Alan Parsons On Air on Limited Edition 180g LP
After defining the art of the concept album as the engineer Pink Floyd's Dark Side of The Moon and as the figurehead in the Alan Parsons Project, the multi-faceted musician/engineer/producer decided to pursue a solo career, feeling the need to bring his music to the live concert stage and to continue to record conceptual symphonic rock music. With his long-standing collaborators - guitarist Ian Bairnson, drummer Stuart Elliott and orchestral arranger Andrew Powell - Parsons delivered his first solo album Try Anything Once in 1994. The partnership continued for On Air in 1996 and The Time Machine in 1999.
The concept of Parson's second solo endeavor On Air revolves around the history of airborne exploration and features such acclaimed guest vocalists as Christopher Cross, Eric Stewart, Neil Lockwood, Steve Overland and Graham Dye. Includes songs about escaping the labyrinth of the Minotaur ("Too Close to the Sun"), the death of Bairnson's cousin ("Brother Up In Heaven") and Leonardo da Vinci's search to design a flying machine ("One Day To Fly"). This 180g LP pressing comes complete with amazing re-created artwork made especially for this Music On Vinyl edition by none other than Peter Curzon of Storm Studios.