"24 years after Pink World appeared on double vinyl album, Planet P Project aka Tony Carey is back with a three part trilogy. 1931 Go Out Dancing Pt.1 and Levittown are the first 2 discs in the series. There is not a working title for the third disc and Tony says it will be a while before it appears more than likely a couple years. This disc is just brimming over with gems (from the classic PP sound of the title track, "Saw A Satellite", and "All God's Children" to the more updated sound of "In Babylon") and comes in at over 66 minutes. Liner notes are as well thought out as the disc and give more perspective into the project and why it has taken so long. Carey wrote all the songs except 2 which he co-wrote and of course produced, engineered, and "kitchen-sink'd" the project. This one grows on me the more I listen to it, looking forward to part three and it's great to meet Planet P back on Tranquility Base."
Tim Neitzel | Olympia, WA USA | 10/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From the satirical opening intro to this album through the many gems along the way, this cd is a musical masterpiece. Tony Carey has lost none of his talent, he isn't burnt out, irrelevant or simply repeating himself. What we have here is excellent, guitar-oriented rock that contains some cutting lyrics. The opening to "White Sands" speaks of a project paperclip that took place at the end of World War II and imported German scientists for our American space program, saying "they had more blood on their hands than Pontius Pilate". White Sands is a perfect name for this tune, invoking the innocence of such stuff i.e. white sand, while in the background loom the murderers of the third reich. Needless to say, the song itself is excellent, followed up by 'Saw A Satellite' which foretells of the end of the era of privacy and the start of global electronic monitoring. 'In Babylon' we find visions of currently happening things, such as jihad and the devil wearing sandals and a robe, if you believe this... 'Where We Want You' speaks of the government's ability to make you believe (and by implication, do) whatever they want you to by manipulating the truth. The last song 'Go Out Dancing' tells of the payoff for all we've done: Plague and the end of civilization. Each of these songs is set to lively tunes. Immensely entertaining, and, if you are so inclined, thought-provoking. Each song tells a story (always Tony's strong suit, whether on Planet P Project cds or cds released under his own name) and the stories add up to an excellent concept album. This is the best cd of its type, and one of the best overall, that I've heard in years. If you haven't gotten the idea by now BUY this!!!"
Finally a Planet P album
ken | 10/04/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am so happy Tony is still producing music under Planet P Project. I have been waiting for this one for a long time and I was not disappointed. A great c.d. Loved his music for a long time and this is definitely a keeper. Levittown, don't leave home without it."
Jerry P. Kaminski | Pa | 10/03/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've been a die hard tony fan for many years..then he seemed to vanish for awhile..after listening to this CD Levittown several times i see Tony hasnt lost any of the creativity that he always posessed...wat i like the most is that each song is a story and he's a master teller..i will enjoy this for years and watch for more content.. thnx"
Levittown Hits Home
J. Wattles | 10/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I purchased "Levittown" on the strength of the first album of the "Go Out Dancing" trilogy. At the time, I knew next to nothing about either Planet P Project or Tony Carey; I was captivated by the strength of the music alone. Ironically, I had tipped off a well-respected radio presenter, his copy arrived before mine, and he let me know that he found it amazing and hadn't had it out of his car CD for quite some time.
Even with those high expectations, I wasn't prepared for the magnificent album that is "Levittown." In my years as an online entertainment channel manager and as a listening assistant to a well-loved radio personality (sadly, he died shortly before the release of "Levittown"), no other album has so completely stopped me in my tracks. The music flows perfectly, beginning to end. Both the choice of instruments and the content of the lyrics couldn't be improved. The sound quality is flawless.
It isn't necessary to know anything about Planet P Project before purchasing "Levittown," nor is it mandatory to listen to Part One of "Go Out Dancing" first. This album stands on its own merit. For those who are detail-oriented, there are extensive liner notes, and they are indeed informative. "