2008-11-21

The Alan Parsons Project - I Robot [MoFi]

The Alan Parsons Project - I Robot [MoFi]
Release: 2004/Orig Year: 1977 | Label: Mofi
Size: 432 MB| Genre: Progressive Rock
Included: CloneCD Image | Audiophile

The Album Notes
I Robot - The man behind the recording of "Dark Side of the Moon" is none other than Alan Parsons. If you want to hear what is his definitive recording and a bit of the Dark Side then this is it. I ROBOT was produced and engineered by Alan at Abbey Road Studios and is an audiophile's dream recording. Transferred on an all-tube cutting system from the original 1/4" analog master tapes at Bernie Grundman Mastering.
Alan Parsons' second, and probably best, album is a wild mix of late 70's beat-driven pop, electronic prog instrumentals and full-bodied choral parts. The line-up is similar to the first Project album, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, with Parsons and Eric Woolfson again splitting the song-writing duties. Being an Alan Parsons album, it naturally has a grand concept connecting the songs; in this case, "the story of the rise of the machine and the decline of man...and a warning that his brief dominance of this planet will probably end, because man tried to create robot in his own image." As with all Project albums, it's nice to have some idea moving the songs along, but it's not necessary to reflect too much on these themes to enjoy the music.
Parsons and Woolfson employ many styles on I, Robot, including ethereal synthetic passages that almost border on "new age" (except that they're interesting), funky rhythmic playing and singing, and soft-rock pop numbers that occasionally became radio singles (such as "I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You" did here). On later albums, the singles-orientated approach would nearly ruin the band as Parsons strove harder and harder for commercial success; here, however, the simpler tracks are actually quite effective at establishing the despondent mood necessary for an album that deals with the end of humankind. On that note, the last two tracks, "Total Eclipse" and "Genesis Ch.1 V.32" are appropriately morbid, with the former sounding like it came straight off the orchestral chaos section of the 2001 soundtrack.
This is my favorite Parsons album and easily the best recommendation to those interested in exploring the group. It's one of the Project's darkest and least cheesy works; there's a good chance that fans of synthesizer instrumentals or symphonic rock will eat it up.
review by Jon Fry

Should you purchase this album?
If you like or love Alan Parsons Project, the answer is yes.
This album has never sounded quite this good before.

Tracklisting:
1. I Robot — 6:01
2. I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You — 3:22
3. Some Other Time — 4:05
4. Breakdown — 3:52
5. Don't Let It Show — 4:24
6. The Voice — 5:24
7. Nucleus — 3:22
8. Day after Day (The Show Must Go On) — 3:56
9. Total Eclipse — 3:12
10. Genesis Ch. 1 V. 32 — 3:24

Total Time 41:02
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4 comments:

akis said...

Alan Parsons Project και ξερο ψωμι.

να σαι καλα

AleOP said...

Please! I don't know how to record this file! I've recorded the image, but sound is static, is only noise.
What are the other files .ccd and .sub?
I need your help!

Thanks a lot for this music!
Hudibras

EktorasClub said...

For burn this image file you can use CloneCD software.

ΑΝΑΓΝΩΣΤΗΣ said...

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