One of the hardest vinyl restoring processes I've done so far.
It took me more than 20 hours over 3 months to get it decent. More than 10 million clicks fixed, but the real challenge were the monster crackle-pops present.
Enjoyed the process, it's like a therapy, an exercise of patience.
Besides, I've listened this wonderful album almost note by note, like used to do 25 years ago when I bought a vinyl/cassette and play them to death.
Now, with an internet connection, you can get for free 100 albums per day in digital form. There was a time when, if lucky, you could afford a maximum of 3 vinyls / month. And we really crumbled music.
Misc. apart, this album is like a pot of gold, beautifully conceived, and majestically performed.
Hang me on a tree if most of these songs doesn't sound like The Alan Parsons Project golden era; 'Pyramid → Turn Of A Friendly Card', and David Rose as Eric Woolfson or sometimes Colin Blunstone.
Kudos to Serge Perathoner: if you like keyboards, listen carefully his master work, impeccable taste, and sense of melody.
He carries the band's musical backbone on pianos, Prophet 5, synth drums (I can't believe that there are no human drummer/percussionist here, incredible sound).
Also, using the 'Ondioline', a very rare vacuum tube-powered keyboard instrument, invented in 1941 by a Frenchman colleague, a forerunner of today's synthesizers.
I grew up listening this kind of music, and the discovery of this little masterpiece 26 years after of its release makes me more than happy.
And I want to share it with you.
Thanks homer64 for the original ripped files.
Don't miss, IMHO, this genuine 24K diamond.
01 - Don't You Know (Ambushed)
02 - Find My Way Home
03 - Piu Vicino
04 - More Lies
05 - Love You Forever
06 - Inner Stories
07 - Questions
08 - Don't Stop
09 - Place Pigalle
David Rose : Lead Vocals, Electric Violin
Christian Leroux Basile : Electric Guitars
Serge Perathoner : Acoustic & Electric Pianos, Prophet 5, Ondioline, Drum Synthesizers
I LOVE THIS ONE