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On May 1, 1976.

On May 1, 1976, “Charisma” label released “Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Edgar Allan Poe)”, the debut Alan Parsons Project studio album. It was recorded July 1975 – January 1976, at “Abbey Road” and “Kingsway Hall” in London, “Mama Jo’s” in Hollywood, and was produced by Alan Parsons.

Personnel:

  • Alan Parsons– lead vocals, guitar, organ, synthesizer, keyboards, recorder, engineer, projectron
  • Eric Woolfson– lead and background vocals, synthesizer, harpsichord, keyboards, executive producer
  • Andrew Powell– keyboards, arranger
  • Ian Bairnson– acoustic and electric guitar
  • Billy Lyall– piano, drums, glockenspiel, keyboards, recorder, Fender rhodes
  • Francis Monkman– organ, keyboards
  • Christopher North– keyboards
  • David Paton– lead and background vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, bass
  • Leonard Whiting– vocals, narrator
  • John Miles– vocals, guitar
  • Jane Powell – lead and background vocals
  • Arthur Brown– vocals
  • Terry Sylvester– vocals
  • English Chorale– vocals
  • Smokey Parsons – vocals
  • Jack Harris– vocals
  • Bob Howes – choir
  • The English Chorale and Played Ti – choir
  • Kevin Peek– acoustic guitar
  • Laurence Juber – acoustic guitar
  • David Pack– guitar
  • Joe Puerta– bass
  • Les Hurdle – bass
  • Daryl Runswick– bass, string bass
  • David Katz – violin, orchestra contractor
  • Stuart Tosh– vocals, cymbals, drums, Tympani
  • John Leach – vocals, percussion, cimbalom, kantele
  • Burleigh Drummond– drums
  • Dennis Clarke – saxophone, clarinet
  • David Snell – harp
  • Gordon Parry – engineer
  • Tom Trefethen – assistant engineer
  • Tony Richards – assistant engineer
  • Pat Stapley – assistant engineer
  • Chris Blair – assistant engineer
  • Colin Elgie – artwork, graphic design, layout design
  • Hipgnosis– design, cover art
  • Aubrey Powell– photography
  • Peter Christopherson– photography
  • Storm Thorgerson– photography
  • Sam Emerson – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Eric Woolfson and Alan Parsons except where noted.

  1. A Dream Within a Dream
  2. The Raven
  3. The Tell – Tale Heart
  4. The Cask of Amontillado
  5. The System of Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether
  6. The Fall of the House of Usher Eric Woolfson, Alan Parsons, Andrew Powell
  • Prelude
  • Arrival
  • Intermezzo
  • Pavane
  • Fall
  1. To One in Paradise

On March 26, 2019.

On April 26, 2019, “Frontiers” label released “The Secret”, the fifth Alan Parsons album. It was recorded 2018 – 2019, and was produced by Alan Parsons.

Personnel:

  • Alan Parsons – lead and backing vocals, narration, guitars, keyboards, percussion, orchestra conductor recording engineer, mixing
  • Tom Brooks – piano, synth, keyboards, orchestra conductor, orchestra arrangements
  • Jason Mraz, Lou Gramm, Todd Cooper,  J. Olsson, Jordan Huffman, Jared Mahone, Mark Mikel – lead vocals
  • Todd Cooper, Dan Tracey, Jordan Huffman,  J. Olsson, Carl–Magnus “C-M” Carlsson, Andy Ellis, Doug Powell – additional vocals
  • Steve Hackett, Jeff Kollman, Dan Tracey, Tony Rosacci, Ian Bairnson – guitars
  • Andy Ellis, Dan Tracey – synth, keyboards
  • Pat Caddick, Angelo Pizzaro – piano
  • Nathan East, Guy Erez, Jeff Peterson – bass
  • Vinnie Colaiuta, Danny Thompson, Carl Sorensen – drums
  • Todd Cooper – saxophone
  • Oscar Utterström – trombones
  • Vinnie Ciesielski – trumpets
  • Michael Fitzpatrick – cello
  • Todd Cooper – percussion
  • Jake Shimabukuro – ukulele
  • Orchestra: The CMG Music Recording Orchestra of Hollywod
  • Dan Tracey, Milton Olsson – orchestral arrangements
  • Noah Bruskin, Grant Goddard – recording engineer
  • Noah Bruskin – mixing
  • Jeff Fitzpatrick – assistant engineer
  • Tre Nagella, Dave Albro, Andy Ellis – additional engineer
  • Dave Donnelly – mastering

