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The Old Magic


Download links and information about The Old Magic by Nick Lowe. This album was released in 2011 and it belongs to Rock, Rock & Roll, Pop genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 35:21 minutes.

Artist: Nick Lowe
Release date: 2011
Genre: Rock, Rock & Roll, Pop
Tracks: 11
Duration: 35:21
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No. Title Length
1. Stoplight Roses 3:28
2. Checkout Time 2:52
3. House for Sale 3:41
4. Sensitive Man 2:52
5. I Read a Lot 3:17
6. Shame On the Rain 2:24
7. Restless Feeling 2:40
8. Poisoned Rose 4:46
9. Somebody Cares for Me 2:50
10. You Don't Know Me At All 3:06
11. Til' the Real Thing Comes Along 3:25



Seeing the inimitable Nick Lowe referred to in some critical circles as a “distinguished crooner” still elicits a double take. There seems to be no end to his breadth and depth as a singer, writer, and musician, but many fans cling to the youthful bark and bite of Lowe’s early years. Unfortunately, they’re missing some truly great music, steeped in classic American pop and blues. On The Old Magic, his 13th studio album, there are heady infusions of Sinatra and Bacharach (“Restless Feeling,” “Sensitive Man,” “I Read A Lot”), a taste of Nashville (“Checkout Time”), and a trio of the quiet, heartbreaking ballads Lowe has become known for (“Stoplight Roses,” “House for Sale,” and “I Read a Lot,” each worthy of a companion Raymond Carver short story). He covers some greats, too, giving a bluesy delivery to Elvis Costello’s “Poisoned Rose” and wrapping Tom T. Hall’s “Shame on the Rain” in a warm and romantic embrace. Lighter fare, like “Somebody Cares for Me” and a third cover, “You Don’t Know Me at All” (by Jeff West of Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys) will elicit both smiles and some dance floor shuffling. Timeless, classic, and, yes, magical.