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ARTIST
TITLE
This Is The Magic Mixture
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
LPS 056LP LPS 056LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/29/2008

"YES! At last the glorious 1968 LP by The Magic Mixture gets the proper legit reissue. Originally released on Saga, this superb piece of psychedelic freakbeat should be in every record collection sharing section with UK psych gods like July, Skip Bifferty, Forever Amber, Five Day Week Straw People, The Open Mind and the likes. Even though according to the The Tapestry Of Delights book, the Saga LPs are supposed to have been recorded at a school premises rather than in a proper studio, this album has become a classic of the genre on its own, containing some killer psychedelic sounds delivered mainly by the guitar of leader Jim Thomas and his bandmate Stan Curtis' organ riffs. The line-up was completed with Jack Collins on drums and Melvyn Hacker on bass guitar. The songs are all original Magic Mixture compositions, and they are all excellent samples of what was going on in the UK when the genres who had been en vogue during the '60s (modern jazz, folk, R&B, pop...) were all put into the same cauldron in the search of a special mixture, eventually obtaining some great pop tunes played with a freakbeat edge and some early psychedelic sounds -- all pretty simple and without many gimmicks or studio trickery -- but amazingly lovely and very cool. It is one of the most sought-after Saga releases and one that commands high sums when it shows up on eBay. Wah Wah's is the first ever legit reissue, with the best sound quality and the best sleeve quality ever, considering the Saga releases were all low budget pressed on recycled vinyl!"