A few months later, an alternative version of the song was released in the U. It entered the charts by both artists in the U. Together they composed some songs, including "Magical", which became the opening track for Parr's debut album. Parr scored a US hit with the song "Naughty Naughty" in late and was followed up in April by "Magical" which entered the Billboard Hot that month but stalled at No.
Following the success of the rock-orientated track " Talking in Your Sleep ", Bucks Fizz were keen to replicate it with the release of this similar-themed song.
This was the heaviest sound the group ever adopted. With the public still familiar with their clean-cut pop image, the move was unsuccessful and "Magical" became the group's lowest charting single. Released in Septemberthe song reached No. The single was significant in that it was the first release with new member Shelley Prestonwho had joined a few months earlier, although she didn't perform on the recording.
It was also the group's last release with label RCA before their move to Polydor early the following year. Due to the failure of the single, plans for an album release at this time were shelved for a year. The song eventually featured on their fifth album Writing on the Wallreleased in An alternative edit of the song, featuring vocals by departed member Jay Aston was uncovered during production for the album The Lost Masters 2 Oh Suzanne - Bucks Fizz - Magical The Final Cut.
The song was included on the album. This song had been released two years previously on the group's Greatest Hits album.
At the time of original release, it caused controversy within the group as it had featured lead vocals by Jay Aston, but they were removed and replaced by a lead vocal by other female member Cheryl Baker. Years later, Aston commented on the incident and was angered by the time and money Тутанхамон - Ю-Питер - НауРок (File, Album) had been spent re-recording it [ citation needed ].
Inthis original version was uncovered and included on the compilation; The Lost Mastersas well as an extended 12" version, hinting that it may have been considered for A-side release.
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