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Album Review

Five years after Time Machine, Alan Parsons returned to the producer's chair refreshed and ready to go with an arsenal of new songs for Valid Path. The immediate standout is Parsons' highly updated, super-polished sound, and to expect less from him would be an insult to his legacy and reputation as one of rock's most respected producers and engineers. As usual for a Parsons project (pun intended), guest appearances once again run the gamut. The Crystal Method, David Gilmour, John Cleese, Nortec Collective, and Orson Welles all make contributions, with some most definitely faring better than others. The Crystal Method seem downright out of place on "Mammagamma 04," and so do their driving breakbeats and filtered basslines. Evidence of overreaching to keep up with the current chillout trends and Middle Eastern influences du jour are also present in "Return to Tunguska," which sounds like Pink Floyd's classic "One of These Days" in its mid-forties sipping a café latte. But those are mere distractions from Valid Path's overall haunting beauty, especially for those who have been loyal to Parsons over the duration of his career. While the changes may not appeal to some or even lure any new listeners, die-hard fans will revel in this and its replay value over and over again with great delight. [This edition includes DVD audio material.]

Customer Reviews

w00t!! Alan Parsons's still got it!

Alan Parsons made his mark long ago and this album only made the mark more indellible. I have friends who love electric and when I slapped this album into their changer and told them it was Alan Parsons, their jaws dropped. iTunes has it wrong with "return to tunguska" and "mammagamma 04". Both are excellent songs and stand on their own as giants in this genre. "A Recurring Dream Within a Dream" should have simply been called The Raven, but such is life. "Recurring..." is a haunting introduction to Edgar Allen Poe for the modern generations, and I find many of my gamer friends love it. All in all, this album is simply Mint.


Born: December 20, 1948 in London, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

As indicated by its name, the Alan Parsons Project was not a band so much as a concept overseen by the titular Parsons, a successful producer and engineer. Born in Britain on December 20, 1948, he began his musical career as a staff engineer at EMI Studios, and first garnered significant industry exposure via his work on the Beatles' 1969 masterpiece, Abbey Road. Parsons subsequently worked with Paul McCartney on several of Wings' earliest albums; he also oversaw recordings from Al Stewart, Cockney...
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