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 (Runout side A): 2011167-A 006-2011197-A//59395-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): 006-2011196-B 006-2011196-B//59396-1

Other Versions (5 of 52) 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
B-5590 Queen A Kind Of Magic(7") Capitol Records, EMI America B-5590 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
2011167 Queen A Kind Of Magic(7", Single) EMI 2011167 France 1986 Sell This Version
QUE CD 12, TODP-2262 Queen A Kind Of Magic(CD, Mini, Single) EMI, EMI QUE CD 12, TODP-2262 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
4075 Queen A Kind Of Magic(12") EMI 4075 Panama 1986 Sell This Version



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May 9, 2005
edited over 12 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