The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45RPM)
The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45RPM)
The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45RPM)
The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45RPM)
The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45RPM)
The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45RPM)
The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45RPM)
The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45RPM)

The Alan Parsons Project - Eye In The Sky (2LP, Ultra Analog, Half-speed Mastering, 45RPM)

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Alan Parsons: keyboards, Fairlight programming, vocals

David Paton: acoustic, electric & bass guitars, main vocal (A3)

Ian Bairnson: acoustic & electric guitars

Mel Collins: saxophone

Chris Rainbow: main vocal (A4)

Lenny Zakatek: main vocal (C1, D2)

Elmer Gantry: main vocal (C2)

Eric Woolfson: keyboards, main vocal (A2, B2)

Colin Blunstone: main vocal (D4)

Stuart Elliott: drums, percussion

The English Chorale: choir vocals

Bob Howes: Chorus Master

Written by Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson

 

2 LP, gatefold jacket

Limited numbered edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 45 RPM

Size : 12'’

Stereo

Record Press : Record Technology Incorporated

Label : Mofi

Original Label : Arista

Recorded in 1981 at Abbey Road Studios, London, by Alan Parsons on the Sony PCM 1610 system

Engineered by Alan Parsons

Produced by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson

Mastered by Krieg Wunderlich, assisted by Rob LoVerde at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, Sebastopol, California

Originally released in 1982

To be reissued in June 2022

 

Tracks:

Side A:

  1. Sirius (Instrumental)
  2. Eye In The Sky
  3. Children Of The Moon

Side B:

  1. Gemini
  2. Silence And I

Side C:

  1. You're Gonna Get Your Fingers Burned
  2. Psychobabble

Side D:

  1. Mammagamma (Instrumental)
  2. Step By Step
  3. Old And Wise

     

    Reviews :

    « Eye in the Sky provided the Alan Parsons Project with their first Top Ten hit since 1977's I Robot, and it's hard not to feel that crossover success was one of the driving forces behind this album. The Project never shied away from hooks, whether it was on the tense white funk of "I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You" or the gleaming pop hooks of "Games People Play," but Eye in the Sky was soft and smooth, so smooth that it was easy to ignore that the narrator of the title track was an ominous omniscient who spied either on his lover or his populace, depending on how deeply you wanted to delve into the concepts of this album. And, unlike I Robot or The Turn of a Friendly Card, it is possible to listen to Eye in the Sky and not dwell on the larger themes, since they're used as a foundation, not pushed to center stage. What does dominate is the lushness of sound, the sweetness of melody: this is a soft rock album through and through, one that's about melodic hooks and texture. In the case of the spacy opening salvo "Sirius," later heard on sports talk shows across America, or "Mammagamma," it was all texture, as these instrumentals set the trippy yet warm mood that the pop songs sustained. And the real difference with Eye in the Sky is that, with the exception of those instrumentals and the galloping suite "Silence and I," all the artiness was part of the idea of this album was pushed into the lyrics, so the album plays as soft pop album -- and a very, very good one at that. Perhaps nothing is quite as exquisite as the title song, yet "Children of the Moon" has a sprightly gait (not all that dissimilar from Kenny Loggins' "Heart to Heart"), "Psychobabble" has a bright propulsive edge (not all that dissimilar from 10cc), and "Gemini" is the project at its dreamiest. It all adds up to arguably the most consistent Alan Parsons Project album -- perhaps not in terms of concept, but in terms of music they never were as satisfying as they were here. » 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: 4.17 / 5

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