a cura di Francesco Ferrua

 

Quella che segue vuole essere la lista di tutti gli album ai quali Alan Parsons ha collaborato, ordinati cronologicamente per anno di pubblicazione. Sicuramente la lista non è completa, soprattutto per i lavori dove il nostro non è stato accreditato, ma è il massimo che al momento sono riuscito a fare mettendo assieme tutte le informazioni raccolte in questi anni. Il simbolo * dopo il titolo significa che per quello specifico album i credits sono compilati sulla base di informazioni di seconda mano, ancora da confermare, mentre il simbolo ° significa che i credits sono compilati su informazioni di prima mano, nonostante io non possegga quell'album. In tutti gli altri casi, le fonti dei credits sono gli album originali in mio possesso.

Data la visibilità anche internazionale del sito, al momento si è deciso di compilare la lista in inglese. Una versione tradotta in italiano potrebbe essere aggiunta nel prossimo futuro.

(This is the list of albums where you can find Alan Parsons contributions, chronologically listed by the release date. The symbol * after the title means that for this specific album the entrie is compiled based upon second hand informations, still to be confirmed, while the symbol ° means that for this specific album the entrie is compiled based upon first hand informations althought I don't own the original album. In any other cases, the source is the original album that I own.)

 

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ALAN PARSONS WORKS
Original album releases. Not including songs released only as singles, DVDs, re-issue works, unreleased material.

Compiled by Francesco Ferrua
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1968 THE ZOMBIES Odessey And Oracle °
Uncredited contribution: tape operator, assistant engineer.

1969 THE HOLLIES Hollies Sing Dylan °
Uncredited contribution: assistant engineer.

1969 THE HOLLIES Hollies Sing Hollies °
Uncredited contribution: assistant engineer.

1969 THE BEATLES Abbey Road
Uncredited contribution: tape operator, assistant engineer.

1969 PINK FLOYD Ummagumma
Uncredited contribution: assistant engineer.

1969 PINKY AND PERKY  Christmas With Pinky And Perky
Uncredited contribution: assistant engineer.

1970 THE BEATLES Let It Be
Uncredited contribution: tape operator, assistant engineer.

1970 PAUL McCARTNEY McCartney
Uncredited contribution: tape operator, assistant engineer.

1970 MAYFIELD'S MULE Mayfield's Mule *
Credited contribution: co-engineer.

1970 GEORGE HARRISON All Things Must Pass
Uncredited contribution: assistant engineer, mixing co-engineer.

1970 SYD BARRETT The Madcap Laughs °
Uncredited contribution: assistant engineer.

1970 SYD BARRETT Barrett °
Uncredited contribution: assistant engineer.

1970 THE HOLLIES Confessions Of The Mind °
Uncredited contribution: co-engineer.

1970 PINK FLOYD Atom Heart Mother
Credited contribution: co-engineer.

1970 FREDDIE AND THE DREAMERS Oliver In The Overworld *
Credited contribution: co-engineer.

1970 CHRIS SPEDDING Backwood Progression *
Credited contribution: co-engineer.

1971 BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST Once Again
Credited contribution: Jaws Harp player for one song (Lady Loves).

1971 ROY HARPER Stormcock
Credited contribution: co-engineer.

1971 FORMERLY FAT HARRY Formerly Fat Harry
Credited contribution: co-engineer.

1971 WINGS Wildlife
Credited contribution: co-engineer.
Uncredited contribution: backing co-vocals on one song (Tomorrow).

1971 PINK FLOYD Meddle
Uncredited contribution: assistant engineer.

1971 MARVIN, WELCH & FARRAR Second Opinion
Credited contribution: tape co-operator.

1971 THE HARRY ROCHE CONSTELLATION Spindrift
Credited contribution: second engineer.

1971 VARIOUS ARTISTS This Is Quadraphonic Sound
Uncredited contribution: sound effects co-engineer.

1972 EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND In Side Out
Uncredited contribution: assistant engineer for one song (Homes Fits For Heroes).

