"Black Magic" was released by Martha and the Vandellas in March 1972. It is the last studio album issued by the group after ten years with the label. The album is significant for featuring the group's biggest hit of the decade with the Jackson 5-esque "Bless You". The track returned the Vandellas to chart success briefly in the US reaching #53 pop, #29 R&B and #33 on the UK pop singles chart. It was also a top twenty hit in Canada reaching #16 on the chart. Two other subsequent singles, "In And Out Of My Life" and "Tear It On Down", were the trio's last Billboard charted hits, reaching the top 40 on the R&B charts. After this album, the trio later disbanded that December ending the group's ten-year tenure together. Martha Reeves recalls many of the tracks on the album were originally assigned to Diana Ross before being reassigned to the group. The album has become cherished amongst northern soul fans, dancers, and collectors, for featuring the ever-popular anthem "No One There", which continues to echo the walls of soul clubs and nighters up-and-down the country at most weekends.
Martha Reeves & the Vandellas - Black Magic
U.K. Tamla Motown STML 11204 (1971).
The vinyl record attains a strong excellent grading, suggesting few plays.
Audio quality is very clear and strong throughout.
Both record centre labels are clean and unmarked.
The albums flipback laminated cover is in excellent condition, displaying only minimal signs of wear.
The album cover has a strong, undamaged spine, displaying very clear, printed script.
The original inner sleeve is perfectly presented.
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In whole, a beautiful example of a highly prized STML release.