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Earth Tones12:23
Passion Flower5:34
Mister Magic9:11
Black Frost6:07

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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1975-02-07, VinylMister Magic
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    Kudu – KU 20 S1US1975US1975
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1975, VinylMister Magic
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    Kudu – KU 20, Kudu – KU-20UK1975UK1975
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    Kudu – KU-20Canada1975Canada1975
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1975, VinylMister Magic
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    Kudu – KU 20 S1, Kudu – KU-20 S1US1975US1975
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    Kudu – KU-20 S1, Kudu – KU-0020S1US1975US1975
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1975, VinylMister Magic
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    Kudu – KU 20Italy1975Italy1975
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1975, VinylMister Magic
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    Kudu – GP 3009Japan1975Japan1975
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1975, VinylMister Magic
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    Parnaso Records – PSL 50003Argentina1975Argentina1975
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1975, VinylMister Magic
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    Kudu – KU 20Europe1975Europe1975
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1975, VinylMister Magic
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    Kudu – KU 20 S1US1975US1975
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1975, VinylMister Magic
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    Kudu – KU 20 S1Israel1975Israel1975
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1975, VinylMister Magic
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    Kudu – KU 20 S1, Kudu – KU-20 S1US1975US1975
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1975, 8-Track CartridgeMister Magic
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    Kudu – KU8 20 HTUS1975US1975
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    Mister Magic
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    Kudu – GP 3009Japan1975Japan1975
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1975, CassetteMister Magic
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    Kudu – KUC 20Canada1975Canada1975
    Cover of Mister Magic, 1975, VinylMister Magic
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    Kudu – KU 20 S1US1975US1975
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1975, VinylMister Magic
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    Kudu – KU 20 S1US1975US1975
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1975, VinylMister Magic
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1975, VinylMister Magic
    LP, Album, Monarch Pressing
    Kudu – KU-20 S1, Kudu – KU-0020S1US1975US1975
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1975, VinylMister Magic
    LP, Album, Santa Maria Pressing
    Kudu – KU 20 S1US1975US1975
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1975, VinylMister Magic
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    Kudu – KU 20Mexico1975Mexico1975
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1975, VinylMister Magic
    LP, Album, Stereo, Terre Haute Pressing
    Kudu – KU 20 S1US1975US1975
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1975, CassetteMister Magic
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    Motown – M5 175 LCUS1975US1975
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1979, VinylMister Magic
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    Kudu – LAX 3212, Kudu – LAX-3212Japan1979Japan1979
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1980-08-25, VinylMister Magic
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    CTI Records – GSL 7US1980US1980
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1980, VinylMister Magic
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    CTI Records – GSL 7South Africa1980South Africa1980
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1981, VinylMister Magic
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    Motown – 230·15·001Germany1981Germany1981
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1981-06-00, VinylMister Magic
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    Motown – M5-175V1US1981US1981
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1981, VinylMister Magic
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    Motown – STMS 5027, Motown – 0C 054-90 603UK1981UK1981
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1981, VinylMister Magic
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    Motown – 535013France1981France1981
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1981-06-00, VinylMister Magic
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    Motown – M 175Canada1981Canada1981
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1981, CassetteMister Magic
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    Motown – CSTMS 5027, Motown – C-STMS 5027UK1981UK1981
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1981-06-00, CassetteMister Magic
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    Motown – M4-175Canada1981Canada1981
    Cover of Mister Magic, 1981-06-00, VinylMister Magic
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    Motown – M5-175V1US1981US1981
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1982, VinylMister Magic
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    Motown – SNL1-60038Spain1982Spain1982
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1982, VinylMister Magic
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    Kudu – VIP-4133Japan1982Japan1982
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1982, VinylMister Magic
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    RCA – SNL 1-60038Spain1982Spain1982
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    Mister Magic
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    Kudu – VIP-4133Japan1982Japan1982
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    Cover of Mister Magic, 1983, CassetteMister Magic
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    Motown – SNK 1-60038Spain1983Spain1983
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    • Groovemaster-DJ's avatar
      this man could do no wrong in my mind
      heaven has another star
      • joeyms16's avatar
        joeyms16
        this album sounds amazing on vinyl, great music too, definitely worth picking up a vinyl copy
        • mysterysinger's avatar
          This is an oddity as it has an MOTD-5175 CD in a 3746351752 cover. I suspect any standard issue of MOTD-5175 would look more like MCD09002MD perhaps with an MOTD-5175 paper sticker on the back. Happy to be proved wrong.
          • glebvic's avatar
            glebvic
            Amazing album and best pressing by a long shot. Easy to spot by the prominence of Gary King’s bass sound. No other pressing of this record has as much bite to the articulation and punchy tone. The drums also sound punchier and clearer here. Incredible
            • Cang_Jie's avatar
              Cang_Jie
              I did not know anything about this guy when I bought the record, just thought the cover looked cool. But it's actually one of my most played records now, amazing stuff!
              • sidecime's avatar
                sidecime
                An album impossible to get bored. It has details, climates and only 2 tracks per side (and very good).
                By the way, this is my first comment on Discogs :p
                • PsychedelicVinyls's avatar
                  This release used the US platters and sound exactly like the original US released except that the quality of this pressing is stellar where the US could be quite noisy.
                  • mikeSF_'s avatar
                    mikeSF_
                    Edited 9 months ago
                    This is some quintessential jazz funk by an outstanding band. The mix is beautiful and this is an excellent pressing.

                    3.5 stars Recommended.
                    • srcosmo's avatar
                      srcosmo
                      Edited 4 years ago
                      I initially treated this album as just a guilty pleasure, the same way I feel about most of GW Jr's later work. But after a few listens, I had to reevaluate. Mister Magic isn't just smooth cheese: there's a sharp edge on this stuff. The best track, "Earth Tones", drops some unexpected nature samples, aggressive solos, tight drum work and a very odd gradual tempo change at one point. It never gets TOO far out, but it's not exactly easy listening either. I just keep coming back to this track since it hits a great balance: funky but not too commercial, progressive but not noodly.

                      The last three cuts are less ambitious. "Passion Flower" is buried by Bob James' sappy string arrangements. "Mister Magic", one of Washington's best-known compositions, avoids disaster with a strongly lyrical melody that even James' canned brass hits can't ruin. Finally "Black Frost" regains some of the energy from Side A, and for once the string section adds mystery rather than cornball '70s cliches.

                      • Expansive09's avatar
                        Expansive09
                        One of Grover's early "groovers" and a must have for fans of funk laden instrumental jazz. The opener Earth Tones leans on a little more stretched out soloing and incorporates field recordings, killer rhodes and of course Grover's swinging sax. This is a strong release and has not yet dulled into the smooth jazz territory he would later find much success in i.e. Wine Light.
                        If anything this cd/album is sure fire proof Grover could play some serious sax and knew what caliber of musicians he required to record a solid record!

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