Alan Parsons Project - The Best of Alan Parsons Project CD (album) cover


Alan Parsons Project


Crossover Prog

2.51 | 35 ratings

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2 stars If you're interested in the radio hits of the Alan Parsons Project, this collection should suit your needs. It contains nearly everything the APP released as a single or received some amount of radio play for. It covers their career from their I Robot album of 1977 through Eye in the Sky in 1982, plus the single You Don't Believe which would end up on their Ammonia Avenue album. Otherwise, it's mostly missing their most "progressive-styled" songs, and I use that term loosely. In addition, nothing from their debut appears on this album (which had two charted singles).

For the progressive rock fan interested in acquiring APP material, start with their debut, then consider getting I Robot, Turn of a Friendly Card, Eye in the Sky, and maybe Stereotomy. Getting any of those studio releases would be much more pleasing to the ears than this compilation. Besides, APP's songs are more fitting in their proper contexts from their respective albums. Two stars. For collectors only.

progaardvark | 2/5 |


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