Saturday, October 25, 2008

Unofficial Podcast Ep. 48

10.25.08. Just when you thought we had abandoned the podcast scene forever, we finally have a new episode! In this podcast, Sarah and I reminisce about our first day in Colorado Springs, as we talk about our time recording in studio and meeting the actors for the very first time.

Hi, this is Chris!

Dave Madden as Bernard Walton

Genni and Donald Long as Lucy-Cunningham Schultz and Jack Davis

Will Ryan wearing a giant Mr. Whittaker head

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Running Time: 61:16-

Monday, October 20, 2008

Album 16 Repackaged!

If you've been perusing the various Odyssey fan sites lately, then you've probably seen the latest repack already. Here we see a unique twist on the cover for Album 16: Flights of Imagination, continuing the trend of replacing the original collage covers with an illustration of a scene from a specific episode. And in case I haven't expressed my appreciation for the new artwork enough -- yes, it's much better than the original. Note that Gary Locke has a cameo in this cover... can you guess who it is?

For an album that had such powerful episodes in "The Mortal Coil" and "It is Well," it's interesting that they decided to draw from Columbus: The Grand Voyage. Plus, Gary's depiction of Lawrence is more how I imagined Jimmy to look like. It's still another excellent cover, however, and I can't wait to get a copy when it releases this December!

Stay tuned for our latest podcast...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy thanksgiving, everyone!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Album 21 Repackaged!

As Focus continues to re-release its old albums with the updated layout, I am continually amazed by some of the artwork illustrator Gary Locke continues to produce. I realize there are those who prefer the original artwork, but these new designs seem way more vibrant than the previous ones. Gary's illustrations have the tendency to make the scenes stand out in the same way that a pop-up book makes simple drawings come to life. In Album 21: Wish You Were Here, we see one of our favorite Odyssey duos during their trip through California. I especially like how the truck appears to "jump out" of the picture... it really makes for a visually appealing cover. Much moreso than the original.

This latest repack is scheduled to release in December. Thoughts?

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Novacom Boxed Set?

Back in early August, Jacob Isom over at the Odyssey Scoop announced his discovery of a new special boxed set album that will be released as the Novacom Saga. According to the production description, the album will contain 10 CDs, the first nine of which will includes the 28 episodes that comprise the Novacom Saga. The tenth CD will feature over an hour of behind-the-scenes audio material.

I was recently searching for various Odyssey related products and managed to stumble upon the product page for this particular set on Amazon. I'm not sure if this is the final cover, but it looks pretty spiffy. There's not much else to report, except for the fact that it will retail for approximately $30 when it is released in March 2009. I'm usually quite hesitant to purchase re-released products (unless I don't already own the originally released product), but that hour of bonus material is rather enticing. Your thoughts?