(2018) Magic Summer

Various Artists

... read moreAn entry in Recall Records' Magic Seasons series which features covers by successful photographers (this one has a print by David Hamilton), Magic Summer drifts by in a druggy, narcotic haze. This isn't California surf music, after all, with sunny harmonies and odes to bright summer days, but is...

01:51′:18″ 20 Songs

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Soul In Love (Club Mix)
5:28
2
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Everything Is Fine (Jacques Le Noir Rmx)
6:41
3
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Bam Bam (Josh White Remix)
4:40
4
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Dance With Me (Stefy Happy Remix)
5:34
5
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I Never Feel This Way (Club Mix)
4:50
6
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Bring Us Together (Llorente Remix)
5:30
7
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Love Again (Roby Montano Remix)
3:43
8
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Hide Away Your Love (Extended Mix)
5:25
9
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Night Rider (Steve L Boul Remix)
5:59
10
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Live The Good Life (Original Mix)
6:37
11
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Shabuya (D-Soriani Cala Jondal Remix)
6:39
12
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Get Up (Disco Sound Mix)
5:37
13
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Lie To Me (Dj Marlon & Uplink Remix)
5:03
14
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Life (Mangione Bros Remix)
4:53
15
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So High (Original Mix)
6:06
16
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Take Me To Heaven (Original Extended)
4:05
17
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My Love (Tavanti & Wallace Rmx)
5:09
18
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Going Up (House Extended Mix)
6:07
19
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Paradise (Club Mix)
5:37
20
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The Sun (Steve Troiani Pool Party Mix)
7:35
Released 29 June 2018, Smilax Publishing Srl

Review

An entry in Recall Records' Magic Seasons series which features covers by successful photographers (this one has a print by David Hamilton), Magic Summer drifts by in a druggy, narcotic haze. This isn't California surf music, after all, with sunny harmonies and odes to bright summer days, but is instead a moody compilation of dreamy electro-pop and folk that suggests fog more than sunrays. Among the highlights are Tommy Hools' "Lovin' Arms," which sticks out here simply because it is actually kind of funky, the Bang Gang's ethereal, floating "It's Allright," and the poster child track for all of this, Mazzy Star's "Fade into You." This is a night album. It fades away into whispers when the sun comes up in the morning. ~ Steve Leggett