Ammonia Avenue is the seventh studio album by The Alan Parsons Project, released in 1984. It is one of the band's biggest-selling albums, carrying an RIAA certification of gold.
The Phil Spector-influenced million-selling smash hit "Don't Answer Me" was Ammonia Avenue's lead single; it reached the Top 15 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and Mainstream Rock Tracks charts as well as the fourth position on the Adult contemporary chart. The single also reached the Top 20 in several countries and represents the last big hit for the Alan Parsons Project. "Prime Time" was a follow-up release that fared well in the top 40. "Since The Last Goodbye" and "You Don't Believe" were also minor hits. Music videos for "Don't Answer Me" and "Prime Time" were produced in 1984, the former with art and animation by MW Kaluta. The latter video is inspired by John Collier's story "Evening Primrose".
The title of the album was inspired by Eric Woolfson's visit to Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) in Billingham, England, where the first thing he saw was a street with miles of pipes, no people, no trees and a sign that said 'Ammonia Avenue'. The album focuses on the possible misunderstanding of industrialscientific developments from a public perspective and a lack of understanding of the public from a scientific perspective.
Ammonia Avenue was remastered and reissued in 2008 with bonus tracks.