Queen - A Kind of Magic Club Edition 12" vinyl LP album

"A Kind of Magic Club Edition" this album captures the essence of Queen's musical prowess. The club edition 12" vinyl LP format adds to the allure of the album, providing a tangible connection to the music and allowing fans to experience it in a unique way. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


QUEEN - Kind Of Magic Club Edition 12" Vinyl LP Album album front cover

Album Description:

In the realm of rock music, few bands have achieved the legendary status and enduring appeal of Queen. With their distinctive sound, captivating performances, and unparalleled songwriting abilities, Queen has solidified their place in music history. One album that encapsulates their brilliance and showcases their versatility is "A Kind of Magic," a club edition 12" vinyl LP that continues to captivate fans worldwide. Recorded at renowned studios such as The Townhouse Studios in London, Musicland Studios in Munich, and Mountain Studios in Montreux, Switzerland, this album takes listeners on a magical musical journey.

Released in 1986, "A Kind of Magic" stands as a testament to Queen's ability to craft captivating anthems and unforgettable melodies. The album was produced by Queen, along with the talented duo of Mack and David Richards. Together, they created a sonic landscape that embraced various musical styles and pushed the boundaries of rock music. This club edition 12" vinyl LP offers a unique listening experience, with each track offering its own distinctive flavor.

Side One of the album kicks off with the anthemic "One Vision." With its pulsating rhythm, powerful vocals by Freddie Mercury, and memorable guitar riffs from Brian May, the song sets the tone for the rest of the album. The title track, "A Kind of Magic," follows suit with its infectious chorus and uplifting lyrics, showcasing Queen's ability to create timeless hits. "One Year of Love" slows down the pace, revealing the band's softer side with its soulful melodies and heartfelt vocals.

As the album progresses, "Pain Is So Close to Pleasure" takes listeners on a journey through the complexities of relationships, blending pop sensibilities with rock elements. "Friends Will Be Friends" rounds off Side One, delivering an uplifting and anthemic sound that encapsulates the spirit of camaraderie and loyalty.

Flipping the record to Side Two, listeners are greeted with "Who Wants to Live Forever," a hauntingly beautiful ballad that showcases Freddie Mercury's incredible vocal range and the band's masterful songwriting. "Gimme The Prize (Kurgan's Theme)" takes a departure from the album's previous tracks, embracing a heavier sound and serving as the perfect soundtrack for epic battles.

"Don't Lose Your Head" brings a funky and energetic vibe to the album, displaying Queen's ability to experiment with different musical styles. Finally, "Princes of the Universe" concludes the album with its powerful and epic sound, serving as a fitting tribute to the band's larger-than-life persona and leaving a lasting impression on listeners.

The club edition 12" vinyl LP format of "A Kind of Magic" adds an extra layer of nostalgia and authenticity to the listening experience. The warmth of the vinyl sound and the tactile nature of handling the record create a deeper connection between the listener and the music. Each crackle and pop serves as a reminder of the album's age and the countless hours of enjoyment it has brought to fans over the years.

Music Genre:

  80s Pop Rock 

Collector's Information:

  Gatefold (FOC) album cover design.  

Album Production Information:

 Recorded at The Townhouse Studios, London; Musicland Studios, Munich; Mountain Studios, Montreux, Switzerland

Producers Queen, Mack and David Richards

Reinhold Mack nicknamed "Mack" and also known as "Wolfgang Mack" a German music producer and Sound Engineer and is best known for his work with bands like "Electric Light Orchestra", Queen, "Deep Purple", Rainbow and others.

Record Label Information:

  EMI 13 682 / 1A 062 24 0531

Media Format:

  12" LP DMM Direct Metal Mastering   

Year & Country:

  1988 Made in Germany  
Band Members and Musicians on: Queen - A Kind of Magic
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Freddie Mercury
  • John Deacon
  • Roger Taylor
  • Brian May
Track Listing of: Queen - A Kind of Magic

The Song/tracks on "Queen - A Kind of Magic" are:

    Side One:
  • One Vision
  • A Kind Of Magic
  • One Year Of Love
  • Pain Is So Close To Pleasure
  • Friends Will Be Friends
    Side Two:
  • Who Wants To Live Forever
  • Gimme The Prize (Kurgan's Theme)
  • Dont Lose Your Head
  • Princes Of The Universe


Front Cover Photo Of QUEEN - Kind Of Magic Club Edition 12" Vinyl LP Album


QUEEN - Kind Of Magic Club Edition 12" Vinyl LP Album album front cover

First Photo Of Custom Inner Sleeve QUEEN - Kind Of Magic Club Edition 12" Vinyl LP Album


QUEEN - Kind Of Magic Club Edition 12" Vinyl LP Album custom inner sleeve

Second Photo Of Custom Inner Sleeve QUEEN - Kind Of Magic Club Edition 12" Vinyl LP Album


QUEEN - Kind Of Magic Club Edition 12" Vinyl LP Album custom inner sleeve

Close up of record's label QUEEN - Kind Of Magic Club Edition 12" Vinyl LP Album Side One

Record Label Details: EMI Club Edition 13 682 9 DMM 1A 962-24 0531

QUEEN - Kind Of Magic Club Edition 12" Vinyl LP Album enlarged record label

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Band Description:

QUEEN is a British rock band that was formed in 1970 in London. The band consists of four members, including Freddie Mercury (vocals, piano), Brian May (guitar, vocals), John Deacon (bass guitar), and Roger Taylor (drums, vocals). Over the course of their career, QUEEN has sold more than 150 million records worldwide, making them one of the best-selling music artists of all time. In this web-page, we will explore the history of QUEEN, their musical style, their most popular albums and songs, and their legacy.


QUEEN was formed in 1970 when Freddie Mercury, Brian May, and Roger Taylor met while studying at the Imperial College in London. The three musicians began playing together and soon added John Deacon to the band as their bassist. In 1973, they released their first self-titled album, which included the hit single "Keep Yourself Alive." The band's second album, "Queen II," was released in 1974 and featured the popular song "Seven Seas of Rhye." It was their third album, "Sheer Heart Attack," released in 1974, that brought the band to international success.

In 1975, QUEEN released their fourth album, "A Night at the Opera," which included their most famous song, "Bohemian Rhapsody." The song, which is over six minutes long and includes multiple sections and styles, became an instant classic and cemented QUEEN's place in music history. The band continued to release successful albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including "A Day at the Races" (1976), "News of the World" (1977), and "The Game" (1980).

Musical Style:

QUEEN's musical style is often described as a blend of rock, pop, and opera. Their songs are known for their complex arrangements, intricate harmonies, and powerful vocals. Freddie Mercury's operatic vocal style was a defining feature of the band's music, and his flamboyant stage presence added to their unique style. Brian May's guitar playing is also a key element of the band's sound, and his distinctive sound and style have influenced countless other musicians.


QUEEN's impact on music and popular culture cannot be overstated. They have influenced countless musicians and bands and continue to be celebrated and revered by fans all over the world. Their music has been used in countless movies, TV shows, and commercials, and their songs are still played regularly on the radio. In recent years, QUEEN has gained a new generation of fans through the success of the biographical film "Bohemian Rhapsody," which tells the story of Freddie Mercury and the band. Despite Freddie Mercury's untimely death in 1991, QUEEN's legacy lives on through their music and the impact they have had on popular culture.