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EYE IN THE SKY

The Alan Parsons Project

 

Crossover Prog

3.35 | 460 ratings

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Malve87
2 stars "Eye in the sky" by Alan Parsons is probably his most famous record, containing his biggest hit: the song with the same. All in all is a really average album, since in terms of innovation it brings very few, all the songs own a lot to previous APP efforts: for instance "Silence and I" melodic line and arrangement are very similar to "The turn of a friendly card" or the, quite useless opening instrumental piece "Sirius" is very similar in approach to "Lucifer" from the "Eve" album. The song "Eye in the sky" is frankly horrible, a very poor pop song from the 80's very very easy listening. There are no doubts about what is the highest point of the album: "Old and wise", a splendid ballad, one of the best in APP entire catalog, for sure. Another fair track is the rockin' number "You're gonna get your fingers burned", a simple rock song, somehow recalling Queen, especially due to its wild riff. In terms of progressive there is little, the band is working around a well established list of clichès, however what's missing are the ideas and quite repetitive melodic lines. Boring the rest of it: the soft pop of "Psychobabble" and the awful instrumental "Mammagamma".

PROS: Great production, as always, "Old and Wise", "You're gonna get your fingers burned"...it's hard to listen to it entirely. CONS: Few interesting and fresh melodic ideas, "Eye In the sky" (the song: really boring and surely overplayed), lots of clichès which give a sense of deja-vu.

2.75 stars...just because only two good tracks are not enough for 3.

Malve87 | 2/5 |

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