ALAN PARSONS - LiveSpan (Live)

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Artrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 153 / 9-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 9/10 | Label: MFP | Autor: WS

The master of prog symphonic tones has still not presented a new studio work. Nevertheless, the concerts of this year's Germany tour were practically all sold out. A live biplane is just the thing, even for fans of the classic project line-up. Especially since it offers an almost perfect setlist across the project catalogue. The American Parsons-liveband now plays incredibly precise, powerful and to the point. Classics like "I Robot", "Breakdown" and "The Raven" (both paired), "Luciferama (Lucifer/Mammagamma)", "Psychobabble" and "Don't Let It Show" come despite all precision with the necessary live energy. New guitarist Alastair Greene makes a strong debut with the Peter Frampton version of "I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You". Virtually all band members sing so that the typical APP variety remains intact. The boss himself also raises his voice a few times and on top of that there's the complete "The Turn Of A Friendly Card" suite. What more could you want?

Top Track: Breakdown/The Raven

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