A Kind of Magic

1986 studio album by Queen

A Kind of Magic is a 1986 album by English rock band Queen. It was the band's twelfth studio album, and is based on the soundtrack to the movie Highlander.

A Kind of Magic
Studio album by
Released2 June 1986
RecordedAugust 1985 – March 1986 at Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany, Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland and Townhouse Studios, London, England[1]
Length53:36 (EMI CD)
50:31 (Hollywood CD)
40:58 (LP and cassette version)
LabelEMI / Parlophone
Capitol / Hollywood (US)
ProducerQueen, Mack, David Richards
Queen chronology
'The Works
A Kind of Magic 'The Miracle
Singles from A Kind of Magic
  1. "One Vision"
    Released: 4 November 1985
  2. "Princes of the Universe"
    Released: 12 March 1986 (US, Canada, Australia, Japan only)
  3. "A Kind of Magic"
    Released: 17 March 1986
  4. "One Year of Love"
    Released: 4 June 1986 (France and Spain only)
  5. "Friends Will Be Friends"
    Released: 9 June 1986 (Europe only)
  6. "Pain Is So Close to Pleasure"
    Released: August, 1986 (US, Germany, the Netherlands, Australia only)
  7. "Who Wants to Live Forever"
    Released: 15 September 1986 (Europe only)

Track listingEdit

  1. One Vision
  2. A Kind Of Magic
  3. One Year Of Love
  4. Pain Is So Close to Pleasure
  5. Friends Will Be Friends
  6. Who Wants to Live Forever
  7. Gimme the Prize
  8. Don't Lose Your Head
  9. Princes Of The Universe


  1. A Kind Of Magic queenonline.com Retrieved 26 September 2014