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The Alan Parsons Project


Crossover Prog

3.05 | 226 ratings

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3 stars There is no real revolution with this album. Only that it is probably better than their production from the last decade.

Nothing extraordinary (but that's not a breaking news), but a whole composite and decent album actually. I even tend to like the long opening number: a strong track which is my highlight here and which could indicate that the worse of the band is fortunately behind. Almost bombastic and decently prog!

The overall mood is more ambient, as if these awful synthetic sounds (even if "Standing On Higher Ground" is not too far away from these) are a definite thing from the past. Obviously, there aren't too much prog hold in "Gaudi", but some crafted vocals harmonies ("Closer To Heaven") which in some ways are a nice return to old melodies.

Some heavier and AOR beats are quite hard to grasp during "Money Talks". An uninspired song which could have been avoided to be honest. If ever you like ELO (which was my case, up to the late middle seventies), you'll be amazing by the nice melody available during "Inside Looking Out". A very pleasant moment, I should say.

Actually, I do share the same advice as Bob about this album: it might well be their best one since their debut. I am only less optimistic about the rating: three stars. Still, it is a pleasant surprise.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |


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