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The Alan Parsons Project


Crossover Prog

3.35 | 460 ratings

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3 stars Eye In the Sky may not be their most engaging work musically, but it's actually one of their stronger lyrical efforts. Throughout, there are plenty of near-profound statements that are uncommon to unheard of in music that stays as close to the pop/rock sound as this album does, namely in the title track, that song, with it's intro-counterpart "Sirius" being probably my favorite of their instrumental to pop song segues. Don't get me wrong, there's some sublime music on this album - in fact, the whole of Side One is very close to being a masterpiece of progressive rock music, culminating in the highly symphonic "Silence and I", one of the band's most moving dramatic pieces. And while I don't particularly get as much out of most of the music on the second side, the lyrics are still interesting, especially on the otherwise musically uninspiring "Old and Wise." "Mammagamma", however is an exception, it being a typical intsrumental for them, but still good, and "Step By Step" is actually quite catchy. The feeling of ennui that the second side always leaves me with makes me stay away from the album for long periods of time, which is too bad, because I always forget about the great music that Eye in the Sky does contain. And even though it may not be something that would find it's way into the average prog listeners heavy rotation, I would recomend all people to hear the album at least once for the lyrics.
7headedchicken | 3/5 |


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