UFO 2: Flying

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UFO 2: Flying
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Studio album by UFO
Released October 1971 (1971-10)
Recorded 1971
Studio Nova Studios, London
Genre
Length 59:54
Label Beacon
Producer
UFO chronology
UFO 1
(1970)
Flying
(1971)
Live
(1971)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 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 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 songs written and composed by UFO. 

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

Singles[edit]

  • "Prince Kajuku" / "The Coming of Prince Kajuku" (1971)

Personnel[edit]

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.