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The Story Behind The Album: Flash Gordon

Less than six months after The Game emerged, Queen surprised everyone by releasing the original soundtrack music to director Mike Hodges gloriously over-the-top Flash Gordon, a science fiction action film, produced by Dino De Laurentiis, with a screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr. The eclectic cast included future James Bond actor, Timothy Dalton, the veteran Max von Sydow, Melody Anderson and Chaim Topol.

Outside of their inner circle, and the higher echelons of their record company, Queen’s work on the ‘Flash’ project was hush-hush, kept under wraps so as not to dilute the impact of the movie’s 11 December 1980 premiere. Like The Game, the recordings took place in two distinct batches.

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Listen to Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon (Dec 1980)
1Flash's Theme Play
2In The Space Capsule (The Love Theme) Play
3Ming's Theme (In The Court Of Ming The Merciless) Play
4The Ring (Hypnotic Seduction Of Dale) Play
5Football Fight Play
6In The Death Cell (Love Theme Reprise) Play
7Execution Of Flash Play
8The Kiss (Aura Resurrects Flash) Play
9Arboria (Planet Of The Tree Men) Play
10Escape From The Swamp Play
11Flash To The Rescue Play
12Vultan's Theme (Attack Of The Hawk Men) Play
13Battle Theme Play
14The Wedding March Play
15Marriage Of Dale And Ming (And Flash Approaching) Play
16Crash Dive On Mingo City Play
17Flash's Theme Reprise Play
18The Hero Play
Taken from 'Queen: The Studio Collection'
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