Thursday, January 14, 2010

Album 51 Episode Titles!

Okay, so if you haven't seen the latest video podcast on the Official Site, definitely check it out! At about 8:45 of the podcast, they unveil the album artwork for Album 51: Take It From the Top! I thought they might keep the episode titles a secret until closer to the actual release date, but I guess they decided it was okay to reveal them. In fact, you can see all twelve episode titles!

Some of the words are a little unclear, but here's what I've deduced so far:

1. The Inspiration Station I
2. The Inspiration Station II

3. Clutter
4. Game for a Mystery
5. Target of the Week
6. For the Birds
7. When You're Right, You're Right
8. Grandma's Visit
9. Finish What You...
10. The Jubilee Singers I
11. The Jubilee Singers II
12. The Jubilee Singers III

I also noticed there will be a few bonus features included in the album. Glad they've decide to keep this up!

As far as the aesthetic changes go, it's worth mentioning that the characters have been completely redesigned, and so far I'm liking it! I think it'll be slightly weird seeing Eugene's eyes (presuming he retains the new hairstyle), but not nearly as strange as it will be seeing a different looking Whit! Is it just me, or does he remind you of some earlier illustrations? I'm definitely getting flashbacks to Paul McCusker's The Stranger's Message, as depicted below.

My only complaint about this new album (and future albums) is the fact that they've decided to change up the logo. I'm not a fan of the way the word, "in," is no longer in-between "Adventures" and "Odyssey." It somehow makes the logo appear less symmetrical. But I'm sure I'll get used to it. Haha.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Contest Winners Announced!

The results are in! Over one hundred entries for the Ultimate Odyssey IQ Challenge came pouring in over the last week. With a total of 100 trivia questions spanning albums 1-50, this truly was a contest for the ages! Head on over to the Odyssey Scoop to find out who won! Then check out the Official Site to find out all the details about an exciting new contest!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Ultimate Odyssey IQ Challenge

With the arrival of the New Year, we are now only two months away from the release of the fifty-first album, Take It From the Top. As we await the new episodes from this highly anticipated album, the Odyssey Scoop and the Unofficial Podcast have teamed up to give you the opportunity to win a free copy to add to your collection! Focus on the Family has graciously offered to provide copies of this album, so enter now to win!

How do I enter?

Test your Odyssey knowledge by answering 100 questions from the past fifty albums of "Adventures in Odyssey."

When is the deadline?

We must receive all entries no later than January 11 at 11:59pm eastern time. Winners will be announced January 13 at the Odyssey Scoop.

What if I don't know the answer to a certain question?

You may want to listen to past episodes to find the answers. Research is encouraged!

Get started and test your Odyssey IQ!