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The Magic Numbers (album)

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Genre  Indie pop
Label  Heavenly, EMI
Length  64:37
Released  13 June 2005 (2005-06-13)
Recorded  Recorded and mixed at Metropolis Studios and Konk Studios, mixed at Metropolis Mastering, mastered at Sanctuary Townhouse.
Producer  Craig Silvey and Romeo Stodart

The Magic Numbers is the self-titled debut album from The Magic Numbers. It was nominated for a Mercury Music Prize in 2005. Songwriting duties were taken by Romeo Stodart as was much of the musical composition and arrangement. It incorporated the earlier single release of "Hymn for Her" as a hidden track. The album incorporates many folk elements within the main indie sound which resounds throughout. The album also reflects many elements of the writers early childhood dreams, tales of their love life and desperation of youth. For example, "Love Me Like You", the best known single of the album, illustrates the difference of feeling in their love for each other.



The Magic Numbers began recording the album in late 2004 at the Metropolis Studios in Chiswick. The album was co-produced by Romeo Stodart and American producer Craig Silvey.


The album was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2005, but lost to Antony and the Johnsons' I Am a Bird Now. The Magic Numbers came 43rd in PopMatters' 50 Best Albums of 2005.


The Magic Numbers
  • Angela Gannon – melodica, percussion, Vocals, design
  • Sean Gannon – drums, design
  • Michele Stodart – bass guitar, keyboards, percussion, vocals, design
  • Romeo Stodart – guitar, piano, vocals, production, banjo on "Mornings Eleven", design
  • Other personnel
  • CC-Lab – design
  • Angharad Davies – violin on "This Love"
  • Pete Fowler – band illustration on British release
  • Steve Gullick – photography
  • Serge Krebs – engineering on "Which Way to Happy" and "I See You, You See Me"
  • Dom Morley – assistant engineering on "Don't Give Up the Fight"
  • Rich Robson – editing
  • Craig Silvey – recording and production on all except "Idea of a Feeling"
  • Bunt Stafford-Clark – mastering
  • Richard Wilkinson – mixing on "Don't Give Up the Fight" and "This Love", additional engineering on "Mornings Eleven", "Forever Lost", "The Mule", "Long Legs", "Love Me Like You", "This Love", "Try", and "Hymn to Her"
  • References

    The Magic Numbers (album) Wikipedia

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