Queen ‎– A Kind Of Magic

Virgin EMI Records ‎– 00602547202796
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180 Gram, Gatefold

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A1 One Vision
Written-By – Queen
A2 A Kind Of Magic
Written-By – Roger Taylor
A3 One Year Of Love
Written-By – John Deacon
A4 Pain Is So Close To Pleasure
Written-By – Freddie Mercury, John Deacon
A5 Friends Will Be Friends
Written-By – Freddie Mercury, John Deacon
B1 Who Wants To Live Forever
Written-By – Brian May
B2 Gimme The Prize (Kurgan's Theme)
Written-By – Brian May
B3 Don't Lose Your Head
Written-By – Roger Taylor
B4 Princes Of The Universe
Written-By – Freddie Mercury

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On sleeve is mentioned with sticker: "180 Gram Heavyweight Black Vinyl" and "Half Speed Mastered" and symbol barcode "0 50087 32895 5"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Numbered only): 602547202796
  • Barcode (Stickered): 050087328955
  • Label Code: LC 01846
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One Runout, Etched): BF83622-01 A1 4720279 MILES ABBEY ROAD 1/2 SPEED
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two Runout, Etched): BF83622-01 B1 4720279 MILES ABBEY ROAD 1/2 SPEED
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two Runout, Etched): BF83622-0Ʌ B2 4720279 MILES ABBY ROAD ½ SPEED

Other Versions (5 of 247) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CDP 7 46267 2 Queen A Kind Of Magic(CD, Album) EMI CDP 7 46267 2 UK 1986 Sell This Version
EMC 3509 Queen A Kind Of Magic(LP, Album, Gat) EMI EMC 3509 New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
64 2405314 Queen A Kind Of Magic(Cass, Album) EMI 64 2405314 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
UICY-75061/2 Queen A Kind Of Magic(CD, Album, RE + CD, EP + Ltd, RM, SHM) Universal Music, Island Records UICY-75061/2 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
SMAS-12476, SMAS-512476 Queen A Kind Of Magic(LP, Album, Club, Gat) Capitol Records, Capitol Records SMAS-12476, SMAS-512476 US 1986 Sell This Version


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May 11, 2018
I have recently had 3x copies of this (2x from Amazon UK, 1x from Fopp in Covent Garden) - all three have a few repeating clicks at the beginning of B1. Close inspection of all 3 under an LED light show 2x small scratches a millimetre or so apart on all 3 - Matrix info is - Side A: BF83622-01 A1 4720279 MILES ABBEY ROAD 1/2 SPEED, Side B: BF83622-0Ʌ B2 4720279 MILES ABBEY ROAD 1/2 SPEED - Beware!


October 5, 2017
edited about 1 year ago

On first listening impressions I do have to say that Im not too impressed. I have not heard earlier presses so I cant compare but I think Bob Ludwig or the people at gateway masterings could have done a better job here. There is a big lack of presence in the music and it feels like it really needs a face lift on a lot of tracks. You have to really crank the volume to get any effect. Which might have been what they were going for. But Im not too sure. I would suggest to try an earlier press in good condition over this.

Edit: I might have miss judged. As I mentioned you really need to crank the volume to increase the engagement of the music. And I think they actually did a good job masking the digital side with a balanced low and high end here. I would still be interested in comparing with an original but my initial reaction might have been overly negative. I play it louder than most records I own and I still think there is a lack of staging and sound separation on some tracks, but its a good purchase if you want something newly released. The pressing is otherwise quiet for being played so loudly and few pops or crackles.

Equipment used:
Rega RP1 with Rega Carbon Cartridge
Cyrus 2 Amplifier
System Fidelity SF-3050 Tower Speakers
Custom made HQ Speaker Cables