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Jon AndersonAnimation

Genre:Rock
Style:Prog Rock, Pop Rock
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Tracklist

Olympia
Animation
Surrender
All In A Matter Of Time
Unlearning
Boundaries
Pressure Point
Much Better Reason
All Gods Children

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    Cover of Animation, 1982, VinylAnimation
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Polydor – 2383 624Netherlands1982Netherlands1982
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    Cover of Animation, 1982, VinylAnimation
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Polydor – 2383 624Portugal1982Portugal1982
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    Cover of Animation, 1982, VinylAnimation
    LP, Album
    Atlantic – XSD 19355Canada1982Canada1982
    Cover of Animation, 1982, VinylAnimation
    LP, Album
    Polydor – 2383 624Scandinavia1982Scandinavia1982
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    Cover of Animation, 1982, VinylAnimation
    LP, Album, Allied Pressing
    Atlantic – SD 19355US1982US1982
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    Cover of Animation, 1982, VinylAnimation
    LP, Album
    Polydor – 2383 624Italy1982Italy1982
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    Cover of Animation, 1982, VinylAnimation
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    Polydor – POLD 5044UK1982UK1982
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    Cover of Animation, 1982, VinylAnimation
    LP, Album
    Polydor – 2383 624Germany1982Germany1982
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    Cover of Animation, 1982, CassetteAnimation
    Cassette, Album
    Polydor – POLDC 5044, Polydor – 3184 164UK1982UK1982
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    Cover of Animation, 1982, CassetteAnimation
    Cassette, Album
    Atlantic – CS 19355US1982US1982
    New Submission
    Cover of Animation, 1982, VinylAnimation
    LP, Album
    Polydor – 2383 624Australasia1982Australasia1982
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    Cover of Animation, 1982, CassetteAnimation
    Cassette, Album, Dolby
    Atlantic – XCS-19355, Atlantic – XCS 19355Canada1982Canada1982
    New Submission
    Cover of Animation, 1982, CassetteAnimation
    Cassette, Album
    Polydor – 3170 624Germany1982Germany1982
    New Submission
    Cover of Animation, 1982, VinylAnimation
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Polydor – 2383 624France1982France1982
    Cover of Animation, 1982, VinylAnimation
    LP, Album
    Polydor – 23 83 624Spain1982Spain1982
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    Cover of Animation, 1982-07-00, VinylAnimation
    LP, Album
    Polydor – 28MM 0176Japan1982Japan1982
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    Cover of Animation, 1982, VinylAnimation
    LP, Album, Stereo, SP - Specialty Pressing
    Atlantic – SD 19355US1982US1982
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    Cover of Animation, 1982, VinylAnimation
    LP, Album, Promo
    Polydor – POLD 5044UK1982UK1982
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    Cover of Animation, 1982, VinylAnimation
    LP, Album
    Polydor – 2383 624Brazil1982Brazil1982
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    Cover of Animation, 1982, CassetteAnimation
    Cassette, Album, Unofficial Release
    Yess – 398Indonesia1982Indonesia1982
    New Submission
    Cover of Animacion = Animation, 1982, VinylAnimacion = Animation
    LP, Album
    Polydor – 2383624Argentina1982Argentina1982
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    Cover of Animation, 1982, VinylAnimation
    LP, Album, Promo
    Polydor – 28MM 0176Japan1982Japan1982
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    Cover of Animation, 1982, CassetteAnimation
    Cassette, Album
    Polydor – 3170 624Australia1982Australia1982
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    Cover of Animation, 1982, CassetteAnimation
    Cassette, Album
    Polydor – 3170 624Norway1982Norway1982
    New Submission
    Cover of Animacion = Animation, 1982, CassetteAnimacion = Animation
    Cassette, Album
    Polydor – 3170624Argentina1982Argentina1982
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    Cover of Animation, 1982, CassetteAnimation
    Cassette, Album, Stereo
    Polydor – 31 70 624Spain1982Spain1982
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    Cover of Animation, 1982, VinylAnimation
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    Polydor – 2383 624Germany1982Germany1982
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    Cover of Animation, 1982, CassetteAnimation
    Cassette, Album
    Polydor – 3170 624Portugal1982Portugal1982
    New Submission
    Cover of Animation, 1983, VinylAnimation
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Polydor – LPR 16451Mexico1983Mexico1983
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    Cover of Animation, 1999, CDrAnimation
    CDr, Album, Unofficial Release
    Starborne Records – SRCD 1999-035Canada1999Canada1999
    New Submission
    Cover of Animation, 2006, CDAnimation
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo
    Opio Media – OPIOVP01CDUK2006UK2006
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    Cover of Animation, 2006, CDAnimation
    CD, Album, Remastered, Papersleeve
    Arcàngelo – ARC-7190Japan2006Japan2006
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    Cover of Animation, 2013, CDrAnimation
    CDr, Album, Reissue
    Opio Media – noneUS2013US2013
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    Cover of Animation, 2018, CDAnimation
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Unofficial Release
    Opio Media (2) – OPIOVP01CDRussia2018Russia2018
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    Cover of Animation, 2021-04-30, CDAnimation
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Digipak
    Esoteric Recordings – ECLEC 2757Europe2021Europe2021

