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The Alan Parsons Project


Crossover Prog

2.55 | 45 ratings

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4 stars This is a good compilation of some high quality "commercial songs" or songs played in the Radio (or even used in T.V. ads for cars, as "Lucifer" in my country many years ago). But even if some songs were for Radio playing, I have to say that the recording and mixing of these songs is also of high quality, as expected from a recording engineer/producer like Alan Parsons. This album shows an equal production quality, even if the songs were taken from different albums. There are not tracks from APP`s first album, as this album was released by a different label. I bought this album mainly for "Time", a song I have listened in the Radio in the eighties. APP had very good musicians apart from Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson, and even if there are several changes of personnel in the tracks, the sound, "the concept" of the APP remains the same. Andrew Powell is a very good orchestral arrangement, and his work in "Time" is a good example of this. My favourite songs from this album are "Time", "Damned if I do", "Don`t let it show", "Can`t take it with you" and "Old and Wise". It seems that some of the songs are shorter than the original versions, like they were edited or cut to be included in this compilation, but it doesn`t matter. The CD version of this album has a very good sound quality.
Guillermo | 4/5 |


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