Alan Parsons Project - I Robot (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
Alan Parsons Project - I Robot (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
Alan Parsons Project - I Robot (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
Alan Parsons Project - I Robot (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
Alan Parsons Project - I Robot (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)
Alan Parsons Project - I Robot (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)

Alan Parsons Project - I Robot (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45 RPM)

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Alan Parsons – keyboards, vocoder, backing vocals, acoustic guitar

David Paton – bass, acoustic guitar, backing vocals

Stuart Tosh – drums, percussion, backing vocals

Ian Bairnson – electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals

Eric Woolfson – keyboards, vocoder, backing vocals

Duncan Mackay – keyboards

B.J. Cole – steel guitar

John Leach – cimbalom, kantele

Lenny Zakatek, Allan Clarke, Steve Harley, Jack Harris, Peter Straker, Jaki Whitren, Dave Townsend, the English Chorale, the New Philharmonia Chorus – vocals

Hilary Western – backing vocals

Smokey Parsons – backing vocals

Tony Rivers, John Perry and Stu Calver – backing vocals on "Some Other Time"

 

2 LPs, gatefold jacket

Numbered limited edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Half-speed Mastering

Gain 2™ Ultra Analog

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 45RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : RTI

Label : MOFI

Original Label : Arista

Recorded December 1976 – March 1977 at Abbey Road Studios, London

Engineered by Alan Parsons

Produced by Alan Parsons

Remastered by Krieg Wunderlich

Originally released in 1977

Reissued in 2016

 

Tracks:

Side A :

  1. I Robot
  2. I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You

Side B :

  1. Some Other Time
  2. Breakdown
  3. Don't Let It Show

Side C :

  1. The Voice
  2. Nucleus
  3. Day After Day (The Show Must Go On)

Side D :

  1. Total Eclipse
  2. Genesis Ch. 1 V. 32

 

Reviews :

Alan Parsons delivered a detailed blueprint for his Project on their 1975 debut, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, but it was on its 1977 follow-up, I Robot, that the outfit reached its true potential. Borrowing not just its title but concept from Isaac Asimov's classic sci-fi Robot trilogy, this album explores many of the philosophies regarding artificial intelligence -- will it overtake man, what does it mean to be man, what responsibilities do mechanical beings have to their creators, and so on and so forth -- with enough knotty intelligence to make it a seminal text of late-'70s geeks, and while it is also true that appreciating I Robot does require a love of either sci-fi or art rock, it is also true that sci-fi art rock never came any better than this. Compare it to Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds, released just a year after this and demonstrating some clear influence from Parsons: that flirts voraciously with camp, but this, for all of its pomp and circumstance, for all of its overblown arrangements, this is music that's played deadly serious. Even when the vocal choirs pile up at the end of "Breakdown" or when the Project delves into some tight, glossy white funk on "The Voice," complete with punctuations from robotic voices and whining slide guitars, there isn't much sense of fun, but there is a sense of mystery and a sense of drama that can be very absorbing if you're prepared to give yourself over to it. The most fascinating thing about the album is that the music is restless, shifting from mood to mood within the course of a song, but unlike some art pop there is attention paid to hooks -- most notably, of course, on the hit "I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You," a tense, paranoid neo-disco rocker that was the APP's breakthrough. It's also the closest thing to a concise pop song here -- other tunes have plenty of hooks, but they change their tempo and feel quickly, which is what makes this an art rock album instead of a pop album. And while that may not snare in listeners who love the hit (they should turn to Eye in the Sky instead, the Project's one true pop album), that sense of melody when married to the artistic restlessness and geeky sensibility makes for a unique, compelling album and the one record that truly captures mind and spirit of the Alan Parsons Project." AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine


Ultra Analog™ : The GAIN 2 Ultra Analog™ Series stems from the use of the Gain 2 system, mastered at half speed from the original master tapes where possible, capturing and uncovering as before undiscovered sonic information.

 

Half-speed mastering. In half-speed mastering, the whole process is slowed down to half of the original speed. A typical 33 1/3 rpm record is cut at 16 2/3 rpm. The source material is also slowed down (reducing the pitch in the process) meaning the final record will still sound normal when played back. Slowing the whole process down allows more time, which means the end result sounds better and is more efficient — allowing engineering to minimize the effects of inherent limitations within the vinyl format. The result is a more accurate and more open high-frequency response in the half speed vinyl when compared with a normal speed recording.


Ratings :

AllMusic : 4,5 / 5 , Discogs : 4,19 / 5

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