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The Alan Parsons Project


Crossover Prog

3.55 | 26 ratings

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4 stars A great introduction to the Alan Parsons Project.

This set is a great introduction to the progressive rock band Alan Parsons Project. It samples a couple of tracks from each album and makes them easily accessible. The only downside is that each APP album was put together as a whole, and sampling a few tracks kinda presents them in a fasion that you dont get the full effect. While this was the first APP album I bought, it highly encouraged me to get more, as their albums as a whole were very profound peices of music.

Now for the actuall music. Each song here tells some sort of story and usually features piano/synths, guitar, bass, drums and vocals, and puts them to very good use. Quite often you'll get chills from the way the songs are presented, either from the message in the lyrics, or the arranging is just that good.

So if you're looking to get into the Alan Parsons Project, or would just like a greatest hits/best of album, this would be the place to start. But I highly recomend the album anyway.

Tarkus31 | 4/5 |


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