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PYRAMID

Alan Parsons Project

 

Crossover Prog

3.32 | 249 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
3 stars "Pyramid" is Alan Parsons Project's" third studio album and as on earlier record they band is a lot of people. the information here on Prog Archives gives me the number of eleven musicians and a choir, even if that number is smaller than before. Pyramid was released in 1978 and on the expressionistic cover can we see a man holding his hand over his face and a wage formation covers the cover in blue. We can also see a pyramid just as the name indicates. Stuart Elliot drums, Ian Bairnson, David Paton and Alan Parsons plays guitars, David Paton plays bass and sings, Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson and Duncan MacKay play keyboards, Andrew Powell conducts the choir and The English Chorale is the name of the choir. Alans Parsons, Colin Blunstone, Dean Ford, Lenny Zakatek, Jack Harris and John Miles sing on the album Pyramid.

The music of Alan Parsons Project is well produced and you can actually hear there's some form of quality in it. It had though gone some way from the fantastic debut album and also from "I robot" which had som marvelous pieces. "Voyager" introduces this album in an atmospheric way of beauty(7/10) and then comes a sweet pop song "What foes up..." which is both relaxed and special(8/10). "The Eagle will rise again" though is rather fatigue(5/10) but "One more river" is rocky and good(7/10). "Can't take it with you" has a nice vibrating vocak part(6/10) and "In the lap of the gods" is amongst the best features on the album. That composition is mighty, symphonic and well performed(8/10). Also the shorter "Pyramania" is clever and very funny(8/10), another favourite. "Hyper-Gamma-Spaces" doesn't get my attention unfortunately(6/10) but "Shadow of a lonely man" concludes the album rather delicate(7/10). This is 37:44 minutes of ell working music which touches the prog rock at some occations. Though do I feel the music a bit vague and it is not really enough for me. They could have taken the music much higher, right now it's just good music, but nothing more. Three stars! Listen to "Pyramia", it's the album's best track!

DrömmarenAdrian | 3/5 |

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