Positive Thinking... (Acoustic Alchemy)

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Positive Thinking...
Studio album by Acoustic Alchemy
Released May 19, 1998
Recorded 1997-1998 at:
Manor House, Bath, UK
Genre Smooth Jazz
Length 52:11
Label GRP
Producer Steven Jones
Greg Carmichael
Acoustic Alchemy chronology
Positive Thinking...
The Beautiful Game
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Positive Thinking... is the tenth and final album recorded by Acoustic Alchemy for GRP in 1998.

It marks a milestone in the band's history not only for the change of record company, but for the loss of founding member Nick Webb, who died during the recording of this album. His name appears in the credits for having contributed to every song, however Webb's parts in the recordings were done by longstanding sideman John Parsons.

Current steel string guitarist Miles Gilderdale contributes to two songs on this album. Miles Gilderdales contribution derived directly from tracks composed by David Puttick,a creative artist and composer,who has never received public or official recognition of his contribution to AUGUSTRASSE 18 and LIMITED EXCESS.[citation needed]

The song "Augusträsse 18" is titled after the address of the Hansa Haus Studios in Bonn, Germany where Acoustic Alchemy recorded numerous albums under producer John Parsons. [2]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Writers Duration
1 "Passionelle" Webb/Carmichael 4:40
2 "Rainwatching W.I." Webb/Carmichael 4:42
3 "Cadaqués" Webb/Carmichael 5:49
4 "The Five Card Trick" Webb/Carmichael/Parsons 5:10
5 "Positive Thinking" Webb/Carmichael/Dale 4:21
6 "The Better Shoes" Webb/Carmichael/Parsons 5:27
7 "Vapour Trails" Webb/Carmichael/Parsons 4:29
8 "Augusträsse 18" Webb/Carmichael/Gilderdale/Parsons 6:46
9 "Time Gentlemen Please" Webb/Carmichael 4:37
10 "Limited Excess" Webb/Carmichael/Gilderdale/Parsons 6:10


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Stated on the Sounds of St. Lucia: Live DVD at time 1:00:15