Alan Parsons was 19 years old when he landed a job at the world famous Abbey Road Studios, an important first step on his journey to becoming a world class engineer, producer and artist. Following his beginnings with George Martin and The Beatles, his contribution to Pink Floyds classic The Dark Side Of The Moon earned him worldwide attention. As a producer he had many hits with Pilot, John Miles, Ambrosia and Al Stewart. Together with his manager and creative partner at the time, Eric Woolfson, he developed the Alan Parsons Project.
Following their debut album Tales Of Mystery And Imagination (1976), they released a series of hit albums; namely I Robot (1977), Pyramid (1978), The Turn of a Friendly Card (1980), Eye in the Sky (1982), Ammonia Avenue (1984), Vulture Culture (1985), Stereotomy (1986) and Gaudi (1987).
Then Parsons and Woolfson called it a day, but Parsons had ambitions to perform the amazing music live. Now to the great delight of his fans, for the first time on a live audio recording, THE ALAN PARSONS SYMPHONIC PROJECT combines the talents of his amazing band with the lush sound of a 70-piece symphony orchestra, creating a very special show with unmatched quality. Together, they revitalize hits such as Eye In The Sky, Dont Answer Me and Sirius.
The lineup consists of Alan Parsons, P.J. Olson, Alastair Greene, Guy Erez, Danny Thompson, Tom Brooks, and Todd Cooper. Alejandro Posada conducts the Medellin Philharmonic Orchestra.
"I am so pleased that this magical night was captured as an audio recording. It is always great to play with an orchestra but the Medelin Philharmonic under the baton of Alejandro Posada was truly exceptional and the band also played and sang amazingly." - Alan Parsons
Three LP set
Alan Parsons, acoustic guitar, keys, vocals
P.J. Olson, lead vocals
Alastair Greene, vocals, guitar
Guy Erez, bass, vocals
Danny Thompson, drums, vocals
Tom Brooks, keyboards, vocals
Todd Cooper, saxophone, guitar, percussion, vocals
Medellin Philharmonic Orchestra
Alejandro Posada, conductor
1. I Robot
2. Damned If I Do
3. Dont Answer Me
2. The Raven
4. I Wouldnt Want To Be Like You
1. The Turn Of A Friendly Card (Part One)
2. Snake Eyes
3. The Ace of Swords
4. Nothing Left To Lose
5. The Turn Of A Friendly Card (Part Two)
1. What Goes Up...
3. Silence And I
1. Prime Time
3. Eye In The Sky
1. La Sagrada Familia
2. Old And Wise
3. Games People Play