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Alan Parsons


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4 stars A truly MASTERPIECE. This is in my opinion Parsons' Highest peak in all his career. penalized by the very limited number of pubblications this great album show Parsons at one of his best shapes. The Work we're dealing with in this review has very few weak points: the techno- influenced "The Time Machine Pt.1" and...his coda "pt.2", the rest of the album drifts away very well passing trough very great ballads like "Ignorance Is Bliss" to "The Very Last Time" (A very touching song with a great female vocalist) and exploring into new directions with an Enya-influenced track called "The Call Of The Wild" and the "Far ago and Long Away" track (An interisting mix of electronic music and classical); The past Parsons' work experiences with Paul McCartney are shown in the song called "Press Rewind", a track which to a not concetrated listener could sound like an extract from any Wings' album....

My opinion: " A very very good album" , not the best in all Prog history, but definitely an excellent choice, a very homogeneous work with very great songs and very interisting arrangements, a prerogative to almost every Parsons' release. It's understood saying that in from my point of view every Alan Parsons Fan should have one copy of this album in his own collection. If you're new to the Alan Parsons' work this is the right choice to understand the new musical directions of Parsons himself in the last years... I'm not sure if this shuold be your first Parsons' album at all. Unfortunately this album is not very easy to find, expecially if you're not in the USA, but in my opinion it's that this one is worth the search.

4 stars all the way!!!

Malve87 | 4/5 |


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