History Music / TheAlanParsonsProject

19th Nov '17 10:45:21 PM KenKevinStriker
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** A special award goes to Side 2 of *I Robot*: "The Voice" -> "Nucleus" -> "Day After Day" -> "Total Eclipse" -> "Genesis Ch.1 v.32"

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** A special award goes to Side 2 of *I Robot*: ''I Robot:'' "The Voice" -> "Nucleus" -> "Day After Day" -> "Total Eclipse" -> "Genesis Ch.1 v.32"
19th Nov '17 10:45:01 PM KenKevinStriker
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** A special award goes to "The Voice" -> "Nucleus" -> "Day After Day" -> "Total Eclipse" -> "Genesis Ch.1 v.32"

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** A special award goes to Side 2 of *I Robot*: "The Voice" -> "Nucleus" -> "Day After Day" -> "Total Eclipse" -> "Genesis Ch.1 v.32"
19th Nov '17 10:43:57 PM KenKevinStriker
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** A special award goes to "[[EpicInstrumentalOpener Voyager]]" --> "[[StockPhrases What Goes Up...]]" --> "[[NotChristianRock The Eagle Will Rise Again]]"

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** A special award goes to "[[EpicInstrumentalOpener Voyager]]" --> "[[StockPhrases What Goes Up...]]" --> "[[NotChristianRock The Eagle Will Rise Again]]"


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** A special award goes to "The Voice" -> "Nucleus" -> "Day After Day" -> "Total Eclipse" -> "Genesis Ch.1 v.32"
18th Nov '17 5:05:56 PM KenKevinStriker
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* ''The Turn of a Friendly Card'' (1980) - About gambling and midlife crisis. (Notable Songs: "Games People Play" and "The Turn of A Friendly Card Suite".)

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* ''The Turn of a Of A Friendly Card'' (1980) - About gambling and midlife crisis. (Notable Songs: "Games People Play" and "The Turn of Of A Friendly Card Suite".)



** Also "Children of the Moon" -> "Gemeni" from "Eye In The Sky".
* TheGamblingAddict: The "The Turn of a Friendly Card" suite. Also "I Don't Wanna Go Home" from the same album.
* GrandFinale: The ''Turn of a Friendly Card'' suite, "Old and Wise," and "To One in Paradise" all qualify, as do the endings to many of their other albums.

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** Also "Children of the Moon" -> "Gemeni" "Gemini" from "Eye In The Sky".
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** "The Fall Of The House Of Usher" Suite into "To One In Paradise".
* TheGamblingAddict: The "The Turn of a Of A Friendly Card" suite. Also "I Don't Wanna Go Home" from the same album.
* GrandFinale: The ''Turn of a ''The Turn Of A Friendly Card'' suite, "Old and Wise," and "To One in Paradise" all qualify, as do the endings to many of their other albums.



* 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 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...")
18th Nov '17 5:03:29 PM KenKevinStriker
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*** The guitar riff in the bridge of "The Raven" is used twice in "(The System of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether"

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*** The climax of "A Dream Within A Dream" and guitar riff in the bridge of "The Raven" is used twice in "(The System of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether"
15th Nov '17 8:20:48 PM bt8257
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* CallBack: "One More River"'s chorus is echoed in the bridge section of "Can't Take it With You."

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* CallBack: "One More River"'s chorus is echoed in the bridge section of "Can't Take it With It with You."



* EpicInstrumentalOpener: Several albums open with an instrumental that segues into the first song. The most famous of these instrumentals is "Sirius", the lead-in to "Eye in the Sky" - due in no small part to it being used as the opening theme for the Chicago Bulls from their three-peat years to the present.

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* EpicInstrumentalOpener: Several albums open with an instrumental that segues into the first song. The most famous of these instrumentals is "Sirius", the lead-in to "Eye in the Sky" - due in no small part to it being used as the opening theme for the Chicago Bulls from their three-peat years at least 1987 to the present.present day.



** Both appear prominently in "I Wouldn't Want to be like You", though Eric is cast as an android.

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** Both appear prominently in "I Wouldn't Want to be like Be Like You", though Eric is cast as an android.



* MusicBoxIntervals: "Eye In The Sky", "Don't Answer Me", the main theme of "The Turn Of A Friendly Card" suite.

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* MusicBoxIntervals: "Eye In The in the Sky", "Don't Answer Me", the main theme of "The Turn Of A Friendly Card" suite.
15th Nov '17 8:16:06 PM bt8257
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* SiameseTwinSongs: Although "Eye I The Sky" Can stand on its own, its instrumental lead-in "Sirius" just doesn't sound right when it just ends. Also "Nucleus" and "Day After Day (The Show Must Go On)"; those two were included in that fashion in the "Laseruim" show.

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* SiameseTwinSongs: Although "Eye I The in the Sky" Can ''can'' stand on its own, its instrumental lead-in "Sirius" just doesn't sound right when it just ends. Also "Nucleus" and "Day After Day (The Show Must Go On)"; those two were included in that fashion in the "Laseruim" show.
7th Oct '17 7:19:07 AM buckyb
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The Alan Parsons Project was a British ProgressiveRock band active between 1975 and 1990. The core group consisted of Alan Parsons (Producer/Engineer/Co-Writer/Occasional Instruments and backing vocals) and Eric Woolfson (Keyboards/Lyricist/Vocalist), with additional members recruited as required for each individual project. After the band's dissolution, Woolfson went on to work on musicals (including several which continued the themes of Project albums) before dying of kidney cancer in 2009, while Parsons created several solo albums and has toured extensively playing mostly Project songs, with his band taking the name of "The Alan Parsons Live Project".

