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  Flash Gordon (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Flash Gordon is a 1980 album by British rock band Queen.
It is the soundtrack album to the science fiction movie Flash Gordon.
The album makes extensive use of synthesizers; prior to Queen's previous recording, The Game, the band had been keen to point out that "no synthesizers were used on this album".
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 The Game (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was the only Queen album to reach the #1 position in both the United Kingdom and the United States.
The Game was the first Queen album to use synthesizers, and the album's popularity inspired the band members to continue using them heavily for the rest of the band's career, with somewhat mixed results.
The album's working title was "Play The Game", but Taylor voiced concern about its possible overtones of conformity, so it was changed to simply, "The Game".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Game_(album)   (535 words)

 Flash Gordon Songs Page
The B-side, "Football Fight", was also taken from the "Flash Gordon" album, but not remixed in any way (although it is part of a segue on the album, it's easily seperated - especially on CD).
The music is the same as on the album, but the selection of samples used from the film is completely different.
Not as sharp as the studio version, and obviously missing the film samples, this is more noteworthy for its oddity value than the quality of the performance.
www.pemcom.demon.co.uk /jason/songs/queen/flash.htm   (611 words)

 Flash Gordon album review
This album version is not the same as the single version, which is a slightly altered arrangement and contains a different selection of clips from the film.
This magnificent heroic fanfare sets the tone for the album splendidly, and is a characterful and uplifting opening, and is really the only track that could be considered for a single release.
Of all the songs on the album, this is the most reminiscent of a traditional cinematic extravaganza soundtrack.
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 Queen - The Royal Legend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This album was sort of music touch for the group, because they wanted to be succesful even without Freddie's vocal.
Flash's director Mike Hodgers says: "Queen had the big sense of humour and incommutable sound, which we needed for our Flash Gordon movie.
Brian recorded some bits at the same time as the "Flash Gordon" which was later used and finnished under the name The Dark (Back To The Light solo album).
queen.musichall.cz /index_en.php?s=de&d=flash_en   (541 words)

 New Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
"Flash" and "The Hero" - and interestingly, these two songs are both good enough to have appeared elsewhere in the Queen catalogue.
There are all sorts of bass-lines, guitar riffs, synthesizers, movie lines and other sounds - overall the album is quite an interesting exercise - and certainly not 'bad' - it's just not the sort of album you'll want to listen to.
There might only be two 'real songs' on Flash Gordon, but it's an album that fulfils it's purpose.
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 Flash Gordon - Compare prices and read reviews on Flash Gordon music CD CDs album buy - price
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You can even rate the album Flash Gordon and write your own review to tell others how good or bad it is.
Thankfully Flash Gordon belongs in the latter camp ("camp" being entirely appropriate in this context).
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 Font-Finder.com :: Flash Gordon (Soundtrack)
Indulging in their symphonic and experimental side on the "Flash Gordon" soundtrack must have been a welcome release from the worries of the next big single.
Comment: Queen's tenth album was the soundtrack to Flash Gordon released in December of 1980 in the UK and January of 1981 in the US.
The album was produced by guitarist Brian May and Mack and recorded in England in early 1980.
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 Gordon Gano's Side Projects
Gordon joined a hard-rocking gospel band called the Mercy Seat, featuring Zena Von Heppinstall on lead vocals, Gordon on electric guitar and backing vocals, Patrice Moran on bass and vocals, and Fernando Menendez on drums and vocals.
This album was produced by Warren Bruleigh and was released in 1995 on AandM Records.
Gordon wrote all the songs, which were performed by Lou Reed, P.J. Harvey, Frank Black and others.
www.violentfemmes.net /gordproj.htm   (880 words)

