Pilot

Anthology

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Formed by two ex-members of the Bay City Rollers, the U.K. band Pilot gained chart success with a string of singles, including their best-known release, "Magic," in the mid-1970s. With a song list that includes these hits as well as a variety of tracks culled from the band's three albums, this best-of reveals the Scottish trio as an eclectic pop vocal harmony group very much influenced by their '60s forbears, including the Hollies and the Beatles. Cuts like the infectious "Just a Smile," the subtly arranged "January," and the sunny "Canada" radiate an unaffected cheeriness bolstered by a well-crafted production and irresistible pop hooks that still sound fresh today.

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