FWBF is an absolute classic song. It's easy on the listen and attracts a wide range of listeners. It was part of the perfect closing songs for the magic concerts. I love this song.Sir Didymus wrote: ↑Mon May 04, 2020 3:47 pmI've long since held the belief that A Kind of Magic suffers from being an album made by accident, rather than design.
What should have been was a bonafide Highlander soundtrack album. Instead we got the highlights from that plus some half-baked extra songs that weren't really fit to be more than B-sides, and a bolted on pre-existing single for good measure because even Queen realised 8 songs wasn't enough for the record.
Don't Lose Your Head is ok, but Friends Will be Friends has to be the worst song in their catalogue for me. A warning sign of some of the more pedestrian, soft-rock smudge that would permeate The Miracle, too.
Time for a revisit... and on that note... I was planning on posting the next Restructuring thread in a few weeks, but maybe I should just share my revised tracklisting here instead?
Also, by this point only a music historian knows about the highlander stuff on AKOM. As known as that movie is to Queen fans, for most other people it's a forgotten 80s oddity. For the casual listener, nothing gives away it's half-highlander DNA (apart from some movie quotes here and there. But bands like guns n roses are known for that too, for example "civil war" To me, these quotes just sound cool).