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Best of the Alan Parsons Project [Arista 1983]
     

The Best of the Alan Parsons Project [Arista 1983]

by The Alan Parsons Project
 
The 12 tracks that appear on The Best of the Alan Parsons Project include some of their greatest singles, like "I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You" from 1977's I Robot and the inducing "Games People Play" off of The Turn of a Friendly Card. Even though these songs are splendid all by themselves, they seem to lose their conceptual weight when taken

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The 12 tracks that appear on The Best of the Alan Parsons Project include some of their greatest singles, like "I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You" from 1977's I Robot and the inducing "Games People Play" off of The Turn of a Friendly Card. Even though these songs are splendid all by themselves, they seem to lose their conceptual weight when taken away from their original albums. As singles, they do act as a fine representation of how The Alan Parsons Project's music sounds and conveys its mysterious air, but even with a dozen singles on this album there's just too much of their other worthy material that is sadly left off. Present is their biggest single and most alluring piece, "Eye in the Sky," from the album of the same name, and the entrancing "Time" from Turn of a Friendly Card. "Pyramania" and "You Don't Believe," representing both Pyramid and Ammonia Avenue, are also included, as are some of their finest ballads with "Old and Wise" and "Don't Let It Show." "Lucifer" is the only instrumental on the collection, but is also one of their most sophisticated. As a short reference to this group's earlier material, The Best of the Alan Parsons Project offers some of their greatest work, but it's too short to really serve as a true best-of. Each individual album should be listened to in order to grasp the entirety of Parsons' themes. The Best of the Alan Parsons Project, Vol. 2 should be partnered with Volume 1 for a more concise set.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Arista
UPC:
0078221819329
catalogNumber:
8193

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Performance Credits

Alan Parsons Project   Primary Artist,Track Performer
Colin Blunstone   Vocals
Elmer Gantry   Vocals
Lenny Zakatek   Vocals
David Paton   Bass,Guitar,Vocals
Ian Bairnson   Guitar
Stuart Elliott   Percussion,Drums
Dean Ford   Vocals
Jack Harris   Vocals
David Townsend   Vocals
Eric Woolfson   Keyboards,Vocals
Alan Parsons   Keyboards,Vocals

Technical Credits

Lee Abrams   Liner Notes
Chris Blair   Contributor,Mastering Consultant
Eric Woolfson   Composer,Executive Producer
Alan Parsons   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Donn Davenport   Art Direction

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