The Alan Parsons Project – Eye In The Sky (Speakers Corner)
Tracked at Abbey Road, where Alan Parsons had worked with the Beatles and Pink Floyd as a young engineer, Eye In The Sky reflected the same strong attention to detail that went into the rest of the group’s discography. While the co-producer Eric Woolfson wrote songs, Parsons – who had an uncanny feeling for sound – conjured up a lush mélange of synthetic and natural sounds.
As with all albums from the early years, "Eye In The Sky" is inspired by important topics of the times. True to the 'no-future lifestyle' of the 80s, the songs impart a somewhat depressive character which serves as a stark contrast to the steely rock rhythms, free from electronic gimmicks. In addition one finds addictive harmony in the vocal polyphony ("Gemini"), blaring brass with a Spanish rhythm ("Silence And I") and a velvety string sound ("Old And Wise"). All in all a great achievement by the British wizard of sound at the mixing console.
This Speakers Corner production was manufactured 100% analogously, with the use of the analogue mastertape and analogue mastering - the recording, however, was digital. All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.
This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. More information under http://www.pure-analogue.com. All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.
"Eye In The Sky" - Alan Parsons (keyb); Eric Woolfson (keyb, voc); Andrew Powell (arr, cond); Ian Bairnson (g); Mel Collins (sax); David Paton (b, g, voc); Stuart Elliot (dr, perc), orchestra & chorus
Production: Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson
Catalog: Arista AL-9599
Format: 1LP 180g 33rpm / standard sleeve, insert
Manufacturer: Speakers Corner
Original label: Arista
A1 Sirius (Instrumental)
A2 Eye In The Sky
A3 Children Of The Moon
A5 Silence And I
B1 You'Re Gonna Get Your Fingers Burned
B3 Mammagamma (Instrumental)
B4 Step By Step
B5 Old And Wise