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The Alan Parsons Project


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2.75 | 193 ratings

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3 stars The Alan Parsons Project always delivers generally good music in the vein of pop-rock - hey, don't expect something prog here! - with excellent combination of vocal quality (plus harmony) and nice keyboard punches. Well, you might hear some nice guitar shots as well to ensure that rock lovers would love this album as well. You don't need to wait that long as the opening track "Stereotomy" really gives you enough guitar solo with good singing line and of course keyboard work. Yes, it's an interesting pop-rocker with relatively long duration. In fact, what makes this album interesting for me is the guitar work - really cool. Tracks like "Beaujolais" and "Urbania" give me enough guitar work. "Limelight" is a ballad slow rock with a bit of "Floydian" guitar work. The instrumental work like "Where's The Walrus" is a good song to enjoy especially on the combined keyboard and guitar works.

In this record Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson make "stereotomy" a tougher sounding in which many fans acclaim it. This can be considered as a powerful, punchy, mostly hard-rocking album, and it's probably one of the Alan Parsons Project's best. The album is good from beginning to end, with first-rate songs & instrumentals, energetic musicianship & production (no wonder - he's the man behind Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of The Moon!), and excellent lead vocals by John Miles, Chris Rainbow, Gary Brooker and Graham Dye. "Stereotomy" remains one of the group's best releases. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

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