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A year after their debut floored critics, Television returned with ADVENTURE. Like the New York quartet's previous album, the 1978 Elektra collection brims with fine songs from the pen of singer-guitarist Tom Verlaine and mesmerizing dual lead playing from him and fellow axeman Richard Lloyd. What distinguishes ADVENTURE is a more refined sound due partly to a new producer (John Jansen) and partly to the group's more seasoned vocal and instrumental work. Propulsive rockers like “Glory" and “Ain't That Nothin'” make Television sound poised for mainstream radio … until a few theremin licks (“The Fire”) and some eerie orchestration (“The Dream's Dream”) remind you that this band would never play it safe. A superbly crafted exploration of the group's unique fusion of jazz, progressive and alternative rock, ADVENTURE brings the original incarnation of Television to a satisfying conclusion.