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The Alan Parsons Project


Crossover Prog

3.42 | 380 ratings

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4 stars It's very strange and this only happens maybe with certain albums...If you analize it, this album is not so progressive as thier predecessors TOMAI and IR, but this one has what I now would baptise as "Prog rock for dummies". Songs like The Eagle Will Rise Again, One More River and Can't Take It With You and The Shadow Of A Lonely Man are simply prototypes of what this band would become next...but with some vestiges of good progressive sounds. Voyager (an introduction of What Goes Up), In The Lap Of The Gods (great!!!) and Hyper-Gamma-Spaces (now I know who played that electronic sounds when I was a little kid) have the trademark of Parsons. What a genious this man when making instrumentals!!!. It's a good mixture between the easy-to-grap music and the sophistication of the prog made by the APP' sound and as I read in other reviews, most of you love the sound and others simply feel a little bit disappointed with the album after those great records released previously...It's a good album to start to understand the prog movement and to begin your journey into this fantastic and never-ending world...Prog Rock For Dummies!! What a bad joke!!!...But that's my feeling about this album...Enjoyable and sometimes adorable...Happy buying!
Carlos | 4/5 |


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