[News] Alan Parsons Project to release “The Alan Parsons Project – The Complete Albums Collection”

Originally released in 2014 on CD, “The Alan Parsons Project – The Complete Albums Collection” is now being made available in a beautifully packaged deluxe vinyl 11xLP box set and is limited to an initial run of 1,500 copies worldwide.

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It includes the 11 original studio albums including “The Sicilian Defence” album that they originally recorded in 1979 and was previously unreleased until 2014 when it was included within “The Complete Album Collection” 11xCD boxset.

  • All albums half speed remastered at Abbey Road and cut from hi-res files transferred from the best available master tapes where analogue was originally used and from the original digital master tapes for all albums from 1983 onwards with everything approved by Alan Parsons.
  • Pressed on heavyweight 180gm vinyl, and beautifully replicated sleeves including original text and imagery.
  • Beautifully packaged in a ‘cigarette type’ hardback outer box with the outer design containing the words that Eric Woolfson felt best described The Alan Parsons Project.
  • The first 500 copies will come with an exclusive 12-inch sized art print signed by Alan Parsons.
  • Includes 60 page 12” x 12” hardback book containing full lyrics, brand new sleeve notes and essay from Miles Showell, Abbey Road Studios on the half speed remastering process.
  • Also includes giant A1 size poster

The Alan Parsons Project was a Progressive Rock music entity comprised of engineer/ producer Alan Parsons and songwriter, musician and manager Eric Woolfson. They released 10 concept albums which focused on subject matter such as science fiction, supernatural, literary and sociological themes between 1976 – 1987 and have sold in excess of 55 million albums world-wide.

Their focus was on very high-quality studio sound production and they recorded most of their work at Abbey Road Studios in London. They used a variety of different lead vocalists and musicians on every album but did employ some relatively consistent session players such as guitarist Ian Bairnson, arranger Andrew Powell, bassist and vocalist David Paton, drummer Stuart Elliott, and vocalists Lenny Zakatek and Chris Rainbow – choosing who they felt was the best for each song rather than being constrained to moulding the material for one specific artist.

Box sets are packaged securely in an individual bespoke mailer carton with foam fitments for extra protection during shipping. Box sets ship from the UK

Pre-order the boxset here: https://alanparsonsproject.tmstor.es/product/101339

Tracklist:

Tales Of Mystery And Imagination Edgar Allan Poe (1976 Version)

  1. A Dream Within A Dream
  2. The
  3. The Tell-Tale Heart
  4. The Cask Of Amontillado
  5. (The System Of) Doctor Tarr And Professor Fether
  6. The Fall Of The House Of Usher (Instrumental)
    (i) Prelude
    (ii) Arrival
    (iii) Intermezzo
    (iv) Pavane
    (v) Fall
  7. To One In Paradise

I Robot

  1. I Robot (Instrumental)
  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 (Instrumental)
  8. Day After Day (The Show Must Go On)
  9. Total Eclipse
  10. Genesis CH.1 V.32 (Instrumental)

Pyramid

  1. Voyager (Instrumental)
  2. What Goes Up
  3. The Eagle Will Rise Again
  4. One More River
  5. Can’t Take It With You
  6. Pyramania
  7. Hyper-Gamma-Spaces (Instrumental)
  8. Shadow Of A Lonely Man

Eve

  1. Lucifer (Instrumental)
  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

The Turn Of A Friendly Card
1 May Be A Price To Pay
2 Games People Play
3 Time
4 I Don’t Wanna Go Home
5 The Gold Bug (Instrumental)
6 The Turn Of A Friendly Card
(i) The Turn Of A Friendly Card (Part One)
(ii) Snake Eyes
(iii) The Ace OF Swords (Instrumental)
(iv) Nothing Left To Lose
(v) The Turn Of A Friendly Card (Part Two)

Eye In The Sky

  1. Sirius (Instrumental)
  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 (Instrumental)
  9. Step By Step
  10. Old And Wise

Ammonia Avenue

  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 (Instrumental)
  9. Ammonia Avenue

Vulture Culture

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

Stereotomy

  1. Stereotomy
  2. Beaujolais
  3. Urbania (Instrumental)
  4. Limelight
  5. In The Real World
  6. Where’s The Walrus? (Instrumental)
  7. Light Of The World
  8. Chinese Whispers (Instrumental)
  9. Stereotomy Two

Gaudi

  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 (Instrumental)

The Sicilian Defence

  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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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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