Remember your daddy When no one was wiser Your ma used to say That you would go further than he ever could With time on your side. But day after day The show must go on And time slipped away Before you could build any castles in Spain The chance had gone by.
But, day after day The show must go on And you gaze at the sky And picture a memory of days in your life With time on your side. With time on your side Day after day the show must go on With time on your side Day after day the show must go on. They say a poem is never finished, it is abandoned.
The same could certainly be said of music, lyrics or any creative effort. The album was re-released under Legacy Recordings as a "legacy edition" in on CD, with an extra disc with unreleased bonus tracks, mastered by Dave Donelly. There was also a vinyl edition with the same mastering launched one month later. All songs written and composed by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson , except where noted.
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Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd Lynyrd Skynyrd. Superfly Curtis Mayfield. Mingus Ah Um Charles Mingus. There's so much tragedy present, so many skullduggeries afoot, and so many cruel and vindictive characters in attendance that a sad and heartbreaking ending seems to be an obvious given in Paul Reni's silent film, The Man Who Laughs. The Grahams' sweet-sounding "Don't Give Your Heart Away" is rooted in struggle, inspired by the couples' complicated journey leading up to their daughter's birth.
Gloom Balloon's Patrick Tape Fleming considers what making a music video during a pandemic might involve because, well, he made one. Could Fellini come up with this plot twist? Brian Cullman's "Someday Miss You" taps into American roots music, carries it across the Atlantic and back for a sound that is both of the past and present. I'd heard of the Alan Parsons Project, but had never heard any of their music, so when I saw the used LP in a record store, I was very curious as to what music that accompanied that Day after day, the show must go on My favorite APP album.
I Robot is what I feel as the band's musical peak. Creatively, Tales has this one beaten, but I feel the overall music is stronger, here. You have a wide range of diverse styles coming from this album. Funk rock, pop, prog, ambient, b The vocal songs are poppy Nice horns sprinkled in here and there. A true step down from the first awesome album Though already deviating from their first album, "Tales of Mystery and Imagination", towards a more radio-oriented sound, the Alan Parsons Project did very well with "I Robot", their next-best album after the aforementioned Tales.
The title track an instrumental is easily the best on the album, This is, as many before me have stated, definitely not a shining example of prog.
This is, however, just one of many shining examples of Parsons' smooth production. The instrumental passages are very nice, I find, and there are quite a few gems as well. Last summer it happened to me to travel a lot by train, forgetting home any kind of music player CD or Mp3, even a good old cassette recorder. So, finding myself without the possibility to have my favourite music with me, and unwilling to surrender to commercial radio stations, I started pla Report this review Posted by paolo.
After such an eponymous debut as the album prior to this one, it's hard to believe that APP followed it up with something as strong, if not stronger, but in a different style. The songs on this one are more accessible; some have had some radio time. Regardless of the accessibility, this albu This one is also a concept album that deals with the struggle of mankind to overcome the rule of the machines. Parsons is This work called "I Robot" is a concept album and it's clearly influenced by the previous release, expecially in the arrangement of the songs; it alternates good ballads, like "Some Other Time" or "Don't Let It Show" to very catchy songs like "I Wouldn't I am an avid Alan Parsons listener, well actually the band is my favorite by far!
I'Robot is the definitive collection of what real music is all about. I was 11 when I first heard it in 77 I beggd my parents to buy me my own album, my brother wasnot nice enought to share.
I still, 28 years la I seem to remember reading a review at the time around that said these guys make the Moody Blues look positively 'giddy' in the sense of 'merry'.
I would say this albums mood is overall, bleak. That said, Alan Parsons: poor man's Brian Eno? Probably even worse Well produced with Alan's signature stellar engineering. Alan managed to stay ahead of the curve in the engineering dept. I don't know how he did it, but there are moments in album where the music actually sounds 3 demensional. This album You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.
Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker. With other Prog Archives artists, I usually use the word piece or track because they don't fit the song format. This is important for me , I see songs as generally reducing music to a radio-friendly format as APP did just that : Radio-friendly songs in conceptual albums for a broad appeal and he succeded to both top 40 and album-buying publics.