Track listing:

  1. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – Paul Dukas
  2. Miracle – Guy Erez, Andy Ellis, Alan Parsons
  3. As Light Fall – Dan Tracey, Alan Parsons
  4. One Note Symphony – Todd Cooper, Tom Brooks, Alan Parsons
  5. Sometimes – Patrick Anthony Caddick, Alan Parsons
  6. Soirée Fantastique – Todd Cooper, Doug Powell, Tom Brooks, Alan Parsons
  7. Fly to Me – Mark Mikel, Jeff Kollman, Alan Parsons
  8. Requiem – Todd Cooper, Doug Powell, Boh Cooper, Alan Parsons
  9. Years of Glory – P.J. Olsson, Alan Parsons
  10. The Limelight Fades Away – Jordan Huffman, Dan Tracey, Alan Parsons
  11. I Can’t Get There from Here – Patrick Read Johnson, David Russo, Jared Mahone, Alan Parsons

On February 25, 2013.

On February 25, 2013, “Kscope” label released “The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)”, the third Steven Wilson album. It was recorded in September 2012, at “EastWest Studios” in Los Angeles, October 2012 at “Angel Recording Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Parsons and Steven Wilson.

Personnel:

  • Steven Wilson– lead vocals, mellotron, keyboards, guitars, bass guitar, mixing
  • Guthrie Govan– lead guitar
  • Nick Beggs– bass guitar, Chapman Stick, backing vocals
  • Adam Holzman– keyboards, hammond organ, piano, minimoog
  • Marco Minnemann– drums, percussion
  • Theo Travis– flute, saxophone, clarinet
  • Jakko Jakszyk– additional vocals
  • Alan Parsons– wah-wah guitar,ding engineer recor
  • Dave Stewart – strings arrangements
  • The London Session Orchestra
  • Perry Montague-Mason – soloist
  • Niko Tsonev– guitar
  • Brendan Dekora – assistant engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Steven Wilson.

  1. Luminol
  2. Drive Home
  3. The Holy Drinker
  4. The Pin Drop
  5. The Watchmaker
  6. The Raven That Refused to Sing

On February 10, 2017.

On February 10, 2017, “Kscope” label released “Blackfield V”, the fifth Blackfield studio album. It was recorded 2015 – 2016, and was produced by Aviv Geffen, Steven Wilson and Alan Parsons.

Personnel:

  • Steven Wilson– lead and backing vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, drum programming, engineering, mixing
  • Aviv Geffen– lead and backing vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, piano, Mellotron, string arrangements
  • Tomer Z– drums, percussion
  • Eran Mitelman – keyboards, piano, Mellotron, Hammond organ
  • Omri Agmon – acoustic and additional guitar
  • Mike Garson– piano
  • Hadar Green – bass
  • Alex Moshe – female vocals, backing vocals
  • Alan Parsons– backing vocals
  • The London Session Orchestra – orchestral performance
  • Simon Bloor – engineering, mixing
  • Graham Archer – engineering
  • Ofer Mappa – engineering
  • Yonatan Danino – engineering
  • Lasse Hoile– cover art, photography
  • Carl Glover – design

Track listing:

All tracks by Aviv Geffen, except where noted.

