Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky CD (album) cover


The Alan Parsons Project


Crossover Prog

3.36 | 473 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Tarcisio Moura
Prog Reviewer
3 stars Eye In The Sky is one of the few CDs by Alan Parsons Project that I havenīt have heard at the time. In fact I only knew a couple of songs until few weeks ago. So I was not really sure if I should write a review. But now I found the experience of hearing such CD for the first time quite an enlighteening experience on the subject why so many progheads hate APP. When I first listened to the CD it sounded to me like a bland, ordinary collection of pop songs. And I guess not too many people did have the trouble to go deeper.

That might would be my case too if I havenīt decided to listen to it again paying more atention to every track. And I was quite surprised how much I liked this album after some spins. Ok, this is nothing as strong as their earlier works, but still is a fine work. Anyone with some musical sensibility wil recognise the very well crafted songs and harmonies, the exquisite and symphonic orchestrations, the tasteful arrangements, the fantastic musicanship of all players. Even if you donīt like some of the songs (that was my case with You're Gonna Get Your Fingers Burned) you canīt simply discard them as bad. It is just a matter of personal taste. As usual, the production and engineering are perfect.

There are a number of fine tunes on this album, and my favorites are the beautiful Silence And I and the very poignant Old And Wise. I used to like the title track but it got too much play so I got a little fed up with it. If youīre looking for a fine progressive pop/rock music that is actually much more interesting than 95% of what is being played on the radio, this is a good choice. Eye In The Sky is not as strong as their previous effords but it is still pleasant and well made. 3 stars.

Tarcisio Moura | 3/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password


Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.