Featuring Flash on vocals, flute & saxophone with Glenn Smith on guitars & harmonica (on one track), Glenn Stevenson on upright bass, Doug Williams on percussion & Hill Abrahams on violin & viola, this "group" combines Flash's poignant lyrics with an acoustic musical hybrid.
Flash's musical tastes run from A to Z, that is, from Louis Armstrong to Frank Zappa.
Flash's favorite artist is David Bowie so there might even be a little Bowie influenced music at the core.
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 Flash Gordon & Amityville 3D - Howard Blake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The album does get off to a fabulous start with The Hero, using the Queen material to best over the top heroic use, but after that the score is much more variable.
An album that mixed in the Queen songs with a proportion of original score highlights would almost certainly be terrific fun - although I must admit the more widely available album is fairly amusing with Queen's songs interspersed with gloriously tacky dialogue clips.
Had Flash Gordon been chopped down to half an hour of the best cues from each part of the film, I'd probably be a little more generous.
www.soundtrack-express.com /osts/flashgordonpromo.htm   (698 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Flash Gordon: Original Soundtrack [Soundtrack]: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
FLASH GORDON was the motion picture soundtrack for the 1980movie, released just a few months after one of Queen's mostcommercially successful albums, THE GAME.
Following the release of Queen's first album of the eighties, The Game, the group recorded something totally different - something that, unlike that album, would be forgotten by legions of fans - The soundtrack to the 1980 film Flash Gordon.
For the album, the band creates a synth-heavy rock work that is unlike anything else they had ever recorded before or would ever record in their future.
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 Flash Gordon Soundtrack Reviews @ Movie Music . com
One of the wierdest misfire films to come from the king of misfires, Dino De Laurentiis, Flash Gordon traded heavily on the psychedelic imagery of Mongo, the undercurrent of kinky sexuality, its hommage to the original "Flash Gordon" serials and, of course, the music by Queen.
Unfortunately, all of this is presented on the album buried under dialogue and effects.
If Queen's album could be reissued without the dialogue, then much of this would become moot; enterprising film score fans could edit the score into its proper order while Queen's fans could just hear the music.
www.moviemusic.com /comments.asp?id=flashgordon&author=295   (367 words)

 Flash Gordon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The album and film music is very similar, but the album version is more complete, as the film soundtrack is quite disjointed (and not really worth mentioning separately).
Flash, Dale and Zarkoff are escorted to the court of Ming the Merciless, where Ming executes the Ardentian Prince
Flash contacts Vultan from his rocket cycle, and Aura reveals to Dale that Ming allowed Klytus to torture her.
www.ultimatequeen.co.uk /Videos/flash.htm   (863 words)

 Flash Gordon (Soundtrack) : Queen Discography / Queen Album : shanemcdonald.org
This is an album which I don't possess, as I didn't feel that it was a studio album, but rather a soundtrack turned into an album.
With the exception of 'Flashs Theme' and 'The Hero', the rest of the album has a lot of instrumentation as well as various sound bytes from the film 'Flash Gordon'.
Brian May recorded some of the music which was used on his solo album 'Back to the Light' - have a listen to the track, 'The Dark' and see if you can spot elements which were recorded 12 years previous to Brians solo album.
queen.shanemcdonald.org /album-detail.php?id=10   (275 words)

 Decade Overview 1980s
Below is a brief appraisal of the band's album releases during the 1980's, which is followed by a UK singles discography for the decade.
Their next release 'Flash Gordon', was a more unorthodox and experimental album, being the soundtrack for the film of the same name.
The first 'Greatest Hits' album, released in 1981 proved a satisfying coda to the primary phase of the band's career, and remains the most essential of the three 'Greatest Hits' releases.
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 : RevolutionSF - Flash Gordon: The DVD : Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The love triangle between Aura and Flash Gordon and Dale Arden is much like the one between Buck Rogers, Wilma Dearing and Princess Ardala in Buck Rogers, that other comic strip space opera (The Buck Rogers strip first appeared in 1928.
Flash Gordon is hilarious, but it's also more of an homage than a spoof, remaining relatively faithful both to the comic strip and the 1936 serial starring Buster Crabbe.
Flash Gordon's Mongo is the strange, lush, colorful world of Alex Raymond's comic strips, with vivid swirling gases, elegant art deco spaceships that look like old tin toys, and guns that shoot golden restraining gauntlets.
www.revolutionsf.com /article.html?id=1621   (809 words)

