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Alan Parsons


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3.09 | 31 ratings

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2 stars I bought this album because it was very cheap, only 4 dls , i was not searching for it, but with that price, who doesn`t buy an album by a progressive band .

This live album is not so good, maybe for Alan Parsons fans, because it has some classic tracks like "Eye in the Sky" or "The Raven", but for a prog lover this is not the best to listen to, because some songs are too poppish, and lack of creativity, another fact are the 3 last songs are new studio songs, but they have the same poppish and not so good sound, talking about quality and mix of the album , well, we know Alan Parsons is a great engineer, (see Dark Side of the Moon), and this is one of the best points of this album.

It has a emotional introduction, the song "Sirius" is a classic sound of keyboards and instrumental sound, that is the "pre" song to "Eye in the Sky", which is well - known by everyone of us , it is a classic not only of the progressive rock, but the rock in general, (classic doesnt means excellent), but its a good song.

The best part or period of the concert is since song number 3 to the 6th, "Psychobabble" "The Raven" "Time" and "Luciferama" are excellent songs, maybe the proggiest of the album, "The Raven" with great changes and good guitar riffs, is the only song from an progressive album , "Time" is quite relaxing and beautiful, maybe simple but the performance is great, and "Psychobabble and Luciferama" are crazy songs, with notable keyboard sound. After this batch of songs, the prog sound and the beauty is missed, maybe "Old and Wise" is the last interesting track of this concert , because i think the other songs are pretty repetitives and sometimes boring, so for me the concert ends in track 7.

Then the last 3 tracks are new studio tracks, it has a complete sound of 80`s despite it was released in 90`s, because are pop rock songs.

So after all, i dont enjoy it so much, and it is not so progressive rock, for that reasons i think the best place to this album is being a 2 star album.

memowakeman | 2/5 |


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