Ebay Madness: The Psorce – Across The Sea (1994)

The Psorce - Across The Sea (1994)

The Psorce – Across The Sea (1994) sells for $189.38!

Auction description:
Sometimes a CD is so hard to find that it doesn’t even register on the trusted barometers of rarity (i.e. an appearance in the Metal Mayhem collection, a ranking on Heavy Harmonies’ top rarities etc.) Across The Sea by The Psorce can’t be found on either website, and is not among the 45 million listings featured on Musicstack and GEMM either. So this isn’t just a one-in-a-million CD… it’s a zero-in-45-million rarity! You have better chances of winning the lottery than finding this one. But the melodic perfection here will DEFINITELY make you feel like you’re holding a golden ticket… a golden ticket to AOR paradise! Listen to “Reach Out” (click title) for example. Have you ever heard a more perfect example of AOR from an indie/unknown band? I know I haven’t! This mid-tempo track is pure bliss for fans of Diving for Pearls and The Cauze (the U.S. band from 1987). Chris Machart’s voice reminds me of a more AOR James Labrie (maybe from his Winter Rose period) with a healthy dose of Danny Malone (Diving for Pearls) and even Hugo (Valentine, Open Skyz). The track is mid-tempo in that to-die-for “Waiting for Love” (Alias), “New Moon” (Diving for Pearls) and “Every Time You Cry” (Strangeways) style. But this track is merely foreplay for what’s to come. “Coming Down” is a commercial, high-energy rocker similar to Gary Hughes at the top of his game, while “Run” is a pure 80s Night Ranger/Loverboy adrenalin rush! Find me three songs on your favorite U.S. AOR indie and they will pale in comparison. Then comes “When She Cries”, a return to the mid-tempo AOR they do so well. If they say “fortune favors the bold”, then it will take nothing less than your boldest bid to secure this veritable fortune of breath-taking, melt-in-your-mouth AOR. Near MINT throughout… don’t miss one of the best and rarest AOR CDs you will see on eBay in 2008!

I have never seen this CD or heard of this band. A Google of “Psorce Across the Sea” brought nothing except this auction and a college radio station playlist. I wouldn’t pay that much for an indie release I have no information on but I would grab it if I saw it out in the wild!

If anyone knows about this band and/or album, please post the information in the comments section.

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9 comments on “Ebay Madness: The Psorce – Across The Sea (1994)

  1. OK, singer Chris Machart (ex-The Psorce, current Millicent Friendly) has just checked in!

    Chris, if you come back, can you give us some additional info on the band and album? I’d love to hear this record if its really in an AOR style. Sounds like a prog rock band name and title though.

    Everyone else check out the Millicent Friendly Myspace page – http://www.myspace.com/millicentfriendly

  2. Don’t know what to tell you really.. the Psorce is the brain child of Craig Allen.. he wrote the songs and handled the financing for the album. I was hired as a singer and was between bands at the time and came in and helped out w/ some harmonies and melodies. It was Mixed at Summit Studios in Dallas, TX. I haven’t heard from Craig in over 10 years.. we never played any shows or anything (and if Craig and the rest of the guys did, then I didn’t know about it).

    I don’t have anymore CD’s for sale.. I only have my one final copy that I got when the record was complete. I’m not really sure what Album Oriented Rock means.. but this is fairly progressive yet melodic music. Lots of reverby wet guitars that remind me of Def Leppard for some reason. It was alot of fun to record and since I didn’t actually have much to do w/ the writing/band itself. (hired on strictly to sing on the record) I don’t have much else to say really.. wish I had a couple of hundred copies or so copies.. at $138 bucks a pop I could stand to make a little extra cash from it :) I don’t have a server to load mp3’s onto or I would.. Craig could have a closet full of these cd’s lying around but unfortunately.. I have no idea where he lives anymore and his number appears to be unlisted.

    That’s all I’ve got folks…

  3. I have a copy. In the early 90’s I was Craig’s exterminator and he gave me one of the very first copies. If anyone wants a copy of it…..drop me a line. What’s funny is that this CD, although very good, was in pawn shops all over the Dallas area for years.

  4. I have a copy. In the early 90’s I was Craig’s exterminator and he gave me one of the very first copies. If anyone wants a copy of it…..drop me a line. What’s funny is that this CD, although very good, was in pawn shops all over the Dallas area for years and could have been purchased for $2!

    • Hey Brian, any chance of getting a copy of the Psorce CD from you – MP3′s or whatever is fine. I’ve been after it for so long. Any help would be much appreciated.
      Cheers.

  5. Hey Brian, any chance of getting a copy of the Psorce CD from you – MP3’s or whatever is fine. I’ve been after it for so long. Any help would be much appreciated.
    Cheers.

  6. Wow! What a great write-up. This was a personal project that I had the wonderful opportunity to pull off and I could not have created the greatness of it without Chris Machart. His vocals and phrasing are incredible. His interpretation of the lyrics were prefection.

    By the way I do have a few CDs left in my closet.

    Craig Whipple aka Craig Alan (the psorce)

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