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| Title      = A Kind of Magic
 
| Title      = A Kind of Magic
 
| SortTitle  = Kind of Magic, A
 
| SortTitle  = Kind of Magic, A
| Listen      = 01 - Highlander - C64 - A Kind of Magic.ogg
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| Composer    = {{Composer|Roger Taylor}}
| Composer    = [[Queen]]
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| Released    = 1986-10-20
| Arranger    = [[Martin Galway]]
 
| Released    = 1986-??-??
 
| Length      = 3:21
 
| Format      = SID
 
| Game        = Highlander (C64)
 
 
| TitleOrigin = Official
 
| TitleOrigin = Official
| Loops      = Yes
 
 
}}
 
}}
  
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'''A Kind of Magic''' is the first track of the [[Queen]] album with the same name. The song was composed by [[Roger Taylor]] from a line in the movie that was cut out of the theatrical release. While the song was not actually featured in the first ''Highlander'' movie (only partially in the titles), some of the samples were used in the song. The track is still closely tied to the Highlander franchise because it is used in ''Highlander II: The Quickening'' and the ''Highlander'' TV series.
  
'''A Kind of Magic''' is the first track off of the [[Queen]] album of the same name. The song was composed by [[Roger Taylor]] from a line in the movie that was cut out of the theatrical release. While the song was not actually featured in the first Highlander movie, some of the samples used in the song were. The track is still closely tied to the Highlander franchise because it is used in ''Highlander II: The Quickening'' and the ''Highlander'' TV series.
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'''Note''': ZX Spectrum release of ''Highlander'' does not have music. And [[Highlander: The Last of MacLeods (JCD)]] lacks this song.
  
 
==Games==
 
==Games==
{{Table Song
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===Highlander (C64)===
| Caption01 = Released
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{{Infobox SubSong
| Caption02 = Game
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| Platform  = C64
| Caption03 = Arranger
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| Game      = Highlander (C64)
| Caption04 = Length
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| Recording = {{Recording|SID|01 - Highlander - C64 - A Kind of Magic.ogg}}
| Caption05 = Format
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| Image    = Highlander-C64-Title.png
| Caption06 = Listen
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| Arranger  = {{Arranger|Martin Galway}}
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| Released = 1986-??-??
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| Length    = 3:11
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| Format    = [[SID]]
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| Loops    = Yes
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}}
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[[Martin Galway]] arranged ''A Kind of Magic'' for the [[Commodore 64|Commodore]] adaptation of the movie [[Highlander (C64)|Highlander]]. The song continues on repeat through the entirety of the awful game. Galway said it took him two days to complete the cover. Martin Galway did an amazing job accurately porting the tune, even including the guitar solo from the original. This version has loops.
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This song can be found on the [[Project: Galway]] album. It is the first and only track in the SID file.<br clear="all"/>
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===Highlander (CPC)===
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{{Infobox SubSong
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| Platform  = CPC
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| Game     = Highlander (CPC)
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| Recording = {{Recording|AY|01 - Highlander - CPC - A Kind of Magic.ogg}}
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| Image    =
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| Arranger = {{Arranger|Steve Calvert}}
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| Released  = 1986-??-??
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| Length   = 2:27
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| Format    = [[UNK]]
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| Loops    =  
 
}}
 
}}
| 1986-??-??
 
| [[Highlander (C64)]]
 
| [[Martin Galway]]
 
| 3:21
 
| [[SID]]
 
| {{Song-Box|01 - Highlander - C64 - A Kind of Magic.ogg}}
 
|-
 
| 2012-??-??
 
| [[Minecraft Note Block Studio (W32)]]
 
| [[Anonymous]]
 
|
 
| [[NBS]]
 
| {{Song-Box|09 - Wolfenstein 3D - SNES - A Kind of Magic.ogg}}
 
|-
 
|}
 
  
===Highlander (C64)===
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<br clear="all"/>
[[Martin Galway]] arranged ''A Kind of Magic'' for the [[Commodore|Commodore 64]] adaption of the movie [[Highlander (C64)|Highlander]]. The song continues on repeat through the entirety of the awful game. Galway said it took him two days to complete the cover. Martin Galway did an amazing job accurately portraying the tune, even including the guitar solo from the original. This version has loops, contrary to the other versions and the oroginal versions of this tune.
 
