Flash Gordon OST (1980)

Flash Gordon is the ninth studio album of British rock band Queen, and is one of the two film soundtracks Queen produced, along with Highlander. It is the album to the science fiction film “Flash Gordon”, and features lyrics on only two tracks. The track Flash’s Theme was the only single to be released from the album, under the title Flash. The album reached number 10 in the UK charts and number 23 in the United States.

The album was reissued worldwide 27 June 2011 (excluding the US and Canada, where it was released 27 September 2011) as part of the band’s 40th anniversary. The reissue adds an EP of related tracks.

Tracklist:

Flash’s Theme
In the Space Capsule (The Love Theme)
Ming’s Theme (In the Court of Ming the Merciless)
The Ring (Hypnotic Seduction of Dale)
Football Fight
In the Death Cell (Love Theme Reprise)
Execution of Flash
The Kiss (Aura Resurrects Flash)
Arboria (Planet of the Tree Men)
Escape from the Swamp
Flash to the Rescue
Vultan’s Theme (Attack of the Hawk Men)
Battle Theme
The Wedding March
Marriage of Dale and Ming (…And Flash Approaching)
Crash Dive on Mingo City
Flash’s Theme Reprise (Victory Celebrations)
The Hero

Legend: Side A / Side B – Record Company – Catalogue number – Country (Year) ~ Notes

Flash / Football Fight – EMI 5126 UK (1980)
Flash / Football Fight – EMI EMI 5126 IRELAND (1980) ~ No PS
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Flash / Football Fight – EMI 1C 006-64205 GERMANY (1980)
Flash / Football Fight – EMI 1C 006-64205 GERMANY (1980) ~ Signed by Freddie Mercury in February 1991
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Flash / Football Fight – EMI 1A 006-64205 HOLLAND (1980)
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Flash / Football Fight – EMI 1A 006-64205 HOLLAND (1980) ~ Misprint side B label: omits “Queen”. Front
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Flash / Football Fight – EMI 1A 006-64205 HOLLAND (1980) ~ Misprint side B label: omits “Queen”. Side B
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Flash / Football Fight – EMI SP 1130 FRANCE (1980) ~ Promo. Front
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Flash / Football Fight – EMI SP 1130 FRANCE (1980) ~ Promo. Side A
Flash / Football Fight – EMI 2C 008-64205 FRANCE (1980) ~ Blu Cover
Flash / Football Fight – EMI 2C 008-64205 FRANCE (1980) ~ Light blu Cover version 1
Flash / Football Fight – EMI 2C 008-64205 FRANCE (1980) ~ Light blu Cover version 2
Flash / Football Fight – EMI 2C 008-64205 FRANCE (1980) ~ “Vente interdite au public – Réservé au Juke-Box” sticker on cover
Flash / Football Fight – EMI 3C 006-64205 ITALY (1980)
Flash / Football Fight – EMI 7C 006-64205 SWEDEN (1980)
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Flash / Football Fight – EMI 11C 008 64205 PORTUGAL (1980) ~ Code on vinyl label 11C 006 64205
Flash / Football Fight – EMI 10C 006-064.205 SPAIN (1980)
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Flash / Football Fight – EMI 10C 006-064.205 SPAIN (1980) ~ Promotional copy. “Muestra invendible destinada a Promocion” on label and promo stamp on back – Front
Queenvinyls SCAN 181
Flash / Football Fight – EMI 10C 006-064.205 SPAIN (1980) ~ Promotional copy. “Muestra invendible destinada a Promocion” on label and promo stamp on back – Back
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Flash / Football Fight – EMI 10C 006-064.205 SPAIN (1980) ~ Promotional copy. “Muestra invendible destinada a Promocion” on label and promo stamp on back – Side A
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Flash / Football Fight – EMI 10C 006-064.205 SPAIN (1980) ~ Promotional copy. “Muestra invendible destinada a Promocion” on label and promo stamp on back – Side B
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Flash / Football Fight – EMI 33C 006-64205 (8491) MEXICO (1980)
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Flash / Football Fight – EMI 31C 006-64205 BRASIL (1980)
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Flash / Football Fight – EMI 1766 ARGENTINA (1980) ~ No PS. White label promo. Labels in Spanish
Flash / Football Fight - EMI 1766 ARGENTINA (1980) ~ Labels in Spanish. No PS
Flash / Football Fight – EMI 1766 ARGENTINA (1980) ~ No PS. Labels in Spanish
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Flash / Football Fight – EMI 1592 CHILE (1980) ~ No PS. Promo
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Flash / Football Fight – EMI 1592 CHILE (1980) ~ No PS
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Flash / Football Fight – EMI 103-0187 ECUADOR (1981) ~ No PS. Promo
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Flash / Football Fight – EMI 103-0187 ECUADOR (1981) ~ No PS
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Flash / Football Fight – EMI BO-1309 BOLIVIA (1980) ~ No PS. 33 RPM
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Flash / Football Fight – EMI EMIJ4326 SOUTH AFRICA (1980) ~ No PS. Promo with unique label for the “Flash Gordon” movie preview for the 16th February 1981 in South Africa
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Flash / Football Fight – EMI EMIJ4326 SOUTH AFRICA (1980) – Front
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Flash / Football Fight – EMI EMIJ4326 SOUTH AFRICA (1980) – Back
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Flash / Football Fight – EMI EMIJ4326 SOUTH AFRICA (1980) – Side A
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Flash / Football Fight – EMI EMIJ4326 SOUTH AFRICA (1980) – Side B
Flash / Football Fight - EMI EMIJ4326 ZIMBABWE (1980) ~ No PS
Flash / Football Fight – EMI EMIJ4326 ZIMBABWE (1980) ~ No PS
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Flash / Football Fight – ELEKTRA E 47092 AUSTRALIA (1980) ~ No PS
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Flash / Football Fight – ELEKTRA E 47092 CANADA (1980) ~ No PS. Promotional copy. White label
Flash / Football Fight – ELEKTRA E 47092 CANADA (1980) ~ No PS
Flash / Football Fight – ELEKTRA E 47092 USA (1980) ~ Red Elektra label (SP)
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Flash / Football Fight – ELEKTRA E 47092 USA (1980) ~ No PS. Red Elektra label (SP)
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Flash (mono) / Flash (stereo) – ELEKTRA E-47092 USA (1980) ~ No PS. White label promo with Elektra logo (SP)
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Flash / Football Fight – ELEKTRA P-655E JAPAN (1980) ~ White label promo
Flash / Football Fight – ELEKTRA P-655E JAPAN (1980)