APP are known for a more accessible style of prog-rock than many of the other bands of the era. They rarely used strange time signatures, and for the most part stuck to 4-5 minute radio-length songs. They often used full orchestration in their songs, with some of the best examples being "The Cask of Amontillado" (from ''Tales Of Mystery and Imagination'') and "Silence and I" (from ''Eye In The Sky''). While the remainder of the band's line-up changed constantly, some members became essentially permanent parts of the band. These include arranger Andrew Powell (who conducted and arranged all of the orchestral work), guitarist Ian Bairnson (who contributed all of the band's lead guitar work), bassist and backing vocalist David Paton (who played on every album except the last, and also sang lead vocals on a few songs), and drummer Stuart Elliott (who played on all albums except the first two). And although the project used a wide range of vocalists, Chris Rainbow and Lenny Zakatek appeared most often (asides from Woolfson and Paton). Over time, the band became more pop-influenced, and in the mid-1980s, synthesizers started to replace their orchestra, reaching their zenith on ''Stereotomy'', an album that is almost entirely synthpop.

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The Alan Parsons Project was a British ProgressiveRock band active between 1975 and 1990. The core group consisted of Alan Parsons (Producer/Engineer/Co-Writer/Occasional Instruments and backing vocals) and Eric Woolfson (Keyboards/Lyricist/Vocalist), with additional members recruited as required for each individual project. After the band's dissolution, Woolfson went on to work on musicals (including several which continued the themes of Project albums) before dying of kidney cancer in 2009, while Parsons created several solo albums and has toured extensively playing mostly Project songs, with his band taking the name of "The Alan Parsons Live Project".

Project". APP are known for a more accessible style of prog-rock than many of the other bands of the era. They rarely used strange time signatures, and for the most part stuck to 4-5 minute radio-length songs. They often used full orchestration in their songs, with some of the best examples being "The Cask of Amontillado" (from ''Tales Of Mystery and Imagination'') and "Silence and I" (from ''Eye In The Sky'').

While the remainder of the band's line-up changed constantly, some members became essentially permanent parts of the band. These include arranger Andrew Powell (who conducted and arranged all of the orchestral work), guitarist Ian Bairnson (who contributed all of the band's lead guitar work), bassist and backing vocalist David Paton (who played on every album except the last, played extra guitar parts and also even sang lead vocals on a few songs), and drummer Stuart Elliott (who played on all albums except the first two). And although the project used a wide range of vocalists, Chris Rainbow and Lenny Zakatek appeared most often out of them all (asides from Woolfson and Paton). Over time, the band became more pop-influenced, and in the mid-1980s, synthesizers started to replace their orchestra, reaching their zenith on ''Stereotomy'', an album that is almost entirely synthpop. \n During the last four albums, saxophonist/keyboardist Richard Cottle was featured as the designated synthesist, and his brother Laurence was the bassist on the last album they did.

Despite their reluctance to perform live, the Project in it's original incarnation performed at a Night On The Proms concert in 1990. Zakatek, Bairnson, Paton, Elliott, and the Cottle brothers performed as the Project while Parsons mixed the concert and Powell conducted the orchestra. You can find the concert [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q8OsDuNovo here]].
7th Oct '17 7:09:26 AM buckyb
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* IAmTheBand: Alan Parsons (producer/sound engineer) and Eric Woolfson (songwriter), ''neither'' of whom sang or played instruments regularly (although Woolfson ''does'' sing lead on the band's biggest hit, "Eye in the Sky", and played keyboards on a lot of their later stuff).

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* IAmTheBand: Alan Parsons (producer/sound engineer) and Eric Woolfson (songwriter), ''neither'' of whom (songwriter/pianist/singer). The former never sang or played instruments regularly (although Woolfson ''does'' sing (despite being a competent singer and multi-instrumentalist), being more involved with the engineering than anything else. As for the latter, he sung the guide vocals on every song they did, with some of them becoming lead on vocal tracks in their own right (such as the band's biggest hit, "Eye in the Sky", Sky"), and played piano and keyboards on a lot all of their later stuff).releases.
30th Sep '17 5:18:29 PM TomWalpertac2
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* FadingIntoTheNextSong: Pretty much the first two songs on an album. A special award goes to "[[EpicInstrumentalOpener Voyager]]" --> "[[StockPhrases What Goes Up...]]" --> "[[NotChristianRock The Eagle Will Rise Again]]"

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* FadingIntoTheNextSong: Pretty much the first two songs on an album.
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A special award goes to "[[EpicInstrumentalOpener Voyager]]" --> "[[StockPhrases What Goes Up...]]" --> "[[NotChristianRock The Eagle Will Rise Again]]"Again]]"
** Also "Children of the Moon" -> "Gemeni" from "Eye In The Sky".


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* SiameseTwinSongs: Although "Eye I The Sky" Can stand on its own, its instrumental lead-in "Sirius" just doesn't sound right when it just ends. Also "Nucleus" and "Day After Day (The Show Must Go On)"; those two were included in that fashion in the "Laseruim" show.
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