ALAN PARSONS
“The Secret”

Genre: Rock
Format: CD

Catalogue Number: FR CD 943
Barcode: 8024391094426

Release Date: 26-04-2019

Eleven-time Grammy nominated legendary music icon and master of progressive rock, Alan Parsons will return with a new album, “The Secret” on April 19, 2019.


ALBUM DETAIL


ALAN PARSONS

The Secret


FORMATS:

- CD (Jewel case)

CATALOG #: FR CD 943

BARCODE: 8024391094426


 

- CD+DVD (Digipack) - Featuring: CD 11 tracks and DVD 11 tracks in Hi definition Mix 5.1 audio.

CATALOG #: FR CDVD 943

BARCODE: 8024391094341

 

- SUPER LUXURY BOXSET - Featuring: CD+DVD in digipak, 1LP Gatefold Vinyl, LiveSpan 2CD set as Digifile, Exclusive T-shirt, Poster, Numbered lithograph of the cover.

CATALOG #: FR BS 943

BARCODE: 8024391094365

 

- LP (180g, gatefold)

CATALOG #: FR LP 943

BARCODE: 8024391094358


 

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- Blu LP (180g, gatefold, Color Blu)

CATALOG #: FR LP 943B

BARCODE: 8024391094334

 

 

Eleven-time Grammy nominated legendary music icon and master of progressive rock, Alan Parsons will return with a new album, The Secret on April 19, 2019.

 

Alans longtime hobby has been performing magic and this brand new album showcases his own passion for the craft, hence the title The Secret.The album will see a return to the pop rock sound with symphonic and progressive rock interludes which the Alan Parsons Project was known for. 

 

Alans history in the music business one is a storied and unqiue one. He was fortunate enough to work as assistant engineer on the last two albums by The Beatles and after he became a full-fledged recording engineer, he went on to work with Paul McCartney and The Hollies, among many others. But it was his contribution as engineer on Pink Floyds classic "The Dark Side Of The Moon" that really got him the worlds attention. That soon led to striking successes as a producer, notably with Pilots Magic", John Miles’ “Highfly" and Music, and Steve Harleys "Make Me Smile". He also produced the hugely successful "Year Of The Cat" album with Al Stewart and two albums with American prog rock band Ambrosia.

 

In 1975 he met Eric Woolfson who not only became his manager, but joined forces with Alan as a songwriting and performing partner for what became known as The Alan Parsons Project. The APPs debut album, "Tales Of Mystery And Imagination" based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe paved the way for signing to Clive Davisnewly launched Arista label and a string of hit albums, namely, "I Robot" (1977), Pyramid" (1978), "The Turn of a Friendly Card" (1980), "Eye in the Sky" (1982), "Ammonia Avenue" (1984), "Vulture Culture" (1985), Stereotomy" (1986), and Gaudi" (1987).

 

With his long-standing previous APP collaborators, guitarist Ian Bairnson, drummer Stuart Elliott and orchestral arranger Andrew Powell, Alan dropped the Projectidentity for Alan ParsonsTry Anything Once in 1994. The partnership continued for On Air in 1996 and The Time Machine in 1999. During this time, the first incarnation of Alan Parsons Live Projecttoured extensively all over the globe. Following Alans relocation to California in 1999, a brand-new Live Project band was formed in 2003. Another band reshuffle happened in 2010. The current live band consists of Alan on acoustic guitar, keyboards and vocals, P.J. Olsson on vocals,  Tom Brooks on keyboards, Guy Erez on bass, Jeff Kollman on guitar and vocals, Danny Thompson on drums, Todd Cooper on sax, percussion and vocals, Dan Tracey on guitar and vocals, and Tyson Montgomery Leonard on violin.

 

Parsons last album "A Valid Path", a unique foray into the world of electronica, was released in 2004.


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TRACKLIST

1. THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE (instrumental)*

2. MIRACLE (lead vocal: Jason Mraz)

3. AS LIGHTS FALL (lead vocal: Alan Parsons)

4. ONE NOTE SYMPHONY (lead vocal: Todd Cooper)

5. SOMETIMES (lead vocal: Lou Gramm)

6. SOIRÉE FANTASTIQUE (lead vocal: Todd Cooper, Alan Parsons)

7. FLY TO ME (lead vocal: Mark Mikel)

8. REQUIEM (lead vocal: Todd Cooper)

9. YEARS OF GLORY (lead vocal: PJ Olsson)§

10. THE LIMELIGHT FADES AWAY (lead vocal: Jordan Huffman)

11. I CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE (lead vocal: Jared Mahone)§ featured in Motion Picture “5-25-77”

LINEUP

Guitars: Steve Hackett (on *), Jeff Kollmann, Dan Tracey, Tony Rosacci, Ian Bairnson (solo on §), Alan Parsons

Synth, Keyboards: Andy Ellis, Tom Brooks, Dan Tracey, Alan Parsons

Piano: Pat Caddick, Angelo Pizzaro

Bass: Nathan East (on *), Guy Erez, Jeff Peterson

Drums: Vinnie Colaiuta (on *), Danny Thompson, Carl Sorensen

Sax: Todd Cooper

Cello: Michael Fitzpatrick



ORCHESTRAL ARRANGEMENTS Tom Brooks / STRINGS CONDUCTED BY Alan Parsons except on * Tom Brooks

ORCHESTRA The CMG Music Recording Orchestra of Hollywood



PERCUSSION Alan Parsons

UKULELE Jake Shimabukuro

TROMBONES Oscar Utterström

TRUMPETS Vinnie Ciesielski

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