- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2006
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Atco 36-120 (1975)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Originally released by Atco in 1975, Thirteen Blue Magic Lane is a spectacular R&B album from the Philadelphia-based quintet Blue Magic. The album broke the Top 50 Pop charts and features the hit singles "Chasing Rainbows" and "I Like You."
- 1.The Loneliest House On The Block
- 2.Chasing Rainbows
- 3.Born On Halloween
- 4.Haunted (By Your Love)
- 5.I Like You
- 6.Magic Of The Blue
- 7.We're On The Right Track
- 8.Stop And Get A Hold Of Yourself
- 9.What's Come Over Me (Blue Magic And Margie Joseph)
Personnel: Richard Pratt, Keith Beaton (vocals); Roland Chambers, Bobby Eli (guitar); Dexter Wansel, Ted "Wizard" Mills, Carlton "Cotton" Kent, Ron Kersey, Ted Mills (keyboards); Vince Montana (vibraphone); Earl Young, Charlie Collins (drums); Bunny Harris, Robert Cupit (percussion).
Liner Note Author: Dede Dabney.
Recording information: Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, PA.
Arrangers: Richard Rome; Ron Kersey.
The third Blue Magic LP continues to subtly refine and expand the group's approach. While their gossamer harmonies remain squarely at the forefront, 13 Blue Magic Lane features more pronounced club grooves than on their previous records, bowing to the inexorable shift from classic Philly soul to disco. Arranged by Norman Harris and Ron Kersey, several songs feature electronic textures that add surprisingly complementary muscle to Blue Magic's delicate vocals. In fact, despite the presence of sumptuous ballads like "Chasing Rainbows" and "Loneliest House on the Block," up-tempo fare like "We're on the Right Track" is even better. The times would later pass Blue Magic by, but for this glorious album, they were not only in lockstep with the prevailing attitudes but further ahead of the curve than any of their contemporaries. ~ Jason Ankeny