The Magic Lanterns


Cool Songs from Cult Bands (60’s & 70’s)

Welcome to the Garden of Earthly Delights: “Please tell me who I am…”

The Magic Lanterns
Tell me Who I am (Hammond/Hazelwood)

Living in a world going wrong
There’s no place I belong
There’s no where I can run to

Living in an edge of despair
with no one to share
the hell I go through

Please tell me who I am, I am a man
but I am weak and I ve crying all night
Oh I tried to be strong and I am afraid of the fight
I give in, I can´t care if I don’t fall in love anymore, anymore   
 
Every time I think is for real
make believe that I feel, something deep in my soul  
now i am cold and changes to move and I try to say do
to a heart going cold

Please tell me who I am, I am a man
but I am weak and I ve crying all night
Oh I tried to be strong and I am afraid of the fight
I give in, I can´t care if I don’t fall in love anymore, anymore

Please tell me who I am, I am a man
but I am weak and I ve crying all night
Oh I tried to be strong and I am afraid of the fight
I give in, I can´t care if I don’t fall in love anymore, anymore   
 
Please tell me who I am…
Please tell me who I am…
Please tell me who I am…
Please tell me who I am…

The main claim to fame of the Lanterns, besides the hit 1969 single ‘Shame Shame’, was the inclusion of future stars, Albert Hammond & Black Sabbath’ lead vocalist Ozzy Osborne. Over the course of the band’s career between 1968-1971 the Magic Lanterns released three albums in their native UK with only one being released in North America (on the Atlantic label).

By Mike Reed (USA) Amazon.com

This review is from: Shame Shame (Audio CD) Of all the various sources that I’ve been informed that this was Ozzy’s pre-Sabbath band,I’ve heard it DIRECT from a rep. at the label,BR Music that Ozzy was never with the Lanterns.The Magic Lanterns existed only from 1968-71 and put out three decent lp’s that combined elements of soul and innocent-sounding pop.The Manchester,UK band managed to score a decently received hit,”Shame Shame”,but the tune really isn’t their best,by any means.With a total of twenty-four tracks,the ones that I dug the most were “Another Place Another Time”,”Frisco Annie”,the soulful “Let The Sunshine In”,”Carolina Brown”,”Country Woman”,”Never Gonna Trust My Heart Again” and their should’ve-been-a-hit “Highway Dreams”.The disc gets better as it progresses.

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