Continuing their reissue campaign featuring all new surround sound mixes, the Alan Parsons Project will release their seventh album Ammonia Avenue as a remastered super deluxe 3 CD, 1 Blu-ray and 2x12” vinyl edition with 53 bonus tracks and 2019 5.1 and stereo mixes. Also, a standalone single Blu-ray edition containing the 2019 5.1 and stereo mixes will be available at the same time.
Parson notes that the inspiration for the album title came from Eric Woolfson’s visit to the ICI Chemical plant in Billingham, England after meeting ICI chairman Sir John Harvey-Jones on a return flight from New York. While visiting the plant, Woolfson saw a long street called Ammonia Avenue that was devoid of people and trees and instead was dominated by miles of pipes.
The 1984 album features many Alan Parsons Project regulars including Ian Bairnson, David Paton, Stuart Elliott, Colin Blustone, Chris Rainbow and Lenny Zakatek. The super deluxe box set features 53 bonus tracks drawn from Eric Woolfson’s song-writing diaries, studio session out-takes and the all-new 5.1 surround sound & stereo mixes from the original multi-track master tapes by Alan Parsons plus the promotional videos of “Don’t Answer Me” and “Prime Time.” Also housed in the box is a lavishly illustrated book with a new essay along with unseen photos featuring recollections from Alan Parsons and members of the group. Collectors will also find a reproduction of a press kit folder plus a reproduction poster.
Hi-Res Edition will be reviewing the standalone Blu-ray when it is released, so please check back for an update after the April 3, 2020 USA release date.
Blu-ray 5.1 NTSC-0 disc with 2.0 stereo version. Also available on Audiophile Vinyl.