1972 THE HOLLIES Romany
Credited contribution: co-engineer.

1972 CHRIS SPEDDING The Only Lick I Know
Credited contribution: co-engineer.

1972 Gone With The Wind - The Epic Musical (Cast-disc)
Credited contribution: engineer.

1973 PAUL McCARTNEY & WINGS Red Rose Speedway
Credited contribution: co-engineer.

1973 STOCKHAUSEN Spiral/Wach/Spiral/Japan/Pole
Credited contribution: engineer.

1973 PINK FLOYD The Dark Side Of The Moon
Credited contribution: engineer.

1973 KAYAK See See The Sun
Credited contribution: remix co-engineer for all songs except two tracks (Lyrics and Mammoth).

1973 ROY WOOD Boulders
Credited contribution: co-engineer.

1973 WIZZARD Wizzard Brew
Credited contribution: co-engineer.

1973 THE FIVEPENNY PIECE Makin' Tracks
Credited contribution: co-engineer.

1973 JOE JAMMER Bad News
Credited contribution: co-engineer.

1973 TAGGETT Taggett
Credited contribution: co-engineer.

1974 PEGGY LEE Let's Love
Uncredited contribution: co-engineer for one song and its reprise (Let's Love).

1974 COCKNEY REBEL The Psychomodo
Credited contribution: co-producer.

1974 GENTLE FIRE Four Systems/Music For Amplified Toy Pianos/Music For Carillon/Edges
Credited contribution: co-engineer.

1974 THE HOLLIES Hollies
Credited contribution: co-engineer.

1974 TERRY SYLVESTER Terry Sylvester
Credited contribution: engineer.

1974 SAMANTHA JONES Sing It Again Sam
Credited contribution: engineer.

1974 PILOT From The Album Of The Same Name
Credited contribution: producer, co-engineer.

1975 STEVE HARLEY AND COCKNEY REBEL The Best Years Of Our Lives
Credited contribution: co-producer, engineer, mixing engineer.

1975 PINK FLOYD Wish You Were Here
Uncredited contribution: sound effects co-engineer.

1975 PILOT Second Flight
Credited contribution: producer, co-engineer.

1975 AL STEWART Modern Times
Credited contribution: producer, co-engineer. String arranger for one song ('Apple Cider Re-Constitution').

1975 THE HOLLIES Another Night
Credited contribution: co-engineer, moog player.

1975 AMBROSIA Ambrosia
Credited contribution: mixdown engineer and co-producer of mixdown.

1975 DEAN FORD Dean Ford
Credited contribution: producer, engineer, co-percussionist.

1975 RICHARD MYHILL 21 Days In Soho
Credited contribution: producer and engineer for one song (Lazy Lady).

1976 VARIOUS ARTISTS Quadrafile - Four Speakers Four Systems Four Sides
Credited contribution (specifically for this edition): quadraphonic remix co-engineer for two tracks (two portions from Mike Oldfield 'Tubular Bells' album).

1976 JOHN MILES Rebel
Credited contribution: producer, engineer.

1976 THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT Tales Of Mystery And Imagination E.A.Poe
Credited contribution: co-composer, producer, engineer, musical contributions (guitars, keyboards, vocals).

1976 AMBROSIA Somewhere I've Never Travelled
Credited contribution: producer, co-engineer.

1976 TERRY SYLVESTER I Believe
Credited contribution: producer for two songs (I Believe When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever, Cable Car).

1976 AL STEWART Year Of The Cat
Credited contribution: producer.
Notes: the credits did not say who engineered the album.

1977 THRILLINGTON Thrillington °
Uncredited contribution: second engineer.

1977 THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT I Robot
Credited contribution: co-composer (with exception of one song -Total Eclipse- composed only by Andrew Powell), producer, engineer, musical contributions (acoustic guitars, keyboards, projectron, vocoder, additional vocals).

1977 PILOT Two's A Crowd
Credited contribution: producer, co-engineer

1977 VARIOUS ARTISTS Refined Texas Crude
Credited contribution: production adviser. Mixing engineer for one song (song name not specified).

1978 THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT Pyramid
Credited contribution: co-composer, producer, engineer, musical contributions (acoustic guitars).

