~  PARSONS  PROJECT  Alan  ~ 

 

Angleterre  -  rock progressif  -  *** 

 

 
Cet ancien ingénieur du son sur le mythique
" Dark Side of the Moon " de
Pink Floyd ,
a finalement décidé de garder ses précieuses découvertes pour lui,
spécialiste d'un rock progressif plus pop et plus soft, extrêmement léché,
brillant par ses arrangements sophistiqués et une production méticuleuse.
 

 

MUSICIENS

 
          -  
Alan  PARSONS  -  claviers, guitares, basse, flûte, chant, ...-

   +
                                                   
~  1976  ~

   -  
Orson  WELLES  -  narration - ( 1 )
   -  
Leonard  WHITING  -  chant - ( 2
   -  
Arthur  BROWN  -  chant - ( 3 )
   -  
Jack  HARRIS - chant addit.- ( 3, 5 )
   -  
John  MILES - chant - ( 4, 5 ) guitare ( 5 )
   -  
Terry  SYLVESTER  -  chant - ( 4, 6 )
   -
 Joe  PUERTA  -  basse - ( 1, 2, 3 )
   -  
Stuart  TOSH  -  batterie - ( 1 à 6 )
   -  
Billy  LYALL  -  claviers - ( 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 )
   -  
Eric  WOOLFSON  -  claviers - ( 1, 3, 5 )
   -  
Ian  BAIRNSON  -  guitares - ( 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 )
   -  
David  PATON  -  guitares - ( 1, 6 ) basse - ( 3, 4, 5, 6 )
   -  
Burleigh  DRUMMOND  -  batterie - ( 2 )
   -  
David  PACK  -  guitares - ( 2 )
   -  
Christopher NORTH , Eric WOOLFSON  -  claviers - ( 2 )

                                                   ~  1977  ~

   -  David  PATON  -  basse, guitare acoustique -
   -  
Stuart  TOSH  -  batterie -
   -  
Ian  BAIRNSON  -  guitares électrique & acoustique -
   -  
Eric  WOOLFSON  -  claviers -
   -  
B.J. COLE  -  steel guitare -
   -  
John  LEACH  -  cimbalom & kantele -
   -  
Allan  Clarke, Steve Harley, Jack Harris, Peter Straker, Whitren,       
      
Dave Townsend, Lenny Zakatek  -  chant -
   -  
Hilary Western, Smokey Parsons, David Paton, Stuart Tosh,
      
Ian Bairnson, Tony Rivers, John Perry, Stuart Calver, Eric Woolfson,
      
The English Chorale & The New Philharmonia Chorus  - choeurs -

                                                   ~  1978  ~

   -  David  PATON  -  basse, guitare acoustique -
   -  
Stuart  ELLIOTT  -  batterie, percussions -
   -  
Ian  BAIRNSON  -  guitares électrique & acoustique -
   -
 Eric  WOOLFSON  -  claviers -
   -  
Duncan  MACKAY  -  claviers -
   -  
Colin BLUNSTONE , Dean FORD , David PATON,
      
Lenny ZAKATEK , Jack HARRIS , John MILES  -  chant -

                                                   ~  1979  ~

   -  David  PATON  -  basse -
   -  
Stuart  ELLIOTT  -  batterie, percussions -
   -  
Ian  BAIRNSON  -  guitare -
   -
 Eric  WOOLFSON  -  claviers -
   -  
Duncan  MACKAY  -  claviers -
   -  
Chris RAINBOW, David PATON  -  choeurs -
   -  
The Orchestra of the Munich Chamber Opera direct. Andrew POWELL -        orchestre & choeurs -

                                                   ~  1980  ~

   -  David  PATON  -  basse -
   -  
Stuart  ELLIOTT  -  batterie, percussions -
   -  
Ian  BAIRNSON  -  guitare -
   -
 Eric  WOOLFSON  -  claviers -
   -  
Andrew POWELL  - direction orchestre & choeurs -

                                                   ~  1982  ~

   -  David  PATON  -  basse, chant -
   -  
Stuart  ELLIOTT  -  batterie, percussions -
   -  
Ian  BAIRNSON  -  guitares -
   -
 Eric  WOOLFSON  -  claviers, chant -
   -  
Mel  COLLINS  -  saxophone
   -  
Chris  RAINBOW  -  chant -
   -  
Lenny  ZAKATEK  -  chant -
   -  
Elmer  GANTRY  -  chant -
   -  
Colin  BLUNSTONE -
   -  
The English Chorale  -  choeurs -
   -  
Andrew POWELL  - direction orchestre & choeurs -

