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Runaway [Import]

The Magic NumbersAudio CD
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The Magic Numbers are a UK-based four-piece comprising two pairs of brothers and sisters who are known for their unique harmonies, melodic hooks, songwriting craftsmanship and timeless sound.

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  • Audio CD (August 3, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: 101 DISTRIBUTION
  • ASIN: B003EUQH0K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #258,614 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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10. The Song That No One Knows
11. Dreams Of A Revelation
12. Im Sorry

Editorial Reviews

2010 release, the third album from Britain's favorite hairy singing siblings. Made up of two brother-sister pairings, the Magic Numbers take a distinctly different approach to the concept of Brit Pop. While certainly melodious, they have considerably more flower power than their punky brethren of the early 2000s. Incorporating Folk, Fillmore West Psychedelia, and gorgeous harmonies that have earned them just comparisons to The Mamas & The Papas, the Magic Numbers garnered substantial critical praise upon the release of their 2005 self-titled debut. 12 tracks. Heavenly.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Still not quite... August 3, 2010
Format:Audio CD
UK quartet The Magic Numbers burst onto the scene in 2005 with their eponymous debut which had hugely melodic hits like "Love me like you" and "Love's a game". Their second album wasn't such a success and their third looks set to go that way also alas.

The songs have a sweeping epic feel, thanks to string arrangement by the late Robert Kirby. Much of the album has a dull feel lacking in hooks, and forgotten once you move to the next song.

There are still good moments; "The pulse" is a swelling Beatles-esque ballad. "Why did you call?" is upbeat and groovy as is the similar "Throwing my heart away". The shimmery psychedelic "Once I had" has shades of Coldplay, while the tender acoustic "Restless river" recalls Fleet Foxes.

"The song that no one knows" is a lush seventies-sounding ballad, and closing is the enchanting ballad "I'm sorry" with full orchestration sweeping in towards the end. Hidden at the end is a haunting Classical piece.

It's not a dreadful album by any stretch, but one can't help but feel that most of the songs are laden with so much potential that never quite takes off. 3 and a half stars.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Don't pass up The Runaway !! January 8, 2014
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The Runaway is very underrated! Some great songs with insightful lyrics and the same brilliant harmonies that Magic Number fans have come to expect ! Only downside I would say is that a couple songs are a bit over produced. Can't wait to hear more from these truly gifted musicians !!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Beautiful Album June 25, 2013
By Ollie
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I feel in love with the Magic Numbers after stumbling across them playing early in the afternoon at a weekend long music festival. I loved the mix of upbeat and slow soothing songs from their early albums and Runaway doesn't fail to deliver.

This album is perfect for any soft rock fan, if you're unsure, listen to any of their songs online and you'll instantly be mesmorized by their sound.
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