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Permanent Record Podcast

Brian and Sarah are your hosts for this look back at albums from the New Wave and Classic Rock genres-- albums which have earned a permanent spot in their record collection. The hosts start the discussion with a history of the album, followed by their personal history with it. Over the course of two episodes, they do a track-by-track review of the album and the videos that accompany the singles. They conclude by each giving the album a final review and rating of zero to five record adapters. Join Brian and Sarah in this fun look back at the hits-- along with some misses-- of the 70s and 80s!

Aug 19, 2017

Episode 30: Queen - A Kind of Magic (1986) Part 3

Brian and Sarah are back and ready to wrap up their discussion on Queen's 1986 album "A Kind Of Magic."  We've already mentioned that this record is the unofficial soundtrack to the film "Highlander", so we won't bring that up here.  Instead, let's move on and see what our hosts have to offer this episode.

Part 3: Track by Track, continued

Alright, there is a lot to keep track of this week: Brian declares one of these songs to be the most beautiful ballad ever written.  Sarah shares a URL for a blog which reviews every Queen album track and manages to be awesome and incredibly pretentious at the same time.  B&S discuss how the words "Star Wars" have ceased to mean what they really mean and they also reveal which song on this record was hated by both Freddie Mercury and John Deacon. 

Who Wants To Live Forever
Gimme The Prize (The Kurgan's Theme)
Don't Lose Your Head
Princes Of The Universe

Part 4: Extra Credit

Part of the reason Brian and Sarah chose to talk about Queen right now is because they recently saw Queen + Adam Lambert in concert.  Here they talk briefly about the show and the performances they witnessed that night in Philadelphia, PA.

Part 5: Final Review and Rating

Brian and Sarah have explained how this album, back in 1991, kicked off a love affair with all things Queen and even resulted in them visiting London and a host of Queen-related locations.  Now, here in 2017, they are being forced to assign a grade to the record.  The pressure is on!  How will Queen do?


See the videos we discuss here:

Who Wants To Live Forever

Princes Of The Universe



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