A Kind of Magic

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A Kind of Magic
Composer Queen
Arranger Martin Galway
Released 1986-??-??
Length 3:21
Format SID.png
Game Highlander (C64)
Title Origin Official
Loops Yes


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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1986-??-?? Highlander (C64) Martin Galway 3:21 SID
2012-??-?? Minecraft Note Block Studio (W32) Anonymous NBS

Highlander (C64)

Martin Galway arranged A Kind of Magic for the Commodore 64 adaption 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 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.

Highlander-C64-Title.png

Lyrics

Although no game does feature lyrics, the original song had them.

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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