Complete Albums Collection

The Complete Albums Collection

by The Alan Parsons Project
     
 

Between 1976 and 1987, the Alan Parsons Project released ten studio albums, most of them going at least gold in the U.S., several generating big hit singles, too. This was enough to sustain a vigorous cult audience well into 2014, which is when Legacy boxed all ten of the Alan Parsons Project albums, adding the scrapped 1981 record The Sicilian Defense to bring…  See more details below

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Between 1976 and 1987, the Alan Parsons Project released ten studio albums, most of them going at least gold in the U.S., several generating big hit singles, too. This was enough to sustain a vigorous cult audience well into 2014, which is when Legacy boxed all ten of the Alan Parsons Project albums, adding the scrapped 1981 record The Sicilian Defense to bring in the hardcore who already have purchased this catalog several times over, including deluxe editions that contain bonus material nowhere to be found here. Aside from The Sicilian Defense, a tedious exercise in art rock designed to get APP out of their contract with Arista (it's hard not to see why the label asked them to go back in the studio; The Sicilian Defense is all formless instrumentals, lacking the drama of 1980's The Turn of a Friendly Card or the crossover soft rock of 1982's Eye in the Sky), extras aren't the reason to get this set. This is, like so many similar box sets in the 2010s, a tidy and affordable to get a good-sounding, good-looking complete discography from a notable album rock artist, so if you happen to be in the market for a deep dive into the Alan Parsons Project, this is the way to go.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/01/2014
Label:
Arista
UPC:
0886978905529
catalogNumber:
789055
Rank:
65839

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. A Dream Within a Dream
  2. The Raven
  3. The Tell-Tale Heart
  4. The Cask of Amontillado
  5. (Th System Of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether
  6. The Fall of the House of Usher, Pt. 1: Prelude
  7. The Fall of the House of Usher, Pt. 2: Arrival
  8. The Fall of the House of Usher, Pt. 3: Intermezzo
  9. The Fall of the House of Usher, Pt. 4: Pavane
  10. The Fall of the House of Usher, Pt. 5: Fall
  11. To One in Paradise

Disc 2

  1. I Robot
  2. I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You
  3. Some Other Time
  4. Breakdown
  5. Don't Let it Show
  6. The Voice
  7. Nucleus
  8. Day After Day (The Show Must Go On)
  9. Total Eclipse
  10. Genesis Ch.1 V.32

Disc 3

  1. Voyager
  2. What Goes Up
  3. The Eagle Will Rise Again
  4. One More River
  5. Can't Take It With You
  6. In the Lap of the Gods
  7. Pyramania
  8. Hyper-Gamma-Spaces
  9. Shadow of a Lonely Man

Disc 4

  1. Lucifer
  2. You Lie Down with Dogs
  3. I'd Rather Be a Man
  4. You Won't Be There
  5. Winding Me Up
  6. Damned If I Do
  7. Don't Hold Back
  8. Secret Garden
  9. If I Could Change Your Mind

Disc 5

  1. May Be a Price to Pay
  2. Games People Play
  3. Time
  4. I Don't Wanna Go Home
  5. The Gold Bug
  6. The Turn of a Friendly Card, Pt. 1
  7. The Turn of a Friendly Card, Pt. 2: Snake Eyes
  8. The Turn of a Friendly Card, Pt. 3: The Ace of Swords
  9. The Turn of a Friendly Card, Pt. 4: Nothing Left to Lose
  10. The Turn of a Friendly Card, Pt. 5

Disc 6

  1. Sirius
  2. Eye in the Sky
  3. Children of the Moon
  4. Gemini
  5. Silence and I
  6. You're Gonna Get Your Fingers Burned
  7. Psychobabble
  8. Mammagamma
  9. Step By Step
  10. Old and Wise

Disc 7

  1. Prime Time
  2. Let Me Go Home
  3. One Good Reason
  4. Since the Last Goodbye
  5. Don't Answer Me
  6. Dancing On a Highwire
  7. You Don't Believe
  8. Pipeline
  9. Ammonia Avenue

Disc 8

  1. Let's Talk About Me
  2. Separate Lives
  3. Days are Numbers (The Traveller)
  4. Sooner or Later
  5. Vulture Culture
  6. Hawkeye
  7. Somebody Out There
  8. The Same Old Sun

Disc 9

  1. Stereotomy
  2. Beaujolais
  3. Urbania
  4. Limelight
  5. In the Real World
  6. Where's the Walrus?
  7. Light of the World
  8. Chinese Whispers
  9. Stereotomy, Pt. 2

