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Magic Theater
Shadowfax
Magic Theater
Genres: World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop
 
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All Artists: Shadowfax
Title: Magic Theater
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
Original Release Date: 1/1/1994
Re-Release Date: 2/1/1994
Genres: World Music, Jazz, New Age, Pop
Styles: Jazz Fusion, Meditation, Adult Alternative
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093624254829

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Their last studio album
H3-D Technology | London, UK | 10/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album would become their last studio album. Chuck Greenberg (flute/saxaphone/lyricon pioneer) died of a heart attack barely a year after its release, and the band disbanded.

This album shows them changing with the times, shedding the last vestige of their 80's new age roots and producing straight-up fusion. This is most polished they've ever sounded, and features some of the musicians' best solos.

"Hey Your Hat's On Backwards" is the farthest departure from their old formula, with a funky ambient beat and a great minimalist sax solo in the tradition of Miles Davis. "Imaginary Islands" and "How Much Does Zimbabwe" are very melodic and catchy, achieving that balance of mellow and uplifting difficult to achieve without sounding dull.

It's a shame nothing else came after this. It's an even greater shame their record label has dropped all but two of their (earliest) albums.

Even now, electronic musicians and soundtrack composers could learn a thing or two from these guys!
"
I LOVE "The Spirit Door"
Jon Remy | DFW, TX USA | 04/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"What an EXCELLENT album this is! I love to sit in my dark living room with nothing but the lights from the stereo glowing while I listen to "The Spirit Door," the last track on the album. I have most albums by Shadowfax. Unfortunately, the founding member has passed on through "The Spirit Door," Chuck Greenberg, and thanks, Chuck (if you can hear me) for bringing so much enjoyment to the living while you were here! We miss you much! A devoted Shadowfax fax, Jon Remy"
One final hoorah
R. Legendre | New Orleans, LA | 01/27/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Magic Theater is the last studio album to be released by Shadowfax. The founder of the band, Chuck Greenburg, died the year after its release thus ending the legacy of some of the most unique and original music I have ever heard. Magic Theater is a fitting end to the legacy of Greenburg & company. Thank you, Chuck, for the beautiful music you have given to me. It has touched my heart forever and always."