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The Alan Parsons Project


Crossover Prog

3.05 | 248 ratings

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The opening and closing tracks on this album are excellent! These two tracks are clearly among the Alan Parsons Project's best material ever. The opening track rocks harder than most Alan Parson's Project songs, and it has a very strong melody too, very bombastic and powerful song. The closing track is an instrumental that reprises the theme of the opening track with excellent acoustic guitar playing in a Spanish flamenco style! Great way to open and close the album.

What comes in between is a little bit of a mixed bag, however. All the songs are good, but as on every Alan Parson's Project album there are simply too many singers ans styles involved making almost all their albums sound like compilations of different artists work rather than as works by one and the same band. Not even the conceptual nature of their albums can make them sound like fully coherent works. This album, based on Antonio Gaudi - a famous architect - is a bit more consistent than many other Project albums.

Surprisingly, this album has actually become my favourite by the Alan Parsons Project! It is more rock than pop, and the Disco influences of some earlier albums are absent here. Clearly, this is one of the best ones from the Alan Parsons Project and, I would say, an early choice if you want to explore the project.


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