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Adventures in Modern Recording Import

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  • Audio CD (Jan. 21 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Toys Factory
  • ASIN: B000007VMV
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record  |  MP3 Download
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Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1982 sophomore album from the British duo including bonus tracks. Adventures In Modern Recording is something of a lost classic, with great vocals by Trevor Horn and a sparkling electronic sound that is completely in-step with the prevailing electro mood of the pop charts in 2010. Alongside all the b-sides and remixes of the era, Horn has personally selected several previously-unheard demo recordings including 'Videotheque' (a Top 20 hit produced by Trevor - the following year for Dollar) and 'We Can Fly From Here' (Parts 1and 2), originally written for and performed by Yes, as bonus tracks. 19 tracks total. Salvo.


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Format: Audio CD
If you're reading this review, presumably you've already heard "The Age Of Plastic" and are curious as to what adventures the Buggles got into after that amazing album. Well, this follow up won't rock your world in quite the same way as their debut. However, what "Adventures in Modern Recording" lacks in focus, it makes up for in experimentation, fun, and even beauty.
Even though "Age of Plastic" was mostly a fun little pop album, it had a subtle sense of sadness floating here and there, and a conceptual unity that "Adventures" doesn't have. But on this album, it sounds like Trevor Horn (essentially the only actual Buggle here, since Geoff Downes only plays on a few tracks) knew that he couldn't really follow up a debut that good, so he decided to just have fun in the studio. This album is much more playful, the lyrics are more surreal, and the production is a lot more... eccentric, I guess is the best word for it.
Highlights? "I Am A Camera" is in my opinion the best Buggles song ever recorded... quiet, distant, slightly melancholy, and just plain beautiful. "On TV" is the apparent attempt at a single, and it's a really fun, bouncy slice of synth-worship. "Inner City" and "Lenny" are a little odd, but they really get in your head after a while. "Vermillion Sands" is worth it just for that totally random synth/big-band section at the end. That's the kind of oddness that I live for.
A few tracks have some lyrical strangeness ("Waiting for the rainbow warrior"?!?), but the music more than makes up for it. If you're new to the Buggles, get "Age of Plastic". If your first thought after finishing that record was that you just wanted more, then you should definitely add this to your collection. I just wish the Buggles hadn't imploded so soon after this record ;_;... Ah well, you can't have everything!
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Out with the old and in with the new, the rise of technology - the underlying theme of the Buggles. It's cleary been the case since the initial release of Adventures (just listen to restored versions of the works of Simon and Garfunkel, Bill Joel, Blue Oyster Cult, etc - how's that for technology?). Foreshadowing? Too easy. Insightful? Perhaps. Interesting? I'd say so.
The album packs an interesting punch. The different version of "I am a camera" included here (also appearing as "Into the Lens" from Yes's Drama, same lead vocal) is IMHO by FAR the better version. It's slightly understated and often down like a real sense of loss flows through it, but it lashes out, too. It's certainly one of the standout tracks.
Lenny ("scientific, so scientific... but you were walking on glass"), Inner City ("run... one last train for the inner city run..."), and Adventures in Modern Recording ("so carefully directed for modern mass appeal") are excellent tunes that easily could have appeared on Plastic Age, the Buggles awesome debut showcase. The other tunes are just okay.
I purchased the Japanese issue with the 3 extra bonus tracks (includes a saucier version of "I am a camera," a spicy "Blue Nylon," and a bbq "Fade Away." perhaps these are wholly accurate descriptions, or perhaps I am hungry for chicken wings. more than likely it's both). This CD is NOT complete without these three tracks. They really add to the dynamics of the compilation. The Japanese issues also includes all of the lyrics in Japanese and English. Theres's other material within the booklet, and if could read Japanese, I'd comment on it.
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I actually own a genuine record album version of this second foray by the same gentlemen behind "Video Killed the Radio Star." This series of sessions was made in 1981, just after Trevor Horn and Geoff Downes participated with YES on their 1980 album "Drama." More exploratory than "Age of Plastic," their debut album, this group of songs is mostly driven by Trevor Horn, but musical elements clearly foreshadow Downes' coming work with ASIA and Horn's future as one of Europe's premier music producers (Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Seal). Bonus tracks include two singles, "Fade Away" and "Blue Nylon" plus a 12" remix of "I Am A Camera", known as "Into the Lens" on the YES album "Drama." My only regret is that I can't read Japanese kanji, as there appears to be a lengthy interview and history inside the CD booklet.
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Most people who have heard of The Buggles know them through their one radio/MTV hit, "Video Killed the Radio Star", from _The_Age_of_Plastic_. While _Adventures_in_Modern_Recording_ doesn't offer a radio-ready hit like "Video Killed...", it's musically much more complex and coherent than Age_of_Plastic. If you liked "Video Killed..." you'll probably like this album. If you bought Age_of_Plastic because of the single but were disappointed because the album didn't offer enough substance then you will DEFINITELY like _Adventures_in_Modern_Recording_.
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Although "The Age of Plastic" was a great album, Adventures is much better. The title track is very good, as is the rest of the album, but I think the best cut is "I am a Camera". Anyone else who likes this song may want to pick up the CD "Drama" by YES(ATLANTIC 16019-2) and listen to track 4, "Into the Lens" Same song,different spin. I highly recommend Adventures. Well worth the purchase price!!
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