The Spell (Ivan Doroschuk album)

The Spell is a 1997 solo album by singer and songwriter Ivan Doroschuk, the leader of Men Without Hats, recording as "Ivan."

The Spell
Ivan - The Spell front cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 25, 1997
ProducerJohn Punter
Ivan Doroschuk chronology
Greatest Hats
The Spell
Mote in God's Eye (demo album)
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]


The release and songwriting credits for The Spell used only Doroschuk's first name.

The Spell was the only solo album that Doroschuk released. He recorded demos for an intended solo follow-up, Mote in God's Eye, some of which were worked into the 2003 album No Hats Beyond This Point and released under the name of Men Without Hats.[citation needed]

Two singles from the album, "Open Your Eyes" and "Superbadgirls", were released with music videos.

Critical receptionEdit

Writing for AllMusic, Aaron Badgley wrote that the album was a "disappointing affair", referring to "Superbadgirls" as "embarrassing." He nevertheless described the title track and "Open Your Eyes" as "highlights."[1]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Ivan Doroschuk, except as noted.

  1. "The Spell"
  2. "Superbadgirls"
  3. "Chain Reaction"
  4. "Open Your Eyes"
  5. "1972 (Slippin' Away)"
  6. "You" – (Colin Doroschuk)
  7. "Forever"
  8. "WWW"
  9. "Somethin'"
  10. "Fly"
  11. "Outro"


  1. ^ a b Badgley, Aaron. The Spell at AllMusic.

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