The Alan Parsons Project - Gaudi album mp3
Gaudi is the tenth album by The Alan Parsons Project, released in 1987. Gaudi refers to Antoni Gaudí, the Catalan Spanish architect, and the opening track references what is probably his best known building, la Sagrada Família. Closer to Heaven" and "Money Talks" were used in an episode of the third season of the TV series Miami Vice, with "Paseo de Gracia" (even though in Catalan -and officially- the exact name is Passeig de Gràcia) appearing in an episode in the show's fifth season.
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This was the last contractual Alan Parsons Project album for Arista Records and rumor has it that when the album was submitted to them, somebody said ‘this is about a Spanish architect and we are in the rock and roll business. Gaudi on the other hand, was more religiously inspired, but either way, the concept of the song ‘Closer to Heaven’ was born in Eric’s mind. When Eric was writing the album, he paid a visit to Cintra, a fortress near Lisbon, where a princess had been imprisoned. Inspired by the tale, he recalls walking round the inside of the building and writing the entire music and lyric of the song ‘Inside Looking Out’.
Even though 1987's Gaudi was inspired by architect Antonio Gaudi, its songs seem to lack the assertiveness or the instrumental endowments that usually occur within the Alan Parsons Project's work. With a leaner, edgier sound that is best represented on "Standing on Higher Ground," the easiness and touch that should have enveloped this album is noticeably absent. While not a complete failure, the album does reveal some passion with the last track, "Paseo de Graciad," a finely orchestrated instrumental done exquisitely in full Parsons style.
Gaudi is the tenth album by The Alan Parsons Project, released in 1987. This was the final Alan Parsons Project studio album. During the writing of what would have been the followup, Eric Woolfson turned the album into the rock opera eventually released as Freudiana in 1990. Alan Parsons continued as a solo artist in 1993 with Try Anything Once, an album which completes the musical evolution that started with this album.
Band Name The Alan Parsons Project. Music StyleProgressive Rock. Members owning this album13. 1. La Sagrada Familia. 4. Standing on Higher Ground.
|1||La Sagrada Familia||8:48|
|3||Closer To Heaven||5:54|
|4||Standing On Higher Ground||5:03|
|6||Inside Looking Out||6:22|
|7||Paseo De Gracia (Instrumental)||3:47|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arista Records, Inc.
- Manufactured By – BMG Victor Inc. – 74321-16828-2
- Arranged By [Orchestral Arrangements] – Andrew Powell
- Art Direction, Design – Maude Gilman
- Bass – Laurie Cottle*
- Drums – Stuart Elliott
- Engineer – Alan Parsons, Tony Richards
- Executive-Producer – Eric Woolfson
- Guitar – Ian Bairnson
- Keyboards – Eric Woolfson
- Percussion – Stuart Elliott
- Piano – Eric Woolfson
- Producer – Alan Parsons
- Saxophone – Richard "Trix" Cottle*
- Synthesizer – Richard "Trix" Cottle*
- Vocals – Chris Rainbow, Eric Woolfson, Geoff Barradale, John Miles, Lenny Zakatek
- Written-By – Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
NotesPromo sticker on rear inlay and promo markings on CD centre ring.
Includes 18 page booklet with lyrics in both English and Japanese.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 4988017044148
- Matrix / Runout: 32RD-89-A3E
|258 084||The Alan Parsons Project||Gaudi (CD, Album)||Arista||258 084||Europe||1987|
|208 084||The Alan Parsons Project||Gaudi (CD, Album, RE, Unofficial, Min)||Ariola||208 084||Russia||Unknown|
|260 171||The Alan Parsons Project||Gaudi (CD, Album, RE, Unofficial)||Arista||260 171||Russia||2003|
|32RD-89||The Alan Parsons Project||Gaudi (CD, Album)||Arista||32RD-89||Japan||1987|
|130.8001||The Alan Parsons Project||Gaudi (LP, Album)||Arista||130.8001||Brazil||1987|