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Old 11 Apr 2017, 18:03   #1271
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I am very eager to hear the bonus track of Around the Universe based upon the review below. I bought the regular cd but dont jhave a vinyl player. Does anyone know where to hear or download this bonus track?



AROUND THE UNIVERSE
“Classic” Alphaville (warm pad sounds introducing and underlying this version, build-up reminiscent of "Forever Young" or "Flame") but drums (coming in with the beginning of the second verse) are a bit poor. Far superior to the fourth track on the regular album, though still not as good as the song that we all know from the live shows from 2004 onwards (I would like to know if the band have a live recording from those days). But from the two versions that have finally made it onto records, this bonus version is by far the better one. A pity it is not available on CD or as a download.
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Old 12 Apr 2017, 00:32   #1272
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Oh gosh, oh golly, oh wow! CD & Vinyl are here!

The vinyl cover does look gorgeous, booklett is the opposite of CROG, but maybe there is more than meet the eye.
Writing credits are nowhere to be found ?

Now I feel somewhat being intimidated by the idea of listening this long awaited release. Eyes contact comes first...

On the minus side, as I don't have turntable, I was really hoping for something like this to come with the vinyl:
https://img.discogs.com/Yb2-1qktr9Fq...-2954.jpeg.jpg
Wav files of the bonus tracks would be very welcome
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Old 12 Apr 2017, 09:26   #1273
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I agree. Can we send this message to the managemnet of AV somehow?
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Old 12 Apr 2017, 09:32   #1274
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Why is this some much better than the cd version???
.https://youtu.be/tq6fbjP_y0M
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Old 12 Apr 2017, 12:54   #1275
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Why is this some much better than the cd version???
.https://youtu.be/tq6fbjP_y0M

It isn't.
But this one is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4pTRPKx1yw
IMO
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Old 12 Apr 2017, 17:51   #1276
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I just got my CD


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Old 12 Apr 2017, 19:01   #1277
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Got my CD yesterday finally,only listened to it twice.

I see that some of you Think its the best AV has done but its not but there are some great songs here.
I will post my Review here in the end of the week(have to listen to it atleast 10 times to be able to write a fair Review)
For me it's one of the best album for sure! You think in a different way because you love
the old Alphaville more....sure.....right?
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Old 12 Apr 2017, 19:24   #1278
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@Clare: Cheers to that!


I still have to wait for mine, as it will be available by Apr. 14th... hopefully it will be here by Apr. 20th. =)


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Old 12 Apr 2017, 20:56   #1279
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Mine should have arrived tomorrow but I was worried I'd get a card telling me to collect it as it needed a signature and the post office is closed for the Easter break. But it arrived today.


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Old 12 Apr 2017, 20:58   #1280
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Review of Strange Attractor:
Since Everyone has used 1-10 Points I do so to

Giants: Kind of Boring 3
Marionettes with Halos: Terrible song worst of the album 1
House of Ghosts:More my style synths 8
Around the Universe : Finally my old Favorite on album great song 10
Enigma : Good song 8
Mafia Island : Never liked this one,studioverion a Little better 4
A Handful of Darkness: Wonderful version of this great song fantastic 10
Sexyland: Dont like it 2
Rendezvoyeur: Not my style but I love it anyway Great chorus 9
Nevermore: Ok song 6
Fever: Discotime ok 5
Heartbreak city : Great Chorus but the falcetto song destroys the song 5
Beyond the Laughing sky: Absolutely fantastic(This should have been the single) 10

Summary: A few great song and a few not good songs.Seems like the best songs are the ones that Martin Lister was involved in(he is missed),the rest sound like a mix of Marians soloalbums and TBB maybe with a Little taste of Prostitute(just like I dont want Alphaville to sound),A big step in the wrong
direction

The bad : to much Heavy guitars and falcetto song,a few tracks is really not good(sad there is good songs that should have been picked instead)
Really bad that there was no limited edition CD

The good: 3 real Alphaville classics(Beyond the laughing sky,A handful of darkness and around the universe)
fantastic songs.a few other good songs too

What I missed: Uptempo synthtracks like Phantoms and Call me from rhe last album.

What I hope for the next album: Less Heavy guitars,no falsettosong,funk and jazz.
More synths and poppy sound Please.
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