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Alpha - The Impossible Thrill

Alpha - The Impossible Thrill
Performer: Alpha
Genre: Electronic
Title: The Impossible Thrill
MP3 album size: 1610 mb
FLAC album size: 1878 mb
Style: Trip Hop, Downtempo
Country: US
Released: 20 Mar 2001
Catalog number: ASW 50693, 7243 8 50693 2 1
Label: Astralwerks

Tracklist


1Clear Sky
Vocals – Martin BarnardWritten-By – Andy Jenks, Corin Dingley, Martin Barnard
5:20
2Fort
Vocals – Helen WhiteWritten-By – Andy Jenks, Corin Dingley, Helen White
5:44
3Eon
Vocals – Wendy StubbsWritten-By – Andy Jenks, Corin Dingley, Wendy Stubbs
3:49
4Dim
Written-By – Andy Jenks, Corin DingleyWritten-By, Vocals – Martin Barnard
4:57
5Wishes
Vocals – Grant Marshall, Wendy StubbsWritten-By – Andy Jenks, Corin Dingley, Wendy Stubbs
3:29
6Al Sation
Vocals – Wendy StubbsWritten-By – Andy Jenks, Corin Dingley, Wendy Stubbs
3:22
7Still
Vocals – Helen WhiteWritten-By – Andy Jenks, Corin Dingley, Helen White
4:07
8Almost There
Vocals – Helen White, Wendy StubbsWritten-By – Andy Jenks, Corin Dingley, Doris , Helen White, Rota, McKuen, Wendy Stubbs
4:36
9Wise
Vocals – Martin BarnardWritten-By – Andy Jenks, Corin Dingley, Martin Barnard
6:23
10Especial
Written-By – Andy Jenks, Corin Dingley
5:26
11South
Vocals – Helen WhiteWritten-By – Andy Jenks, Corin Dingley, Helen White
3:42

Versions


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
CDSAD12, 7243 8 50693 2 1Alpha The Impossible Thrill ‎(CD, Album)Melankolic, VirginCDSAD12, 7243 8 50693 2 1Europe2001
CDSADDJ 12Alpha The Impossible Thrill ‎(CD, Promo, Smplr)MelankolicCDSADDJ 12UK2001
CDSAD12, DE 6334Alpha The Impossible Thrill ‎(CD, Album, Promo, S/Edition, Car)Melankolic, DelabelCDSAD12, DE 6334France2001
CDSAD12, 7243 8 50693 2 1Alpha The Impossible Thrill ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial)Virgin , Virgin CDSAD12, 7243 8 50693 2 1Unknown
noneAlpha The Impossible Thrill ‎(CDr, Album, Promo)LabelsnoneUnknown

Credits


  • AccordionAndy Jenks
  • Arranged By [Choir]Allison Orbaum, Alpha
  • Arranged By [Strings]Alpha, Daniel Jones
  • Art Direction [Art Supervisor]Emma Poole
  • BassBob Locke
  • ChoirNaked Voices
  • Engineer [Assistant, Strings]Chris Clark
  • Engineer [Strings]Paul Hicks
  • GuitarAlex Lee
  • HarmonicaSean Cook
  • LayoutElissa Noad
  • Leader [Strings]Gavin Wright
  • Management [At Supervision Management]Paul Craig
  • Mastered ByJohn Dent
  • Mixed ByCorin Dingley
  • Photography [Video Stills] – Andy Jenks
  • Photography By [Cover Photograph]Stephen Gill
  • Photography By [Roof Photograph]Donald Milne
  • PianoPete Wilde
  • ProducerAndy Jenks, Corin Dingley

Notes


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"

Barcodes


  • 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

Companies


  • Licensed To – Astralwerks
  • Licensed From – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Licensed From – Melankolic
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Melankolic
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Melankolic
  • Manufactured By – Astralwerks
  • Recorded At – Alpha Studios, Somerset
  • Mixed At – Alpha Studios, Somerset
  • Recorded At – Abbey Road Studios
  • Recorded At – Gas Works
  • Mastered At – Loud Mastering
  • Glass Mastered At – EMI MFG.

Video

Album


The Impossible Thrill is a studio album by Alpha. It was released on Melankolic in 2001. It includes vocal contributions from Martin Barnard, Wendy Stubbs, and Helen White. Aidin Vaziri of Rolling Stone included it on the Top Albums of 2001 list. Blues by Nino Rota on Almost There. Album 2001 11 Songs. The Impossible Thrill. Electronic 2001. Released 2001. The Impossible Thrill Tracklist. Still Lyrics. Eon Lyrics. Dim by ALPHA RnB Lyrics. South by ALPHA RnB Lyrics. The Impossible Thrill, 2003. Still, 04:07. Dim, 04:57. Listen free to Alpha The Impossible Thrill Still, Eon and more. 11 tracks 50:52. The Impossible Thrill CD, Album. Melankolic, Virgin. CDSAD12, 7243 8 50693 2 1. THE IMPOSSIBLE THRILL is a disappointing follow-up to Alphas 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. Though on Still and Eon, the first two tracks, nothing seems immediately wrong, except for a little fuzziness in focus. The Impossible Thrill is more of the same laid-back Bacharach-styled trip-hop that was found on ComeFromHeaven. Unfortunately, it's missing some of the magic that made their first LP so wonderful. The first thing one hears upon puching play is that Alpha has made the switch to live instruments, no more relying on samples. The Impossible Thrill underscores Alpha's knack for lush, floating textures whose less beat-oriented groove emphasizes the trip component of so-called trip-hop. Read full review. Few bands exceed Alpha in the creation of truly encompassing and sensual chill-out tunes, and while The Impossible Thrill fails to really explore new territory, it's revisiting familiar and hallowed ground
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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.
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