Queen ‎– A Kind Of Magic

EMI ‎– 1A 006-20 1116 7, EMI ‎– 20 1116 7
Vinyl, 7", Single


A A Kind Of Magic 4:25
B A Dozen Red Roses For My Darling 4:41

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From the film "Highlander"

Printed in Holland

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 099920 111670
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099920111670
  • Label Code: LC 0542
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): 2011167-A 006-2011197-A//59395-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): 006-2011196-B 006-2011196-B//59396-1

Other Versions (5 of 46) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
QUEEN 7 Queen A Kind Of Magic(7", Single, Pap) EMI QUEEN 7 UK 1986 Sell This Version
2011196 Queen A Kind Of Magic (Extended Version)(12", Maxi) EMI 2011196 Portugal 1986 Sell This Version
31C 052 201119Z Queen A Kind Of Magic(12", Maxi) EMI 31C 052 201119Z Brazil 1986 Sell This Version
14 2011196 Queen A Kind Of Magic (Extended Version)(12", Maxi) EMI 14 2011196 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
006-20 1116-7 Queen A Kind Of Magic(7", Single) EMI 006-20 1116-7 Spain 1986 Sell This Version


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May 9, 2005
edited over 10 years ago
Most people are familiar with the A-side (it topped the charts in no less than 35 countries). What's of main interest here is the B-side, a non-album track called 'A Dozen Red Roses For My Darling'. Now as cheesey as it may sound (you're probably thinking of a corny ballad from a movie soundtrack, right?), this track is quite dark and menacing and perhaps one of the most atypical Queen records there is. Written by drummer Roger Taylor, it's a synth-dominated instrumental with a ferocious bass line, lots of flanging effects and stacks of percussion. It's very much of its time and can even be compared to New Order's then-current experiments in synth-pop (check their Brotherhood album). An interesting note is that an alternate version of this track featured in the movie Highlander, in the scene where Kurgan kindaps and holds Brenda hostage as he terrorises New York traffic. The track then segues into a rather chilling version of New York New York, sung by an obviously delighted Freddie