The Prog-rock wizardry of The Alan Parsons Project returns
Comprised of engineer and producer Alan Parsons and singer-songwriter/composer Eric Woolfson, The Alan Parsons Project was formed in 1975 as part of the British progressive and soft rock movement. Parsons, a well-established producer by that point, was inspired by the auterism of the film industry, giving his individual creative stamp on the duo's ensuing releases.
Accompanied by a revolving line-up of regular features and budding new talent, the pair pushed the boundaries of rock and pop, often conjuring chart success with jazz harmony-tinged dreamy soundscapes, laid back grooves and a cinematic feel. Their conceptual albums blossom into kaleidoscopic live performances, where the virtuosity of prog meets singable lyrics and hook-laden pop. There's no pomp and circumstance when it comes to The Alan Parsons Project, just a high level of musicality that speaks for itself.