthesizer induced "Escape from the Swamp".
Lead singer Freddie Mercury contributed the instrumentals "Ming's Theme" (which is superb, all done on synthesizer), "The Ring", the rocking "Football Fight" (which had Freddie utilize the Oberheim OB-X), the haunting wordless vocal on "The Kiss" and "Vultan's Theme".
Bass player John Deacon contributed the instrumentals "Execution of Flash" (with Deaky on guitar) and "Arboria" (which John composed on synthesizer).
The Flash Gordon Soundtrack stalled at #24 in the US but eventually went Gold in the US. Notwithstanding sales, this soundtrack is a great film score for Queen and their best soundtrack ever (their score to Highlander was great but hard to top Flash Gordon)!
In September of 2011, Queen re-released this underrated and underappreciated album as well as the other four studio albums from 1977 to 1982 (News Of The World, Jazz, The Game and Hot Space) as all newly remastered 2-CD Deluxe Editions painstakingly remastered by Bob Ludwig (who did a remaster of A Night at the Opera for its 30th Anniversary in 2005) for most of the world (the worldwide re-releases already occured in June) and these new remasters buries any previous CD version of the back catalog (including the flat 1980s EMI issue and 1991 remaster and 1994 EMI remasters).
The bonus CD for the Flash Gordon Soundtrack contains the single mix of "Flash". Then you get an alternate version of "The Hero" in an early state before it was re-recorded for the album. Next are embryonic versions of "The Kiss" and "Football Fight" which are slightly different to their finished counterparts. We conclude with the Queen Rock Montreal versions of "Flash" and "The Hero". The booklet that comes with this has just about everything that came with the original LP artwork (sans the pictures from the movie), lyrics and credits plus extra photos of the band.
Some will say why buy again but I say go for it because of the remastering!
Recommended!
Recommended!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
If You Liked the Movie, You Probably Already Like the Soundtrack Dec 8 2012
By Samuel B. White - Published on Amazon.com
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Mention the movie "Flash Gordon" to anyone who has fond memories of it and they will most likely respond by singing, "Flash!! Ah-aahhhh! He's a miracle!" Queen's music was so intertwined with this movie that the two cannot be separated. Watching the movie with the sound off makes for a horrible spectacle, just as listening to this music if you'd never seen the movie would probably be horrible (even if you were a queen fan).

That being said, I really like the movie--and have ever since I saw it in eighth grade. I think I might have even had this album on vinyl way back when. Hearing it in stereophonic, digital perfection is almost as fun as watching the movie. That overwhelming beat, the screaming guitars, the weird synthesizers ... I love this soundtrack!

This edition also comes with some extra songs that--all of the above considered--are fantastic. One of them is the "radio release" of the main song, which is pretty good, one is a concert performance of the theme song that's OK but not great. But I really like the longer, studio versions of a couple of the songs.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Queen's Marmite Album Aug. 5 2013
By Jimi Jac - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
So you've made a film that's over the top, bombastic, slightly camp & doesn't take it's self too seriously, who do you choose to record the soundtrack? It literary couldn't be anybody else but Queen (talk about a match made in heaven!).
Soundtrack albums feature primarily incidental music are a little bit of an acquired taste, & if you are just a Queen greatest hits fan, you are probably not going to like this record. But if you're Queen obsessive who must own every release you will love it.
The thing about these types of albums, apart from the title track, the rest of the albums music is full of pretty obscure tracks, but for me it's always refreshing to hear music that hasn't been played to death, & there is some great Brian May Guitar licks to boot.
The album, I feel would have been improved if all the films dialogue had been removed, letting the record become a piece of work in its own right, instead of being constantly reminded that it's a sound track to a film. It would also have been nice if some of the early tracks like "Space Capsule" & "The Kiss" have been extended, the album does rush a little to the finale (which admittedly is pretty exciting).
As for the second disc:

Flash (single version)
The version of the song with all the dialogue (you are so used to this version, that the album one, minus the quotes just doesn't sound right).

The Hero (Oct 1980 Revisited)
Same as the album track, but with Mercury vocal's double-track, sound pretty similar.

The Kiss (Early Demo)
Highlight of the bonus disc, same as the album version, but with piano replacing the synths, & giving the track a nice haunted quality, all be it a bit to short.

The Football Fight (Early Version)
Again replacing the synths with piano, but this time giving the song a crime-drama theme song feel to it.

Flash/The Hero (Live in Montreal, Nov 1981)
Taken from the Queen live album "Queen Rock Montreal", good versions, but always sounds a bit odd when you haven't got the rest of the concert.

So not a proper Queen studio album as such, but something a little bit left field, by a band that have often been often criticised for playing it too safe.
Man I miss Freddy Mercury. April 6 2014
By Douglas Fugate - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is a soundtrack album that drew me in to the theaters when this came out. I was never a Flash Gordon fan, I saw the trailers on television, and went "meh"(or the eighties equivalent, perhaps "whatever"), then I caught the Flash Gordon theme song, with Freddy hitting the high note on "FLASH"! Had to see it, and was glad I did. The album itself has several tracks to recommend it. If you're the person who catches the first five minutes of the highlander series to hear "Princes of the Universe"(and then kind of disconnects because that show was truly hit or miss)then you should pick this one up. No Queen collection is complete without it. Note: Especially fun is the Flash Theme song, the theme song for Prince Vultan, and the live version of Flash in Montreal.

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