by Ben RectorBen Rector




The seventh studio LP by Nashville-based singer and songwriter Ben Rector, Magic follows behind the success of his first Top Ten album, 2016's Brand New. Rector's debut for OK Kid Recordings (via AWAL), it was produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Belle and Sebastian) and John Fields (Goo Goo Dolls, Soul Asylum). Inspired in part by the birth of his first child, Magic shares the agreeable character and general cheerfulness of his best-known prior material. Highlights include the playful, affectionate "Duo" (which is flush with pop culture references) and the sentimental vacation appreciation "Green." Trivia of note: "I Will Always Be Yours" features a guitar solo from none other than '80s guitar hero Steve Stevens (Billy Idol, Michael Jackson).

Product Details

Release Date: 06/22/2018
Label: Ok Kid/Activist
UPC: 5056167107095
catalogNumber: 1

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ben Rector   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Drums,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Ukulele,Vocals,12-string Guitar,slapstick,Synthesizer Bass
Steve Stevens   Soloist
John Fields   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Tony Hoffer   Synthesizer,Guitar,Omnichord
Jeff Pardo   Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Synthesizer Bass,Synthaxe
Aaron Sterling   Synthesizer,Percussion,Drums
Chad Copelin   Bass
Cory Wong   Synthesizer,Guitar
Paul Nelson   Cello
Eleonore Denig   Violin
Ilya Toshinskiy   Banjo,Mandolin
Cara Fox   Cello
Cody Fry   Piano,Conductor
Kristin Weber   Violin
Bobby Chase   Violin
Avery Bright   Violin
Cassie Shudak   Violin
Chuck Callahan   Violin
Kevin Macintire   Bass
River Shain   Children's Chorus
Hildy Fedak   Children's Chorus
Enzo Eklund   Children's Chorus
Clara Fedak   Children's Chorus
Birdie Shain   Children's Chorus
Bianca Hoffer   Children's Chorus
Aria Eklund   Children's Chorus

Technical Credits

John Fields   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Tony Hoffer   Producer
Jeff Pardo   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Aaron Sterling   Drum Engineering,Drum Recordings
Chad Copelin   Producer,Engineer
Cameron Lister   Engineer
Marc Scibilia   Programming
Konrad Snyder   Programming,Producer,Engineer
Charlie Wagers   Layout
Ben Rector   Programming
Cara Fox   String Contractor
Cody Fry   Programming,String Arrangements

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