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Audio CD (September 25, 2001)
Original Release Date: September 25, 2001
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Higher Octave
1. Wish You Were Near 4:05
2. Aart Attack 4:01
3. Flamoco Loco 4:05
4. Tuff Puzzle 5:14
5. Passion Play 4:46
6. Senjo Wine 4:32
7. Viva Che 3:44
8. The Velvet Swing 5:36
9. Robbie's Revenge 4:10
10. Love At A Distance 4:14
11. Code Name Pandora 5:09
12. Nathan Road 5:07
13. Cactus Blue 4:56
14. The Wind Of Change 2:32
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Liked this from beginning, not knowing the group's history, but knowing I
gravitate these days more to the smooth side of jazz. This is great, with
nice balance between highlighted strings and percussion, spiced with
keyboards and horns.
Lean towards the likes of Tuff Puzzle, Passion Play (with great keyboard
contrib), Senjo Wine, Robbie's Revenge.
Blending different musical sounds, they provide a nice eclectic mix for
listening, although must pass on their metaphysics.
The Acoutic Alchemy is probably the best kept secret around, unless you're
into New Age, Jazz, Easy Listening or just GOOD MUSIC!...more radio
stations today are playing their music or somewhere between the
cracks...but there is no substitute for the real thing, and this group
since the late '80s has the ear of the public, big time.
Remember many of their previous albums...but "Arcanum", from 1996 stands
outs with "Jamaica Heartbeat", great song...but since joining the Higher
Octave label they've come of age, for instance ~ "The Beautiful Game", last
year was outstanding...believe they will surpass expectations on this one ~
"AArt", fourteen original tunes, with terrific arrangements..."FLAMOCO
LOCO", jumps up and grabs you with energy and a non-stop beat, great
flamingo guitar solo..."VIVA CHE'", samba anyone, can't sit still as
everyone gets into the swing of things..."ROBBIE'S REVENGE", opening bridge
could be a "James Bond" film theme, as 007 enters the room..."LOVE AT A
DISTANCE", beautiful ballad counterpoints each measure with inner
feeling..."CACTUS BLUE", a little bit of each genre, a touch of blues takes
the moment..."THE WIND OF CHANGE", adds culture with classical
emblishments...but the highlight is "AART ATTACK", the repeating theme will
be ringing in your head days, weeks and even months from now, gospel hints
I am without any doubt a genuine Acoustic Alchemy fan. I have been since
their first recording. Nevertheless, this isn't Acoustic Alchemy as I know
it. I am not saying this because of Nick Web's passing. I loved the post
Nick Web album "Beautiful Game" and said so in a review here. This however,
is some of the worst 1980's middle of the road stuff I have ever heard.
There is only one bright spot on this CD: the song Passion Play. It is
worth the money even if the whole CD is unremarkable and uninteresting.
Stewart Coxhead in the liner notes of the CD makes mention that this album is a "metamorphosis" of sorts. Well if it is, then Alchemy has gone from beautiful to ugly in one album. In keeping with the spirit of metamorphosis they should change their name as well. This is not Acoustic Alchemy.