One of five EP's from Sam's ambitious "Long Play" project, "Magic for Everybody" showcases Sam's best loved skills: magnificent lyrics coupled with melodies that, once implanted, refuse to leave your brain.
Phillips flirts with Depression-era stylings and pre-World War II cabaret to brilliantly convey a chaotic world of subdued rage. Features "Reflecting Light" and "If I Could Write".
Phillips has set aside the Beatle-esque pop and the effervescent exotica that informed her last few releases for a more subdued approach. Van Dyke Parks and Gillian Welch are among the contributors here, but the star of the show remains Phillips, whose vibrant personality shines brightly throughout