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EYE IN THE SKY

The Alan Parsons Project

 

Crossover Prog

3.35 | 460 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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3 stars Eye In The Sky is one of the few CDs by Alan Parsons Project that I havenīt have heard at the time. In fact I only knew a couple of songs until few weeks ago. So I was not really sure if I should write a review. But now I found the experience of hearing such CD for the first time quite an enlighteening experience on the subject why so many progheads hate APP. When I first listened to the CD it sounded to me like a bland, ordinary collection of pop songs. And I guess not too many people did have the trouble to go deeper.

That might would be my case too if I havenīt decided to listen to it again paying more atention to every track. And I was quite surprised how much I liked this album after some spins. Ok, this is nothing as strong as their earlier works, but still is a fine work. Anyone with some musical sensibility wil recognise the very well crafted songs and harmonies, the exquisite and symphonic orchestrations, the tasteful arrangements, the fantastic musicanship of all players. Even if you donīt like some of the songs (that was my case with You're Gonna Get Your Fingers Burned) you canīt simply discard them as bad. It is just a matter of personal taste. As usual, the production and engineering are perfect.

There are a number of fine tunes on this album, and my favorites are the beautiful Silence And I and the very poignant Old And Wise. I used to like the title track but it got too much play so I got a little fed up with it. If youīre looking for a fine progressive pop/rock music that is actually much more interesting than 95% of what is being played on the radio, this is a good choice. Eye In The Sky is not as strong as their previous effords but it is still pleasant and well made. 3 stars.

Tarcisio Moura | 3/5 |

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