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The Alan Parsons Project


Crossover Prog

3.05 | 248 ratings

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3 stars "Gaudi" is a another good album by Alan Parsons, not their best but stronger the "Eve" for example.

The album starts very songly with "La Sagrada Familia" a 8 min song with very beatiful classical guitar during the verse to completly change into full electric during the very strong chorus, wow! i like when it starts to become heavy. Very strong orchestration and chorus made by Andrew Powell. My favorite parts in the song is the "Under Clear blue skies our voices rise in songs of glory..."

The second song is the pop "Too Late". Sometimes there is strange thing within ourself, like the fact that usually, i would dislike a song like "Too Late" but for a very strange reason, it's the track i prefer on that album ???? The only thing i can say about this song is the strong production a very good guitar solo by Mr. Ian Bairnson and that it is feel good music.

"Closer To Heaven" it's the only weak track in the album, a simple ballad, well produced and sang but nothing out of the ordinary.

"Standing On Higher Ground" is a song that i didn't like when i first heard it but it grew on me. The very strong chorus may be the reason why ;)

"Money Talk" is a more up tempo song. A good song but again, Alan Parsons did better song in that same vein on "Stereotomy"

"Inside Looking Out" is musically, the highlight of the album. Every time i hear that song, i have goosebumps. It's in song like this one the the beatiful voice of Eric Woolfson is a it's best. Definitly a song for any greates hits on Alan Parsons i would make ;)

"Paseo De Garcia" is the only instrumental of the album. It has the same kind of melody that "La Sagrada Familia" has but with a more Spanish feel to it. A good instrumental.

In the end, this album is a 4 stars for Alan Parsons fan but, 3 for Prog Archives.

Fido73 | 3/5 |


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