Alan Parsons

Also known as A. Parson, A. Parsons, A.Parson, A.Parsons, Aan Parsons, Alan, Alan P., Alan Parson, Allan Parsons, А. Парсонс, Parson, Parsons

Short biography of Alan Parsons: Born: December 20, 1949 in London, England.

Alan Parsons studied a number of musical instruments in childhood but, like many of his peers, settled on the guitar in his early teens. His job in the late '60s at the EMI tape duplication facility allowed him access to many classics of the day, including the tape master of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", which fired him to become a recording engineer. He subsequently managed to get work at the Abbey Road studios and participated in the creation of The Beatles albums "Let It Be", "Abbey Road" and the infamous Apple rooftop session. He also went on to work as mix engineer with Paul McCartney and George Harrison after The Beatles split.

Other artists Parsons has worked with include The Hollies, Cockney Rebel, John Miles & Al Stewart but his real ongoing claim to fame was his engineering work on Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon" which earned him his first grammy nomination.

It was after this that Parsons co-founded the Project with songwriter Eric Woolfson, creating conceptual albums that featured a revolving cast of uber studio aces and members of bands such as The Hollies, The Zombies & Cockney Rebel. The early albums were inspired by the works of Poe ("Tales Of Mystery & Imagination") and Asimov ("I Robot"), and later by esoteric subjects ("Pyramid", "Eye In The Sky").

During the '90s Parsons expanded his reportoire with a theatre show ("Freudiana"), and a touring live act with long time collaborators, guitarist Ian Bairnson and drummer Stuart Elliott. A long-standing fan of Alan's music, Mike Myers as Austin Powers in "The Spy Who Shagged Me" decided to name his Dr. Evil character's death ray "The Alan Parsons Project". Yeah, baby yeah!!

Alan's music is now taking a new contemporary direction into the world of Electronica. His latest album features a number of notables in the genre including The Crystal Method, Shpongle, The Nortec Collective and Uberzone. The album also features a guest appearance by Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour. Alan says, "The industry is changing and I feel the need to capture a different kind of audience while still keeping my identity. Electronic music is the fastest growing music category right now and I'm enjoying working with new people and new technology". The album is now available on CD and will be released in DVD formats. The DVD will contain 5.1 surround mixes as well as new visual material.

Alan has written extensively for the Pro-Audio press and is an acknowledged expert in 5.1 Surround Sound recording. He has often lectured at Recording conferences and Schools of Recording and was the keynote speaker at The Audio Engineering Society convention in 1998.

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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Alan Parsons - A Valid Path A Valid Path 9
mp3, CD
2004 Artemis Records
2 Alan Parsons - Try Anything Once Try Anything Once 12
mp3, CD
1993 Pavlin Records
3 Alan Parsons - A Valid Path A Valid Path 9
mp3, CD
2004
4 Alan Parsons - Alan Parsons Live Alan Parsons Live 12
mp3, CD
1994 Arcade
5 Alan Parsons - The Time Machine The Time Machine 14
mp3, CD
1999 CNR Music
6 Alan Parsons - Apollo Apollo 5
mp3, CD
1997 River North Records
7 Alan Parsons - On Air On Air 11
mp3, CD
1996-09-24
8 Alan Parsons - On Air On Air 11
mp3, CD
1996-09-24 River North Records
9 Alan Parsons - A Valid Path A Valid Path 9
mp3, CD
2004 CD-Maximum
10 Alan Parsons - Apollo (Remixed By Solar Quest) Apollo (Remixed By Solar Quest) 5
mp3, CD
1997 CNR Music
11 Alan Parsons - The Time Machine The Time Machine 12
mp3, CD
1999
12 Alan Parsons - On Air On Air 11
mp3, CD
1996 High Definition Surround
13 Turn It Up 3
mp3, CD
1993
14 Alan Parsons - Wine From The Water Wine From The Water 2
mp3, CD
1994
15 Alan Parsons - Brother Up In Heaven Brother Up In Heaven 3
mp3, CD
1996 CNR Music
16 Alan Parsons - Fall Free Fall Free 2
mp3, CD
1997
17 Out Of The Blue 3
mp3, CD
1999 CNR Music
18 Alan Parsons - The Time Machine The Time Machine 3
mp3, CD
2000 CNR Music
19 Alan Parsons - The Time Machine The Time Machine 4
mp3, CD
2000
20 Alan Parsons - Alan Parsons Live Alan Parsons Live 12
mp3, CD
2003 TX2 Holland
21 Try Anything Once 12
mp3, CD
1993 Arista
22 Alan Parsons - The Time Machine The Time Machine 4
mp3, CD
2000-00-00 CNR Music
23 Alan Parsons - On Air On Air 11
mp3, CD
1996
24 So Far Away 2
mp3, CD
1996 CNR Music
25 Alan Parsons - Ladyhawke (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Ladyhawke (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 23
mp3, CD
1995-01-00 GNP Crescendo
26 Alan Parsons - Try Anything Once Try Anything Once 12
mp3, CD
1993 Arista
27 Alan Parsons - On Air On Air 11
mp3, CD
1996 Off World
28 Alan Parsons - The Time Machine The Time Machine 13
mp3, CD
1999 Artful Records
29 Eye 2 Eye (Live In Madrid) 14
mp3, CD
2010-03-22 Frontiers Records
30 Alan Parsons - On Air On Air 12
mp3, CD
1996-07-18 Soundasia EX
31 Alan Parsons - The Time Machine The Time Machine 12
mp3, CD
1999 Miramar (2)
32 Alan Parsons - Sound Check Sound Check 101
mp3, CD
1993 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
33 Alan Parsons - A Valid Path A Valid Path 61
mp3, CD
2006
34 Alan Parsons - On Air On Air 11
mp3, CD
2001 DTS Entertainment
35 Eye 2 Eye (Live In Madrid) 14
mp3, CD
2010 Frontiers Records

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