1978 AL STEWART Time Passages
Credited contribution: producer.
Notes: the credits did not say who engineered the album.

1979 JOHN MILES More Miles Per Hour
Credited contribution: producer, engineer.

1979 THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT Eve
Credited contribution: co-composer, producer, engineer, miscellaneous instrumental contributions.

1979 THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT Audio Guide To *
Credited contribution (specifically for this edition): recording supervisor.

1979 LENNY ZAKATEK Lenny Zakatek
Credited contribution: producer, engineer.

1980 THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT The Turn Of A Friendly Card
Credited contribution: co-composer, producer, engineer, musical contributions (additional keyboards, backing vocals).

1980 TREFETHEN Am I Stupid Or Am I Great? - It's All Mom's Fault
Credited contribution: narrator.

1982 THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT Eye In The Sky
Credited contribution: co-composer, producer, engineer, musical contributions (keyboards, fairlight programming).

1982 THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT The Complete Audio Guide To
Credited contribution (specifically for this edition): co-producer, co-engineer, recording supervisor.

1984 THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT Ammonia Avenue
Credited contribution: co-composer, producer, engineer, musical contributions (fairlight programming).

1984 KEATS Keats
Credited contribution: producer, co-engineer. Linn cabassa and timecode for one song ('Avalanche').

1985 THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT Vulture Culture
Credited contribution: co-composer, producer, engineer, musical contributions (fairlight programming).

1985 ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK Ladyhawke
Credited contribution: producer, engineer.

1986 THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT Stereotomy
Credited contribution: co-composer, producer, engineer, musical contributions (additional keyboards).

1987 THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT Gaudi
Credited contribution: co-composer, producer, co-engineer.

1987 THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT Tales Of Mystery And Imagination E.A.Poe
Credited contribution (specifically for this new edition of the original album): producer, engineer,
new musical contributions (cathedral organ, synths).

1989 VITAMIN Z Sharp Stone Rain
Uncredited contribution: producer and engineer for one song (Run For Our Lives).

1990 FREUDIANA Freudiana
Credited contribution: composer of one song (Beyond The Pleasure Principle), producer, co-engineer, musical contributions (additional keyboards).

1990 BERDIEN STENBERG The Magic Flute Of Mozart
Credited contribution: recording and mixing engineer for two tracks (Serenade In Bes, Pianosonate In A).

1990 EMI GERMANY'S EMI Germany's Unusual Collection Of Christmas Songs
Credited contribution: co-engineer, mixing engineer.
Notes: Alan also narrate a brief sentence between two songs.

1991 ERIC WOOLFSON Freudiana Deutsche Originalaufnahme
Credited contribution: musical contributions, sound.
Notes: Alan's credits are referring to the stage show. He did not received credits for the album recording itself.

1993 ALAN PARSONS Try Anything Once
Credited contribution: composer of two songs (Breakaway, Dreamscape), co-composer of four songs (Wine From The Water, Jigue, Re-Jigue, Oh Life There Must Be More). Producer, engineer, musical contributions (synths, backing vocals, bass, acoustic guitars, flute).

1993 THE LONDON PHILARMONIC ORCHESTRA Symphonic Music Of Yes
Credited contribution: orchestral recording producer and engineer.

1993 ALAN PARSONS AND STEPHEN COURT Sound Check
Credited contribution: no specific credit listed for Alan Parsons.

1994 ALAN PARSONS Live
Credited contribution: producer, mixing engineer, live musical contributions (rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals).

1995 ALAN PARSONS The Very Best Live (U.S.A. edition of 'LIVE')
Credited contribution: producer, live musical contributions (rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals). Mixing engineer for the live tracks.
Notes: U.S.A. edition of the original 1994 'LIVE' album. To the same live tracks there are added three new studio songs. The credits did not say who engineered the new studio songs.

1995 TIN DRUM Real World
Credited contribution: additional producer for one song (Surrender).

1995 SARAH BRIGHTMAN Fly
Credited contribution: additional recordings co-engineer.

1996 AL STEWART Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time
Credited contribution: producer for one song (Willie The King).
Notes: limited edition release collection of demos and out-takes, including 'Willie The King' that is an out-take recorded during the 'Modern Times' sessions. The credits did not say who engineered the track, although the 'Modern Times' album was engineered by Alan Parsons and Peter James.