  1. A Drop in the Ocean – Aviv Geffen, Steven Wilson
  2. Family Man
  3. How Was Your Ride
  4. We’ll Never Be Apart
  5. Sorrys
  6. Life Is An Ocean – Aviv Geffen, Steven Wilson
  7. Lately
  8. October
  9. The Jackal
  10. Salt Water
  11. Undercover Heart
  12. Lonely Soul
  13. From 44 to 48 – Steven Wilson

 

In January 1987.

In January 1987, “Arista” label released “Gaudi”, the tenth Alan Parsons Project album. It was recorded October 1985 – August 1986, at “The Grange” and “Mayfair Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Parsons.

Personnel:

  • Alan Parsons– synthesizer, programming, engineer
  • Eric Woolfson– pianos, keyboards, vocals
  • Ian Bairnson– guitars
  • Laurence Cottle– bass
  • Stuart Elliott– drums, percussion
  • Richard Cottle – synthesizers, saxophones
  • John Miles, Lenny Zakatek, Eric Woolfson, Geoff Barradale, Chris Rainbow – vocals
  • Andrew Powell– orchestral arrangements
  • John Heley – cello
  • David Cripp – horns conductor
  • Bob Howes – The English Chorale conductor, timpani

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

  1. La Sagrada Familia
  2. Too Late
  3. Closer to Heaven
  4. Standing on Higher Ground
  5. Money Talks
  6. Inside Looking Out
  7. Paseo de Gracia

In August 1979.

On August 27, 1979, “Arista” label released “Eve”, the fourth Alan Parsons Project studio album. It was recorded December 1978 – June 1979, at “Super bear Studios” and was produced by Alan Parsons. The cover art was by Hipgnosis.

Personnel:

  • Eric Woolfson; Duncan Mackay – keyboards
  • Alan Parsons; Eric Woolfson – miscellaneous instrumental contributions, engineer
  • Lesley Duncan; David Paton; Chris Rainbow; Clare Torry; Dave Townsend; Lenny Zakatek – vocals
  • Chris Rainbow; David Paton – backing vocals
  • David Paton – bass
  • Stuart Elliott – drums, percussion
  • Ian Bairnson – acoustic and electric guitars
  • Orchestra – The Orchestra Of The Munich Chamber Opera
  • The Orchestra of the Munich Chamber Opera care of Eberhard Schoene leader – Sandor Farcas
  • Curtis Briggs – orchestra coordination
  • Shapiro and Steinberg – trivia consultants
  • Chris Blair, Wally Traugot – mastering
  • Eric Woolfson – executive production

Track listing:

All tracks by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.

  1. Lucifer
  2. You Lie Down With Dogs
  3. I’d Rather Be a Man
  4. You Won’t Be There
  5. Winding Me Up
  6. Damned If I Do
  7. Don’t Hold Back
  8. Secret Garden
  9. If I Could Change Your Mind

In July 1976.

In July 1976, “RCA” label released “Year of the Cat”, the seventh Al Stewart studio album. It was recorded in 1976, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Alan Parsons. The cover design was by Hipgnosis and illustrator Colin Elgie.

Personnel:

  • Al Stewart – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Peter White- guitar, keyboards
  • John Perry – background vocals
  • Tim Renwick- guitar
  • Andrew Powell- string arrangements
  • Bobby Bruce – violin
  • Marion Driscoll – percussion
  • Stuart Elliott- drums, percussion
  • George Ford – bass
  • Phil Kenzie- alto saxophone
  • Don Lobster – keyboards
  • David Pack- background vocals
  • Tony Rivers- background vocals
  • Graham Smith – harmonica
  • Peter Wood- keyboards

Track listing:

All tracks by Al Stewart, except where noted.

  1. Lord Grenville
  2. On the Border
  3. Midas Shadow
  4. Sand in Your Shoes
  5. If it Doesn’t Come Naturally, Leave It
  6. Flying Sorcery
  7. Broadway Hotel
  8. One Stage Before
  9. Year of the Cat – Al Stewart, Peter Wood