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The Alan Parsons Project


Crossover Prog

2.97 | 263 ratings

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3 stars For the first time I have listened this album at the year of release (still on vinyl). I liked it's melodies, great musical quality, but it sounded a bit old-fashioned and pop-oriented then. But it was quite a popular listening for some years. After I just forgot about it.

It was interesting for me now just to re-fresh my old memories, playing this CD. To be honest, my impression isn't too much different, even if 26 years are gone. Strong Alan Parsons Project work. Excellent melodies, not too complex musicianship, but perfectly played and balanced. Good sound and pleasant "old school" feeling. Never too proggy, as usual more art-pop, than prog rock, it is a music showing it's true face. If too many musicians all around tried to be something they never were, Alan Parsons just doing what he knows best. And doing it good.

Without big advances, this album contains good portion of good music. Almost all songs have their own faces ( yes, it was time when it was important!), no experiments, but very pleasant music. Possibly , too much mid tempo, too safe in many places, but still never boring. And looking from now, I see that album dated good. One more confirmation that this music wasn't just some pretty sounds on the borderline of prog.

snobb | 3/5 |


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