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Adventure (Television album)

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Adventure
Adventurealbumcover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 1978
RecordedSeptember–November 1977
StudioSoundmixers and the Record Plant, New York City
GenrePost-punk
Length37:09
LabelElektra
Producer
Television chronology
Marquee Moon
(1977)
Adventure
(1978)
Television
(1992)

Adventure is the second studio album by American rock band Television, released in April 1978 by Elektra Records.

Musical style

On the album's sound, Mark Deming of AllMusic writes, "Where Marquee Moon was direct and straightforward in its approach, with the subtleties clearly in the performance and not in the production, Adventure is a decidedly softer and less aggressive disc, and while John Jansen's production isn't intrusive, it does round off the edges of the band's sound in a way Andy Johns' work on the first album did not."[1]

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Blender5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[3]
Pitchfork7.7/10[4]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[5]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[6]
Spin Alternative Record Guide9/10[7]
The Village VoiceA−[8]

Ken Emerson of Rolling Stone wrote, "By daring to be different, Adventure lives up to its title, but it also comes as something of a disappointment because it lacks the jagged tension and mysterious drama that imbued last year's Marquee Moon with such dark but lucid power."[9] Robert Christgau of The Village Voice was favorable, writing, "I agree that it's not as urgent, or as satisfying, but that's only to say that Marquee Moon was a great album while Adventure is a very good one. The difference is more a function of material than of the new album's relatively clean, calm, reflective mood. The lyrics on Marquee Moon were shot through with visionary surprises that never let up. These are comparatively songlike, their apercus concentrated in hook lines that are surrounded by more quotidian stuff."[8]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Tom Verlaine, except where indicated.

Side A
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Glory" 3:11
2."Days"Verlaine, Richard Lloyd3:14
3."Foxhole" 4:48
4."Careful" 3:18
5."Carried Away" 5:14
Side B
No.TitleLength
1."The Fire"5:56
2."Ain't That Nothin'"4:52
3."The Dream's Dream"6:44
CD reissue bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
9."Adventure"5:38
10."Ain't That Nothin'" (single version)3:55
11."Glory" (early version)3:39
12."Ain't That Nothin'" (instrumental)9:47

Personnel

Television

Technical

  • Craig Bishop – engineering
  • Jay Borden – engineering
  • John Jansen – production, engineering
  • Paul Jansen – art direction
  • Gray Russell – engineering
  • Gerrit van der Meer – photography

References

  1. ^ a b Deming, Mark. "Adventure – Television". AllMusic. Retrieved December 25, 2014.
  2. ^ Tannenbaum, Rob. "Television: (various reissues)". Blender. Archived from the original on August 3, 2004. Retrieved July 6, 2016.
  3. ^ Weingarten, Marc (September 26, 2003). "Adventure / Marquee Moon". Entertainment Weekly. No. 730. p. 97. Retrieved December 25, 2014.
  4. ^ Dahlen, Chris (December 9, 2003). "Television: Marquee Moon / Adventure". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 25, 2014.
  5. ^ Sheffield, Rob (October 16, 2003). "Jam Punk!". Rolling Stone. No. 933. p. 90.
  6. ^ Sheffield, Rob (2004). "Television". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Fireside Books. pp. 805–06. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  7. ^ Sheffield, Rob (1995). "Television". In Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig (eds.). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. pp. 398–99. ISBN 0-679-75574-8.
  8. ^ a b Christgau, Robert (May 28, 1978). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved December 25, 2014.
  9. ^ Emerson, Ken (June 1, 1978). "Adventure". Rolling Stone. No. 266. Retrieved December 25, 2014.

External links

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