Magic

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Collectables' Magic is a retitled reissued of Pilot's eponymous debut album, boasting five bonus tracks: "Just Let Me Be," "January," "Do Me Good," "The Mover" and "Canada." With its swirling keyboards and falsetto vocals, "Magic" became one of the great one-shots of the '70s, and it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone familiar with one-hit wonders that Pilot's accompanying full-length isn't as good. Despite the lack of strong material, the album is hardly without merit. Pilot, along with producer Alan Parsons, crafted an album of light prog-rock and melodic soft pop-rock. All of the album sounds terrific, and there are some catchy melodies, but there aren't ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Collectables' Magic is a retitled reissued of Pilot's eponymous debut album, boasting five bonus tracks: "Just Let Me Be," "January," "Do Me Good," "The Mover" and "Canada." With its swirling keyboards and falsetto vocals, "Magic" became one of the great one-shots of the '70s, and it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone familiar with one-hit wonders that Pilot's accompanying full-length isn't as good. Despite the lack of strong material, the album is hardly without merit. Pilot, along with producer Alan Parsons, crafted an album of light prog-rock and melodic soft pop-rock. All of the album sounds terrific, and there are some catchy melodies, but there aren't many great songs, just a lot of adequate ones. As a result, it's simply an artifact of its era, but it's an enjoyable one at that.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • Label: Rpm-Retro
  • EAN: 5013929598577
  • Catalog Number: 857
  • Sales rank: 7,082

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Just a Smile (3:17)
  2. 2 Magic (3:06)
  3. 3 Lucky for Some (3:15)
  4. 4 Girl Next Door (4:02)
  5. 5 Lovely Lady Smile (3:40)
  6. 6 Sooner or Later (4:15)
  7. 7 Don't Speak Loudly (4:43)
  8. 8 Over the Moon (3:43)
  9. 9 Never Give Up (3:56)
  10. 10 High into the Sky (3:18)
  11. 11 Auntie Iris (1:48)
  12. 12 Sky Blue (5:25)
  13. 13 Pamela (As Scotch Mist) (3:14)
  14. 14 Magic (3:04)
  15. 15 Just Let Me Be (3:49)
  16. 16 Cold Stories (2:20)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pilot Primary Artist
Technical Credits
David Paton Producer
Michael Heatley Liner Notes
Ian Jones Remastering
Alan Parsons Producer
Paul Bevoir Artwork
Billy Lyall Producer
Mark Stratford Reissue Producer
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