Eve [Bonus Tracks]

Eve [Bonus Tracks]

by The Alan Parsons Project
     
 

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For the most part, 1979's Eve is somewhat overlooked as being one of the Alan Parsons Project's finest work, when in fact it involves some of this group's most intricate songs. The album's concept deals with the female's overpowering effect on man. Each song touches on her ability to dissect the male ego, especiallySee more details below

Overview

For the most part, 1979's Eve is somewhat overlooked as being one of the Alan Parsons Project's finest work, when in fact it involves some of this group's most intricate songs. The album's concept deals with the female's overpowering effect on man. Each song touches on her ability to dissect the male ego, especially through sexual means, originating with Eve's tempting Adam in the beginning of time. Not only does this idea gain strength as the album progresses, but a musical battle of the sexes begins to arise through each song. The gorgeous "You Won't Be There" spotlights man's insecurity. Sung by Dave Townsend, its melodramatic feel sets a perfect tone. The classically enhanced "Winding Me Up" follows suit, based on a woman's ability to dominate her mate and opening up with sound of a wind-up doll being cranked. Other gems include the bitter but forceful "Damned If I Do" sung by Lenny Zakatek, and the dominating fury of "Lucifer," a powerful instrumental. Even the loutish "You Lie Down with Dogs" bears wit with its gender inclined mud-slinging. The female vocalists, Lesley Duncan and Clare Torry do a splendid job of representing the females point of view throughout the album. Not only does Eve solidify its main idea, but the songs are highly entertaining with catchy rhythms and intelligent lyrics. Musically, the tempo appealingly switches back and forth from slow to quick, as does the temperament of the album. Somehow, Eve is dismissed as one of this band's greatest efforts, when in fact it's one of their finest marriages of both concept and music. [The 2007 Sony BMG reissue included bonus tracks.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2009
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0828768386125
catalogNumber:
5003189
Rank:
7137

Tracks

  1. Lucifer  - Alan Parsons
  2. You Lie Down with Dogs  - Alan Parsons
  3. I'd Rather Be a Man  - Alan Parsons
  4. You Won't Be There  - Alan Parsons
  5. Winding Me Up  - Alan Parsons
  6. Damned If I Do  - Alan Parsons
  7. Don't Hold Back  - Alan Parsons
  8. Secret Garden  - Alan Parsons
  9. If I Could Change Your Mind  - Alan Parsons
  10. Elsie's Theme (The Project That Never Was)  - Alan Parsons
  11. Lucifer  - Alan Parsons
  12. Secret Garden  - Alan Parsons
  13. Damned If I Do  - Alan Parsons
  14. Don't Hold Back  - Alan Parsons
  15. Lucifer  - Alan Parsons
  16. If I Could Change Your Mind  - Alan Parsons

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alan Parsons Project   Primary Artist
Alan Parsons   Indexed Contributor,Guitar,Autoharp
Lesley Duncan   Vocals
Duncan Mackay   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Chris Rainbow   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Lenny Zakatek   Vocals
Andrew Powell   Conductor
David Paton   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Ian Bairnson   Guitar
Stuart Elliott   Drums
Sandor Farcas   Leader
Clare Torry   Vocals
David Townsend   Vocals
Eric Woolfson   Piano

Technical Credits

Andrew Powell   Arranger,Orchestral Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Eric Woolfson   Composer,Executive Producer,Reissue Producer
Curtis Briggs   Orchestral Coordinator
Alan Parsons   Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum machine,Reissue Producer
Jeff Magid   Reissue Producer
Jerry Ewing   Liner Notes

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