History Music / TheAlanParsonsProject

19th Mar '17 2:45:47 AM KenKevinStriker
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* ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1976) - inspired by the works of Creator/EdgarAllanPoe (Notable Songs: "The Raven," "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether")
* ''Music/IRobot'' (1977) - Loosely inspired by the works of Creator/IsaacAsimov (Notable Songs: "I Wouldn't Wanna Be Like You," "Breakdown," "Don't Let It Show")
* ''Pyramid'' (1978) - Based on the then-popular pseudoscience of "pyramid power," with general themes of death and impermanence as well. (Notable Songs: "What Goes Up," "Can't Take It With You," "The Eagle Will Rise Again")
* ''Eve'' (1979) - About misogyny and feminism. (Notable Songs: "Lucifer," "Damned if I Do," "If I Could Change Your Mind")
* ''The Turn of a Friendly Card'' (1980) - About gambling and midlife crisis. (Notable Songs: "Games People Play," "Time," "May Be a Price to Pay", the Turn Of A Friendly Card suite ("The Turn of a Friendly Card, Part 1," "Snake Eyes," "The Ace of Swords," "Nothing Left to Lose," "The Turn of a Friendly Card, Part 2"))
* ''Eye in the Sky'' (1982) - About belief systems - both religious and political. (Notable Songs: "Sirius," "Eye in the Sky," "Psychobabble," "Old and Wise")
* ''Ammonia Avenue'' (1984) - Based on the tension between the scientific community and the public, as well as a general theme of failure to communicate. (Notable Songs: "Prime Time," "Since The Last Goodbye," "Don't Answer Me," "You Don't Believe")
* ''Vulture Culture'' (1984) - About the selfishness and dishonesty of modern culture. (Notable Songs: "Let's Talk About Me," "Days Are Numbers (The Traveler)", "Hawkeye")
* ''Stereotomy'' (1985) - About the pressures of modern life. (Notable Songs: "Stereotomy," "Limelight")
* ''Gaudi'' (1987) - Inspired by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, especially his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagrada_Fam%C3%ADlia Sagrada Familia basilica]] in Barcelona. (Notable Songs: "La Sagrada Familia," "Standing on Higher Ground")

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* ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination'' (1976) - inspired by the works of Creator/EdgarAllanPoe (Notable Songs: "The Raven," Raven", "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether")
Cask Of Amontillado", "The Fall Of The House Of Usher" Suite)
* ''Music/IRobot'' (1977) - Loosely inspired by the works of Creator/IsaacAsimov (Notable Songs: "I Wouldn't Wanna Be Like You," "Breakdown," You", "Breakdown", "Don't Let It Show")
* ''Pyramid'' (1978) - Based on the then-popular pseudoscience of "pyramid power," with general themes of death and impermanence as well. (Notable Songs: "What Goes Up," Up", "Can't Take It With You," You", "The Eagle Will Rise Again")
* ''Eve'' (1979) - About misogyny and feminism. (Notable Songs: "Lucifer," "Lucifer", "Damned if I Do," Do", "If I Could Change Your Mind")
* ''The Turn of a Friendly Card'' (1980) - About gambling and midlife crisis. (Notable Songs: "Games People Play," "Time," "May Be a Price to Pay", the "Games People Play", "Time", "The Gold Bug", "The Turn Of A Friendly Card suite ("The Turn of a Friendly Card, Part 1," "Snake Eyes," "The Ace of Swords," "Nothing Left to Lose," "The Turn of a Friendly Card, Part 2"))
Card" Suite)
* ''Eye in the Sky'' (1982) - About belief systems - both religious and political. (Notable Songs: "Sirius," "Sirius", "Eye in the Sky," "Psychobabble," Sky", "Psychobabble", "Old and Wise")
* ''Ammonia Avenue'' (1984) - Based on the tension between the scientific community and the public, as well as a general theme of failure to communicate. (Notable Songs: "Prime Time," Time", "Since The Last Goodbye," Goodbye", "Don't Answer Me," Me", "You Don't Believe")
* ''Vulture Culture'' (1984) - About the selfishness and dishonesty of modern culture. (Notable Songs: "Let's Talk About Me," Me", "Days Are Numbers (The Traveler)", "Hawkeye")
* ''Stereotomy'' (1985) - About the pressures of modern life. (Notable Songs: "Stereotomy," "Limelight")
"Stereotomy", "Limelight", "Where's The Walrus?")
* ''Gaudi'' (1987) - Inspired by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, especially his [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagrada_Fam%C3%ADlia Sagrada Familia basilica]] in Barcelona. (Notable Songs: "La Sagrada Familia," Familia", "Standing on Higher Ground")
Ground", "Inside Looking Out")



** "The Gold-Bug" from ''The Turn of a Friendly Card'' is likely a Call Back to ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination''.

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** "The Gold-Bug" Gold Bug" from ''The Turn of a Friendly Card'' is likely a Call Back to ''Tales of Mystery and Imagination''.


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** Very briefly in "Hawkeye".


