Thursday, September 13, 2007

RICK SPRINGFIELD- MISSION MAGIC!! Songs from the Filmation Cartoon Series!



DADDYKIN HAD THIS TO SAY WHEN HE SHARED THIS LP:

"Hi. This is one of the more obscure Filmation soundtracks. "Mission Magic" aired for one season in 1973/1974, and featured an animated version of teen idol Rick Springfield. Rick had enjoyed a Top 10 U.S. single the year before with "Speak to the Sky."

The cartoon centered on a school teacher named Miss Tickle, who would take her students on magical adventures as part of their lessons. It's on these "magic trips" (nudge nudge, wink wink) that she enlists the aid of Rick (as himself) to help them when they encounter trouble. The cartoon itself is pretty trippy, with bright psychedelic colors and designs used as backdrops for the musical numbers.

Rick penned and performed all the songs on the series, and it's good gum. To me, it's his best work. The LP, highly collectible and long out-of-print, was reissued on CD in 2004. I think the CD is now OOP as well. I give you the CD version, with a bonus track of "Speak to the Sky." Enjoy!

TRACK LISTING:
1. We're Gonna Have A Good Time
2. It's Driving Me Crazy
3. Free And Easy
4. You Can Do It (If You Try)
5. On The Other Side
6. You Can't Judge A Book
7. Love Is The Key
8. You'd Better Think Twice
9. Welcome To The Rodeo
10. I Want You
11. Just Gotta Sing
12. If We Help One Another
13. Starlight, Starbright
14. Catch Me If You Can
15. I Know That It's Magic
16. Theme From Mission Magic
17. Speak To The Sky"


RICK SPRINGFIELD- MISSION MAGIC ZIP FILE

3 comments:

Lauri said...

Kind of bubble-gum-ee- but I like the music. It's kind of cool that Rick Springfield wrote all these songs for that show. He's come a long way in his career and I'm so glad to have had the chance to see him live in concert recently!

FJ said...

Hello

Does anyone know whare I can find this album on vinyl.I know that it's available on CD but I would still like to have the vinyl recore of this.

Any help would be appreciated.Thanks.

pete said...

I am trying to find the H.R PUF n STUFF movie soundtrack, is it available on cd? I had managed to find just one song from it, Mamma Cass's song "Different".