The Alan Parsons Project

The Definitive Collection [1997]

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Alan Parsons applied the same sense of vision gained during his impressive production and engineering career to his self-named solo group. Though the accessible melodies and lush arrangements of the Alan Parsons Project made it a perfect match for pop radio, the band was also progressive, conceptual, and highly sophisticated. His early work, inspired by science fiction and progressive rock, favored synth-heavy instrumentals. At the turn of the '80s, Parsons was leaning toward a more pop-friendly sound (as evidenced by the hits "Time" and "Eye in the Sky," both of which are included here), yet this material sacrifices none of his high-minded aesthetic. As an overview of Parsons' career, and as a primer for anyone interested in the art rock of the period, this is indispensable. [Originally released as a double-disc set, The Definitive Collection was also made available in a single-disc distillation.]

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 4:22
2 4:08
3 6:02 SpotifyAmazon
4 3:23 SpotifyAmazon
5 3:51
6 4:26 SpotifyAmazon
7 2:25 SpotifyAmazon
8 3:31 SpotifyAmazon
9 4:21 SpotifyAmazon
10 5:07 SpotifyAmazon
11 2:44 SpotifyAmazon
12 4:54 SpotifyAmazon
13 5:03 SpotifyAmazon
14 5:51 SpotifyAmazon
15 2:43 SpotifyAmazon
16 3:18 SpotifyAmazon
17 4:25 SpotifyAmazon
18 5:05 SpotifyAmazon
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