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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