Price: £135.99
Format: Boxset
Artist: The Alan Parsons Project
Availability: 23-08-2024
CatNo: COOKBOX842
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The Alan Parsons Project’s third studio album Pyramid (1978) was one of its very best.
 
A pristine sounding and ambitious conceptual release, contributors included Colin BlunstoneLenny ZakatekDavid PatonIan BairnsonStuart Elliott and Andrew Powell (providing arrangements).
 
Limited edition Super Deluxe Box Set containing 4CDs, blu-ray including surround sound mixes by Alan Parsons, Abbey Road half-speed remastered 2LP, 12” x 12” 60 page hardback book & a replica press folder.
 
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- The 4CDs contain a stereo CD remaster of the original album by Miles Showell plus 67 bonus tracks (54 of them previously unreleased) taken from studio session out-takes and Eric Woolfson Songwriting Diaries
- The blu-ray disc (ABC Region Free) features a breathtaking first ever Dolby Atmos mix of an Alan Parsons Project album along with a striking 5.1 Surround Sound mix from the original multi-track master tapes by Alan Parsons plus a new stereo HD remaster of the original album by Miles Showell
- The 45rpm 180gm heavyweight vinyl 2LP in a gatefold sleeve contains a half speed remaster by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios
- A beautifully and fully illustrated 12” x 12” hardback casebound book featuring interviews with Alan Parsons, the Woolfson family and the musicians/lead vocalists as well as full lyrics and commentary on the bonus tracks
- Replica original press folder containing an A1 sized poster and postcard of the album artwork plus a reproduction of the original biography, press photo and a hand typed ‘Prologue’ and ‘Preamble’ about the Pyramid album by Eric Woolfson
DISC 1
1. Voyager
2. What Goes Up...
3. The Eagle Will Rise Again 
4. One More River
5. Can't Take It With You
 
DISC 2
1. In the Lap of the Gods
2. Pyramania
3. Hyper-Gamma-Spaces 
4. Shadow of a Lonely Man
 
DISC 3
1. Voyager
2. What Goes Up...
3. The Eagle Will Rise Again
4. One More River
5. Can’t Take It With You
6. In The Lap Of The Gods
7. Pyramania
8. Hyper-Gamma-Spaces
9. Shadow Of A Lonely Man
10. Voyager/ What Goes Up.../ The Eagle Will Rise Again (Instrumental Version) 
11. What Goes Up.../ Little Voice (Early Version Demo)
12. Can't Take It With You (Early Version Demo)
13. Hyper-Gamma-Spaces (Demo)
14. The Eagle Will Rise Again (Alternative Version Backing Track)
15. In The Lap Of The Gods Part 1 (Demo)
16. In The Lap Of The Gods Part 2 (Backing Track Rough Mix)
 
DISC 4
1. Pyramid Structure Talking (Eric Woolfson’s Songwriting Diary)
2. Little Voice/ What Goes Up... (Eric Woolfson’s Songwriting Diary)
3. The Eagle Will Rise Again (Eric Woolfson’s Songwriting Diary)
4. One More River (Eric Woolfson’s Songwriting Diary)
5. In The Lap of the Gods (Eric Woolfson’s Songwriting Diary)
6. Pyramania (Eric Woolfson’s Songwriting Diary)
7. Broken/Pyramania (Eric Woolfson’s Songwriting Diary)
8. Shadow of a Lonely Man (Eric Woolfson’s Songwriting Diary)
9. Start of writing Gemini for Eye in the Sky (Eric Woolfson’s Songwriting Diary)
10. Start of writing Nothing Left to Lose for TOFC (Eric Woolfson’s Songwriting Diary)
11. Start of writing Snake Eyes for TOFC (Eric Woolfson’s Songwriting Diary)
12. Pyramid Instrumental (Eric Woolfson’s Songwriting Diary)
13. Pyramid Clavichord (Eric Woolfson's Songwriting Diary)
14. Little Voice (Eric Woolfson’s Songwriting Diary)
15. Broken (Eric Woolfson’s Songwriting Diary)
16. On It Goes (Eric Woolfson’s Songwriting Diary)
17. Open Your Eyes (Eric Woolfson’s Songwriting Diary)
18. If I Could Do It All Again (Eric Woolfson’s Songwriting Diary) 
19. We Can Do It (Eric Woolfson’s Songwriting Diary)
20. Taking It All Away (Eric Woolfson’s Songwriting Diary)
21. Elsie’s Theme (Eric Woolfson’s Songwriting Diary)
22. Hazel’s Theme (Eric Woolfson’s Songwriting Diary)
23. My Name Is Lorna (Eric Woolfson’s Songwriting Diary)
 
DISC 5
1. Voyager (Backing Track Out Take) 
2. Voyager (Early Stage)
3. Voyager (Vocal Experiment)
4. Voyager (Light Relief Jam)
5. Voyager (Early Mix)
6. Voyager (John Leach Kantele Take)
7. What Goes Up.../ Little Voice (Demo)
8. What Goes Up... (Dean Ford Vocal Take)
9. What Goes Up... (Isolated Choir Take)
10. What Goes Up... (Early Rough Mix)
11. What Goes Up... (Choir)
12. The Eagle Will Rise Again (Colin Blunstone Vocal Take Excerpts) 
13. The Eagle Will Rise Again (Rough Mix Featuring Backing Vocals) 
14. The Eagle Will Rise Again (Orchestral Strings)
15. The Eagle Will Rise Again (Rough Mix Backing Track)
 
DISC 6
1. One More River (Intro Takes)
2. One More River (Lenny Zakatek Lead Vocal Takes)
3. One More River (Lenny Zakatek Vocal Gymnastic Takes)
4. One More River (Experimental Break)
5. Can’t Take It With You (Rough Mix)
6. In The Lap of the Gods (John Leach Cimbalom Takes)
7. In The Lap of the Gods (Choir Takes)
8. In the Lap of the Gods (Backing Track Takes)
9. In The Lap of the Gods (Orchestral Strings)
10. In The Lap Of The Gods (Hail To The King Choir)
11. Hyper-Gamma-Spaces (Projectron)
12. Shadow of a Lonely Man (Eric Woolfson’s Piano Take)
13. Shadow of a Lonely Man (Alan Parsons’ Experimental Demo Vocal) 
14. Shadow of a Lonely Man (Eric Woolfson’s Demo Vocal)
15. Shadow of a Lonely Man (Orchestral Woodwind)
16. Shadow Of A Lonely Man (Olive Simpson Backing Vocals)
17. Pyramid US Radio Advert 1
18. Pyramid US Radio Advert 2
19. Pyramid Bob Harris Cinema Playback Introduction
20. Pyramid Audio Guide Alan Parsons Commentary
21. Pyramid Audio Guide Eric Woolfson Commentary 1
22. Pyramid Audio Guide Eric Woolfson Commentary 2
 
DISC 7
1. Voyager
2. What Goes Up... - Project
3. The Eagle Will Rise Again - Project 
4. One More River - Project
5. Can’t Take It With You - Project
6. In The Lap Of The Gods - Project 
7. Pyramania - Project
8. Hyper-Gamma-Spaces - Project 
9. Shadow Of A Lonely Man - Project