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A Valid Path
Review by Gary Hill

For those who have followed the career of Alan Parsons this disc may seem rather strange at first. Parsons here embraces electronic music, with that sound driving the album. It even wanders into techno at times.


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Alan Parsons Project – Eye in the Sky
Review by Gary Hill
Eye in the Sky might not be the best Alan Parsons Project CD, but it’s a strong album.

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Ammonia Avenue
Review by Gary Hill

The seventh disc from the Alan Parsons Project, this came out in 1984. I really disregarded it at the time.


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Best of the Alan Parsons Project
Review by Gary Hill
With an album like this it’s always an iffy proposition. Greatest Hits packages are objective (best selling songs by the group) but when it comes to Best Of set, there is usually a lot of variation from one person to another with what is called the “best of” an artist.
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Project – I Robot
Review by Gary Hill
This was the second album from The Alan Parsons Project.

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Project – The Turn Of A Friendly Card
Review by Larry Toering
When this great album was released, I remember very well thinking how it would last, but that was a few years before I started to appreciate APP more and more, eventually falling in love with most of their songs.

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Project - Gaudi
Review by Gary Hill
This album never seemed to catch on like some of the rest of the Alan Parsons Project discs did.

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Project - Stereotomy
Review by Gary Hill
This 1985 Alan Parsons Project album might not have all the majesty or even hits of some of their other stuff, but it's an effective album.

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Project - Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Review by Steve Alspach
In keeping with the theme of this issue of MSJ (Halloween), I hearken back to something truly frightening: Hurricane Smith. In 1972 former Pink Floyd producer Norman "Hurricane" Smith released an abhorrent piece of MOR saccharine called "Oh Babe, What Would You Say."
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Pyramid
Review by Gary Hill
This 1978 disc has a bit of a bad reputation. I’ve seen it ripped apart as being overly pop oriented. Frankly, other than the track “Pyramania” I just don’t see it.
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The Secret
Review by Larry Toering
The Secret by Alan Parsons is an album you don’t want to pass up, as it has everything there is to be expected by any fan and more.
The Time Machine
Review by Gary Hill
This album, the latest release by Alan Parsons, finds him doing the blend of prog and pop that has been his forte for many years. It is an album that has peaks and valleys, but overall is entertaining and rather substantial.
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Vulture Culture
Review by Gary Hill
I remember when this album first came out thinking that it was kind of a throw-away Alan Parsons disc.

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DVD Reviews
Alan Parsons - Eye 2 Eye: Live In Madrid DVD
Review by Larry Toering
Alan Parsons live is a rare treat, and this is only the second time he has recorded live for public release.

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Various Artists - A Life in Yes: The Chris Squire Tribute
Review by Gary Hill
I grew up as a Yes fanatic from the age of 12. As a bass player myself, Chris Squire was a huge part of my own growth as a musician.
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Billy Sherwood - Citizen
Review by G. W. Hill

A contender for best of the year, this is arguably Sherwood’s best solo album ever.


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The Prog Collective - Epilogue
Review by G. W. Hill

This is quite a cool set. The main man behind this is Billy Sherwood, and I always like the stuff he does.


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Eric Woolfson - Eric Woolfson Sings the Alan Parsons Project That Never Was
Review by Scott Prinzing

For such a successful songwriter, keyboardist and sometimes vocalist, Eric Woolfson was relatively anonymous as essentially one-half of the Alan Parsons Project. 


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The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Plays Prog Rock Classics
Review by G. W. Hill

I like these Royal Philharmonica Orchestra sets. I


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Eric Woolfson - Poe: More Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Review by Scott Prinzing

After the Alan Parsons Project called it a day, primary songwriter Eric Woolfson went on to produce several works for musical theater.


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Various Artists - Prog Box
Review by Gary Hill

I've been looking to do a retro review of this box set for a while. I finally had the opportunity this time around.


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Various Artists - Riding the Rock Machine - British Seventies Classic Rock
Review by Gary Hill
I have heard arguments that say that the 1970s were the decade with the best music. Like any decade, they had a lot of garbage music

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Alan Simon - Songwriter
Review by Gary Hill

I don't think I had heard of Alan Simon until recently. This double disc set captures a lot of his previous work.


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