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Alan Parsons Band


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4 stars In my opinion the highest point, along with "The Time Machine", of Parsons' album. This album is really AMAZING: I loved it from the very first time I listened to it! Every song on this album is somewhat of visionary: infact the real strenght point of this album is its visual aspect, in other words, his gift to take you somewhere else, an aspect that every real prog album should have. This album is composed for its main by GREAT songs, infact the only weak point of it all is a piece called "Back Against The Wall", but for the rest of it you'll get wonderful tunes like "The Three Of Me" which opens the cd with a very catchy melodic line and great arrangement (an aspect common to every song on "Try Anything Once")

2. Turn It Up - A great song with a toto-ish melodic line, very delightful. 3. Wine From The Water - A groovy song built around a bluesy-Electric piano riff, very good. 4. Breakaway - The BEST instrumental appeared on a Parsons' album, this track shows the real talent of Alan himself to compose and arrange a tune, absolutely mind-blowing! 5. Mr.Time - A very good performance by the female vocalist Jacqui Copland, this song opens with Ian Bairnson playing his guitar in a very Gilmourish way (The delay-filtered guitar on the opening of the song is clearly influenced by Another Brick In The Wall pt.1) 6. Jigue - Another good instrumental; a piece with a melodic line influenced by medieval ethnic songs rearranged for modern instruments. 7. I'm Talking To You - One of the weakest moments in the album, but a good tune in the end... 8. Siren Song - A Very GREAT acoustic song ; a tune that carries you away making you travel with your mind thanks to a really good arrangement and to a dreaming melodic line 9. Dreamscape - A BEAUTIFUL instrumental feturing only a couple of keyboards and a guitar, a very Floydian atmosfere dominates this truly relaxing piece of music. 10. Back Against The Wall - The only awful song on this album, a very repeatitive tune. 11. Re-Jigue - It's the second part of "Jigue" but this time the orchestra is at the centre of the attention, a great Andrew Powell work. 12. Oh Life (There Must Be More) - In my opinion the best track on an album which coulld only be defined AWESOME, this song is a masterpiece, Great lyrics, Great Arrangements, Great Performance, this tune doesn't miss anything...

Let's try anything once!!!

Malve87 | 4/5 |


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