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  • #31
    My guess is that Alan Parsons was a 'response' to Pink Floyd. Didn't he twiddle knobs on DSoM? Probably someone thought that would be a sufficient selling point.

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    • #32
      A few on line bits from the same seller (long time wants crossed off) Nothing super rare but nice to have

      Austin Gravelding - Restless Winds on GWP. Same label as the Sarofeen and Smoke Lp.... lovely Don Cooper Style SSW stuff

      On Wings Of Song - On Wings Of Song . Debut Lp from the Femme vox (natch) commune rock for a lovely price.

      Reilly & Maloney - At Last Cheapo Original that has been comped on the Numero Women of the canyon comp.



      Reba Rambo - Resurrection Christian music mainstay's second album ... what a cover. For fans of Bonnie Koloc



      And top of the pile.

      Marcus Allen And Summer Raven - Seeds - Hymns For A New Age

      New age float-folk with femme vox, flute , vibes and synths..... Heavenly





      Thats my lot.... happy me good now
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      • #33
        Just add herd mentality.

        APP's dearth of decent tunes (he says, having heard almost nothing by them) doesn't bother me half as much as the lapels on that jacket up the page. Are those stars!! Jeepers!
        Last edited by Grim Lounge Cowboy; 07-11-2015, 05:59 AM. Reason: Tinkering

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        • #34
          He's still twiddling, current 'Prog God' Steven Wilson was asked who he wanted to engineer his 'Raven...' album and he said 'Get me Parsons now...' well probably not those exact words but you know what I mean, step down too for AP I guess engineering opposed to producing and his 'Project' but the sound is lush on it, true analog spirit to the whole thing:



          I find the Parsons gags on here amusing (spit out my coffee funny on the other thread) but he does know his onions, guy has mad skillz none of this whack it through a new-fangled virtual compressor and be done with it. He be climbing under tables plugging in cables and everything!

          We'd love him if his name was 'Alain Parsonne' and he'd released an obscure french soundtrack.

          Originally posted by Funktionnaire View Post
          My guess is that Alan Parsons was a 'response' to Pink Floyd. Didn't he twiddle knobs on DSoM? Probably someone thought that would be a sufficient selling point.
          Last edited by amidar; 06-11-2015, 03:59 PM. Reason: Steven not Stephen of course...
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          • #35
            Oh dear, I'm now regretting my Alan Parsons gag, largely because it says as much about my ignorance as anything else, since most of their albums were actually released on Arista and not EMI as I thought (and no, I haven't actually heard a great deal of them either, I confess.)

            In my defence, it was an easy mistake to make since the APP served largely as a source of alternative employment to many of those EMI backroom boys and girls, not just Parsons himself. but Kate Bush's producer Andrew Powell, all the lads from Pilot, the sadly missed Chris(topher) Rainbow and a touch ironically, Clare Torry, Jaki Whitren and Lesley Duncan (who I continue to confuse with the actress Lindsay Duncan...) amongst many others.

            I think it's just that I instinctively avoided them as the word 'Project' in their name seemed to strongly imply something that had a high percentage chance of failure....so I'm sorry - the seventies were rather a long time ago and my memory isn't perhaps what it was....
            you can hear colours when they rhyme...

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            • #36
              Nothing to regret GC, despite my respect personally for Mr Parsons engineering skills 'The Alan Parsons Project' are on the whole pretty pants. I have to confess having had a few AP albums pass through my hands and I never noted what record label they were on as they just aren't memorable. The early ones have some good parts as you would expect and they get gradually worse just 'going through the motions AOR' but never had one that's a keeper.I think the Robot one has 'that track' that's his kind of 'tubular bells' on it, could be wrong as I say they aint memorable.

              Its like poor football players become great football managers and great players make crap managers. There are always exceptions but you know what I mean. I guess what I'm trying to say is that AP is the Graeme Souness of music! Anyway gratuitous excuse for parsons 80's pic alert:




              Originally posted by giantchicken View Post
              Oh dear, I'm now regretting my Alan Parsons gag, largely because it says as much about my ignorance as anything else, since most of their albums were actually released on Arista and not EMI as I thought (and no, I haven't actually heard a great deal of them either, I confess.)

              In my defence, it was an easy mistake to make since the APP served largely as a source of alternative employment to many of those EMI backroom boys and girls, not just Parsons himself. but Kate Bush's producer Andrew Powell, all the lads from Pilot, the sadly missed Chris(topher) Rainbow and a touch ironically, Clare Torry, Jaki Whitren and Lesley Duncan (who I continue to confuse with the actress Lindsay Duncan...) amongst many others.

