The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky

Limited Edition 180 Gram Audiophile LP Record

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Eye In The Sky is the sixth studio album by British Progressive Rock band The Alan Parsons Project, released on Arista Records in June 1982.

The Alan Parsons Project were active between 1975 and 1990, consisting of Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson surrounded by a varying number of session musicians and some relatively consistent band members such as guitarist Ian Bairnson, bassist and vocalist David Paton, drummer Stuart Elliott, and vocalist Lenny Zakatek.

Behind the revolving line-up and the regular sidemen, the true core of the Project was the duo of Parsons and Woolfson. Woolfson was a songwriter by profession, but also a composer and pianist. Almost all songs on the band's albums are credited to Parsons/Woolfson. Bairnson and Elliott would continue to collaborate on Parsons’ solo albums, and contribute significantly to the songwriting.

The Project’s albums while not necessarily concept albums were based on individual themes.

The concept behind Eye In The Sky was related to belief systems, whether they be religious or political beliefs or belief in luck (as in gambling). Generally the concept is related to the universal idea that there is someone looking down on us all. The expression is also used in military and surveillance contexts.

Eric recalls hearing the ‘Eye In The Sky’ expression used 3 times in one day in different contexts which inspired the title. So the phrase really stuck! Somebody also pointed out that on the back of a US dollar bill, there is an eye in the sky on top of a Pyramid which made an obvious link.

The title track Eye In The Sky, turned out to be the Project's greatest hit. It is also their last album earning the platinum status.

The lyric of Old And Wise was particularly inspired by the wife of one of the record company executives who was also a personal friend, who passed away at a tragically early age.

This is a Music On Vinyl 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Reissue with the original album cover replicated with embossed gold foil print and full colour Insert with lyrics, pressed in Europe.

(8713748982829)

Tracklisting:

No.

Track

Lead Vocals

Time

A1

Sirius (Instrumental)

 

1:48

A2

Eye In The Sky

Eric Woolfson

4:33

A3

Children Of The Moon

David Paton

4:49

A4

Gemini

Chris Rainbow

2:09

A5

Silence And I

Eric Woolfson

7:17

B1

You're Gonna Get Your Fingers Burned

Lenny Zakatek

4:19

B2

Psychobabble

Elmer Gantry

4:50

B3

Mammagamma (Instrumental)

 

3:34

B4

Step By Step

Lenny Zakatek

3:52

B5

Old And Wise

Colin Blunstone

4:52

SKU 8713748982829
Record Label Arista Records
Label / Model # Music On Vinyl
Catalogue Number MOVLP188
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 05 January 2012
Original Release Date (Year) 01 June 1982
Barcode # 8713748982829
Shipping Weight 0.2950kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP Record Reissue, Original Cover Replicated Embossed Golden Foil Print, Full Colour Insert with Lyrics
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Progressive Rock
Genre Pop Rock
Format VINYL LP

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