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Woolfson, a songwriter and composer, was working as a session pianist ; he had also composed material for a concept album idea based on the work of Edgar Allan Poe.
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The Alan Parsons Project was an English progressive rock band, active between 1975 and 1990, consisting of singer Eric Woolfson and keyboardist Alan Parsons surrounded by a varying number of session musicians.
Behind the revolving lineup and the regular sidemen, the true core of the Project was the duo of Parsons and Woolfson.
If the film industry was becoming a director's medium, Woolfson felt the music business might well become a producer's medium.
Woolfson sang lead on many of the group's hits ( including " Time " and " Eye in the Sky ") and the record company pressured Parsons to use him more, but Parsons preferred " real " singers, which Woolfson admitted he was not.
This was because Woolfson and Parsons saw themselves mainly in the roles of writing and production, and also because of the technical difficulties of reproducing on stage the complex instrumentation used in the studio.
The one occasion where the band was introduced as " The Alan Parsons Project " in a live performance was at Night of the Proms 1990 ( at the time of the group's break-up ), featuring all Project regulars except Woolfson who was present but behind the scenes, while Parsons stayed at the mixer except during the last song, where he played acoustic guitar.
The CD notes that Welles never met Parsons or Eric Woolfson, but sent a tape to them of the performance shortly after the album was manufactured in 1976.
The two years that McIntosh spent making the album was turned into a reality TV show The Steph Show, produced by Tom Nichols and Arnon Woolfson.
It was intended to be based on the I, Robot stories written by Isaac Asimov, and Woolfson actually spoke with Asimov, who was enthusiastic about the idea.
Although generally considered better musically than its predecessor, Vulture Culture, it was not as successful commercially, perhaps due to much fewer vocals from Eric Woolfson ( he only appears on a small section of the title track ).
In Woolfson v Strathclyde BC, the House of Lords held that it was a decision to be confined to its facts ( the question in DHN had been whether the subsidiary of the plaintiff, the former owning the premises on which the parent carried out its business, could receive compensation for loss of business under a compulsory purchase order notwithstanding that under the rule in Salomon, it was the parent and not the subsidiary that had lost the business ).
Woolfson and ;
All tracks written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson ; except " Total Eclipse " written by Andrew Powell
Woolfson and had
( The themes of time, time travel, and memory of the past had been suggested by Parsons as subject matter for the second Alan Parsons Project album, but writing partner Eric Woolfson favoured a purely futuristic theme of robotic beings eventually displacing the human race, which eventually resulted in the album I Robot.
Woolfson and also
The album also featured two songs written by Roger Capps and Benatar as well as " I Need a Lover " written by John Mellencamp ( then billed as John Cougar ) and " Don't Let It Show " written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson.
Woolfson and material
Recalling his earlier Edgar Allan Poe material, Woolfson saw a way to combine his and Parsons ' respective talents.
Woolfson and for
While Parsons pursued his own solo career and took many members of the Project on the road for the first time in a successful worldwide tour, Woolfson went on to produce musical plays influenced by the Project's music.
Woolfson and concept
Parsons released titles under his name ( Try Anything Once, On Air, The Time Machine, and A Valid Path ), while Woolfson made concept albums named Freudiana ( about Sigmund Freud's work on psychology ) and Poe: More Tales of Mystery and Imagination ( continuing from the Alan Parsons Project's first album about Edgar Allan Poe's literature ).
Woolfson and album
Woolfson came up with the idea of making an album based on developments in the film industry, where directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick were the focal point of the film's promotion, rather than individual film stars.
In 1981, Parsons, Woolfson and their record label Arista, were stalled in contract renegotiations when on 5 March the two submitted an all-instrumental atonal album tentatively titled ' The Sicilian Defence ' ( the name of an aggressive opening move in chess ), arguably to get out of their recording contract.
In interviews made before his 2009 death, Woolfson said he planned to release one track from the " Sicilian " album, which in 2008 appeared as a bonus track on a CD re-issue of the Eve album.
A variant of this song appears on the Eric Woolfson album Edgar Allan Poe ( 2009 ) ( see Poe: More Tales of Mystery and Imagination ) which contains the complete music from Woolfson's 2003 stage musical of the same name.
In 1990, on the last studio collaboration between Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson, the album Freudiana, Webb performed two songs: the solo " Don't Let the Moment Pass " and " No One Can Love You Better Than Me " in which she joined forces with Woolfson, Gary Howard and Kiki Dee.
In 2012 he started work on his third solo album Everything But Here, taking time out to record a track on a project playing tribute to the music of Progressive Rock legend Eric Woolfson
In 1990, he contributed to the last studio collaboration between Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson, Woolfson's solo album Freudiana, performing " I Am A Mirror ".
In 1990, she contributed to the last recording studio collaboration between Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson, on the album Freudiana, performing " You're On Your Own " and part of " No One Can Love You Better Than Me ".
I Robot is the second album by progressive rock band The Alan Parsons Project, engineered by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson in 1977.
Woolfson and based
Eric Woolfson, musical partner to Alan Parsons in the Alan Parsons Project, has written two albums based on the writings of Poe.
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On the variant, the bass line and keyboard chords of the original Tales of Mystery and Imagination track are heard, but they are quieter, do not feature a vocoder, and instead of an abridged version of the Poe poem being sung, the Woolfson version features a fuller spoken dramatic reading of the poem.
Woolfson and .
Englishman Alan Parsons met Scotsman Eric Woolfson in the canteen of Abbey Road Studios in the summer of 1974.
Parsons asked Woolfson to become his manager and Woolfson managed Parsons ' career as a producer and engineer through a string of successes including Pilot, Steve Harley, Cockney Rebel, John Miles, Al Stewart, Ambrosia and The Hollies.
In addition to Woolfson, Chris Rainbow, Lenny Zakatek, John Miles, David Paton and The Zombies ' Colin Blunstone made regular appearances.
This latest incarnation is called the Alan Parsons Live Project, the name distinct from " The Alan Parsons Project ", due to founder Parsons ' break-up with Woolfson.
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