  
This song can be found on the [[Project: Galway]] album. It is the first and only track in the SID file.
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===Minecraft Note Block Studio (W32)===
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{{Infobox SubSong
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| Platform  = W32
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| Game      = Minecraft Note Block Studio (W32)
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| Recording = {{Recording|PCM|01 - Minecraft Note Block Studio - W32 - A Kind of Magic.ogg}}
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| Image    =
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| Arranger  = {{Arranger|Higaphix}}
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| Released  = 2012-??-??
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| Length    = 3:54
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| Format    = [[NBS]]
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| Loops    =
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}}
  
{{SongScreenshot|Highlander-C64-Title.png}}
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<br clear="all"/>
  
 
==Lyrics==
 
==Lyrics==
Although no game does feature lyrics, the original song had them.
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Although no game features lyrics, the original song had them (sung by [[Freddie Mercury]]).
  
 
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==Links==
 
==Links==
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWf5BLUOhNM youtube.com/watch?v=YWf5BLUOhNM] - Official music video.
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0p_1QSUsbsM youtube.com/watch?v=0p_1QSUsbsM] - Official music video.
  
  
 
[[Category: Non-Videogame Songs|Kind of Magic, A]]
 
[[Category: Non-Videogame Songs|Kind of Magic, A]]
 
[[Category: Songs With Lyrics|Kind of Magic, A]]
 
[[Category: Songs With Lyrics|Kind of Magic, A]]

Latest revision as of 12:43, 27 May 2018

A Kind of Magic
Composer Roger Taylor
Released 1986-10-20
Title Origin Official

A Kind of Magic is the first track of the Queen album with the same name. The song was composed by Roger Taylor from a line in the movie that was cut out of the theatrical release. While the song was not actually featured in the first Highlander movie (only partially in the titles), some of the samples were used in the song. The track is still closely tied to the Highlander franchise because it is used in Highlander II: The Quickening and the Highlander TV series.

Note: ZX Spectrum release of Highlander does not have music. And Highlander: The Last of MacLeods (JCD) lacks this song.

Games

Highlander (C64)

Platform - C64.png
Highlander (C64)
Output - SID.svg
Highlander-C64-Title.png
Arranger Martin Galway
Released 1986-??-??
Length 3:11
Format SID
Loops Yes
Martin Galway arranged A Kind of Magic for the Commodore adaptation of the movie Highlander. The song continues on repeat through the entirety of the awful game. Galway said it took him two days to complete the cover. Martin Galway did an amazing job accurately porting the tune, even including the guitar solo from the original. This version has loops.

This song can be found on the Project: Galway album. It is the first and only track in the SID file.

Highlander (CPC)

Platform - CPC.png
Highlander (CPC)
Output - AY.svg
Arranger Steve Calvert
Released 1986-??-??
Length 2:27
Format UNK


Minecraft Note Block Studio (W32)

Platform - W32.png
Minecraft Note Block Studio (W32)
Output - PCM.svg
Arranger Higaphix
Released 2012-??-??
Length 3:54
Format NBS


Lyrics

Although no game features lyrics, the original song had them (sung by Freddie Mercury).

It's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic
A kind of magic

One dream one soul one prize one goal
One golden glance of what should be
It's a kind of magic

One shaft of light that shows the way
No mortal man can win this day
It's a kind of magic

The bell that rings inside your mind
Is challenging the doors of time
It's a kind of magic

The waiting seems eternity
The day will dawn of sanity
Is this a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic

There can be only one
This rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be done

This flame that burns inside of me
I'm here in secret harmonies
It's a kind of magic

The bell that rings inside your mind
Is challenging the doors of time

It's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic

The rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be will soon be
Will soon be done

This is a kind of magic
There can be only one
This rage that lasts a thousand years
Will soon be done-done

Magic - it's a kind of magic
It's a kind of magic
Magic magic magic magic

Ha ha ha, it's magic

It's a kind of magic


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