UFO 2: Flying

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UFO 2: Flying
Original cover art (Beacon Records)
Studio album by UFO
Released October 1971
Recorded 1971 at Nova Studios, London
Genre space rock, progressive rock, heavy metal, hard rock
Length 59:57
Label Beacon Records
Producer Guy Fletcher & Doug Flett
UFO chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
MelodicMusic 5/5 stars

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 is 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


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



  1. ^ Foss, Richard. "Flying - UFO". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 January 2015.