by Steve Miller Band
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Steve Miller was always catchy and tuneful, but he never turned out an unabashed pop album until 1982's Abracadabra. This isn't just pop in construction, it's pop in attitude, filled with effervescent melodies and deeply silly lyrics, perhaps none more noteworthy than the immortal couplet "Abra-Abracadabra/I wanna reach out and grab ya." Those words graced the title track, which turned out to be one of his biggest hits, and if nothing else is quite as irresistibly goofy as that song, there still is a surplus of engagingly tuneful material, all dressed up in the psuedo-new wave production so favored by AOR veterans in the early '80s. All of that may not make this one of Miller's definitive albums, especially in the view of hardcore space blues heads, but it's pretty damn irresistible for listeners who find "Abracadabra" one of the highlights of faux-new wave AOR.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Capitol
UPC: 0077774610223
catalogNumber: 46102
Rank: 12750

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Steve Miller Band   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Byron Allred   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Gerald Johnson   Bass
Kenny Lee Lewis   Bass,Guitar
John Massaro   Guitar
Steve Miller   Synthesizer,Guitar,Harmonica,Keyboards,Vocals
Lonnie Turner   Bass
Greg Douglass   Guitar
Gary Mallaber   Percussion,Drums,Keyboards

Technical Credits

David Cole   Engineer
Steve Miller   Producer,Drawing
John Palladino   Executive Producer
Gary Mallaber   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Tommy Steele   Artwork,Art Direction

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Abracadabra 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the greatest CD's I've ever heard. Every single song on the LP is great, you want to listen to it over & over... definitly something I would reccomend.