Ammonia Avenue is really more of a pretext to put together a bunch of well-calibrated pop songs. In reality this album is more about the gradual decline in interpersonal communications and the development of a society that generates more and more spiritual isolation and anti-social behaviour. That’s the real theme of the album. From a musical point of view, we are dealing with a lovely album, always more commercial and definitely less progressive, but altogether of good quality. But aside from the philosophical concepts prevalent in the lyrics, it is the music on this album that comes to the forefront. The album is a little bit mellower than their previous efforts, but it's still one of their best. While the thematic approach is less evident than on other albums by Alan Parsons, there is not a single weak song.


1.Prime Time 2.Let Me Go Home 3.One Good Reason 4.Since The Last Goodbye 5.Don't Answer Me 6.Dancing On A Highwire 7.You Don't Believe 8.Pipeline 9.Ammonia Avenue


Ian Bairnson - acoustic guitar, guitar, electric guitar, Colin Blunstone - vocals, Mel Collins - synthesizer, saxophone, Stuart Elliott - percussion, drums, Alan Parsons - keyboards, programming, vocals, David Paton - bass, guitar, vocals, Chris Rainbow - vocals, Eric Woolfson - keyboards, vocals, Lenny Zakatek - vocals, Ken Zidar - bass, vocals, The Philharmonia Orchestra, leader – Christopher Warren-Green

Release date: February 7, 1984