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Alan Parsons - The Songs Of Alan Parsons - Symphonic Rock Project FLAC album

Performer: Alan Parsons
Genre: Rock
Title: The Songs Of Alan Parsons - Symphonic Rock Project
Country: Portugal
Released: 1993
Style: Indie Rock
Label: Compact Club
Catalog Number: CCV 8918
FLAC version ZIP size: 2613 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1874 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 2141 mb
Rating: 4.0
Votes: 480


1Don't Answer Me4:00
2The Gold Bug3:15
4I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You3:21
5The Raven3:45
6The Turn Of A Friendly Card4:25
7What Goes Up3:04
9Genesis Ch 1 V 323:27
11Days Are Numbers (The Traveller)4:03
13I Robot4:03
14Prime Time4:59
15Old And Wise3:09
16Snake Eyes3:10
17Mamma Gamma2:01
18Let's Talk About Me4:12
19Eye In The Sky4:56


The mid 1970's was a musical era awash in the ashes of the late 60's and early 70's progressive rock movement. The New Wave from the American coasts and England had yet to appear and the new generation of mainstream artists were still in their infancy, if together at all. The musical euphoria and innovation which was so prevalent just a few years earlier had gotten a bit stagnant... but there were exceptions. A handful of new as well as veteran artists managed to forge ahead with continuing high standards of musicianship and expression. Clearly, among those exceptions was the Alan Parsons Project with wide screen, cinematic music. The Alan Parsons Project was able to combine rich orchestral textures with a sense of economy.

The key has always been in the Project's ability to deliver a sense of balance. Complex arrangements were fitted to accessible melodies. Their musicianship has the highest standards, yet the frequently boring indulgences common to progressive artists were absent from the Project's music, and the overall feel of the songs was conducive to headphone listening as well as background listening.

The Project's first album was "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" which was recorded over a two year period. It met with good, though not overwhelming, public response. In 1977 the Project began a new phase with a series of concept albums, such as "I, Robot" [sic], "Pyramid", "Eve", and "Eye in the Sky". All in all we can say that the Alan Parsons Project has continued to take their own music higher and further through the years.

The songs in this collection belong to the best of the Alan Parsons Project. They are performed by the Symphonic Rock Project - as as a tribute to Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson, whose contributions as songwriters and conceptual collaborators have been critical to the Project's success through the years. It is refreshing to hear this music that is based purely on sound and song rather than on an image or obsession with the latest novelty.

Total time: 71:01