Alan Parsons Project - Definitive Collection (CD)

Alan Parsons Project


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Categories
RockPopGreatest HitsMusic
Category
  1. Performer
  2. Rock & Pop
  3. Progressive Rock
Copy Control
No
Number of Items
1
Title
Definitive Collection
Media
CD2
BarCode
743215174622
Country of Origin
USA / Canada
Label
MSI Music Distribution
Mono / Stereo
Stereo
Format
CD
Barcode
743215174622
Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] (The System of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Can't Take It With You
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Pyramania
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Damned If I Do
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Lucifer [Instrumental]
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] If I Could Change Your Mind
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Turn of a Friendly Card, Pt. 1
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Snake Eyes
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Games People Play
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Time
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] Sirius [Instrumental]
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Raven
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Eye in the Sky
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 21 ] Psychobabble
  15. [ Disc 01 Track 22 ] Mammagamma [Instrumental]
  16. [ Disc 01 Track 23 ] Old and Wise
  17. [ Disc 01 Track 24 ] Prime Time
  18. [ Disc 01 Track 25 ] Don't Answer Me
  19. [ Disc 01 Track 26 ] You Don't Believe
  20. [ Disc 01 Track 27 ] Let's Talk About Me
  21. [ Disc 01 Track 28 ] Days Are Numbers (The Traveller)
  22. [ Disc 01 Track 29 ] Stereotomy
  23. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] I Robot [Instrumental]
  24. [ Disc 01 Track 30 ] In the Real World
  25. [ Disc 01 Track 31 ] Standing on Higher Ground
  26. [ Disc 01 Track 32 ] Too Late
  27. [ Disc 01 Track 33 ] Turn It Up
  28. [ Disc 01 Track 34 ] Re-Jigue [Instrumental]
  29. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You
  30. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Breakdown
  31. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Don't Let It Show
  32. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Voyager [Instrumental]
  33. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] What Goes Up...
  34. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Eagle Will Rise Again
Country
USA
Genre
Pop / Rock
Release Date
1 May 2012
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Robot
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] I Wouldn't Want to Be Lik
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Breakdown
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Don't Let It Show
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Voyager
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] What Goes Up
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Eagle Will Rise Again
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Can't Take It With You
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Pyramania
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Damned If I Do
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Lucifer
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] If I Could Change Your Mi
  13. [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Turn of a Friendly Card
  14. [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Shake Eyes
  15. [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Games People Play
  16. [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Time
  17. [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Sirius
  18. [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Eye in the Sky
  19. [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] Psychobabble
  20. [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Mammagamma
  21. [ Disc 01 Track 21 ] Old and Wise
  22. [ Disc 01 Track 22 ] Prime Time
  23. [ Disc 01 Track 23 ] Answer Me
  24. [ Disc 01 Track 24 ] You Don't Believe Me
  25. [ Disc 01 Track 25 ] You Won't Believe
  26. [ Disc 01 Track 26 ] Let's Talk About Me
  27. [ Disc 01 Track 27 ] Days Are Number
  28. [ Disc 01 Track 28 ] Stereotomy
  29. [ Disc 01 Track 29 ] In the Real World
  30. [ Disc 01 Track 30 ] Standing on Higher Ground
  31. [ Disc 01 Track 31 ] Too Late
  32. [ Disc 01 Track 32 ] Turn It Up
  33. [ Disc 01 Track 33 ] Re-Jigue
Notes

Personnel includes: Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson (various instruments, background vocals); Leonard Whiting (vocals); Mr. Laser Beam (spoken word); Andrew Powell, Bob Hughes (conductor); John Miles (vocals, guitar); Ian Bairnson (acoustic & electric guitars, synthesizer, bass, backgrond vocals); David Paton (acoustic guitar); B.J. Cole (steel guitar); Richard Cottle (saxophone, synthesizer); Mel Collins (saxophone); Billy Lyall (piano); Duncan Mackay, Christopher North (keyboards); David Paton, Laurie Collie, Jack Puerta (bass); Stuart Tosh, Stuart Elliot (drums, percussion); Burleigh Drummond (drums); Jack Harris, Bob Howes, The English Chorale, Hilary Western (background vocals); The Orchestra Of The Munich Chamber Opera.
Principally recorded at Abbey Road Studios, Mayfair Studios, The Grange, London, England; Mama Jo's Studio, North Hollywood, California; Super Bear Studios, France; Acousti Studio, Paris, France; Parsonics, Sussex, England from April 1975 to August 1993. Includes liner notes by Kathleen & Denny Somach.
Digitally remastered by Alan Parsons and Simon Heyworth (Chop Em Out, London, England).
As a man who worked behind the scenes on both the Beatles' ABBEY ROAD and Pink Floyd's DARK SIDE OF THE MOON, Alan Parsons certainly earned his reputation for being a producer and engineer with vision. Parsons applied that same sense of vision to his self-named solo project, which featured a revolving cast of musicians and vocalists. Though the music of the Alan Parsons Project can be classified as soft rock, and its accessible melodies and lush arrangements made it a perfect match for pop radio in the 1970s and '80s, it's also progressive, conceptual, and highly sophisticated.
THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION is a carefully selected and assembled two-disc set that represents the range and precision of Parsons's music from the '70s to the mid-'90s. His early work, inspired by science fiction and progressive rock, favored synth-heavy instrumentals. At the turn of the '80s, Parsons was leaning toward a more pop-friendly sound (as evidenced by the hits "Time" and "Eye in the Sky," both of which are included here), yet this material sacrifices none of his high-minded aesthetic, a trademark of his sound that continued into the '90s. As an overview of Parsons's career, and as a primer for anyone interested in the art rock of the period, THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION is indispensable.

Date Released
2012-05-01 00:00:00
Audio Format
PCM Audio
Studio / Live
Studio
Video Disabled
0
Performer
The Alan Parsons Project
Artists
  1. Parsons, Alan / Project
Distributor
MSI Music Distribution
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