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Magic (Gillan album)

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Released  October 1982
Artist  Gillan
Producer  Mick Glossop
Length  38:45
Release date  October 1982
Label  Edsel Records
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Recorded  Kingsway Recorders, London, UK, July 1982 – August 1982
Genres  Hard rock, Rock music, Heavy metal
Similar  Gillan albums, Hard rock albums

Magic is an album by British rock band Gillan, their final collaboration, released in October 1982. It features eight original songs, mostly co-written by Ian Gillan and Colin Towns, and a cover of Stevie Wonder's 1973 hit single "Living For The City". This cover was released as a 7" single, in both picture-bag and picture-disc editions, and was accompanied by a promotional video.

Contents

Although the album was generally accepted by Gillan's staunch UK following it failed to achieve the chart success of Glory Road or Future Shock, peaking at No. 17 in the UK chart.

Magic was reissued in 1989 and in 2007 with seven bonus tracks, including cover versions and B-sides.

Track listing

  • All songs written by Ian Gillan and Colin Towns except where noted.
  • Side 1

    1. "What's The Matter" – (3.33) (Gillan, John McCoy, Janick Gers)
    2. "Bluesy Blue Sea" – (4.48) (Gillan, Gers)
    3. "Caught in a Trap" – (3.34)
    4. "Long Gone" – (3.59)
    5. "Driving Me Wild" – (3.05)

    Side 2

    1. "Demon Driver" – (7.15)
    2. "Living A Lie" – (4.27)
    3. "You're So Right" (2.55) (Gillan, McCoy)
    4. "Living for the City" – (4.27) (Stevie Wonder)
    5. "Demon Driver (reprise)" – (0.42)

    1989 Re-release

    In 1989 Virgin re-released the album in CD format. The revised track listing was as follows:

    1. "What's The Matter" – (3.31) (Gillan, McCoy, Gers)
    2. "Bluesy Blue Sea" – (4.51) (Gillan, Gers)
    3. "Caught In A Trap" – (3.35)
    4. "Long Gone" – (3.57)
    5. "Driving Me Wild" – (3.01)
    6. "Demon Driver" – (7.16)
    7. "Living A Lie" – (4.25)
    8. "You're So Right" – (2.55) (Gillan, McCoy)
    9. "Living For The City" – (4.28) (Wonder)
    10. "Demon Driver (reprise)" – (0.44)
    11. "Breaking Chains" – (3.28) (Gillan, Gers)
    12. "Fiji" – (5.21) (Gillan, McCoy)
    13. "Purple Sky" – (3.24) (Gillan, McCoy)
    14. "South Africa" – (4.03) (Bernie Marsden)
    15. "John" – (4.44) (Gillan)
    16. "South Africa" (12" extended version) – (7.18) (Bernie Marsden)
    17. "Helter Skelter" – (3.26) (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)*
    18. "Smokestack Lightning" – (4.08) (Burnett)*

    Total running time 74.50

    * Previously unreleased

    2007 Re-release

    In 2007 the album was re-released in CD format again on the Edsel label.

    1. "What's The Matter" – (3.31) (Gillan, McCoy, Gers)
    2. "Bluesy Blue Sea" – (4.51) (Gillan, Gers)
    3. "Caught in a Trap" – (3.35)
    4. "Long Gone" – (3.57)
    5. "Driving Me Wild" – (3.01)
    6. "Demon Driver" – (7.16)
    7. "Living A Lie" – (4.25)
    8. "You're So Right" – (2.55) (Gillan, McCoy)
    9. "Living for the City" – (4.28) (Wonder)
    10. "Demon Driver (reprise)" – (0.44)
    11. "Breaking Chains" – (3.28) (Gillan, Gers)
    12. "Fiji" – (5.21)
    13. "Purple Sky" – (3.24)
    14. "Helter Skelter" – (3.26) (John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
    15. "Smokestack Lightning" – (4.08) (Burnett)
    16. "South Africa" – (4.03) (Marsden)
    17. "John" – (4.44) (Gillan)
    18. "South Africa" (12" extended version) – (7.18) (Marsden)

    Personnel

  • Ian Gillan – Vocals, Harmonica
  • Janick Gers – Guitar
  • Colin Towns – Keyboards
  • John McCoy – Bass guitar
  • Mick Underwood – Drums
  • Songs

    1What's the Matter3:34
    2Bluesy Blue Sea4:50
    3Caught in a Trap3:36

    References

    Magic (Gillan album) Wikipedia


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