1996 ALAN PARSONS AND STEPHEN COURT Sound Check 2
Credited contribution: no specific credit listed for Alan Parsons.

1996 ALAN PARSONS On Air
Credited contribution: co-composer of four songs (Too Close To The Sun, Cloudbreak, Fall Free, Apollo). Producer, engineer, musical contributions (keyboards).

1997 AMBROSIA Anthology
Credited contribution (for the new material): co-recording engineer and mixing engineer for one song (Sky Is Falling), mixing engineer for one song (Mama Don't Understand).
Notes: this anthology contains three new songs (Sky Is Falling, Mama Don't Understand, I Just Can't Let Go).

1997 VARIOUS ARTISTS Night Of The Proms '97
Credited contribution: musical contributions for two live tracks ('Sirius/Eye In The Sky' - keyboards and acoustic guitar - 'Brother Up In Heaven' - percussion).

1999 ALAN PARSONS The Time Machine
Credited contribution: composer of one song (Temporalia), co-composer of one song (Beginnings). Producer, engineer, musical contributions (keyboards, organ, narrator).
Notes: referring to the original Japanese edition with one bonus track (Beginnings).

2001 SYD BARRETT The Best Of Syd Barrett: Wouldn't You Miss Me
Uncredited contribution: co-engineer for one song ('Bob Dylan Blues').

2003 THE AEROVONS Resurrection
Credited contribution: co-engineer.
Uncredited contribution: tape-operator, recorder player for one song ('The Children').

2003 ICONIC PHARE Turning The Tide
Credited contribution: executive producer.
Uncredited contribution: various contributions (planning, lyric and music modification, production, recording, post production and editing).

2003 MICHAEL ERNST Excalibur
Credited contribution: consultant producer, mixing co-engineer. Words writer for one track (The King Of Swords), backing vocalist for three songs (Excalibur, Stop, On The Run), percussionist for one song (Goodbye).

2003 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Out Of Order
Credited contribution: co-composer for one song (Antarctica).
Notes: this surfers' documentary soundtack includes the track Antarctica by Alan Parsons, written by Parsons and Simon Posford, featuring Shpongle. This track is an early version of the track that after more works and the David Gilmour guitar contribution will be renamed Return To Tunguska and then released on Alan Parsons A Valid Path album.

2004 THE JEFF BECK GROUP Beck-Ola (Remastered edition with bonus tracks)
Credited contribution: assistant engineer for one bonus track ('All Shook Up - Early Version').
Notes: This album was originally released on year 1969.

2004 ALAN PARSONS A Valid Path
Credited contribution: co-composer, producer, co-engineer, musical contributions (additional processed vocals, backing vocals, keyboards, vocals, guitars, bass, vocoder, Nuendo programming and sequencing).

2007 ALAN SIMON Excalibur II - The Celtic Ring
Credited contribution: additional producer, additional mixing engineer, co-percussionist and choral co-vocalist for one song ('The Celtic Ring').

2007 ALEJANDRO LERNER Enojado
Credited contribution: additional production and mixing engineer for one track ('Hacia Mi').

2008 MIKE DAWSON Mona D
Credited contribution: co-producer. Backing vocals on one track ('When I Get Home').
Notes: this album is copyrighted on year 2004 and completed around the same time, but it was never released until year 2008. The credits did not say who is the recording engineer.

2009 VARIOUS ARTISTS Night Of The Proms '09
Credited contribution: mixing engineer for three live tracks ('Sirius/Eye In The Sky', 'Silence And I' ).
Uncredited contribution: various musical contributions for three live tracks ('Sirius/Eye In The Sky' - keyboards, acoustic guitar and lead vocal - 'Silence And I' - acoustic guitar and backing vocals).

2010 ALAN PARSONS Eye 2 Eye - Live In Madrid
Credited contribution: producer, remix co-engineer, live musical contribution (acoustic guitar, keyboards, vocals).

2012 U ROCK U Rock
Credited contribution: mixing and mastering engineer for two tracks ('Saint Louis (The Last Goodbye)' and 'The Flight').

