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Sunday, 27 September 2009

Post 165 - Rick Springfield - Mission Magic LP


After his success in Australia, the 22 year old Rick Springfield relocated to Hollywood, California in 1972. Exposure on American Bandstand, as well as being regularly featured in teen fan magazines such as 16 magazine and Tiger Beat, sparked interest amongst teenage girls. In 1973, a Saturday morning cartoon called Mission: Magic! Was cantered around Springfield and ran for one year, with a soundtrack album also released. Rick Springfield used a gramophone to get in contact with the Adventurer's Club to give them missions in magical lands to solve mysteries. Rick has a pet owl called Ptolemy. Rick has a song he sings in almost every episode of the series. Here to down load is the soundtrack LP from 1974 "Mission Magic" (ZL 205) produced by Robie Porter for Wizard Records. All songs were written by Springfield and band members were Jim Keltner, Russ Kunkel, Ray Arnott and Barry Morgan (drums), Carol Kaye, Lee Sklar, Barry Sullivan (bass), All guitars, organ, piano, synthesizer and all vocals by Rick Springfield.

4 comments:

Frank said...

Wow, what a great lost classic and those songs stand up all on their own and are not reliant on the Cartoon images they were designed for.

It's interesting to note that Mission Magic was produced by Filmation, the same people behind The Archies, The Groovy Ghoulies and The Brady Kids.

And what a lie up of musicians, both the late Big Goose, and Carol Kaye from The Wrecking Crew - pity the liner notes don't say which tracks were recorded where though.

Many Thanks for this Deutros

Deutros said...

Frank doesn't seem to know which blog he's on LOL thanks for this Ozzie and all of the last lot of Posts all of which I've grabbed.

Frank said...

Whoops, you are correct, Thanks Ozzie, and also to Deutros for all his work on his blog :-)

Mark said...

Many thanks! Always wondered what this was like...