I haven't seen the Flash Gordon -movie. That's why I wasn't sure at all about this album before purchasing it, actually I kept myself from buying this for quite some time.
So now I have the Flash Gordon Soundtrack. Would I have it any other way? No, even though this isn't my favourite (Queen)-album. I still genuinely like this!
I completely agree on that you really should view this as a one piece of work and listen to this from beginning to end. As a background music this is very entertaining and has bits and pieces to pay attention to.
And the two "proper" songs are fun - you've heard at least Flash. I find it, initially to my surprise, very much to my liking. The other one, Hero, purely rocks. :o)
I enjoy hearing Brian May's version of the good old Wedding March.
If I sat down and started to really listen to this album, I might find the dialogue-bits a tad annoying (mainly because I haven't seen the movie). But while I have something else to do, no problem.
I recommend this to Flash Gordon -fans, I'm sure you'll enjoy this. Even more so if you are a Queen-fan, too.
And to you fellow-Queen-fans out there perfecting your collection, you just might like this! :o)