THE LEARS - Her Magic Smile'/'Don't You Know' (Misty Lane Records 028) 1995
Perhaps the most well known song by The Lears is the Dennis Dalcin original pop charmer 'Her Magic Smile'.
'Her Magic Smile' has the signature Rickenbacker 12 string jangle sound but The Lears are no mere Byrds imitators. This song reminds me of The Rain Parade but with a garage edge.
The 45 was recorded at King Snake Studios, Sanford, Florida in 1995 with a new line-up of Paul Mutchler, Mark Dewey, Dennis Dalcin and Suzy Wolfe
update from Dennis Dalcin - January 2010:
"Wow! I was so surprised to see my old band's single included on your great blog! I'm Dennis Dalcin (guitar/vocals) with The Lears. Both of these songs are ones that I wrote & sang lead on. These were ever only very rough mixes and NOT the way we really wanted them to sound. We were asked by Massimo of Misty Lane Records if we would allow him to release these as a single on his label. We were glad to finally have something recorded in a real recording studio get released.
Our our previous releases were from recordings done on a 4-track machine that Paul Mutchler had, and they were recorded in a garage! They were true garage recordings! I too believe we never reached our peak musically before the band split after first Paul then I moved back to Clearwater/St Petersburg respectively. Thanks for your support of The Lears!!"
THE LEARS - Her Magic Smile