Discussion in 'Progressive Rock' started by joe, Mar 17, 2011.
How would you rate this album on a scale of a 10?
Many fans will disagree with me...I would give it a great rating one of my favorite Parsons albums.
One of the first albums I bought so it has some nostalgic value for me. Listened to it this morning with lots of "pops" and "crackling" but somehow it made the listening experience more endearing.
Not as good as the first two releases from the Project but quite a bit better than the confusing Eve IMO. The instrumentals on the album are suppossed to be somewhat cerebal and spacey to take one on a laid back voyage. I guess some find this boring. I don't.
Lush, absolutely. Pompous, I don't think so.
I have said this before but ...I really only like Tales of Mystery and Imagination
after which I don't really see Alan Parsons music as progressive rock but kind of a pop/rock thing that disappoints . Just my opinion ..
^^I am not surprised you would feel that way Wolf, I have always put Parsons in the same category as the Moodies...both use a lot of classical instrumentation in their albums and it's not just lobbing a string section in like many other artists do, Powell is a conductor and on every Parsons album his fingerprints are all over it.
Very few bands like this in the world and that is why I have always loved them.
Regardless of that it sounds very wimpy to me.I'd rather listen to someone like Rick Wakeman or Jon Lord do classical music any day.
Doesn't look like this is all that popular of an album at all according to the poll.
I give this album a 7 - Great. Lots of great tunes, but not quite as good as I Robot or Turn of a Friendly Card for me.
^^Nice to have another distinguished fan join us in here Kuaizi...
Some people are soooo sensitive
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