It's been pleasant outside today, not cold considering the time of year. The early morning trip to the car boot sale was fruitless on the record front but the drive to it was worth it – the sun came up and made the yellows and oranges on the trees really glow and, with the mist lying on the fields between, it was a beautiful sight. Later in the morning I busied myself around the garden tidying and planting up some winter pots with some cheerful violas. After that Mrs Darce and I went for a stroll and kicked the leaves around. A late lunch (or was it an early dinner?) followed and then before we knew it it was dark outside. All in all I'm feeling very mellow today, and now with the curtains drawn I'm sitting down letting the warm and lovely sound of Blue Magic wrap itself around me like a cosy blanket.
I have always had a soft spot for Blue Magic. In a way this is odd because I generally had a bit of an aversion to high falsetto singers when I was younger. That didn't stop me buying a few of their singles back in the 70s though, at least a couple of which have featured here at Feel It down the years.
Until last month I had not owned any of their albums. But now I am in possession of a copy of their 1974 album The Magic Of The Blue and I can certainly say it lives up to its name – there is plenty of magic to be heard.
Let these two tracks wrap you up.