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    Reviews

    • HonestmanAKA's avatar
      HonestmanAKA
      By far the best CD pressing of this album. Not perfect, but actually listenable compared to the 2006 Opio Media remaster, which is annoyingly still the one on streaming services. Recommended.
      • HonestmanAKA's avatar
        HonestmanAKA
        Third solo release of then (and now) former Yes singer and songwriter, this record has turned into something of an obsession to me. Not so much quality of the music – and it is indeed very good, from the march-like anthem for modern recording tech, "Olympia,” the futuristic “Unlearing” all the way to the explosive gospel/reggae of "All God's Children" – but the fact that it has apparently never had a decent-sounding CD release (the 2006 remaster, which can be heard on most streaming services is downright horrific). I was equal part intrigued and skeptical about this one, which typically went for $199. I got my copy for about $10, which was definitely a good idea on my part. Unfortunately, the contents of this disc sound to have been transferred from the cassette tape release, a format not known for amazing sound quality. Olympia sounds chopped up, like there were a few milliseconds being cut out ever few beats, and rather predictably, All God’s Children was a distorted mess. In the end, I'm not too disappointed. If I put it back on the market, though, I certainly won't be selling it for $199!

        TLDR: this bootleg is not worth the high prices is goes for here. Anyone looking for a decent CD release of this album is better off buying the 2021 reissue from Esoteric Recordings.
        • davemuttillo's avatar
          davemuttillo
          The Starbourne version I have actually has three bonus tracks: Spider, In High Places, Shine.
          • WilJ1966's avatar
            WilJ1966
            album of Yes singer Jon Anderson is OK, not the music I really enjoy
            • Peter_74's avatar
              Peter_74
              I have this CD, another CD from 2006, a version on cassette and a version on LP. Of all these the one on LP (vinyl pressed in The Netherlands in 1982) sounds the best. What they all have in common, All Gods Children sounds absolutely horrible. That's why I have all these versions, because I had the illusion that this or that version would maybe have a better version of that song. They don't. So I guess it's just an error which occurred when recording or mixing the original album in 1982. Such a shame...!
              • Flambient's avatar
                Flambient
                Finally, a truly great sounding CD reissue of this wonderful album. A pleasurable listening experience in every aspect and definitely worth the wait.
                • dav1706's avatar
                  dav1706
                  Cherry-Red remaster from the original master tapes will be released at the 30th of april 2021!
                  • Minoguez's avatar
                    Minoguez
                    Mike is right. It is unlistenable. But it looks like they are re-releasing it. Just got an e-mail from Cherry Red Records about a re-mastered release. Fingers crossed. It can't sound worse than this 2006 release!
                    • Purpleomega's avatar
                      Purpleomega
                      This one is a bit late in the era, but does anyone know if there was an 8-track release?
                      • mikeh69's avatar
                        mikeh69
                        I thought it was me what the hell did Jon use for the source to remaster this. Not the original 2 track tapes. A copy I take it... A cassette maybe.... It's pretty bad. I happen to have a vinyl rip of the LP that's better. But the original tape is probably in the Atlantic vault and probably stuck there ( they want a big check from Jon for it ) so he did it himself with a copy tape. Rhino won't release it apparently. Sucks.

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