UFO 2: Flying

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UFO 2: Flying
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Studio album by UFO
ReleasedOctober 1971 (1971-10)
Recorded1971
StudioNova Studios, London
Genre
Length59:54
Label
ProducerUFO, Milton Samuel
UFO chronology
UFO 1
(1970)
UFO 2: Flying
(1971)
Live
(1971)
Singles from UFO 2: Flying
  1. "Prince Kajuku" / "The Coming of Prince Kajuku"
    Released: 1971
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[2]

UFO 2: Flying (sometimes simply UFO 2 or Flying; also subtitled One Hour Space Rock) is the second album by UFO released in 1971 (see 1971 in music) on the Beacon label; it was issued on CD in 1999 on Repertoire Records.

This album is distinctive for its title track, which was among the longest tracks recorded in rock music up to that point and easily the longest song the band ever recorded. The track finishes with a backmasked reading from Rudyard Kipling's Gunga Din: "Tho' I've belted you an' flayed you, By the livin' God that made you, You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!" and a slowed phrase "Yes we know, it's all been done before before before".

The album was reissued on the Flying, The Early Years compilation, along with all of the band's other pre-Schenker work.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by UFO.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."Silver Bird"6:54
2."Star Storm"18:54
3."Prince Kajuku"3:56
Side two
No.TitleLength
4."The Coming of Prince Kajuku"3:43
5."Flying"26:30
2008 CD reissue bonus track
No.TitleLength
6."Galactic Love" (a-side single)2:57

Personnel[edit]

UFO
Production
  • Milton Samuel - executive producer

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Neil Daniels (18 November 2013). High Stakes & Dangerous Men: The UFO Story. Soundcheck Books. pp. 9–. ISBN 978-0-9571442-6-2.
  2. ^ Foss, Richard. "Flying - UFO". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 January 2015.