Alan Parsons at The Saban Theater

Prog-Rock legend Alan Parsons played the Saban Theater on January 7.  Aside from his own music, Parsons is an engineer, songwriter and producer. At just 20-years-old, Parsons was an assistant engineer on the Beatles Abbey Road followed by Let It Be. After working with the Beatles, Parsons went on to engineer Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon, The Hollies, Ambrosia’s debut album, and Al Stewart. Then Parsons formed the Alan Parsons Project with Eric Woolfson and a variety of top musicians. After Alan Parsons Project came to an end, it was renamed to Alan Parsons Live Project. Between Alan Parsons Project and as a solo artist, Parsons has released over fifteen albums. Parsons has been nominated for thirteen Grammys with his first win just last year for Best Immersive Audio Album with Eye in the Sky (35th Anniversary). Parsons even got referenced in Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged me when Mike Myers character Dr. Evil names his plan the “Alan Parsons Project”.

Parsons' show was over two hours long with an intermission. Parsons played both acoustic guitar, keys and provided most of the vocals. Set one began with  Parsons' solo song, “One Note Symphony”. The majority of the show was Alan Parsons Project songs like “Limelight,” “Prime Time,” and “Don’t Let it Show,” which was the last song of the first set. Set two began with “Luciferama,” and ended with “Sirius,” and “Eye in the Sky.”  “Sirius” was used as the player introduction song during the ’90s of the six-time NBA Championship team the Chicago Bulls.

Alan Parsons Live Project ended with “(The System Of) Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether,” and “Games People Play- Alan Parsons Project.

 

SETLIST

  1. One Note Symphony- Alan Parsons

  2. Damned If I Do- Alan Parsons Project

  3. Don’t Answer Me - Alan Parsons Project

  4. Time- Alan Parsons Project

  5. Breakdown/The Raven - Alan Parsons Project

  6. La Sagrada Familia - Alan Parsons Project

  7. I Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You- Alan Parsons Project

  8. Miracle - Alan Parsons

  9. Psychobabble - Alan Parsons Project

  10. Don’t Let It Show - Alan Parsons Project

Intermission

  1. Luciferama- Alan Parsons

  2. Old And Wise - Alan Parsons Project

  3. As Lights Fall - Alan Parsons

  4. Can’t Take it With You- Alan Parsons Project

  5. Limelight - Alan Parsons Project

  6. Standing On Higher Ground- Alan Parsons Project

  7. Prime Time - Alan Parsons Project

  8. Sirius- Alan Parsons Project

  9. Eye in the Sky - Alan Parsons Project

ENCORE

  1. (The System Of) Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether - Alan Parsons Project

  2.  Games People Play - Alan Parsons Project