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ON AIR

Alan Parsons Band

 

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2.91 | 49 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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3 stars People are being a bit too harsh on this album, I think. This album is different from all other albums that Alan Parsons has ever made - with the Project or otherwise. This album is softer, more floating, less rhythmic and less commercial compared to the Alan Parsons Project's albums. And it is certainly less hard rocking than what I usually enjoy. But the very good electric guitar work and the highly melodic songs makes it appealing somehow.

This music is more similar to Pink Floyd and Mike Oldfield than to the Alan Parsons Project. And apparently some fans of the Project don't like this. Personally, I actually think this album is more enjoyable than many Alan Parsons Project albums. I see it as Parsons finally being able to break free from the formula he followed (sometimes successfully, sometimes not) on the Project's albums throughout the 80's.

I especially like the way this album is book ended by the two acoustic Blue Blue Sky tracks. And I like the consistency of the album - it really feels like a complete piece of music rather than just a collection of songs held together by a concept only (as on most Alan Parsons Project albums).

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |

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