It leaves me with the question of whether I want to be a completist or not. All the excitement of a new AP box is set aside for a simple decision. I really enjoyed reading that, some very good points which are well put forward. Excellent and thought provoking comments. Dean, I noticed you and many others are wondering why AA was reissued next.
It seems to me they are following the sales figures. Their first album was also very successful and it makes sense to start with that. I think the big question for the labels is which SDE sells best, so they often start with that. They often cherry pick the most successful albums and go from there.
Other reasons could be availability of bonus material or an artist personal preference for an album. Look at Prince, they started with Purple Rain. Marillion starts with their smash Misplaced Childhood. If they Death In Vegas - Scorpio Rising to add vinyl so it becomes commercially viable to reissue an album or box, then ok I get that.
Like Alphaville and the Ramones did. But adding TWO discs of vinyl is plain wrong and completely unnecessary. I agree with all the points made by Dean.
The completist in me would like this box for it to sit along side the other two I purchased. So chances of getting a similarly discounted box set on this occasion are looking kinda slim. I really thought and hoped they did the Pyramid Album next. This is my all time favourite Album from Alan Parsons Project! But well….
We barely On This Day - Laurie Larson - Aquila the Cherry Red Howard Jones box sets and now this.
Even more expensive. At least it contains a 5. This is pushing it, even in my book. And Cherry Red never lowers the price of these boxes. Look at Dancing On A Highwire - The Alan Parsons Project - Ammonia Avenue Howard Jones boxes, all sold out at full price. Tales of mistery… 3. The turn of a friendly card 4.
Pyramid And these are the records that would be very welcomed in a 5. The extras are quite uninteresting for me, I must say; part of them have already been released as part of the 30th ann. AP does a new stereo mix and 5. Then, the first CD had the original stereo mix, remastered. Question for Graham as a fellow Canadian or any other fellow Canadians — have you noticed that amazon.
Both orders are Standard shipping not the more expensive AmazonGlobal options. Because it is Amazon. Amazon US pricing is ridiculous. Hilariously, if chose express shipping the shipping would of been way more than the item!
Well said James. Burning Shed, in particular, are outstanding. The bluray option is very welcome. I bought the Eye in the Sky on that format. It does give the buyer a real choice unlike at this stage Pink Floyd. The 5. Like the previous set you Dancing On A Highwire - The Alan Parsons Project - Ammonia Avenue be able to purchase just the Blu Ray. Amazon does not have it listed yet but many vendors do; UPC The Eye in The Sky box was impressive, the 5. This box is basically the same format as that.
Though a higher price I think. Pre ordered from Amazon UK for shipping to Canada. Cheaper than buying it from Amazon Canada even with shipping costs and prepaying import duties. Will never understand Amazons global pricing. I have the pre order price guarantee and Dancing On A Highwire - The Alan Parsons Project - Ammonia Avenue Amazon will have it discounted for 5 minutes sometime before release date.
Not worth the hassle of importing it, and if something is wrong with Blend In With The Crowd - Hinkstep - A Generation Lost In Space (File, Album), good luck getting your full return shipping covered.
Amazon sets a standard shipping rate refund and it almost always ends up being less than you pay at the post office to send it back. SckottJul 3, I haven't even given Eve a try Keep glossing over copies Ok, I have a question. Has anyone ever come across it anywhere else? And what does he mean by it then? LesPaulJul 4, Location: Near Music Direct. PugJul 4, Location: Ohio. Well, "axeugene", I've got to give you some credit and imagination, with your thoughts about "Ammonia Avenue".
Interesting to say the least. This is where they were trying to make "hits", but instead, they became hugely mediocre. Honestly, saying that "Don't Answer Me" qualifies here is a cheap shot, as it was previously presented on "The Best Of" album, so I find it's re-appearance on "Ammonia Avenue" weak. If you enjoy APP, then you've got to hear, "Eve" Chris C.
Chris CJul 4, HawkmanJul 4, Well axeugene I think that was an excellent analysis of the meaning of the songs from "Ammonia Avenue" with regards to a recovery from alcoholism as I've ever heard. Have you also considered that these songs may be about a spiritual 'infestation', materialism and a general high regard for the valuable questionable 'things' of this world. The song also has possesses a 'higher' meaning as to denying ourselves of the 'things' of this world and focusing upon God you get the picture rather than diabolism.
Think about that and respond Like all decent art and poetry, ambivalence is meant to be implied so as to cover the largest possible territory of understanding. One of my interpretations is that our questions will all be answered finally when we die—thereby finding, even becoming "ammonia avenue".
As the body breaks down releasing ammonia which is a necessary ingredient for life to assimilate decaying organics, we join the chorus of those who know, those who Dancing On A Highwire - The Alan Parsons Project - Ammonia Avenue Symphony No. 3 In C Op. 48 - Various - British Symphonies. We will become one with life.
JimOct 7, I have been wanting to share this. I may be thinking this over but this is what I think Okay here is what I think: its a bigger meaning song for Eric Woolfson. Eric too but. Maybe Alan directed the music a lot.
But Alan never believed. I may be too far into it but its kinda based on post-APP interviews and don't get me wrong but I am a huge fan of APP, Alan and Eric but to me Eric's reasons to separate just to pursue musicals wasnt really the only reason.
And stone by stone they built it high until the sun broke through A ray of hope, a shining light Ammonia Avenue Credits. Not forgetting Bob Buziak. Expanded Edition. This bonus track is an early mix, which had not yet had the many layers of overdubs piled on top of the basic track. Alan, who had been an assistant engineer when Phil Spector had worked with the Beatles, was not as enthusiastic as Eric was about trying to re-create the Spector sound.
This was a demo played and programmed into Luce - I Corvi - I Corvi Fairlight sampling and sequencing system — a sophisticated computer-based instrument for its time. Although the guitar is a sampled sound it Dancing On A Highwire - The Alan Parsons Project - Ammonia Avenue in evidence on the final studio version since it had Life Based On A Lie - Doka - New Era character we liked, rather than replacing it with real guitars.
This track gives a good indication of how a song can evolve lyrically, very often ending up in a more simplified version, as in this case. What at one stage appeared to be an intrinsic part of the song heard herewas eventually cut out.
Sometimes a track meant to be an instrumental, turned into a song and sometimes a song turned into an instrumental. As a writer, Eric would often come up with several different elements or ideas, then we would combine them together for a finished song. Basically, we dealt with three sections — a verse, a chorus and a middle or bridge.
In this case, we attempted to put the pieces together from two different songs, but as often happened in the studio, as we continued to re-work Dancing On A Highwire - The Alan Parsons Project - Ammonia Avenue musical ideas, this combination was superseded as can be heard in the final mix. Although this is a demo vocal Dancing On A Highwire - The Alan Parsons Project - Ammonia Avenue a track where Eric also sang the lead on the master, it does contain some differences to the final version.
This was a snapshot at a time when he was clearly still working on lyrical ideas so you get a sense of the composer at work!
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