If anyone deserved the moniker ‘The Fifth Beatle’, George Martin would have been a front runner. The legendary producer signed the Fab Four to the Parlophone when Decca Records rejected them and would go on to produce all their seminal records, playing a significant role in its development.
Background Formed in 2014, Norwich’s The Magic Es consist of Pete Thompson (vocals/guitars), Jasper Stainthorpe (bass), Stuart Catchpole (drums) and Phil Woods (guitar). We Are Magic is their debut release.
Background Under the radar somewhat, Pritchard released his eponymous debut album way back in 1987! The follow up to the well-received ‘comeback’ album, A Trip to the Coast (2014), it was recorded mostly in Burslem, the Mother Town, with Tim Bradshaw, Mike Rhead, Liam Bradley and Remy LaPlage. Horns were added in France, and it was mixed in Burslem, Berlin and Singapore (!) with Bradshaw’s longtime studio partner, Roo Pigott.