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The Alan Parsons Project


Crossover Prog

3.35 | 460 ratings

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4 stars Till this far you might finally know that The Project music is a combination of thematic intentions and good music textures. Some people consider that the music of the band must be enjoyed in a whole with all components: the music, the concept, the approach as well as the lyrics which sometimes resemble a certain storyline at album level (refer to debut album "Tales Of Mystery and Imagination" and "The Turn of A Friendly Card"). Peaking at number three on Billboard's Top 40, this album is a good example of how nice melody combined with rock style using the exploration of guitars, keyboards and orchestration - including the use of brass section to accentuate the melody. Conceptually, the album talks about the future on how our lives will be constantly monitored and human rights for freedom and choice. The album tries very hard to satisfy the need of album theme as well as presenting good music for the listeners.

"Sirius" opens the album with cosmic, atmospheric textures using ups and downs which bring the album to the album's hit "Eye In The Sky" - a nice pop rock song. "Silence And I" is a well crafted composition with varied styles combining great orchestration and excellent pop rock song. Oh, this song has powerful and memorable melody and sung perfectly by its vocalist. "Psychobabble" is another good track with simple bass lines that lead the music into the vocal line. "Mammagamma" is an excellent track with Pink Floyd nuance on its keyboard sounds. It's an excellent track. The album concludes with a killer song which has a killing melody "Old and Wise".

It's an excellent album but don't expect something prog. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 4/5 |


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