Alan Parsons had a double life in rock and roll, he was known as a producer and engineer for some of the most well-known albums in the history of Classic Rock. He was the engineer for The Beatles’ final studio album Abbey Road and was with on the Pink Floyd albums Atom Heart Mother and Dark Side of the Moon. But when he began releasing his music during 1976 with Eric Woolfson as the Alan Parsons Project, he became an onslaught in the history of rock! We look back at the 7 Classic Rock SongsTo Summarize The Career Of Alan Parsons Project:
7. The Fall Of The House Of Usher
The Alan Parsons Project were one of the best prog-rock band during their time. The song “The Fall Of The House Of Usher,” was released on the band’s debut album, Tales of Mystery and Imagination.
6. In The Real World
The awesome guitar lick at the beginning of the song “In The Real World,” made this song an awesome choice for this list. The song was released on the band’s 1985 album, Stereotomy.
One of the band’s best instrumental track from their album Eye in the Sky that was released in 1982. This track reminds you of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here.
This track was released on the band’s 1980 album, The Turn of a Friendly Card. Eric Wolfson performed the lead vocal and was his first time taking the lead vocals on an Alan Parson Project song.
3. Don’t Answer Me
Released on the band’s 1984 album, Ammonia Avenue. The track reached Top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 the same year after its release — having neck and neck battle with Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The USA which was storming the charts including Prince’s Purple Rain, Madonna’s Like A Virgin.
2. Games People Play
One of the band’s biggest hits — Games People Play. This amazing track was released on the band’s 1980 The Turn of a Friendly Card.
1. Eye In The Sky
The title track for the band’s 1982 album, Eye in the Sky. It had the same feel of the Beatles’ Abbey Road because it was recorded in the same studio — at the Abbey Road Studios.