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Pyramid (Rm) Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (Oct. 28 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sony Music Canada Inc.
  • ASIN: B000IOM1YG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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1. Voyager
2. What Goes Up
3. The Eagle Will Rise Again
4. What Goes Up
5. Little Voice
6. Voyager
7. What Goes Up
8. The Eagle Will Rise Again
9. One More River
10. Can't Take It With You
11. In The Lap Of The Gods
12. Pyramania
13. Hyper-Gamma-Spaces
14. Shadow Of A Lonely Man
15. Voyager/What Goes Up/The Eagle Will Rise Again
16. What Goes Up/Little Voice
17. Can't Take It With You
18. Hyper-Gamma-Spaces
19. The Eagle Will Rise Again
20. The Lap Of The Gods
See all 21 tracks on this disc

Product Description

2008 digitally remastered and expanded edition of the Alan Parsons classic album that was originally released in 1978. Parsons himself digital remastered all his catalog albums in 2007 using the original master tapes. The difference in sound quality is amazing-each sounds absolutely fantastic. The packaging includes revamped booklets with fresh, elaborated liner notes based on interviews with Parsons and Eric Woolfson as well as rare photos and memorabilia. This edition of Pyramid features seven bonus tracks including early demos, rough mixes and instrumentals. 16 tracks total. Sony/BMG.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Greg Haltom on Aug. 23 2001
Format: Audio CD
"Pyramid" is so incredible! When released in 1978, I was already an APP fan. First hearing "I Robot" (possibly my favorite album of all time) upon it's release (1977), I was hooked on the APP. I then heard "Tales Of Mystery and Imagination - Edgar Allan Poe". To me; 3 of the greatest albums ever recorded - period! It is a damn shame, "I Robot" was (and is) not regarded for the masterpiece it truly is. Better than "Dark Side..." in my opinion. But hey!, it's all personal preference. "Pyramid" is very special. Possibly the last 'Great' entire album by Alan Parsons, at least in the conceptual manner. The instrumentals are tight, with super orchestration. The vocals are, as always, excellent. The Project's vocalists are unparalleled in the industry. They shine on this 1978 album. If I remember correctly, this was my favorite release of that year! I never grow tired of this album - never! It is a timeless classic. Funny thing is, I even read the book "Pyramid Power" some time later. If you don't own this album - it's time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Fry on Aug. 11 2002
Format: Audio CD
The only complaint I have about Pyramid is that it's only 38 minutes long. Alan Parsons became my favorite group (if you could call them a group) after Pyramid. I bought the record album about a month after it was released in 1978. I thought it sounded good then. I listened to it on CD 20 years later on a lot better stereo and now think it is great. I bought Parsons records as soon as they came out. Starting with "Tales" through "Gaudi". They all sound good, and I know that many Parsons listeners won't agree but I think Pyramid sounds the best. His first three albums I think stand out from the ones that followed in their uniqueness. Pyramid has a remarkable beginning and takes you through an experience. "In the Lap of the Gods" is a song that sounds incredible at high volume. "One More River" and "Can't Take it With You" have related choruses and "Hyper-Gamma-Spaces" gives you a space rock feeling. The lyrics are thought provoking. This record has aged well, it doesn't have a "70's" sound. It can't be associated with any decade. Alot of thought and effort went into Pyramid, its one of the best albums I've ever heard.
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Format: Audio CD
On the insert of the vinyl release, Alan Parsons writes, "From the rise and fall of an ancient dynasty, to the quest for a key to unlock the secrets of the universe, this album seeks to amplify the haunting echoes of the past and explore the unsolved mysteries of the present. Pyramid...the last remaining wonder of the ancient world." I don't know if it does all that, but Pyramid is a very solid album with an intriguing subject and cover art. It begins with the short instrumental "Voyager" that serves as the intro to the soothing "What Goes Up..." "The Eagle Will Rise Again" is simply beautiful, especially the opening verse. When it gets to the "Many words are spoken..." part it drops down a few notches but it is still a wonderful song. "Can't Take It With You" is awesome and is my favorite track on the album. "Shadow of a Lonely Man" is another soothing ballad. "Pyramania" is a perky little number with lyrics on some of the claims of the pyramid cult. Of the instrumentals, my favorite is "Hyper-Gamma- Spaces" with the cool synthesizers. I only wish there weren't so many instrumentals as they take up over 12 minutes of the album (about 1/3). The only track I do not like is "One More River." Fans of APP's lighter material will definitely enjoy this album.
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Format: Audio CD
The Alan Parsons Project's third album, 1978's "Pyramid," is a heavenly delight. With a theme of mysticism, and once again spearheaded by Alan Parsons & his partner Eric Woolfson, this album is progressive pop/rock at it's very best. Dreamy, melodic songs are littered all over this one: the classic prog-pop instrumentals "Voyager," "In The Lap Of The Gods," & "Hyper-Gamma Spaces," the powerful "What Goes Up," the beautiful "The Eagle Will Rise Again," the great rockers "One More River" and the stunning "Can't Take It With You," the deliciously quirky "Pyramania," and the gorgeous finale, "Shadow Of A Lonely Man." Outstanding songwriting, production & performances, great orchestrations by Andrew Powell (can't have a Project album without him!), and great vocals throughout by the likes of Colin Blunstone, David Paton, Lenny Zakatek, John Miles, and others. With "Pyramid," the Alan Parsons Project deliver another terrific disc.
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Format: Audio CD
Pyramid is nothing short of a masterpiece.
But the Egyptian overtones and pyramid motif is just a surface, a tangible stage set, if you will. What this album is really about, lyricaly and intellectualy, is man and his quest for eternal life and coming to grips (or not) with one's own inevitable mortality. Just look at the song titles... "In the lap of the Gods", "Can't take it with you", "The eagle will rise again".
Hammer dulcimers, timpamis, Egyptian flutes and a heavy choir blend with rock instrumentation and the result is one of the greatest recording projects ever captured. Recorded at Alan's home away from home Abbey Road studios, it sounds like is was recorded in and around the pyramids with echo, atmosphere and grandiosity.
Colin Blunstone's sole vocal contribution on "Eagle will rise" is beautiful and sorrowful beyond description.
The instrumental "In the lap of the Gods" is bold, dynamic, exotic, powerful and damn near overwhelming...Wow, test your audio system's abilities with that one my friend.
Pyramid is a complete (theme) album and I prefer to listen to from start to finish when I can.
Even the un-remastered CD sounds incredible.
One of the greatest recordings of all time. A desert island disc without question.
"If all things must pass, even the Pyramids won't last"
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