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denmarc

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Alan Parsons fans?
« on: March 21, 2017, 10:04:19 AM »
This topic looks as if it needs some activity. So, here goes...

Got home from work and had some time to myself and relax. Thought I would catch up on the forum to see whats happening. I was thumbing through the threads and  had some Alan Parsons music playing in the background.
I got to thinking...

I wondered if there are any other Alan Parsons fans out there? His music is kind of a niche and I was curious if I was in a boat by myself?
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Re: Alan Parsons fans?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 10:26:01 AM »
I used to listen to Alan Parsons I Robot through my headphones for years when hitting the rack on submarines. It really relaxed me. Every now and then I'll crank it up on the stereo in the shop.
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2017, 10:53:34 AM »
I still listen to the Greatest Hits of Alan Parsons Project.

The way I understand it he was the producer and they used many different artists
both musicians and singers.  So I don't think they ever toured (that I know of) because it would
be hard to get them all together and then change everything around for the next song on stage.
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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2017, 11:13:36 AM »
They are still "together", and touring:

http://alanparsonsmusic.com/

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Re: Alan Parsons fans?
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 11:18:46 AM »
That is a name I have not heard in a long time. I liked their music, it was certainly not mainstream but easy to listen to.
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2017, 11:24:51 AM »
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denmarc

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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 12:06:53 PM »
Thanks for the link, I was also unaware they're still touring. I have so many fav's of old, I can't mention them all.
"Mr. Time" comes to mind while listening to your link. And RayM is correct. Not mainstream at all. Other than a few tunes that made the top 40. There just seemed to be so much more available to those who chose to listen deeper into the source.
Most do not know the work he did associated with the Beatles and the Hollys.

Am I dating myself?  ;)
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2017, 02:30:47 PM »
Thanks, totally forgot about them, used to be one of my favorites back... well... a long time ago  ::)


Just grabbed a couple albums off iTunes - nice traveling music.
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Re: Alan Parsons fans?
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2017, 06:47:59 AM »
Alan Parsons, King Crimson, Pink Floyd...and the smell of incense in the air.  My kids, when they come over, always say we're burning hippies when they walk into the coach.
I've got a lifetime subscription to Sirius and most of the time it's set to the Classic Vinyl channel.
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denmarc

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« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2017, 11:57:48 AM »
Alan Parsons, King Crimson, Pink Floyd...and the smell of incense in the air.

GREAT POINT! Don't forget about the bean bag chairs!  ;)
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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2017, 04:32:25 PM »
I still have many of their songs (The Alan Parsons Project WAS a collaboration of many musicians) on my current playlist. I have and still listen to many of their albums and CD's, with my favorite probably being Gaudi. I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to Parsons when he played at Ameristar Casino in St. Louis while I worked there. He is a quite brilliant individual. In live performances, he will play a limited role on keyboards, and as previously mentioned, essentially creates and produces the music and shows rather than being a main performer.

Parsons was one of the first to produce what is now known as concept albums; entire albums revolving around a central theme, as opposed to just a collection of songs. Many of his own Project albums are such, as well as Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd, which he contributed to greatly.

Yes, throughout my entire life, I must rate Alan Parsons Project as one of my favorites to this day.
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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2017, 04:44:02 PM »
most of the time it's set to the Classic Vinyl channel.
I unfortunately didn't get in on the lifetime scripts - but l also most of the time listen to

Classic Vinyl or Classic Rewind or Dr. Radio.

Steely Dan is playing right now - another good band in my opinion.
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« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2017, 05:32:41 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2017, 09:02:00 PM »
Big fan of Alan since Tales of Mystery and Imagination. Last time I saw him was around 2003 (I think). He was backing up Yes. Great concert. Of course seeing Parsons live is a bit different since he can't tour with 17 different vocalists and when I saw him he didn't even have Eric Woolfson with him who did a lot of my favorite songs. But he was still good. Yes was amazing. I've seen them multiple times. Not sure if I'd ever see them again now without Chris Squire. I have all of the Parsons recordings on Vinyl and CD.

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« Reply #14 on: March 22, 2017, 09:11:55 PM »
Yes, still a fan.  I liked Eye in the Sky before the Chicago Bulls took it over.  Guess that dates me, huh.
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« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2017, 05:22:47 AM »
GREAT POINT! Don't forget about the bean bag chairs!  ;)

I hate bean bag chairs.  Heck, I couldn't get up out of them 30 years ago, and it hasn't gotten any better since then.  :-[
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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2017, 10:10:46 AM »
This topic looks as if it needs some activity. So, here goes...

Got home from work and had some time to myself and relax. Thought I would catch up on the forum to see whats happening. I was thumbing through the threads and  had some Alan Parsons music playing in the background.
I got to thinking...

I wondered if there are any other Alan Parsons fans out there? His music is kind of a niche and I was curious if I was in a boat by myself?

Hell Yes.  Gotta go with Tales of Mystery and Imagination followed by Ammonia Avenue, followed by Eye in the Sky, followed by everything else.  Over time I've lost all my vinyl.

I was in 10th grade when Sultans of Swing (Dire Straights) was released.  :)  Was present at the outdoor concert at the Lorelei when U2 recorded War.

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« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2017, 10:20:24 AM »
I've had Eye in The Sky running through my head all day but I'm more of a Floyd fan.  Both Pink and Jamie.  Jamie is an up & coming Nashville singer/songwriter (she wrote 'The Blade') and a friend.  She is as cute as can be and a genuinely great person.  Known her for about 10 years.
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« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2017, 10:45:02 AM »
I'm more of a Floyd fan. 

If you ever have a chance to go see Aussie Floyd (http://www.aussiefloyd.com/) don't miss them. I saw the real Floyd at the Cow Palace in 1975 (amazing, amazing show!) and Aussie Floyd does a fantastic job of recreating the experience. Both vocals and instrumentals are very, very close.
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« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2017, 05:29:25 AM »
I've heard of Aussie Floyd being a great band. 
I saw Pink Floyd in Phoenix(also in '75).  I've seen a group called "Brit Floyd" a couple of times in the last 5 years, and as far I was concerned the show was just as good.  Better, actually, because all I could afford in '75 were crappy seats and both times I saw BF I got floor seats.
Had total flashbacks when they turned loose the giant inflatable pig.
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« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2017, 10:10:50 AM »
How about Stereotomy or Eve? Nobody mentioned those LP's. I'm a little surprised. I had to buy two copies of Stereotomy because I wore the first one out!

Big fan of Alan since Tales of Mystery and Imagination.

Me too. And I was also sorry hearing about Squire (HUGE Yes fan). The same when John Entwistle passed (the Who). I have always been a fan of a bassist who can show so much power through a bass string without overpowering a tune. Both excelled.

Ammonia Avenue is what triggered me to Parsons. I couldn't get enough of his music at the time.
The reason I first asked the question is I almost never heard anyone else ever bring up his name or music.
So much talent. So much more talent of others incorporated into his music. The blend with the Philharmonia Orchestra. Brilliant!

I just wondered if he had been forgotten.
Mark

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