2012 THE PROG COLLECTIVE The Prog Collective
Credited contribution: lead vocalist for one song ('The Technical Divide').

2012 LICHTMOND 2 Universe Of Light
Credited contribution: co-composer, co- vocalist and additional keyboards player for one song ('Precious Life').

2012 JAKE SHIMABUKURO Grand Ukulele
Credited contribution: producer, engineer. String arranger for one track ('Akaka Falls'). Synth player for one song ('Fields Of Gold'). Narrator.

2013 DAVID BARRETT TRIO David Barrett Trio
Credited contribution: producer and engineer for one song ('Belmonte').

2013 STEVEN WILSON The Raven That Refused To Sing And Other Stories
Credited contribution: associate producer, recording engineer. Haw-haw guitar player on one song ('The Holy Drinker').

2013 ALAN PARSONS LiveSpan
Credited contribution: producer, post production co-producer, co-mixing engineer.
Uncredited contribution: live musical contributions (rhythm guitar, keyboards, lead vocal, backing vocals).

2013 THE PROG COLLECTIVE Epilogue
Credited contribution: lead vocalist for one song ('Shining Diamonds').

2014 ELECTRIC LITANY Enduring Days You Will Overcome
Credited contribution: associate producer.

2014 DAVID PACK Napa Crossroads
Credited contribution: harmony and bridge vocals for one song ('Next Adventure').

2014 ASIA FEATURING JOHN PAYNE Recollections - A Tribute To British Rock
Uncredited contribution: re-arrangement input for one song ('Eye In The Sky').

2014 DAVE KERZNER New World
Credited contribution: co-engineer for one song ('Solitude').

2015 BILLY SHERWOOD Citizen
Credited contribution: lead vocals and backing co-vocals for one song ('Empire').

2016 THE EARTH Elemental
Credited contribution: guitar.
Uncredited contribution: composer for one song (Earthworm), co-composer for four songs (Sea Of Faces, Rain On The Roof, Don't See You Much These Days, In The Land Of The Blind’), more musical contributions (lead guitar, acoustic guitar, flute, backing vocals).
Notes: album recorded on year 1968.

2016 ELECTRIC LITANY Love (EP)
Credited contribution: associate producer.

2016 THE ALAN PARSONS SYMPHONIC PROJECT Live In Colombia
Credited contribution: producer, audio post production co-producer, audio mixing co-engineer, live musical contributions (guitar, keyboards, vocals).

2017 BLACKFIELD V
Credited contribution: producer for three songs ('How Was Your Ride?', 'We'll Never Be Apart', 'The Jackal'), backing co-vocals for one song ('How Was Your Ride?').

2017 FISH ON FRIDAY Quiet Life
Credited contribution: producer, engineer and backing vocalist for one song ('In The Key Of Silence').

2017 SAVE THE WORLD One
Uncredited contribution: voice over for one song ('Circus Maximus').

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Inoltre, sessions per Monti De Lyle, The Buckeye Politicians, Yvonne Keeley, Jack Harris, Joe Loss, The Gods, Procol Harum, Olivia Newton John, The Shadows, Colin Blunstone, Argent, Manuel And The Music Of The Mountains, Pinky And Perky, Third Ear Band, Cilla Black, The Goons, Brian Fahey And His Orchestra, Clare Torry, per altri album dei Barclay James Harvest ed altri artisti ancora.

(Beside this, he also worked for sessions with Monti De Lyle, The Buckeye Politicians, Yvonne Keeley, Jack Harris, Joe Loss, The Gods, Procol Harum, Olivia Newton John, The Shadows, Colin Blunstone, Argent, Manuel And The Music Of The Mountains, Pinky And Perky, Third Ear Band, Cilla Black, The Goons, Brian Fahey And His Orchestra, Clare Torry, for others Barclay James Harvest albums, and other artists.)

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BEWARE:

Alan Parsons informed me that there's another sound engineer called Allan Parsons, from Australia. So, sometimes if you find the "Allan Parsons" name it may be a writing error for the English Alan Parsons or it may be referring to the Australian Allan Parsons. In this case only Alan can confirm or not his contribution for that particular album. An example of this is the album entitled "E" by the jazz band The Benders, remastered by Allan Parsons. Alan informed me that he had nothing to do with this album.