Prolonging the Magic [Clean Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Michael Gallucci
Cake's attempt to make a smug- and irony-free album, the band's third release does hold back the barbs a bit more than usual, even if they do fall back into familiar territory: postmodern takes on postmodern life. Flipping between earnest alt-rock rhythms and jittery, funky jazz, Prolonging the Magic works best when Cake lay on the irony extra heavy, or when they make their sober ambitions mesh slightly with the type of smart-ass pop they've based a career on like "Never There". At least they seem to realize their place in the alt-rock universe as a novelty band with chops, counteracting the genre's overwhelming seriousness with a light dose of heavy-handed yuks. ...
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All Music Guide - Michael Gallucci
Cake's attempt to make a smug- and irony-free album, the band's third release does hold back the barbs a bit more than usual, even if they do fall back into familiar territory: postmodern takes on postmodern life. Flipping between earnest alt-rock rhythms and jittery, funky jazz, Prolonging the Magic works best when Cake lay on the irony extra heavy, or when they make their sober ambitions mesh slightly with the type of smart-ass pop they've based a career on like "Never There". At least they seem to realize their place in the alt-rock universe as a novelty band with chops, counteracting the genre's overwhelming seriousness with a light dose of heavy-handed yuks. [Prolonging the Magic was also released in a clean version, with all vulgarities removed.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/6/1998
  • Label: Capricorn / Umgd
  • UPC: 731453811423
  • Catalog Number: 538114

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Motor (3:12)
  2. 2 Mexico (3:26)
  3. 3 Never There (2:44)
  4. 4 Guitar (3:40)
  5. 5 You Turn the Screws (4:13)
  6. 6 Walk on By (3:48)
  7. 7 Sheep Go to Heaven (4:44)
  8. 8 When You Sleep (3:58)
  9. 9 Hem of Your Garment (3:43)
  10. 10 Alpha Beta Parking Lot (3:30)
  11. 11 Let Me Go (3:56)
  12. 12 Cool Blue Reason (3:27)
  13. 13 Where Would I Be? (3:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cake Primary Artist
Chuck Prophet Electric Guitar
Xan McCurdy Electric Guitar
Mark Needham Percussion
David Palmer Keyboards
Jim Campilongo Electric Guitar
Vince Di Fiore Trumpet
John McCrea Organ, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Moog Synthesizer
Todd Roper Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals
Greg Vincent Pedal Steel Guitar
Tyler Pope Electric Guitar
Rusty Miller Electric Guitar
Technical Credits
Chuck Prophet Arranger
Cake Arranger
Craig Long Engineer
Mark Needham Engineer
Kirt Shearer Engineer
Jim Campilongo Arranger
Joe Johnston Engineer
John McCrea Producer, Cover Design
Don C. Tyler Mastering
Rafael Serrano Engineer
Jay Bowman Engineer
Greg Brown Arranger
Gabriel Shepard Engineer
Tyler Pope Arranger
Keara Fallon Cover Design
Scott Reams Engineer
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