Firesign Theatre / The Three Faces Of Al
Artist Firesign Theatre
Album Title: The Three Faces Of Al
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Format CD
Released 00/00/1984
Label Firesign/Rhino Records
Catalog No RNCD 5812
Bar Code No none
Packaging Jewelcase
1. Part 1 (16:35)
2. Part 2 (16:48)
Date Acquired 01/01/1985
Personal Rating
Acquired from Roadrunner Records
Purchase Price 13.00

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Analyzed: The Firesign Theatre / Nick Danger: The Three Faces of Al

DR         Peak         RMS     Duration Track
DR17      -1.83 dB   -23.93 dB     16:36 01-Part 1
DR16      -0.88 dB   -21.56 dB     16:48 02-Part 2

Number of tracks:  2
Official DR value: DR16

Samplerate:        44100 Hz
Channels:          2
Bits per sample:   16
Bitrate:           650 kbps
Codec:             FLAC

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Review by Sean Carruthers
Five years earlier, Firesign Theatre tried breathing new life into the Nick Danger character with a one-off EP, Nick Danger: The Case of the Missing Shoe, with mixed results. Now down to a trio, the group tried again, but this time stretched out to the length of a full album. There's still clever wordplay, but it seems far more forced than before and perhaps a bit nasty. Also, though Firesign Theatre has always been known for a fairly surreal sense of humor, some of the plot twists here are more nonsensical than surreal, leaving the listener feeling unsatisfied and possibly bewildered. Worse still, some of the characters are underdeveloped here, notably Rocky Rococo, who seems more like a caricature of a caricature on this album. It's not a complete waste of time, though, because it clears up one mystery from the original installment: Just what is an Anselmo Pederazzi case, anyhow?
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