Pyramid (album)


Pyramid (album)

Infobox Album |
Name = Pyramid
Type = Album
Artist = The Alan Parsons Project


Released = June 1978
Recorded = September 1977 - February 1978
Abbey Road Studios
Genre = Progressive rock, Pop rock
Length = 37:46
Label = Arista Records
Producer = Alan Parsons
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:13ri28oc05na link]
Last album = "I Robot"
(1977)
This album = "Pyramid"
(1978)
Next album = "Eve"
(1979)

"Pyramid" is a progressive rock album by The Alan Parsons Project. It was released in 1978 (see 1978 in music). At the time this album was conceived, interests in pyramids and so-called pyramid power was all the rage. A pyramid could be found on the back of a dollar bill, there were stories in the newspapers about the supposed magical properties of pyramids and of course, the cover of "The Dark Side of the Moon" (in which Parsons was the sound engineer). The album therefore contains numerous references to ancient wonders, including the Egyptian pyramids. This is most notable in the songs "What Goes Up" and "Pyramania".

Track listing

All tracks written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson
#"Voyager" (instrumental) – 2:15
#"What Goes Up..." (lead vocal: David Paton & Dean Ford)– 3:56
#"The Eagle Will Rise Again" (lead vocal: Colin Blunstone)– 4:03
#"One More River" (lead vocal: Lenny Zakatek)– 4:16
#"Can't Take It with You" (lead vocal: Dean Ford)– 5:02
#"In the Lap of the Gods" (instrumental) – 5:29
#"Pyramania" (lead vocal: Jack Harris)– 2:43
#"Hyper-Gamma-Spaces" (instrumental) – 4:20
#"Shadow of a Lonely Man" (lead vocal: John Miles)– 5:34

"Pyramid" was remastered and reissued in 2008 with the following bonus tracks:

  1. "Voyager/What Goes Up/The Eagle Will Rise Again" (instrumental)
  2. "What Goes Up/Little Voice" (early version demo)
  3. "Can't Take It With You" (early version demo)
  4. "Hyper-Gamma-Spaces" (demo)
  5. "The Eagle Will Rise Again" (alternate version - backing track)
  6. "In the Lap of the Gods" (Part I - demo)
  7. "In the Lap of the Gods" (Part II - backing track rough mix)

Personnel

*David Paton – bass, vocals
*Stuart Elliott – drums, percussion
*Ian Bairnson – electric and acoustic guitars
*Eric Woolfson, Duncan Mackay – keyboards
*Dean Ford, Colin Blunstone, Lenny Zakatek, John Miles, Jack Harris – vocalsProduced and engineered by Alan Parsons
Executive Production: Eric Woolfson

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