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** "Chinese Whispers" from ''Stereotomy''.
19th Mar '17 2:31:47 AM KenKevinStriker
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** "La Sagrada Familia" and "Paseo de Gracia", the latter being an upbeat instrumental of the former.
19th Mar '17 2:25:35 AM KenKevinStriker
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* ''Vulture Culture'' (1984) - About the selfishness and dishonesty of modern culture. (Notable Songs: "Let's Talk About Me," "Separate Lives," "Days Are Numbers (The Traveler)")

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* ''Vulture Culture'' (1984) - About the selfishness and dishonesty of modern culture. (Notable Songs: "Let's Talk About Me," "Separate Lives," "Days Are Numbers (The Traveler)")Traveler)", "Hawkeye")
17th Feb '17 11:33:06 AM madius
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* MisogynySong: "You Lie Down with Dogs", "I'd Rather Be A Man"... actually, quite a bit of ''Eve'' has shades of this, since misogyny and feminism are the main concepts of the album.

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* MisogynySong: "You Lie Down with Dogs", "I'd Rather Be A Man"... actually, quite a bit good chunk of the ''Eve'' has shades album, seeing as the concept of this, since misogyny "the strengths of women and feminism are the main concepts shortcomings of the album.men" is sung almost entirely from a possessive man's point of view.
11th Dec '16 5:33:14 PM KenKevinStriker
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** Towards the end of "Games People Play", we zoom in on stain glass window made to look like a King of Diamonds, only to find Alan staring us down.



** In Eric Woolfson's musical "Poe", an abridged reading of "The Raven" is performed by one of the characters. As the titular raven of the story appears, a soft base riff begins playing, building up the tension for the rest of the reading. Project fans might recognize it as the same riff that opens and carries on throughout the Project song "Breakdown", the title of which nicely foreshadows the ending of "The Raven".

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** In Eric Woolfson's musical "Poe", an abridged reading of "The Raven" is performed by one of the characters. As the titular raven of the story appears, a soft base bass riff begins playing, building up the tension for the rest of the reading. Project fans might recognize it as the same riff that opens and carries on throughout the Project song "Breakdown", the title of which nicely foreshadows the ending of "The Raven".



** Found in ''Let's Talk About Me''.

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** Found in ''Let's "Let's Talk About Me''.Me".
11th Dec '16 5:14:33 PM KenKevinStriker
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** "Sooner Or Later"
16th Nov '16 3:19:09 AM KenKevinStriker
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* ''Vulture Culture'' (1984) - About the selfishness and dishonesty of modern culture. (Notable Songs: "Let's Talk About Me," "Days Are Numbers (The Traveler)")

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* ''Vulture Culture'' (1984) - About the selfishness and dishonesty of modern culture. (Notable Songs: "Let's Talk About Me," "Separate Lives," "Days Are Numbers (The Traveler)")
5th Oct '16 2:13:57 AM bt8257
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* FacelessEye: The cover of the album ''Eye in the Sky''.

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* FacelessEye: The cover of the album ''Eye in the Sky''. The title track, one of the Alan Parsons Project's best known songs, is a person telling their significant other (in a very creepy and vindictive fashion) that he/she knows the other has been cheating and is tired of pretending to be ignorant of it.



* {{Retraux}}: And a number of other past-meets-future-type-tropes, just from the cover of ''Music/IRobot''. There's the [[{{Zeerust}} retro-futuristic]]-looking robot, but also 1950s fashions for the men on the escalators (fedoras and suits), and the escalators are very clearly those of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris-Charles_de_Gaulle_Airport Charles de Gaulle Airport]] in Paris[[note]]Or as it is known today, Terminal 1 of Charles de Gaulle; Terminals 2 and 3 are rather different.[[/note]] which was designed in the late 1960s and didn't open until 1974 (i.e. long after fedoras were out of style).

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* {{Retraux}}: And a number of other past-meets-future-type-tropes, just from the cover of ''Music/IRobot''. There's the [[{{Zeerust}} retro-futuristic]]-looking robot, but also 1950s fashions for the men on the escalators (fedoras and suits), and the escalators are very clearly those of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paris-Charles_de_Gaulle_Airport Charles de Gaulle Airport]] in Paris[[note]]Or as it is known today, Terminal 1 of Charles de Gaulle; 1; Terminals 2 and 3 are rather different.[[/note]] which was designed in the late 1960s and didn't open until 1974 (i.e. long after fedoras were out of style).



* SopranoAndGravel: Chris Rainbow ("The Turn of a Friendly Card") and Eric Woolfson ("Eye in the Sky"), as opposed to Lenny Zakatek ("I Wouldn't Wanna Be Like You") and David Paton ("What Goes Up")

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* SopranoAndGravel: Chris Rainbow ("The Turn of a Friendly Card") and Eric Woolfson ("Eye in the Sky"), as opposed to Lenny Zakatek ("I Wouldn't Wanna Be Like You") and David Paton ("What Goes Up")Up...")



27th Sep '16 9:54:28 PM Spyspotter
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** Occasionally, they would get up to a 4 ("Snake Eyes", "The Raven"). Their hardest song, "The Tell-Tale Heart", is a low 5.
6th Mar '16 2:13:16 PM FordPrefect
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* ''Vulture Culture'' (1984) - About the selfishness and dishonesty of modern culture. (Notable Songs: "Let's Talk About Me," "The Eagle Will Rise Again," "Days Are Numbers (The Traveler)")

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* ''Vulture Culture'' (1984) - About the selfishness and dishonesty of modern culture. (Notable Songs: "Let's Talk About Me," "The Eagle Will Rise Again," "Days Are Numbers (The Traveler)")
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