Alan Parsons Eye in the Sky
Vinyl LP Details
- Number of Records: 2
- Released: July 2, 2021
- Originally Released: 2021
- Label: Mobile Fidelity
Personnel: Alan Parsons (keyboards, programming); Eric Woolfson (vocals, keyboards); David Paton (vocals, bass); Lenny Zakatek, Elmer Gantry, Chris Rainbow, Colin Blunstone (vocals); Ian Bairnson (acoustic & electric guitars); Mel Collins (saxophone); Stuart Elliot (drums, percussion); The English Chorale (background vocals).
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, England.
Released in 1982, EYE IN THE SKY marks the commercial peak of the Alan Parsons Project, and easily stands out as one of the British pop act's best albums. Like other Project records, EYE is tied together by a unifying concept--in this case, technology and surveillance--and the sterling production of keyboardist/mastermind Parsons. While the shimmering title track (with its haunting "I can read your mind" refrain) proved to be the album's big hit, EYE IN THE SKY also boasts the majestic, Pink Floyd-esque instrumental "Sirius" and "Old and Wise," a lushly orchestral tune that features Colin Blunstone of the Zombies on vocals. (Note: The 2007 reissue of includes numerous bonus tracks.)
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