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The Alan Parsons Project


Crossover Prog

2.75 | 330 ratings

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4 stars Ok, I've got some extra time today and I've been looking for an album to review. You know, an album where you end up saying more than "Ditto" to umpteen million reviews.

And I think I've found one. Eve, by The Alan Parsons Project is going to get 4 stars from me as an excellent addition to any prog collection.

Now let me start justifying that opinion, because I'm obviously not in the mainstream on this.

First of all, this is one of the few albums where Alan manages to get a concept across. Yeah, I know every APP album is a concept album, but in most of them you have to strain really hard to find the concept. Not in this one, though. The concept is in your face from Lucifer to If I Could Change Your Mind.

The second reason for liking this album is the instrumentals. We've got two of the best featured here. Secret Garden is a nice one, and Lucifer may be the best instrumental they ever released. APP instrumentals are some of the best reasons for liking this band, and here we get a high quality double helping. Cool.

Thirdly, we've got some really good (albeit misogynistic) songs here. You Lie Down With Dogs, I'd Rather Be A Man, and Damned If I Do are all top notch, and that's half of the songs on the album (I'll admit that Winding Me Up and You Won't Be There are not of the same high quality, but that's the reason I'm giving out 4 stars instead of 5,) The masterpiece here is the last track, If I Could Change Your Mind. Lush instrumentation and a kick-ass guest female vocalist makes this a high point of the album.

Eve is probably my favorite APP album (although it faces some stiff competition from The Turn of a Friendly Card) and is fully deserving of 4 stars and a lot of respect for what was created.

ghost_of_morphy | 4/5 |


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