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    AlphaThe Impossible Thrill

    Label:Astralwerks – ASW 50693, Astralwerks – 7243 8 50693 2 1
    Format:
    CD, Album
    Country:US
    Released:
    Genre:Electronic
    Style:Trip Hop, Downtempo

    Tracklist

    1Still
    VocalsHelen White
    4:07
    2Eon3:49
    3Dim
    Written-ByAndy Jenks, Corin Dingley
    Written-By, VocalsMartin Barnard
    4:57
    4South
    VocalsHelen White
    3:42
    5Almost There4:36
    6Wise6:23
    7Especial
    Written-ByAndy Jenks, Corin Dingley
    5:26
    8Wishes3:29
    9Clear Sky5:20
    10Al Sation3:22
    11Fort
    VocalsHelen White
    5:44
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    Recorded and mixed at Alpha Studios. Strings recorded at Abbey Road Studios. Choir recorded at the Gas Works, Bristol. Mastered at Loud Mastering.

    Track 5 contains a sample of 'Blues' from 'La Dolce Vita' (Nino Rota)

    Made in the USA

    "Sorry this box will break"

    "R.I.P.: Tess, Lady and Millie"

    Barcode and Other Identifiers

    • Barcode (Text): 7 24385 06932 1
    • Barcode (Scanned): 724385069321
    • Matrix / Runout: ASW50693 MASTERED BY EMI MFG.
    • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L043
    • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 1637
    • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 1644
    • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 163F

    Other Versions (5 of 10)

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    Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
    Recently Edited
    The Impossible Thrill (CD, Album)Melankolic, VirginCDSAD12, 7243 8 50693 2 1Europe2001
    The Impossible Thrill (CD, Sampler, Promo)MelankolicCDSADDJ 12UK2001
    Recently Edited
    The Impossible Thrill (LP, Album)Melankolic, VirginSADLP 12, 7243 8 50693 1 4UK2001
    New Submission
    The Impossible Thrill (CDr, Album, Promo)VirginCDSAD122001
    New Submission
    The Impossible Thrill (CD, Album)Virgin, MelankolicVJCP-68287Japan2001

    Reviews

    • scoundrel's avatar
      scoundrel
      Edited 16 years ago
      THE IMPOSSIBLE THRILL is a disappointing follow-up to Alpha’s masterful first album, COME FROM HEAVEN. Though on “Still” and “Eon,” the first two tracks, nothing seems immediately wrong, except for a little fuzziness in focus. But subsequent tracks get increasingly unfocused, opting for a muddled wall of sound approach. That’s not to say that the tracks are necessarily bad -- but they certainly don’t seem as finely honed as they could have been. “Wise” begins with the usual melancholy flair, and “Especial” takes a break from the vocals, but both grow muddy less than halfway through. The beautiful duet on “Wishes” similarly gets overwhelmed by extraneous sound, a problem for “South” and “Almost There” as well. “Clear Sky” and “Al Sation” manage to stay pretty clean, but as the final track, “Fort” progresses, it’s clear that they had many ideas for the track and tried to cram them all in at the same time. Luckily, the Alpha boys redeem themselves with their next album, STARGAZING.