Interview edit: Alan Parsons with David Randall, 5 February 2015 (07.29)
Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 8 February 2015, 22:00 GMT
(Monday 9 February, 22:00 and Friday 13 February, 22:00 repeat)
Legendary engineer and producer Alan Parsons makes a rare appearance in London on Wednesday 18 March at Shepherd’s Bush Empire with The Alan Parsons Live Project.
Billed as a “greatest hits” set, the band will be performing songs including ‘Old And Wise’, ‘Don’t Answer Me’, ‘Sirius’, ‘Eye In The Sky’, ‘Time’, ‘Damned If I Do’, ‘I Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You’, ‘Games People Play’, the entire ‘Turn Of A Friendly Card’ suite and more.
In a special feature on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 8 February at 22:00, Alan talks to David Randall about his career that started when he was tape op for The Beatles in the late-sixties. He is perhaps best known – in a production context – for his work on Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’.
He formed The Alan Parsons Project in 1975 with his then manager, the late Eric Woolfson, and they made a conscious decision to remain a recording rather than a touring band. However, they went on to achieve great success with ten successive albums and several topping a million sales in the USA.
In the mid-1990s, Alan did finally venture out “on the road” bringing his music to a wider audience. He’s only ever performed in London once previously so this forthcoming gig is a very rare opportunity to savour the music of one of progressive rock’s sonic pioneers.
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In this two hour special David Randall plays a selection of the GRTR! reviewer choices for ‘Best of 2019′ and announces the results of the popular poll. First broadcast Sunday 22 December 2019.
Featured Albums w/c 20 January (Mon-Fri)
09:00-12:00 AUTUMN’S CHILD Autumn’s Child (AOR Heaven)
12:00-13:00 THE RAGGED SAINTS Sonic Playground Revisited (AOR Heaven)
14:00-16:00 AMBERLY CHALBERG Hi-Line (indie)
Power Plays w/c 20 January (Mon-Fri)
THUNDERSTICK Go Sleep With The Enemy (Roulette Records)
BUFFALO SUMMER Everybody’s Out For No.1 (Silver Lining Music)
ANCHOR LANE Dead Run (R7 Records)
MOLLY KARLOFF She Said (indie)
H.E.A.T. Come Clean (Frontiers)
THE KENDALL COLLECTION Staring Back At Me (indie)
VOODOO RAMBLE Midnight Train (indie)
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