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The Alan Parsons Project


Crossover Prog

2.71 | 266 ratings

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3 stars Before i went to become a big prog fan, i was a Alan Parsons Project freak!!!! I was listening to at least 30 hours of Alan Parsons every week !!!!! Now, it's about 4 hours every years but, every time i listen to their music i still like it a lot :)

Eve was i o.k. album when i discovered it but, the album grew on me and now, it's a must have to all Alan Parsons fan.

The album starts with the wird instrumantal "Lucifer" not their best track or instrumantals but, it's good music, i really like the acoustic guitar parts, the way it sound + there are very good choir.

"You Lie Down With Dogs" it's the first highlight of the album, a very good groove plus a very good chorus "You lie down with dogs, you fall in with thieves..." The song is sang by Lenny Zakatec, i really like is voice.

"I'd rather be a man" is sang by David Paton. Good keyboards loop + in the middle you have a simple but very strong, keyboards melody wow! I really like that parts a lot :)

"You Won't Be There" is sang by Dave Townsend and is the first ballad on the album, nothing incredible here except a good guitar solo and a beatiful strings section.

"Winding Me Up" is the second highlight of the album. The guitar here is very groovy and there is a good flute melody in the middle but it's the orchestra that steal the show here. Andrew Powell is a really strong orchestral arranger.

"Damned if I Do" may be one of the best track Alan Parsons have done. Just for this one track alone you need this album, and Ian Bairnson guitar solo, wow! He's difinetly one of my favorites guitar player, not technically but emotionally and melodicly.

"Don't Hold Back" is another highlight of the album. The signer Clare Torry is the same female signer who sang the vocal solo in "The Great Gig In The Sky" by Pink Floyd. What a voice!!!!

"Secret Garden" is the second instrumantal of the album and my second favorite song on the album. It's not a well known instrumantal by Alan Parsons but a very strong one IMO.

"If I Could Change Your Mind" haven't change my mind about this song, it's the socond ballad on the album, it came out as a single and i don't like it a bit! So after "Secret Garden", i push stop and it stop there ;)

A four stars for a Alan Parsons Project album but for the Prog Archives it's a 3, good album but non- essential.

Fido73 | 3/5 |


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