The Complete Albums Collection (CD)

by The Alan Parsons Project
$79.99

The Complete Albums Collection covers the APP's complete history from 1976-1987, marking the first time all 10 of the group's art rock studio masterpieces—including the 1976 debut, Tales of Mystery and Imagination: Edgar Allan Poe (from 20th Century/Mercury/Universal) alongside nine Arista classics from 1977's I Robot through 1987's Gaudi—have been assembled under one roof.

The Complete Albums Collection offers fans and collectors a chance to finally experience The Sicilian Defence, the notorious never-released fifth APP album. Taking its name from a series of opening chess moves, The Sicilian Defence was an aggressive musical response to stalled contract negotiations. Composed and recorded over an intense three day marathon session at Super Bear Studios in France (during the same period Eve was made), The Sicilian Defence is a complex and challenging work, full of atonality and dissonance. Delivered to Arista in March 1981, the masters were locked away and the controversial recordings unheard for three decades. While an edited version of one of the album's tracks, "Elsie's Theme" was included as a bonus track on an expanded edition of Eve, The Sicilian Defence is being released for the first time in its entirety for this collection.

TRACKLISTING

A Dream Within a Dream
The Raven
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Cask of Amontillado
(The System of) Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether
The Fall of the House of Usher: Prelude
The Fall of the House of Usher: Arrival
The Fall of the House of Usher: Intermezzo
The Fall of the House of Usher: Pavane
The Fall of the House of Usher: Fall
To One in Paradise

I Robot
I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You
Some Other Time
Breakdown
Don't Let It Show
The Voice
Nucleus
Day After Day (The Show Must Go On)
Total Eclipse
Genesis Ch.1. V.32

Voyager
What Goes Up
The Eagle Will Rise Again
One More River
Can't Take It with You
In the Lap of the Gods
Pyramania
Hyper-Gamma-Spaces
Shadow of a Lonely Man

Lucifer
You Lie Down with Dogs
I'd Rather Be a Man
You Won't Be There
Winding Me Up
Damned If I Do
Don't Hold Back
Secret Garden
If I Could Change Your Mind

May Be a Price to Pay
Games People Play
Time
I Don't Wanna Go Home
The Gold Bug
The Turn of a Friendly Card (Pt. 1)
Snake Eyes
The Ace of Swords
Nothing Left to Lose
The Turn of a Friendly Card (Pt. 2)

Sirius
Eye in the Sky
Children of the Moon
Gemini
Silence and I
You're Gonna Get Your Fingers Burned
Psychobabble
Mammagamma
Step By Step
Old and Wise

Prime Time
Let Me Go Home
One Good Reason
Since the Last Goodbye
Don't Answer Me
Dancing on a High Wire
You Don't Believe
Pipeline
Ammonia Avenue

Let's Talk About Me
Separate Lives
Days Are Numbers (The Traveller)
Sooner or Later
Vulture Culture
Hawkeye
Somebody Out There
The Same Old Sun

Stereotomy
Beaujolais
Urbania
Limelight
In the Real World
Where's the Walrus?
Light of the World
Chinese Whispers
Stereotomy Two

La Sagrada Familia
Too Late
Closer to Heaven
Standing on Higher Ground
Money Talks
Inside Looking Out
Paseo de Gracia

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