Disc 10

  1. La Sagrada Familia
  2. Too Late
  3. Closer to Heaven
  4. Standing on Higher Ground
  5. Money Talks
  6. Inside Looking Out
  7. Paseo de Gracia

Disc 11

  1. P-K4
  2. P-QB4
  3. Kt-KB3
  4. ...Kt-QB3
  5. P-Q4
  6. PxP
  7. KtxP
  8. Kt-B3
  9. Kt-QB3
  10. P-Q3

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alan Parsons Project   Primary Artist
Alan Parsons   Indexed Contributor,Organ,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Autoharp,Harpsichord,Keyboards,Recorder,Vocals,Background Vocals,Voices,Human Whistle,Clavinet,Emulator,Loops,Vocoder,fairlight,fender rhodes,Finger Snapping,DX-7,Wurlitzer,Linn Drum
Orson Welles   Narrator
Arthur Brown   Vocals
Allan Clarke   Vocals
Colin Blunstone   Vocals
Gary Brooker   Vocals
Lesley Duncan   Vocals
Elmer Gantry   Vocals
Duncan Mackay   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Soloist,Music Box
John Miles   Guitar,Vocals
Francis Monkman   Organ,Harpsichord
Kevin Peek   Acoustic Guitar
Chris Rainbow   Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Peter Straker   Vocals
Terry Sylvester   Vocals
Jaki Whitren   Vocals
Lenny Zakatek   Vocals,Background Vocals
Jane Powell   Background Vocals
Laurence Juber   Acoustic Guitar
Andrew Powell   Organ,Piano,Autoharp,Conductor,Hammond Organ
David Paton   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Ian Bairnson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Fretless Bass Guitar,spanish guitar,Soloist,Dialogue
Geoff Barradale   Vocals
Haydn Bendall   Keyboards
Stuart Calver   Background Vocals
Mel Collins   Saxophone,Soloist
Laurie Cottle   Bass
David Cripp   French Horn
Burleigh Drummond   Drums
Graham Dye   Vocals,Background Vocals
Steve Dye   Background Vocals
Stuart Elliott   Percussion,Castanets,Drums
English Chorale   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Dean Ford   Vocals
Steve Harley   Vocals
Jack Harris   Vocals,Background Vocals
John Heley   Cello
Bob Howes   Choir, Chorus,Timpani,Choir Master
Hurdle   Bass
Phil Kenzie   Saxophone
John Leach   Cimbalom,Kantele
Christopher North   Keyboards
David Pack   Guitar
John Perry   Background Vocals
Joe Puerta   Bass
Tony Rivers   Background Vocals
Darryl Runswick   String Bass
Olive Simpson   Background Vocals
David Snell   Harp
Clare Torry   Vocals
Stuart Tosh   Percussion,Drums,Timpani,Water Gong
John Wallace   Piccolo Trumpet
Leonard Whiting   Narrator,Vocoder
Eric Woolfson   Organ,Synthesizer,Piano,Accordion,Clavichord,Harpsichord,Keyboards,Virginal,Vocals,Background Vocals,Voices,Clavinet,fairlight,fender rhodes,DX-7,Wurlitzer,Music Box
Billy Lyall   Piano,Glockenspiel,Keyboards,Recorder,fender rhodes
Hilary Western   Soprano (Vocal)
Westminster City School Boys Choir   Choir, Chorus
Norman Cowan   Dialogue
Salvador Gimenez Otta   Dialogue
New Philharmonia Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Dave Townsend   Vocals
Philharmonia Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Hugo D'Alton   Mandolin
Richard "Trix" Cottle   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Saxophone,Soloist
Lorna Woolfson   Voices
Sally Woolfson   Voices
Orchestra of the Munich Chamber Opera   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Chris Rainbow   Vocal Effect
Lenny Zakatek   Vocal Effect
Andrew Powell   Composer,Orchestration,Brass Arrangment,Choir Arrangement
Chris Blair   Mastering,Mastering Consultant
David Katz   Orchestra Leader
Sandor Farcas   Orchestra Leader
Gordon Parry   Engineering Consultant
Tony Richards   Engineer
Jack Rothstein   Orchestra Leader
Christopher Warren-Green   Orchestra Leader
Eric Woolfson   Composer,Executive Producer,Sequencers
Alan Parsons   Composer,Producer,Engineer,drum machine,Mastering,Remastering,Sequencing Programmer
Maude Gilman   Art Direction
Jeff Magid   Mastering,Remastering
Colin Chambers   Art Direction,Sleeve Design
Dave Donnelly   Mastering,Remastering
Richard "Trix" Cottle   Sequencers
Andrew Ellis   Art Direction,Sleeve Design
Gavin Riely   Sculpture

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