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PYRAMID

The Alan Parsons Project

 

Crossover Prog

3.41 | 380 ratings

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Seyo
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3 stars APP has always been a second-division prog for my taste. A lush and impeccable studio production of soft, pleasant AOR melodies and sweet harmony vocals, in the vein of SUPERTRAMP or sometimes even BEE GEES. Nothing wrong with that, I do like good pop music too, be it ABBA or Madonna, but we are speaking of prog here ! This album contains two songs - "Eagle will Rise Again" and "Shadow of a Lonely Man" that make BEE GEES sound almost avant-garde in comparison. They are simply too much for the demanding prog ears. The rest is OK, but just "OK", with most prog sounding "Lap of Gods" and "Can't Take It With You", while "Hyper Gamma Spaces" was a major hit that was sported by many TV and radio programmes in ex Yugoslavia in time of its release. A concept of Pyramid mystery is a bit pretentious and naive. A decent and pleasant work but far, far from "excellent addition". I would even rate it between 2,5-3, because those cheesy moments spoil the purity of the mark 3.
Seyo | 3/5 |

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