Review Summary: Right after completing their big hit album “The Game;” Queen straight away started compiling music for the ‘Science Fiction’ movie “Flash Gordon,” which included the UK top 10 hit Flash Theme.1 of 5 thought this review was well written
Right after completing their big hit album “The Game;” Queen straight away started compiling music for the ‘Science Fiction’ movie “Flash Gordon,” which included the UK top 10 hit Flash Theme. A different version appears on the ‘1981’ compilation album “Greatest Hits.”
The album itself experiments a lot with synthesizer techniques, some which work, the best track probably belonging to ‘Football Fight,’ although mainly others are hit and miss.
Another notable track on the album is “The Hero;” a song that would be used to open ‘Queen’ live shows on their ‘Hot Space’ tour. The album also includes a ‘guitar rendition’ of ‘Wagner’s’ “Here comes the Bride,” which was part of the ‘Wedding March’ section of the album.
Although the film ‘Flash Gordon,’ is an average, if not campy rendition of the ‘DC Comic’ character, the ‘soundtrack’ album for it does at least become an interesting listen, although whether or not that would be enough for ‘Queen’ fans is another question, because this is definitely not a typical Queen album and was made more as a 'Soundtrack' than an album.
Also time hasn’t been that kind to this album, and a lot of the synthesized effects now sound extremely dated. And although there are a few interesting moments, the soundtrack itself turns out to be an average experience.