The Alan Parsons Project Pyramid 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).
Pyramid is the third album by The Alan Parsons Project, a classic 9-track effort which contains numerous references to the Egyptian pyramids, hence the title. The liner notes read: "From the rise and fall of an ancient dynasty, to the quest for a key to unlock the secrets of the universe, this album seeks to amplify the haunting echoes of the past and explore the unsolved mysteries of the present. Pyramid...the last remaining wonder of the ancient world." The album was nominated for the 1978 Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.