              I think it's just that I instinctively avoided them as the word 'Project' in their name seemed to strongly imply something that had a high percentage chance of failure....so I'm sorry - the seventies were rather a long time ago and my memory isn't perhaps what it was....
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              • #37
                APP’s ‘Tales’ was one of my early vinyl purchases. Some family members like their Floyd, so I was hearing and coming to enjoy DSoM. Part of the selling point for ‘Tales‘ was the single. But a big part was his role in DSoM. I recall not being given a firm idea of exactly what that had entailed. Clearly, we were just meant to know.

                You can imagine my surprise when I found almost nothing on the LP to interest me. For a while I simply assumed that it was in some way too advanced for my tastes.

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                • #38
                  Amidar’s comment reminds me that I keep meaning to go again to Youtube for Francois De Roubaix. I haven’t ruled him out from the little bits I have heard; but I’m certainly not pursuing any for now. Any vinyl/cd acquisition would have to be very wallet-friendly for me to think about it.

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                  • #39
                    Is there anything to be said about our willingness to revisit unfashionable music and our (my) unwillingness to revisit fashions from the same periods?

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                    • #40
                      One you can do mostly in private or discreetly with like minded friends. The other maybe is a bit more public, and more of an overt statement, plain for all to see and cast judgement upon. Having said that, who gives a f**k what anyone else thinks? Well obviously not me anyway. Trouble is, I spend all my money on one and none on the other.
                      Everyone tear down your own little wall
                      That keeps you from being a part of it all
                      Because you've got to be one with the one and all
                      You've just got to be close to it all

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                      • #41
                        Bill Evans: Waltz for Debby LP.
                        Dutch press and not top nick but still.

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                        • #42
                          I think that just about sums it up TB, I'm one for talking aloud in my day job of repairing computers, I get constant 'What?' from people but rarely give a shit unless I'm deep in thought. I am revisiting the 80's a lot of late and my mix will hopefully reflect this a bit, sadly no AP from that period made the grade yet but screw it I may just cheat a bit download his discography excluding anything pre-1979 and stick some part of him in there, I think I owe it to him now! Its happening! Bastards added more work now!

                          As for DSOM I know Syd is great and as a young stoner I avoided DSOM after a few listens because its too depressing and too close to home but revisiting it years ago now I'm one of these saddoes who always reaches for it to test new HIFI setups. The production on it is astounding in my opinion and its pretty much the perfect concept album in length, running order how it flows etc, Waters and the rest never bettered it. Its beautifully realised and executed. The 'Hard Talk' interview with Roger Waters is a real eye opener.

                          And yes I've tended to think aloud on here a bit recently, recording, editing, sampling, downloading and records and music in general are sending me a bit cuckoo at the moment! but like yourself I don't give a shit these days, now how am I going to whittle down over 50 gb of vinyl sampling??!?!??

                          Originally posted by treeboy View Post
                          One you can do mostly in private or discreetly with like minded friends. The other maybe is a bit more public, and more of an overt statement, plain for all to see and cast judgement upon. Having said that, who gives a f**k what anyone else thinks? Well obviously not me anyway. Trouble is, I spend all my money on one and none on the other.
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                          • #43
                            My assertion on the whole Alan Parsons thing is that a great engineer is not necessarily even a good songwriter. APP albums have always felt like the apotheosis of style over substance. I spin I, Robot occasionally (excellent synth action) but have got rid of the others.

                            There's a reason why DSotM tests hi-fi setups though and I'm sure Alan Parsons had a lot to do with that.

                            No pictures at the moment (sorry), but a trio from a more expensive charity - the flipside being that people overlook things they're not willing to punt on blind at those prices.

                            $11 got me:

                            Frank Evans - Stretching Forth
                            Private press guitar trio (recently comped on Jazzman). The rhythm section is mixed -way- back, and are just barely credited in the sleevenotes. It's really Frank's show. Not really my sort of thing but the style is intriguingly busy and I'm sure he has a few devotees.



                            Harry Nilsson - The Point
                            Classic, and glad to pick up cheap since he's not quite so bargain bin over here in Aus. Me and My Arrow is the standout after a couple of listens.

                            Stockton Riley - World of Babies...
                            A very intriguing 1981 (?) private disco single by a saxophonist I cannot find any information on, and his even more obscure funk backing group. The A side Waterworld is disco tempo where everybody takes their own solo turn by turn - wonderful - while the titular B side is a less interesting ballad that's heavier on the sax.

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                            • #44
                              Originally posted by Funktionnaire View Post
                              Is there anything to be said about our willingness to revisit unfashionable music and our (my) unwillingness to revisit fashions from the same periods?
                              Waist size? Certainly true in my case.
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                              • #45
                                Found this in among a load of fodder in a local charity shop.




                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B86I_wDmWW4

                                Cover bit bashed but after a whirl in the okki nokki plays with hardly any surface noise. Says on the cover that it's the first ever british film score on lp. Pass...

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