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Released in 1986 on LP, CD and cassette. The CD issue has three extra tracks. The LP issue has a gatefold sleeve and a printed innersleeve with artwork and lyrics.
The Argentinian LP issue is called Una Especie De Magia.
The USA 1986 CD edition has a different back sleeve.
The 1991 CD issue from the USA (available in a normal case and as a longbox edition) has a different extra track.
A 1997 / 1998 pirate picture disc was released without a sleeve.
Released in Colombia on blue vinyl with no gatefold sleeve.
Released in New Zealed on orange vinyl. Some copies look like pink vinyl when you hold them under the light. This is caused by the amount of pressure used during the manufacturing of the records.
Released in France on red vinyl.
Peru has a unique sleeve and a different tracklisting. Also released on cassette. It is said that only 30 copies were made, but I highly doubt that.
East Germany (DDR) has a unique promotional LP with a pink sleeve and a white square.
Re-issued in Japan on CD in 2001 with improved sound quality. A misspressed mono issue was issued and immediatly withdrawn after its release.
Re-issued in Japan on CD in 2004 with a card sleeve (using the 2001 remasters). The package also includes a mini innersleeve like the original UK vinyl issue. Released in Europe on July 12 2004 (including obi's and Japanese lyrics sheet).

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the Argentinian LP issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the Peruvian LP issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the UK LP issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the Dutch 1986 CD issue

  

above: the front and back sleeves of the USA 1986 CD issue

     

above: the front and back sleeves and the disc of the Japanese 2004 CD issue

Album info
LP tracklisting
  Side One:
  1. One Vision (Queen) 5:10
  2. A Kind Of Magic (Taylor) 4:24
  3. One Year Of Love (Deacon) 4:26
  4. Pain Is So Close To Pleasure (Mercury/Deacon) 4:21
  5. Friends Will Be Friends (Mercury/Deacon) 4:07
  Side Two:
  6. Who Wants To Live Forever (May) 5:15
  7. Gimme The Prize (Kurgan's Theme) (May) 4:34
  8. Don't Lose Your Head (Taylor) 4:38
  9. Princes Of The Universe (Mercury) 3:32

CD tracklisting
  1. One Vision (Queen) 5:10
  2. A Kind Of Magic (Taylor) 4:24
  3. One Year Of Love (Deacon) 4:26
  4. Pain Is So Close To Pleasure (Mercury/Deacon) 4:21
  5. Friends Will Be Friends (Mercury/Deacon) 4:07
  6. Who Wants To Live Forever (May) 5:15
  7. Gimme The Prize (Kurgan's Theme) (May) 4:34
  8. Don't Lose Your Head (Taylor) 4:38
  9. Princes Of The Universe (Mercury) 3:32
10. A Kind Of 'A Kind Of Magic' (Taylor) 3:37
11. Friends Will Be Friends Will Be Friends.... (Mercury/Deacon) 5:58
12. Forever (May) 3:20

USA 1991 CD tracklisting
  1. One Vision (Queen) 5:10
  2. A Kind Of Magic (Taylor) 4:24
  3. One Year Of Love (Deacon) 4:26
  4. Pain Is So Close To Pleasure (Mercury/Deacon) 4:21
  5. Friends Will Be Friends (Mercury/Deacon) 4:07
  6. Who Wants To Live Forever (May) 5:15
  7. Gimme The Prize (Kurgan's Theme) (May) 4:34
  8. Don't Lose Your Head (Taylor) 4:38
  9. Princes Of The Universe (Mercury) 3:32
10. Forever (May) 3:20
11. One Vision (Extended Version) 6:28

Peruvian LP tracklisting
  Side One:
  1. Princes Of The Universe (Mercury) 3:32
  2. A Kind Of Magic (Taylor) 4:24
  3. One Year Of Love (Deacon) 4:26
  4. Pain Is So Close To Pleasure (Mercury/Deacon) 4:21
  5. Friends Will Be Friends (Mercury/Deacon) 4:07
  Side Two:
  6. Who Wants To Live Forever (May) 5:15
  7. Gimme The Prize (Kurgan's Theme) (May) 4:34
  8. Don't Lose Your Head (Taylor) 4:38
  9. One Vision (Queen) 5:10

Liner notes
Track 1, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11 (1986/1991 CD issue) Produced by Queen/Mack
Engineered by Mack

Track 2, 6, 7, 8, 10 (1986/1991 CD issue) and 12 (1986 CD issue) Produced by Queen/David Richards
Engineered by David Richards

Assistant engineer: Croydon

Queen are: Freddie Mercury - vocals, keyboards
John Deacon, bass guitar, keyboards, occasional guitar
Roger Taylor - drums, occasional vocals, keyboards
Brian May - guitar, occasional voacls, keyboards

Extra keyboards: Spike Edney
Computer keyboards: UMI & BBC B

'One Year Love'
String arrangement by Lynton Naiff
Saxophone by Steve Gregory

'Who Wants To Live Forever'
Orchestra arranged by Michael Kamen/Brian May
Performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra
Recorded by Eric Tomlinson at Abbey Road Studios

'Don't Lose Your Head'
Incidental vocals by Joan Armatrading
courtesy of A&M Records

Recorded mainly at The Townhouse Studios, London.
Musicland Studios, Munich and Mountain Studios, Montreux.

Mastered at The Townhouse Studios by Kevin Metcalf

Management consultant: Jim Beach

Studio equipment by Chris Taylor and Brian Zellis

Special Thanks to:-
Gerry Stickells, Russel Mulcahy, Peter Davies, Bill Panzer, Julie Nash,
Sally Green, Jacky Gunn, Melanie Martin, Collie, Peter Freestone,
Joe Fannelli, Tony Williams, Derek Power, Peter Chant, Neal Levin,
Sidney Sachs, Stefan, Clive Martin, Spike Drake, Noel Harris, Trip Khalaf, Ian Jillespie
and all at EMI-Capitol Records worldwide.

Some songs on this album appear in different form in
the film 'Highlander'

The Official International Queen Fan Club:
46 Pembridge Road, London W11 3HN, England

Sleeve design by Richard Gray
Front cover original illustration by Roger Chiasson
Other original illustration by Roger Chiasson, Mike Smith
and Chuck Gamage. Colour by Jenny Robinson.
Photograph by Peter Hince

Single releases
One Vision
A Kind Of Magic
Friends Will Be Friends
Who Wants To Live Forever
Pain Is So Close To Pleasure
One Year Of Love
Princes Of The Universe

Other notes
Thanks to Gustavo Holub for the Argentinian LP sleeve.
Thanks to Cesar Beltran Meza for the Peruvian LP sleeve.

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