Magical UK folk-rock with psychedelic / West Coast influences. It was originally self-released by Mandy Morton in 1978, after the two Spriguns albums for Decca. “Magic Lady” was dedicated to Sandy Denny, who had just passed away that same year. It was available on black vinyl with a few copies (20 aprox) pressed on blue color. Both versions are very hard to find today.
Terrific songwriting, superb musicianship and beautiful vocals. Recorded at Spaceward Studios, produced by Mike Kemp in conjunction with Mandy, mastered at Abbey Road and featuring guest appearances by Tim Hart (Steeleye Span) and Graeme Taylor (Gryphon, Albion Band).
*Original artwork in hard cardboard sleeve + OBI
*Sourced from the original masters
*Insert with liner notes by Mandy Morton and photos
“…one of the best things Mandy Morton did, perhaps the very best…”
-Patrick Lundborg (Galactic Ramble)
“…one of the most atmospheric releases in British rock-pop of the era. Indeed, this little masterpiece is the equal of those electric folk classics from earlier in the decade, like Spirogyra, Fuchsia, Shelagh McDonald and Stone Angel…”
– Ben Sumner (@vinyl_ben)
RIYL: SANDY DENNY, FAIRPORT CONVENTION, STEELEYE SPAN, TREES, JEFFERSON AIRPLANE…
Magic Lady – Music Prince – According To Matthew – Little Inbetween – Goodbye The Day – Silence Do The Rest – The Lady – White Ship – Witchfinder – Gypsy Glass – Ghost Of A Song – Magic Lady (Reprise)