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3 stars If you have seen the movie Flash Gordon, listening to this album will make sence, cause than you can relive the movie through this recording, and it's a fun ride, with some text's from the movie added, so the story is clear.

Musically it isn't very good, mainly produced by Brian May, but unlike their later moviesoundtrack (A Kind Of Magic) the songs aren't fully developed to be stand alone songs. So on a song by song basis, it isn't very good, but as a whole it's actually a very enjoyable listening, with spacy music in the typical Queen style, short melody lines, quickly shifting tempo, with good guitar orchestrations and some rocking moments between the orchestrated and partly synthesised sounds.

Best songs on the album are Flash Theme, Footbal Fight, Vultan's Theme, Battle Theme and the closing The Hero. Hardly any really bad moments, and in a way it's their best work since A Day At The Races, if only they spend a little more time on the production of this album, and work the songs out a bit further to stand on themselves.

As an album I like it very much, enough to warrant 3 stars, just don't listen to the songs as individual tracks for than it will loose it's appeal.

tuxon | 3/5 |


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