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ATLANTIC R&B1000. First pressing only limited release. Low-Price Edition. Digital remastering. Originally released in 1974.
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If you like your soul music so smooth it would make grease seem like sandpaper then Blue Magic are the band for you. This expanded edition of the album originally released in 1974 kicks off or more aptly glides off with the top ten hit co- written by guitarist Bobby Eli "Sideshow". it's the sort of seventies soul ballad that I truly despised at that time but I'm older , wiser , balder and know better now. Strings glide like gossamer swallows , the vocals range from truly high falsetto courtesy of Ted Mills to growly baritone . It's by no means the only classy track here though.
"Stop To Start", "What's Come Over Me", "Just Don't Want To Be Lonely" are all exemplary Philly soul . The truly lugubrious ballad "Spell" would placate a psychotic mastiff while "Answer To My Prayer" is more up-tempo with some addictive rhythmic backing strings .Read more ›
This album was Blue Magic's first, produced by Norman Harris, who had worked with Bell, as well as Gamble & Huff, and if you are familiar with the symphonic style of Philly Soul, then you know what to expect here. Ted Mills ethereal vocal leads the group through a series of tracks, which are among the best examples of the genre. Indeed it is rare to find a whole album which maintains the kind of quality on show here.
The album contains the hit singles "Sideshow", "Look Me Up" and "What's Come Over Me", and in fact "Spell" and "Stop To Start" had also been singles without hitting the heights. The whole album creates a relaxed and mellow feel, and I seem to remember it being ideal for generating a romantic mood when I had this album on vinyl on it's original release.
It is a surprise that it has taken this long to resurface on CD, but a welcome one. Recommended.
The reviews below sum up the album with one exception. For me 'Spell' is the greatest soulful track ever made next to 'Me and Mrs Jones'. Never mind the comment made elsewhere in these reviews. If you like slow, romantic, soul songs of the mid 1970's then this is definitely the tops. Buy this CD, turn down the lights with the one you love and 'Spell' will take you to another world.
However do BE CAREFUL. I ordered this CD expecting 12 tracks as shown including the 3 bonus ones (in particular the Tom Moulton mix of Look Me Up) - well I just got the 9 track original. If you look below the track sample list you will see only 9 under 'Product Description'. I only noticed this after I received the CD ! I am sure it is an honest error but I got no response from Marvelio UK when I submitted their requested feedback. So 9 tracks it is...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
... to the above reviews, wish to add though that Blue Magic accompanied Ike & Tina Turner on their 1973 European tour and this was the first time for mellow Philly soul to reach... Read morePublished on 26 Nov. 2009 by Angantyr
Produced by Norman Harris of Philadelphia International fame and with their songs pumped up by the MFSB Orchestra - BLUE MAGIC were TED MILLS, WENDELL and VERNON SAWYER, KEITH... Read morePublished on 28 Sept. 2008 by Mark Barry