The Alan Parsons Project Gaudi on Limited Edition 180g LP
After getting a job at the famous Abbey Road Studios at the young age of 19, Alan Parsons worked as assistant engineer on the last two albums by The Beatles. Once he qualified as a fully-fledged recording engineer, he went on to work with Paul McCartney and The Hollies among many others. But it was his contribution as engineer on Pink Floyd's classic Dark Side OF The Moon that really got him world attention.
In 1975 he met Eric Woolfson who not only became his manager, but joined forces with Alan as a songwriting and performing partner for what became known as The Alan Parsons Project. The APP's debut album, Tales Of Mystery And Imagination based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe paved the way for a signing to Clive Davis' newly launched Arista label and a string of hit albums, namely I Robot (1977), Pyramid (1978), The Turn of a Friendly Card (1980), Eye in the Sky (1982), Ammonia Avenue (1984), Vulture Culture (1985), Stereotomy (1986) and Gaudi (1987).
Gaudi served as the tenth and final APP studio album. Inspired as he was by the Catalan architect Antonio Gaudi, Parsons built a truly passionate conceptual swan song here. "Money Talks" and "Closer To Heaven," are without a doubt the tracks that sonically define this record, but then there's "Paseo de Gracia," a fully orchestrated instrumental which takes us out in signature Alan Parsons Project style.