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Gimme Five: Alan Parsons Project – The Complete Albums Collection (2014)

Gimme Five: Alan Parsons Project – The Complete Albums Collection (2014)

The What-ing What Project? Never, perhaps, has a figure in rock music been simultaneously so famous and so … anonymous.

One Track Mind: Electric Litany, “Feather Of Ecstasy” from Enduring Days You Will Overcome (2014)

One Track Mind: Electric Litany, “Feather Of Ecstasy” from Enduring Days You Will Overcome (2014)

The surprise, really, isn’t how much this sounds like classic-era Joy Division. Electric Litany has made a quick name for itself with its synthy, melancholic etherealism. It’s the presence at the boards of one Alan Parsons. Yes, of Pink Floyd and “Eye in the Sky” fame.

Alan Parsons Project – I Robot: Legacy Edition (1977; 2013 reissue)

One of the more fascinating experiments in combining rock and science fiction, I Robot sounds as innovative today as it did in 1977.

Prog Collective with Colin Moulding, John Wetton, Peter Banks, Billy Sherwood, others – Epilogue (2013)

The second Prog Collective project holds a series of intrigues for fans of Yes, as still more final recordings from the late Peter Banks surface. Another track features a partial reunion of the Relayer-era lineup

New Music Monday: Buddy Guy, Yes’ Peter Banks, Dumpstaphunk, Five Finger Death Punch, Alan Parsons

New Music Monday: Buddy Guy, Yes’ Peter Banks, Dumpstaphunk, Five Finger Death Punch, Alan Parsons

This week brings more last recordings from the late Peter Banks, as the original Yes guitarist joins an all-star cast in tribute to Steve Miller, and some funky cool goodness from Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk.

‘Special meaning, now and forever’: New Prog Collective features more final recordings from Yes’ Peter Banks

‘Special meaning, now and forever’: New Prog Collective features more final recordings from Yes’ Peter Banks

Billy Sherwood, fresh off a stint in the reconstituted Alan Parsons Project, has completed work on Epilogue — the second Prog Collective effort. Parsons will be featured on this new album, as well as several current and former members of Yes.

Something Else! Interview: Steven Wilson on classic ’70s sounds, prog’s rebirth and his amazing new album

Something Else! Interview: Steven Wilson on classic ’70s sounds, prog’s rebirth and his amazing new album

When neo-progger Steven Wilson says he loves the texture and scope of music from the 1970s, he doesn’t just mean classic recordings by the likes of King Crimson, Pink Floyd and Jethro Tull. He means all of it — ABBA, jazz, the Bee Gees, all of it.

‘He’d had enough of modern sounds’: Alan Parsons on his cold-call first meeting with Steven Wilson

‘He’d had enough of modern sounds’: Alan Parsons on his cold-call first meeting with Steven Wilson

When Steven Wilson decided he wanted to give his retro-cool new solo project the spacious, complex sound of his favorite classic rock albums, he knew who to ring up: Alan Parsons. Even if they’d never met before.

‘The band were actually watching Mary Poppins’: Engineer Alan Parsons hilarious take on the Pink Floyd/Wizard of Oz phenonenon

‘The band were actually watching Mary Poppins’: Engineer Alan Parsons hilarious take on the Pink Floyd/Wizard of Oz phenonenon

Count Alan Parsons, engineer on Pink Floyd’s legendary Dark Side of the Moon, as another in the long line of skeptics when it comes to syncing the album up with “The Wizard of Oz.”

Deep Beatles: “Oh! Darling” (1969)

Deep Beatles: “Oh! Darling” (1969)

The stereotype stands to this day: John Lennon wrote the rockers, Paul McCartney the love songs. But the Abbey Road track “Oh! Darling” challenged this notion by having McCartney write and sing the blues.