                                                   ~  1985  ~

   -  David  PATON  -  basse
   -  
Stuart  ELLIOTT  -  batterie, percussions -
   -  
Ian  BAIRNSON  -  guitares -
   -  
Richard "Trix" COTTLE  -  synths, saxes -
   -  
Eric WOOLFSON  -  claviers -
   -  
Steve DYE  -  choeurs -
   -  
Philharmonia Orchestra  - direction  Andrew POWELL  -

                                                   ~  1987  ~

   -  Laurie  COTTLE  -  basse -
   -  
Stuart  ELLIOTT  -  batterie, percussions -
   -  
Ian  BAIRNSON  -  guitares -
   -  
Richard "Trix" COTTLE  -  synths, saxes -
   -  
Eric  WOOLFSON  -  claviers -
   -  
Bob  HOWES  -  timpanis
   -  
David  CRIPP  -  horn (leader)
   -  
John  HELEY  -  violoncelle -
   -  
John Miles, Lenny Zakatek, Eric Woolfson, Geoff Barradale,
      
Chris Rainbow  -  chant -
   -  
Andrew  POWELL  - direction orchestre & choeurs -
   -  
The English Chorale  - direction Bob Howes  -  choeurs -

                                                   ~  1993  ~

   -  Andrew POWELL  -  basse, synthetizers, claviers, autoharp, choeurs -
   -  Ian BAIRNSON  -  basse, guitares, synthetizers, pedal steel -
   -  
Stuart ELLIOTT  -  batterie, percussions, synthétiseurs -
   -  
Jeremy  PARSONS  -  guitares, synthetizers-
   -  
Richard " Trix " COTTLE  -  synthetizers, saxophone -
   -  
David  PACK  -  synthetizers, guitares -
   -  
Graham  PRESKETT  -  violons, fiddle & mandoline -
   -  
Jacqui  COPELAND  -  choeurs -
   -  
The Philharmonia Orchestra  direction  Andrew Powell -

                                                   ~  1994  ~

    -  Andrew  POWELL  -  claviers -
    -
 Ian  BAIRNSON  -  guitares électrique & acoustique -
    -
 Stuart  ELLIOTT  -  batterie, percussions - 
    -  
Richard  COTTLE  -  claviers, saxophone -
    -  
Jeremy  MEEK  -  basse, choeurs -
    -  
Chris  THOMPSON , Gary  HOWARD  -  chant -

                                                   ~ 1996  ~

    -  Eric  STEWART  -  chant - ( 1, 3, 11 )
    -  
Neil  LOCKWOOD  -  chant - ( 2, 5, 6 )
    -  
Steve  OVERLAND  -  chant - ( 7 )
    -  
Christopher  CROSS  -  chant - ( 9 )
    -
 Graham  DYE  -  chant - ( 10 )
    -  
Ian  BAIRNSON  -  guitares électrique & acoustique -
    -
 Stuart  ELLIOTT  -  batterie, percussions - 
    -
 John  GIBLIN  -  basse -
    -  
Gary  SANCTUARY  -  claviers -
    -
 Richard  COTTLE  -  claviers, saxophone -

                                                   ~ 1999  ~

    -  Ian  BAIRNSON  -  guitare, claviers, sax -
    -
 Stuart  ELLIOTT  -  batterie, percussions, claviers -
    -
 Robyn  SMITH  -  claviers, piano -
    -
 John  GIBLIN  -  basse -

  +
   -  
London's Philharmonic Orchestra - direction  Andrew Powell -
   -  
Neil Lockwood - chant (4 & 8), Colin Blunstone - chant (5),
      
Tony Hedley ( Spandau Ballet ) (3), Maire Brennan ( Clannad ) (7),
      
Beverley Craven (10), Graham Dye (9), Chris Rainbow (3, 5, 8),  - choeurs -
   -  
Richard Cottle - claviers additionnels (1, 11 & 12),
      
Julian Sutton - melodeon (Sonne comme l'accordéon) (7),
      
Kathryn Tickell - whistle (7), Julia Singleton - violon (10),
      
Jackie Norrie - violon (10), Claire Orsler - alto (10),
      
Dinah Beamish - violoncelle (10).

                                                   ~ 2016  ~

   -  P.J. Olsson  -  chant -
   -  
Alastair  Greene  -  guitare, chant -
   -  
Guy  Erez  -  basse, chant -
   -  
Danny  Thompson  -  batterie, chant -
   -  
Tom  Brooks  -  claviers, chant -
   -  
Todd  Cooper  -  saxophone, guitare, percussions, chant -
   -  
Alejandro  Posada  - direction " the Medellin Philharmonic Orchestra "
 

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Tales of mystery and imagination

( 1976 )

 titres : a dream within a dream, the raven,
             the tell-tale heart, the cask of amontillado,
             the system of doctor Tarr and professor Fether,
             the fall of the house of usher: I : prélude,
             II : arrival, II : intermezzo, IV : pavane, V : fall,
             to one in paradise. 

