Alan Parsons Project – Eye In The Sky (Speakers Corner Vinyl LP)
As with all albums from the early years, ‘Eye In The Sky’ is inspired by important topics of the times. True to the ‘no-future lifestyle’ of the 80s, the songs impart a somewhat depressive character which serves as a stark contrast to the steely rock rhythms, free from electronic gimmicks. In addition one finds addictive harmony in the vocal polyphony (‘Gemini’), blaring brass with a Spanish rhythm (‘Silence And I’) and a velvety string sound (‘Old And Wise’). All in all a great achievement by the British wizard of sound at the mixing console.
2. Eye in the Sky
3. Children of the Moon
5. Silence and I
6. You’re Gonna Get Your Fingers Burned
9. Step by Step
10. Old and Wise