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Alan Parsons Project

Alan Parsons Project

Alan Parsons Project Box Set Coming

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on February 1, 2014

in News

The Alan Parsons Project complete recorded works will be released as a box set.

‘The Alan Parsons Project: The Complete Albums Collection’ covers the band’s complete history from 1976 to 1987, marking the first time all 10 of the group’s art rock studio masterpieces, including the 1976 debut, Tales of Mystery and Imagination: Edgar Allan Poe (from 20th Century/Mercury/Universal) alongside nine Arista classics from 1977’s, I Robot through 1987’s Gaudi, have been assembled under one roof.

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Included is The Sicilian Defence, the notorious never-released fifth APP album. Taking its name from a series of opening chess moves, The Sicilian Defence was an aggressive musical response to stalled contract negotiations. Composed and recorded over an intense three day marathon session at Super Bear Studios in France (during the same period Eve was made), The Sicilian Defence is a complex and challenging work, full of atonality and dissonance. Delivered to Arista in March 1981, the masters were locked away and the controversial recordings unheard for three decades. While an edited version of one of the album’s tracks, Elsie’s Theme. was included as a bonus track on an expanded edition of Eve, The Sicilian Defence is being released for the first time in its entirety for this collection.

The masters used for The Alan Parsons Project – The Complete Albums Collection were overseen by Alan Parsons and each of the albums is presented, in facsimile vinyl replica wallet sleeves, with original album track-listings intact.

The deluxe library box includes notes by Alan Parsons and rare photos, many previously unpublished.

The Alan Parsons Project: The Complete Albums Collection

Tales of Mystery and Imagination: Edgar Allan Poe (1976)
I Robot (1977)
Pyramid (1978)
Eve (1979)
The Sicilian Defence (c. 1979, never released)
The Turn of a Friendly Card (1980)
Eye in the Sky (1982)
Ammonia Avenue (1984)
Vulture Culture (1985)
Stereotomy (1985)
Gaudi (1987)

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