What does it sound like?:
This is the sixth album from the Alan Parsons Project and is a very smooth, prog-lite album with some great tunes. It reached number 27 in the UK album charts and is one of their most commercially successful albums.
Sirius (an instrumental) starts the album off before segueing into “Eye in the Sky” which is a catchy pop tune that was a big hit in many countries and features the lead vocals of Eric Woolfson. The overall sound of the album is very laid back with only “You’re Gonna Get Your Fingers Burned” approaching anything near a harder rock sound. The album finished with it’s strongest track “Old and Wise” which is a lovely balled sung by Colin Blunstone looking back on the writers life. Old and Wise was even a minor hit in the UK reaching number 74 in early 1983.
The additional tracks on this release are demo versions of the various tracks and some instrumental version which do not really add much additional value over the original album, which is excellent.
What does it all *mean*?
It is nice to hear how the songs were developed through the additional material but I doubt many will play these tracks more than once.
Goes well with…
Smooth early 1980s AOR with a prog tinge.
Might suit people who like…