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The Definitive Collection
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Tracks

1. Robot

2. I Would'nt Want To Be Like You

3. Breakdown

4. Don't Let It Show

5. Voyager

6. What Goes Up..

7. The Eagle Will Rise Again

8. Can't Take It With You

9. Pyramania

10. Dammed If I Do

11. Lucifer

12. If I Could Change Your Mind

13. The Turn Of The Friendly Card (Part 1)

14. Snake Eyes

15. Games People Play

16. Time

17. Sirius

18. Eye In The Sky

19. Psychobabble

20. Mammagamma

21. Old And Wise

22. Prime Time

23. Don't Answer Me

24. You Don't Believe

25. Let's Talk About Me

26. Days Are Numbers (The Traveller)

27. Stereotomy

28. In The Real World

29. Standing On Higher Ground

30. Too Late

31. Turn It Up

32. Re-Jigue

Performer Notes
  • Personnel includes: Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson (various instruments, background vocals); Leonard Whiting (vocals); Mr. Laser Beam (spoken word); Andrew Powell, Bob Hughes (conductor); John Miles (vocals, guitar); Ian Bairnson (acoustic & electric guitars, synthesizer, bass, backgrond vocals); David Paton (acoustic guitar); B.J. Cole (steel guitar); Richard Cottle (saxophone, synthesizer); Mel Collins (saxophone); Billy Lyall (piano); Duncan Mackay, Christopher North (keyboards); David Paton, Laurie Collie, Jack Puerta (bass); Stuart Tosh, Stuart Elliot (drums, percussion); Burleigh Drummond (drums); Jack Harris, Bob Howes, The English Chorale, Hilary Western (background vocals); The Orchestra Of The Munich Chamber Opera.
  • Principally recorded at Abbey Road Studios, Mayfair Studios, The Grange, London, England; Mama Jo's Studio, North Hollywood, California; Super Bear Studios, France; Acousti Studio, Paris, France; Parsonics, Sussex, England from April 1975 to August 1993. Includes liner notes by Kathleen & Denny Somach.
  • Digitally remastered by Alan Parsons and Simon Heyworth (Chop Em Out, London, England).
  • Alan Parsons applied the same sense of vision gained during his impressive production and engineering career to his self-named solo group. Though the accessible melodies and lush arrangements of the Alan Parsons Project made it a perfect match for pop radio, the band was also progressive, conceptual, and highly sophisticated. His early work, inspired by science fiction and progressive rock, favored synth-heavy instrumentals. At the turn of the '80s, Parsons was leaning toward a more pop-friendly sound (as evidenced by the hits "Time" and "Eye in the Sky," both of which are included here), yet this material sacrifices none of his high-minded aesthetic. As an overview of Parsons' career, and as a primer for anyone interested in the art rock of the period, this is indispensable. [Originally released as a double-disc set, The Definitive Collection was also made available in a single-disc distillation.] ~ Anthony Tognazzini
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