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.


  1. Chris--you devious spy, you. I love it. Let the speculation begin!

  2. did u notice that there are over 5 hours of audio pleasure on this album?

  3. Did u also c that one of the bonus features is called "The making of 'The Jubilee Singers"? Or at least it appears to look that way.

  4. Also, if u look close enough at the front of the album, u can c an icon that says, "Limited Edition Full Color Poster Inside!"

  5. On the back the it says:

    "Get answers to the deep questions of life, like: Why would Eugene Meltsner shave his head? Why did the Parkers have a family meeting in the bathroom? How does a twig in a baseball glove change the course of a winning game? As you've come to expect from Adventures in Odyssey, the answers to these questions give practical lessons about responsibility, the meaning of true treasure, and God's calling."

  6. Hmmm some interesting theories indeed...

    I do like the new logo though. When we were creating it, it took me a moment to feel good about it. Maybe we should show the steps to how and why we redesigned it. It's pretty impressive really.