Alan Parsons Project-I Robot 35th Anniversary

Rare interview with the namesake British recording engineer/producer Alan Parsons, whose 1977 second album in collaboration with composer the late Eric Woolfson was based on the Isaac Asimov science fiction classic I, Robot. It contained a rarity among progressive rock albums: a mas appeal Top 40 hit in “I Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You”, plus FM rock favorite “Breakdown” with the distinctive voice of Hollies‘ lead singer Allan Clarke.

By the Summer 1982, exactly five years after the Undynamic Duo of  Parsons and  Woolfson first broke through with I, Robot , you could just spin the FM radio dial to any album rock or Adult Contemporary radio station in America and hear various songs from their sixth album, such as the hit title song ” Eye in the Sky” or “Psychobabble”. Peaking on the album chart at #7, Eye in the Sky has sold more than five million copies.

 

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