I, Robot 35th anniversary re-reissue

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  • #822
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    Posted today on book o’ the face:

    A 35th anniversary Deluxe edition of the APP album ‘I Robot’ with additional bonus material is due for release Summer 2013.

    Okay… so this has more extra stuff than the previous reissue with bonus material?

    You know what? I’m looking forward to it, but I’m about ready to call BS on this re-re-re-re-reissuing business.


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    Will there be a Kindle edition of this rererererererererereissue?


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    Kindle? No, Earl is talking about the Alan Parsons album not the Isaac Asimov book.

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    Uh, OK. Because there is also the Will Smith movie, and I know THAT is not 35 years old.


    “You can not operate in this room unless you believe that you are Superman, and whatever happens, you’re capable of solving the problem.” – Gene Kranz

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    Actually, upon closer inspection, I am mistaken: the title of the Alan Parsons Project album is “I Robot”, no comma, apparently by agreement with one Mr. Asimov.

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    …who essentially stole the title from the book “I, Cladius” by Robert Graves.

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    I see!

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    I, see what you did there.

    #4894

    More robot news, including the – gasp! – new cover artwork??!? [LINK]

    On September 17, Legacy Recordings will reissue I Robot, giving it two CDs worth of music. The original album will be given a new remastering, with the second disc providing 14 tracks, pieces really, that extend from the formation of the songs found on the album.

    The pieces include early rough mixes, demos, and smaller chunks including a radio ad spot for the album. Of the 14 bonus tracks, nine have never been previously made available. The Legacy Edition of I Robot will feature a 20-page booklet with new liner notes from Alan Parsons, photos, memorabilia, and complete album credits. The album will also feature new cover art.

    It looks as though the bonus tracks will be similar to the ones from the 2007 remaster -intermediate edits and early attempts at what wound up on the album anyway. I remember the radio spot though – I actually went looking for it recently to see if I could include it in the podcast on the anniversary of the release date, to no avail. I swore I had a copy of it already on hand, or that it’d be easy to find on Youtube. Apparently I was wrong. 🙄

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    Fun fact:

    Jamaican-born actor/vocalist Peter Straker…

    • …sang lead on the I Robot single Some Other Time (1977)
    • …played the Movellan Commander in the 1979 Doctor Who story Destiny Of The Daleks (1979)

    I didn’t know that these were the same guy. So now you, like me, get to hear this song and envision this guy singing it.

    Peter Straker

    …which, really, it’s kind of a ridiculously appropriate song for someone associated with Doctor Who.

    Oddly enough, Straker was the second vocalist brought in to sing the song; the first take was sung by Jaki Whitren, whose vocals only survive in the choruses of the final released version.

    There. That’s a thing you know now. (Contractual obligation: NASA Alan Parsons Doctor Who)


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