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The Alan Parsons Project


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3.42 | 381 ratings

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3 stars It's a good follow-up album after "I Robot" with the same style that has become the trademark of The Alan Parsons Project music. It starts with an ambient "Voyager" followed with an excellent mellow pop song with excellent melody "What Goes Up..." using some brass section which makes the music is rich in textures. What follows is another song with catchy melody "The Eagle Will Rise Again" and nice guitar fills. "One More River" is a pop-rocker with an upbeat style augmented with howling keyboard effects and acoustic guitar rhythm. "Can't Take It With You" maintains its solid style as The Alan Parsons Project's music with pop beats.

"In The Lap Of The Gods" shows good exploration of guitar and keyboards augmented with chorale / backing vocals and excellent orchestration. I imagine that this track is good for soundtrack music - film score. I realize that this track should be used in my next workshop because it can create good ambient for the class. The use of brass section provides excellent textures for the music. It's really an excellent track. "Pyramania" continues the previous track with a much more upbeat music and energetic vocal which reminds me to the music of Supertramp. "Hyper-Gamma-Spaces" intro part even gives more impression to Supertramp music until the pulsating keyboard sound enters the music. "Shadow Of A Lonely Man" is a nice and mellow track which concludes the album excellently; especially with the use of orchestra. No wonder, Andrew Powell is the Arranger and Conductor. This track has a very catchy melody and it characterizes the Alan Parsons Project music. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 3/5 |


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