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4.53 | 49 ratings | 3 reviews | 51% 5 stars

Essential: a masterpiece of
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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Amplified 99 (4:46)
2. Area 51 (5:44)
3. The Ways of Amplifier (6:48)
4. My Corrosion (5:49)
5. Departure Lounge (6:36)
6. Number One Son (6:05)

Total Time 35:48

Line-up / Musicians

- Sel Balamir / guitars & vocals
- Matt Brobin / drums
- Neil Mahony / bass

Releases information

Mastered by Mike Cave at Loft

Released by Ampcorp (2009, limited 500 copies fansite release)

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AMPLIFIER Eternity ratings distribution

(49 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(51%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(27%)
Good, but non-essential (16%)
Collectors/fans only (2%)
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)

AMPLIFIER Eternity reviews

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Review by obiter
5 stars This limited fan site release is a real eye-opener. It's composed of tracks from the early days. When I heard this I was hesitant but hopeful. This is more prog: this is great.

Amplified 99 kicks off the album with a rip-roaring blast. If U2 did prog they'd probably sound like this. This will also appeal to those who like the heavier side of amplifier. Area 51 opens with distorted guitar (hints of the feel of Airbone) and develops into the relaxed and eerie feel that is unmistakably Amplifier.

The Ways of Amplifier is personal favourite. It ahs a mesmeric sliding & gliding bass pulsing throughout. It may divide opinion as there is not the complexity in other songs, but for me the feel is perfect.

My Corrosion is entirely different. Electronic drums, synth. A hazy lazy Floydian vibe. Tremendous. Departure Lounge shows a major Floydian influence. Vocals are much more Floyd, and the lyrics almost psychedelic. There's no great crescendo, the gentle, spaced mood is retained. Number One Son continues the mood.. There's even a bit of a bluesy wah-wah break.

This is amplifier but not as we know it.

If you own one amplifier album & you can get your hands on this one: don't hesitate - it's a gem. It is more authentically prog than the "later" albums.

Latest members reviews

5 stars With a release limited to just 500, this album, which is a real gem in an already pretty wonderful catalogue of releases, isn't going to be finding its way into many peoples record collections and that is a big shame, because this really is an exceptional mini-album. Issued as a thank you to the ... (read more)

Report this review (#242095) | Posted by squonkuk | Wednesday, September 30, 2009 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Considering there really are no bad tracks on this, it's a surprise that nothing were originally planned for release. Even more surprising that these demos and early recordings actually are better than any of AMPLIFIER:s first two studio albums. Rocking really good, "Amplifier 99" kickstart ... (read more)

Report this review (#240288) | Posted by Frasse | Saturday, September 19, 2009 | Review Permanlink

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