Adventures In Modern Recording Import
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"Adventures In Modern Recording" sounds simply superb. The mastering has brought this collection to life, to the point where it feels like a brand new contemporary album. Every track sounds incredibly fresh and new, with an audible depth I'd not heard before on the original vinyl or 90s CD issues. "Vermillion Sands", "Inner City" and "Lenny" are sonic masterpieces, whilst the title track and "On TV" in particular race along with crisp technopop clarity and rhythm. "I Am A Camera" is the Buggles hit that never was, and is featured in 7" and 12" form.
The slip case is beautiful. The artwork informative, and with TEN(!) bonus tracks not on the original album it's incredible value for money. For Yes fans, the presence of parts one and two of "We Can Fly From Here" probably make it essential, and The Buggles demo of "Videotheque" (a 1982 hit Trevor went on to produce for Dollar) is a revelation to hear.
'Adventures In Modern Recording' is not an album to like from the first time you hear it. I burst out laughing the first time I heard 'Beatnik' and thought it was the biggest waste of vinyl I'd heard for a long time but now I love it and everything on this album with a passion. This album is full of drama, musical space, imagination, inspiration and experimentation. It constantly amazes, entertains and surprises you and I find the classic 'I Am A Camera' a song that can make me think so deeply about my life and my past that it can bring me to tears.
There is a seriousness to Trevor Horn's work that you can be forgiven for thinking that the man himself is hardly likely to be the one that tells jokes at a party but I would LOVE to meet the man anyway! Outside of my own GENIUS producer - Harvey Summers - only Trevor and Tony Mansfield have ever really inspired me as producers and my love of dramatic passages and backing vocals was almost certainly inspired by this record.Read more ›
'Adventures...' contains eight well written, well produced pop songs with the occasional pomp-rock flourish and should appeal to fans of the Buggles first album or anyone who admires Trevor Horn's excellent production work or the sweeping keyboard style of Geoff Downes that graced Yes and later Asia.
This CD contains three bonus tracks not on the original album 'Fade Away' (originally flip side to 'I Am A Camera' and 'On TV'), 'Blue Nylon' (originally flipside to 'Adventures In Modern Recording') and the extended 12" version of 'I Am A Camera'.
Also, if you're old enough to have bought the orginal album first time around - and I'm afraid I am - then it's worth pointing out that the version of 'Rainbow Warrior' on this CD is slightly different to the vinyl version and the 'reprise' to 'Adventures In Modern Recording' at the end of the album is slightly longer as, unlike it's vinyl counterpart, it does not fade out.
A fine adventure into eighties pop and well worth investigating!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this as I was interviewing Trevor Horn and wanted to listen to all his music. Great album, sad that The Buggles aren't better known than they are.Published 5 months ago by Lisa Hafey
What a let down after their seminal 1980's debut album,wasnt expecting it to be of course after reading online reviews,l still 100 times better then the
Simon Cowell induced... Read more
The second studio Buggles album is an unjustly overlooked classic. Sure, some of the songs on it may not be as memorable as some of the hits from their first album such as Video... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Joseph Hindle
The second and final Buggles album, almost as good as The Age Of Plastic.
Worth it for I Am A Camera, Vermilion Sands and Lenny alone, but the other tracks aren't that... Read more
Breathtaking, definately a state of the arts, and audiophile production sound and techniques album for 81'. Trevor started recording this early 81. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Tropical Blue Sky Thinker
A true gem from Buggles! Great sounds and fantastic arrangements!Published on 21 July 2014 by Tartanundies
I love the Age of Plastic, which is a synth pop classic, and this underated second album is also superb. Great songs and of course an amazing production. Read morePublished on 3 July 2014 by Freddie Valentine
Trevor Horn at his best! Not as good as the first album but a nice example of early 80's synth-music.Published on 15 Jan. 2014 by Johan L
This is the Buggles album made after the break up of Yes in 1980. However, it is more of a Trevor Horn solo album, and impressive as such. Read morePublished on 12 Oct. 2013 by Nutshell