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AMMONIA AVENUE

The Alan Parsons Project

 

Crossover Prog

2.97 | 263 ratings

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3 stars Formulaic

Much of this album is Alan Parsons Project by the numbers. That is not intended as criticism, the music is well up to the usual high standard set by Parsons, but at times it does seem to simply be more of the same.

There are a couple of standout tracks, "Since the last goodbye" is one of those Parsons ballads which can bring a tear to a glass eye. "Don't answer me" on the other hand is a Phil Spector wall of sound with a thumping beat. After just one hearing, you'll be singing along with this one big time.

The other tracks are much less memorable, and there's very little here which might be described as true prog. A few nice songs, the odd instrumental, I'm sure those familiar with the work of Parsons can pretty much picture the contents without any difficulty at all.

The shortness of the album perhaps indicates that Parsons was struggling to come up with sufficient quality material to justify a release at the time. If you enjoy APP albums, you'll probably enjoy this one, but don't expect too much from it.

Easy Livin | 3/5 |

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