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Album Review

Even with six different vocalists lending their talents to the album, Pyramid still remains an average bit of material from the Alan Parsons Project. Not only does the album's theme evolve around the mystique of the pyramid, but it also touches on man's fascination with superstition and its powers. The instrumental "Voyager" opens things up, and its provocative style sets the tone for the album's supernatural mood. The bright-sounding "What Goes Up" is one of the highlights here, as is "The Eagle Will Rise Again," sung by Colin Blunstone. The anxiety-ridden "Pyramania" enhances the album's concept the best, accompanied by some excitable keyboard playing and a friendly middle. The lesson-learning "Can't Take It with You" teaches that our souls are our most important asset, in typical Parsons-type charm. While not a stellar album, Pyramid completes the task of musically explaining its concept. Its short but slightly compelling nature grows after a few listens, but the album itself isn't a necessity.

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a genuine calssic

The nostalgia of late 60's early 70's rock, acclaimed musicians such as John Miles, some Beatles accent ("Can't Take It With You"), hypnotic melodies and of course synthesizers taking over the orchestration, it's amazing.


Not bad but not great. It seems to me the version contained here of WHAT GOES UP is quite different then what I recall hearing on the airwaves back in the late '70's. But, as far as an entire album goes the conceptual idea of the pyramid is a rich horizon whose complexity stands vertically as tall as man ponders its own existence in the universe. But Al does not quite peak on his own window pane here. Rather a dull album with vocals that could easily be viewed as one of the weakest vocalists The Project has ever used to convey the music's ideas. But it is a valid path of a long distance voyager to the past while maitaining the present.


Genre: Rock

Engineer/producer Alan Parsons and his colleague, songwriter and lyricist Eric Woolfson, formed the Alan Parsons Project in 1975. Throughout their career, the Alan Parsons Project recorded concept albums (including adaptations of Poe and Asimov books), with a revolving cast of session musicians. 1982's Eye in the Sky was their greatest success; the title track charted in the Top Ten on the pop charts and the...
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