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Ammonia Avenue

The Alan Parsons Project

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One of the most interesting aspects about the Alan Parsons Project is the band's ability to forge a main theme with each of its songs, while at the same time sounding extremely sharp and polished. Much of this formula is used in Ammonia Avenue, only this time the songs rise above Parsons' overall message due to the sheer beauty of the lyrics partnered with the luster of the instruments. The album touches upon how the lines of communication between people are diminishing, and how we as a society grow more spiritually isolated and antisocial. But aside from the philosophical concepts prevalent in the lyrics, it is the music on this album that comes to the forefront. The enchanting saxophone of Mel Collins on "Don't Answer Me" adds to its lonely atmosphere, while the briskness of Eric Woolfson's wording throughout "Prime Time" makes it one of the Project's best singles. On "You Don't Believe," the seriousness of the lyrics works well with the song's energetic pace. The subtlety of the ballad comes to life on the elegant "Since the Last Goodbye," which focuses on a failed attempt at a relationship. With Ammonia Avenue, the sum of the parts is greater than the whole product, which can't be said for all of the Alan Parsons Project's albums. Vocalists Eric Woolfson, Chris Rainbow, Lenny Zakatek, and Colin Blunstone equally shine, placing their talents above and beyond the album's main idea.
© Mike DeGagne /TiVo

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1
Prime Time
00:05:04

Ian Bairnson, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - David Paton, Bass - Alan Parsons, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Engineer - Eric Woolfson, Composer, Lyricist, Keyboards, Executive Producer, Vocal - The Alan Parsons Project, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Stuart Elliott, Drums

(P) 1984 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

2
Let Me Go Home
00:03:21

Ian Bairnson, Guitar - David Paton, Bass - Chris Rainbow, Background Vocal - Alan Parsons, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Engineer, Guitar - Eric Woolfson, Composer, Lyricist, Piano, Executive Producer - The Alan Parsons Project, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lenny Zakatek, Vocal - Stuart Elliott, Drums

(P) 1984 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

3
One Good Reason
00:03:37

Ian Bairnson, Guitar - David Paton, Bass - Chris Rainbow, Vocal - Alan Parsons, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Engineer - Eric Woolfson, Composer, Lyricist, Piano, Executive Producer, Vocal - The Alan Parsons Project, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Stuart Elliott, Drums

(P) 1984 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

4
Since the Last Goodbye
00:04:35

Ian Bairnson, Guitar - David Paton, Bass - Chris Rainbow, Vocal - Alan Parsons, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Engineer - ANDREW POWELL, Arranger - Eric Woolfson, Composer, Lyricist, Executive Producer - The Alan Parsons Project, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Stuart Elliott, Drums

(P) 1984 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

5
Don't Answer Me
00:04:12

Ian Bairnson, Acoustic Guitar - Mel Collins, Saxophone - David Paton, Bass - Chris Rainbow, Keyboards - Alan Parsons, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Engineer, Programmer - Eric Woolfson, Composer, Lyricist, Keyboards, Executive Producer, Vocal - The Alan Parsons Project, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Stuart Elliott, Drums

(P) 1984 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

6
Dancing on a High Wire
00:04:23

Ian Bairnson, Guitar - David Paton, Bass - Alan Parsons, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Engineer - Eric Woolfson, Composer, Lyricist, Keyboards, Executive Producer - The Alan Parsons Project, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Colin Blunstone, Vocal - Stuart Elliott, Drums

(P) 1984 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

7
You Don't Believe
00:04:27

Ian Bairnson, Guitar - David Paton, Bass - Alan Parsons, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Engineer, Programmer - ANDREW POWELL, Arranger - Eric Woolfson, Composer, Lyricist, Keyboards, Executive Producer - The Alan Parsons Project, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Lenny Zakatek, Vocal - Stuart Elliott, Drums

(P) 1983 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

8
Pipeline (Instrumental)
00:03:57

Ian Bairnson, Acoustic Guitar - Mel Collins, Saxophone - David Paton, Bass - Alan Parsons, Composer, Producer, Engineer, Synthesizer - ANDREW POWELL, Arranger - Eric Woolfson, Composer, Executive Producer - The Alan Parsons Project, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Stuart Elliott, Drums

(P) 1984 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

9
Ammonia Avenue
00:06:33

Ian Bairnson, Guitar - David Paton, Bass - Chris Rainbow, Background Vocal - Alan Parsons, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Engineer - ANDREW POWELL, Arranger - Eric Woolfson, Composer, Lyricist, Piano, Executive Producer, Vocal - The Alan Parsons Project, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Stuart Elliott, Drums

(P) 1984 RCA Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Album Description

One of the most interesting aspects about the Alan Parsons Project is the band's ability to forge a main theme with each of its songs, while at the same time sounding extremely sharp and polished. Much of this formula is used in Ammonia Avenue, only this time the songs rise above Parsons' overall message due to the sheer beauty of the lyrics partnered with the luster of the instruments. The album touches upon how the lines of communication between people are diminishing, and how we as a society grow more spiritually isolated and antisocial. But aside from the philosophical concepts prevalent in the lyrics, it is the music on this album that comes to the forefront. The enchanting saxophone of Mel Collins on "Don't Answer Me" adds to its lonely atmosphere, while the briskness of Eric Woolfson's wording throughout "Prime Time" makes it one of the Project's best singles. On "You Don't Believe," the seriousness of the lyrics works well with the song's energetic pace. The subtlety of the ballad comes to life on the elegant "Since the Last Goodbye," which focuses on a failed attempt at a relationship. With Ammonia Avenue, the sum of the parts is greater than the whole product, which can't be said for all of the Alan Parsons Project's albums. Vocalists Eric Woolfson, Chris Rainbow, Lenny Zakatek, and Colin Blunstone equally shine, placing their talents above and beyond the album's main idea.
© Mike DeGagne /TiVo

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