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Chimpan A

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2.43 | 25 ratings | 2 reviews | 8% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2006

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Theme from Chimpan A, Part 1 (1:12)
2. It's Only Sin (6:11)
3. You Move in Me (4:42)
4. Future 1 (0:51)
5. The Secret Wish (3:34)
6. Sam's Song (6:55)
7. Future Love Games (6:51)
8. The Last Night on Earth (6:45)
9. The Thief (7:36)
10. Are You with Me (9:15)
11. I Came to Say (4:16)
12. Theme from Chimpan A, Part 2 (1:14)

Total Time 59:22

Line-up / Musicians

- Steve Balsamo / vocals, co-producer
- Rob Thompson / guitar, co-producer
- Rob Reed / keyboards, programming, production & mixing

- Sam Brown / vocals
- Aitch McRobbie / vocals
- Christina Booth / vocals
- Margo Buchanan / vocals
- Shan Cothi / operatic soprano vocals (8)
- Tony Dallas / narration
- Bluey / DJ

- Andrew Griffiths / ?
- Nigel Hopkins / string arrangements (?)

Note : The actual instrumentation could not be fully confirmed at this moment

Releases information

CD F2 Music Ltd. ‎- 2200608 (2006, UK)

Digital album

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CHIMPAN A Chimpan A ratings distribution

(25 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(24%)
Good, but non-essential (36%)
Collectors/fans only (20%)
Poor. Only for completionists (12%)

CHIMPAN A Chimpan A reviews

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Review by Chris S
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
1 stars This album unfortunately does not flow coherently enough. At times bordering on avante-garde and yet other times simply trip hop. Yes vocally strong with some good windpipes in the voice division but overall the album fails to deliver a consistent thread and blows hot and cold too often to command tolerance. Borderline crossover entrance yet the theme parts alone are not enough to raise the bar. ' Sam's Song' is OK as is " You Move in Me' but Magenta and PF support vocalists have done much better before. Completionists will already have this album and I guess exposure to the material may stay, sadly, with completionists too. Not to say the musicianship is not good, but there is that ' been there, done that, worn the T-shirt' feel to the output.

Latest members reviews

4 stars To see this rated so lowly on this site pains me greatly. Released in 2006 but I don't think the band was added to PA until many years later. It flew under the radar upon release and now gets no love at all as their follow up finally sees the light after 14 years. I ask for an open mind toward this ... (read more)

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