 Flash Gordon 25th Anniversary DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
I currently own an old copy of Flash Gordon on DVD but the picture quality is questionable and there is no special features -well a trailer, but they all have that-.
FLASH is great camp fun, one of the classic fun films of the 80's.
Queen's "Flash Gordon" soundtrack was one step below medicore, with only one slight bright spot: the drum solo when the model ship flies through the colorful swirling Mongo clouds, and maybe...ok, I'll give you the 'football fight'.
www.themovieblog.com /archives/2005/09/flash_gordon_25th_anniversary_dvd.html   (1272 words)

 QUEEN Flash Gordon reviews and MP3
However, one thing that would have improved this album is taking out some of the boring dialouge from the film (which is entertaining- you should rent it).
Highlights of this album are Flash's Theme, Ming's Theme, Football Fight, Arboria, VUltan's Theme, Battle Theme, Flash's Theme reprise, and The Hero.
The only thing this album lacks is a bunch of Freddie's vocals, however when you take it as a film soundtrack it is almost perfect.
www.progarchives.com /Progressive_rock_discography_CD.asp?cd_id=8218   (1446 words)

 GreenBenches Guest Book
The new album (as shown above) took eighteen months of work but is now available for purchase through GreenBenches and More, at gigs, through the mail with all major credit cards or through CD Baby.
Flash Gordon's Adventures "GOOD" (released 2002 but still available) is an exciting acoustic adventure.
Featuring Flash on vocals, flute and saxophone with Glenn Smith on guitar, Glenn Stevenson on upright bass, Doug Williams on percussion and Hill Abrahams on violin and viola, this new "group" combines Flash's poignant lyrics with an acoustic musical hybrid.
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 MOTM: Flash Gordon Theme
Queen's Soundtrack for Flash Gordon is a welcome surprise for a sci-fi movie.
Flash - ah - Saviour of the universe
The other song from the album I've uploaded is Battle themes.
www.angelfire.com /stars3/yank2010/fg_theme.htm   (143 words)

 Flash Gordon / Amityville 3D - Music from the Movies
It's very brassy and heroic, making use of the Flash Gordon theme composed by Queen - initially, Queen was hired to write the songs only and Blake wanted to interpolate them in the instrumental score, which he did in a very effective way.
Although Flash Gordon is a first rate score, the bonus attraction on this album - Amityville 3D - is the one that I actually like the most.
The low-key parts include a lot of solo parts for piano, female voice and flutes and the score is on very few occasions leaving the tonal writing, there is very little dissonance in the score, yet it's probably more frightening than a lot of the more experimental outings in the genre.
www.musicfromthemovies.com /review.asp?ID=333   (693 words)

 Queen : Flash Gordon - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect
While writing and recording The Game, Queen were asked by renowned movie director Dino DeLaurentis to provide the soundtrack for his upcoming sci-fi epic Flash Gordon.
Although at first many fans criticized Flash Gordon since it was issued as an official Queen release rather than a motion picture soundtrack, it has proven to be one of rock's better motion picture soundtracks over the years.
The majority of the music is instrumental, with dialogue from the movie in place of Freddie Mercury's singing (only two tracks contain lyrics), but the songwriting is still unmistakably Queen.
www.artistdirect.com /nad/store/artist/album/0,,2879914,00.html   (192 words)

 Queen - The Royal Legend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Ming's Theme (In The Court Of Ming The Merciless)
Marriage Of Dale And Ming (And Flash Approaching)
Flash - Ah - King of the impossible
queen.musichall.cz /index_en.php?s=te&d=flash   (164 words)

 Flash Gordon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Note that the album track includes film dialogue and sound effects; the true time for the 'theme' is just 2:31.
The live versions which have been released use a backing track which was specially produced to open the concerts; they do not include any 'live' parts, although the track has itself been performed as a medley with other album tracks.
Flash Gordon: Prince Barin, I'm not your enemy, Ming is. Let's all team up and fight him
www.ultimatequeen.co.uk /Songs/flash.htm   (1308 words)

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