In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
Essentially a one-hit record, In the Year 2525 will be of interest to most listeners solely for its compelling opening title track, which is a strangely haunting relic of dystopian kitsch that combines mariachi brass, jangling acoustic guitar, and a millennial narrative of technological meltdown. In one of the worst bits of track programming ever, it is followed by the hilariously awful sap-song "Woman." Zager and Evans are best when contrasting their rather nasal harmonies with an upbeat brass backing, as on "Bayoan" and "Taxi Man." When they repeat the title track's "count-up" narrative gimmick in "Fred," it's with little success. But what really haven't aged well are the slower, dopier numbers; some, like "I Remember Heide" and "Less Than Tomorrow" have spoken portions mid-song that have an undeniable (if unintentional) comic value. ~ Paul Collins, Rovi
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HPB condition ratings
- New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
- Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
- Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
- Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
- Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
- Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
- Format: Compact Disc
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- Label: Phantom Import Distribution
- UPC: 5014138017422