I robot       ( 1977 )

 titres : I robot, I wouldn't want to be like you,
             some other time, breakdown,
             don't let it show, the voice, nucleus
             day after day (show must go on),
             total eclipse, Genesis ch. 1 V. 32.

Pyramid       ( 1978 )

 titres : voyager, what goes up,
             the eagle will rise again, one more river,
             can't take it with you,
             in the lap of the gods, pyromania,
             hyper-gamma-spaces,
             shadow of a lonely man.

 Eve       ( 1979 )

 titres : Lucifer, you lie down with dogs,
             I'd rather be a man, you won't be there,
             winding me up, damned if I do,
             don't hold back, secret garden,
             If I could change your mind.

The turn of a friendly card ( 1980 )

 titres : may be a price to pay, games people play,
             time, I don't wanna go home, the gold bug,
             the turn of a friendly card :- part one,
             - snake eyes, - the ace of swords,
             - nothing left to lose, - part two.

Eye in the sky      ( 1982 )

 titres : sirius, eye in the sky, children of the moon,
             gemini , silence and I,
             you're gonna get your fingers burned,              psychobabble, mammagamma, step by step,
             old and wise.

Stereotomy       ( 1985 )

 titres : stereotomy, beaujolais, urbania, limelight,
             In the real world, where's the walrus?,
             light of the world, chinese whispers,
             stereotomy Two.

Gaudi       ( 1987 )

 titres : la sagrada familia, too late, closer to heaven,              standing on higher ground, money talks,
             Inside looking out, paseo de gracia.

the best of        ( 1992 )

 cd 1 : I wouldn't want to be like you, eve in the sky,
           don't answer me, games people play,
           let's talk about me, time, pyromania,
           you don't  believe, lucifer, psychobabble,
           damned if I do, don't let it  show,
           can't take it with you, old and wise.
 
cd 2 : limelight, the god bug, the same old sun,
           ammonia avenue, the eagle will rise again,            mammagamma, since the last goodbye, I robot,            inside looking out, prime time, hawkeye,
           the turn of a friendly card I & II, silence and I, sirius.

Try anything once    ( 1993 )

 titres : the three of me, turn it up,
             wine from the water, breakaway,
             Mr. time, jigue, I'm talkin' to you,
             siren song, dreamscape,
             back against the wall, re-jigue,
             oh life(there must be more).

Live      ( 1994 )

 titres : sirius, eye in the sky, luciferama,
             old and wise, psychobabble,
             the raven, time,
             you're gonna get your fingers burned,
             prime time, limelight,
             don't answer me,
             standing on higher ground.

Riverbend music theatre
Cincinnati 95     
( 1995 )

 titres : Intro sirius, eye in the sky, what goes up,
             Lucifer, can't take it with you,
             Intro: a dream without a dream,
             a dream without a dream / the raven,
             take the money and run, time,
             games people play, psychobabble.

On air      ( 1996 )

concept album dans toute sa splendeur,
du Parson's grand cru, mélodies léchées,
arrangements liquoreux !

 titres : blue blue sky, too close to the sun,
             blown by the wind, cloudbreak,
             I can't look down, brother up in heaven,
             fall free, apollo, so far away,
             one day to fly, blue blue sky.
 
cd 2 : cd rom multimédia

The time machine     ( 1999 )

 titres : HG force (inst.), temporalia (inst.),
             out of the blue, call up, Ignorance is bliss,
             rubber universe (inst.), the call of the wild,
             no future in the past, press rewind,
             the very last time, far ago & long away (inst.)
             HG force II (inst.).
             
bonus : beginnings (inst.).

A valid path     ( 2004 )

 titres : return to tunguska, more lost without you,
             mammagamma 04, we play the game,
             tijuania, l’arc en ciel, the raven (from a recurring
             dream within a dream),
             you can run, chomolungma.

Live in Colombia     ( 2016 )

 titres : I Robot, Damned If I Do, Don’t Answer  Me,
             Breakdown, The Raven, Time,
             I Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You, La Sagrada Familia,
             The Turn Of A Friendly Card (Part One), Snake Eyes,
             The Ace Of Swords, Nothing Left To Lose,
             The Turn Of A Friendly Card (Part Two), What Goes Up,
             Luciferama, Silence And I, Prime Time, Sirius,
             Eye In The Sky, Old And Wise, Games People Play.

 

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