So, after the statement of APP as a proper 'band', the duo went for another concept, this time a somber perspective of the conflictive relationship between humans and robots, with the former divided between their roles as masters and dominated, and the latter gaining some kind of self- awareness that motivates them to toy with the idea of becoming autonomous once and for all.
Musically speaking, the rock factor is more enhanced in comparison to the "Tales" album, though the orchestral thing still remains undoubtedly crucial in the making of the APP sound. Another notable element is a major presence of synth layers and effects, properly conveying the future ambience for the robotic-centered conflict in the concept.
The namesake instrumental opener is a catchy electronic based number, sustained on a funky-like rhythm pattern, where the combination of electric piano, synth, choir, and ultimately the kantele and cymbalom, grows fluidly and naturally interconnected. The same feeling, in a more overwhelming degree, is conveyed in the emotionally charged 'Don't Let It Show': the moving claim for an extra effort to keep the secrecy of secrets during the sung part finds a proper counterpart in the pompous, explosive instrumental finale - one of the finest APP songs ever!
So far the listener may notice that APP is basically a song-based rock band with progressive tricks and odds, more than a genuine prog act per se. The vinyl side 2 starts with the wicked 'The Voice', an R'n'B number heavily reconstructed through an air of mystery thanks to the presence of steel guitar licks, eerie string arrangements, bass guitar overdubs, vocoderized warnings and synth stuff.
The resulting ethereal ambience works as a proper musical portrait of the subtle tension in a robot guarded society: the same goes for the spacey instrumental 'Nucleus', before the human touch reappears in the candid acoustic-based ballad 'Day after Day The Show Must Go On ', a self-pitying hymn to the long lost dreams of a long lost youth. Then comes the 'Total Eclipse', a chaotic collapse of disturbing dissonance anyone remembers the last space flight in ' A Space Odyssey'?.
Once this sinister storm is concluded, a new dawn of life and hope is announced in 'Genesis Ch. Conclusion - a very good album that pretty much anticipates better things to come in albums such as "Pyramid" and "The Turn of a Friendly Card". Review gratefully dedicated to Alan Parsons and his supporting band, who gave a very exciting concert in Lima, Jan 19 A catchy melody with progish vocal harmonies and wonderful orchestrations from Andrew Powell in the end.
The opening track sets the scene with rising futuristic keyboards and a thin choir voice. Soon you're aware of the typical sounds of a Parsons instrumental track.
But on I Robot the rhythm section also includes real basses, guitars and drums which makes is more worthwhile for a prog lover. Am now running a Corporate Culture workshop for the largest with 21, employees! Only PROG my friend! She claimed that she enjoyed the workshop ambient with that kind of songs as background. During the discussion she also asked me whether I know a band with its name using something like "project". She asked me how to get the CD for that kind of music.
The long discussion follow and to make it short the discussion led me the way to spin again my collection of The APP and write the review after listening to it. So sorry. Talking about music is talking about life - even, I can write a novel about it. No one! So I'd better talk about this album.
Put off the prog boundary, it's a good album by Alan Parsons Project that colored the classic rock era of the seventies. The album starts off with an atmospheric keyboard effects and female chanting through "I Robot".
It might bring your memory into Pink Floyd stuff - but it's not really. Hit like "Some Other Time" was very common by the time and people in my country really enjoyed this track. I remember how my friends generally liked this song because of its melody.
Some radio stations put this track as hit and made it popular during that period. The vocal is really excellent. The organ sound that accompanies the vocal reminds me to the seventies type of music combined with melodic keyboard and electric piano. I also really enjoy the concluding track which has a very good composition "Genesis Ch. Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW. This is only due to the fact that I was not overwhelmed by ''Tales? I have been getting progressively disinterested in the project and EVE really put my non-interest in the band into perspective.
Latest members reviews One of the best and still well progressive additions to Alan Parsons repertoire. You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing use forum credentials. Forum user Forum password.Super nice! A great sounding LP /Vinyl. Fantastic album too like so many Alan Parsons Project other albums. All Parsons fans should get this album on LP. Anyway LPs and vinyls are the way to go for the complete and full rounded experience /5().