Alan Parsons

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
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Discography of Alan Parsons:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 A Valid Path 9 Audio 2004 Artemis Records
2 Try Anything Once 12 Audio 1993 Pavlin Records
3 A Valid Path 9 Audio 2004
4 Alan Parsons Live 12 Audio 1994 Arcade
5 The Time Machine 14 Audio 1999 CNR Music
6 Apollo 5 Audio 1997 River North Records
7 On Air 11 Audio 1996-09-24
8 On Air 11 Audio 1996-09-24 River North Records
9 A Valid Path 9 Audio 2004 CD-Maximum
10 Apollo (Remixed By Solar Quest) 5 Audio 1997 CNR Music
11 The Time Machine 12 Audio 1999
12 On Air 11 Audio 1996 High Definition Surround
13 Turn It Up 3 Audio 1993
14 Wine From The Water 2 Audio 1994
15 Brother Up In Heaven 3 Audio 1996 CNR Music
16 Fall Free 2 Audio 1997
17 Out Of The Blue 3 Audio 1999 CNR Music
18 The Time Machine 3 Audio 2000 CNR Music
19 The Time Machine 4 Audio 2000
20 Alan Parsons Live 12 Audio 2003 TX2 Holland
21 Try Anything Once 12 Audio 1993 Arista
22 The Time Machine 4 Audio 2000-00-00 CNR Music
23 On Air 11 Audio 1996
24 So Far Away 2 Audio 1996 CNR Music
25 Ladyhawke (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 23 Audio 1995-01-00 GNP Crescendo
26 Try Anything Once 12 Audio 1993 Arista
27 On Air 11 Audio 1996 Off World
28 The Time Machine 13 Audio 1999 Artful Records
29 Eye 2 Eye (Live In Madrid) 14 Audio 2010-03-22 Frontiers Records
30 On Air 12 Audio 1996-07-18 Soundasia EX
31 The Time Machine 12 Audio 1999 Miramar (2)
32 Sound Check 101 Audio 1993 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
33 A Valid Path 61 Audio 2006
34 On Air 11 Audio 2001 DTS Entertainment
35 Eye 2 Eye (Live In Madrid) 14 Audio 2010 Frontiers Records
36 Apollo (Remixed By Solar Quest) 5 Audio 1996 CNR Music
37 Sound Check 101 Audio 1993 Sound Check
38 Best Of Alan Parsons Live 12 Audio 1994 Connoisseur Collection
39 The Very Best Live 15 Audio 1995 BMG
40 On Air 11 Audio 1996
41 Alan Parsons Live 12 Audio 1999 Vidisco
42 The Time Machine 14 Audio 2001 CNR Music
43 Greatest Hits 15 Audio 2008 Star Mark
44 Try Anything Once 12 Audio MG Records (2)
45 Try Anything Once 12 Audio 1993
46 Try Anything Once 12 Audio 1993 Arista
47 The Time Machine 14 Audio 1999-07-16 HoriPro Inc.
48 The Time Machine 12 Audio 1999 Arcade (2)
49 The Time Machine 12 Audio Arcade ‎– ARC 20022-2, CNR Music ‎– ARC 20022-2, ZYX Music ‎– ARC 20022-2
50 Freudiana ‎– Freudiana (Deutsche Originalaufnahme) 17 Audio 1991 Electrola


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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