Interview With A Legend: Alan Parsons




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bones22j: I cannot grasp using only 4 tracks. Why not record another 4 onto that 4. And then take those 8 and you could have 16 tracks etc. eventually that's what happened anyway. I think The Beatles were the first ones to do anything like that.

G Warner: "What do you think of the MP3 format?" "It sucks, quite frankly" Best 30 minutes spent learning about a childhood idol

J Mac: 8 track tapes were the worst format ever, much worse than cassettes IMO.

Panzer4F2: Excellent interview. Thanks for sharing this. Tales of Mystery and Imagination is a personal favourite, but all of his albums had their gems. 

colliecandle: For me, Alan Parsons has been and remains a major influence. When all the trash and garbage of modern 'music' (I use the word music very loosely in this context) has been forgotten and consigned to the land fill sites (where much of it literally ends up) Alan Parsons Project will still be around and still be vastly appreciated for what it is - REAL MUSIC with life of it's own because it has spirit of it's own !

Ken F: Wow, what a nice guy!... And Alan is so humble & modest for a guy who has done the things he's done with the people he's done them with, namely his work with Abbey Road Studios, the Beatles, and Pink Floyd. I also like how he manages to revere his own work without slamming & being overly critical of newer artist's work.

t0dd1971: my dad loved there music he passed in jan of this year God Bless for this upload rock on R.I.P pops

Clyde Barrow: I thought Freedman did a great job interviewing Alan Parsons. Great questions and was he was professional and credible without all the "I am a fan" hype that some interviewers push on the interviewee.

Clyde Barrow: At 19:55 to 20:15 they're discussing something and I cannot understand what they're saying. I think it's about a record player? Something "On Deck?" Can anyone help? Thanks,,

Smigs Sat: Roger Waters wrote "By ignoring the boycott, you are turning your back on a beleaguered people who are desperately in need of your support. Even at this late hour, please reconsider, I wrote to try to persuade Alan to stand with me and Nick Mason and Brian Eno and Elvis Costello and Massive Attack and Stephen Hawking and thousands of other artists world-wide who support a cultural and academic boycott of Israel" Israel just killed 2300 people last summer including 500 children, it was created by nationalists who invade a country, must read SHLOMO SAND.freak alan parsons, he is not even a good artist! 

Andrew Wainwright: The story of Alan Parsons' career (up till now). Starting at Abbey Road, working with the Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Hollies, Pilot (magic), Al Steward, John Miles and many more before starting The Project with Eric Woolfson.

D' ubserver: Alan you have been such an inspiration, great interview

Harry Noorda: The story of Alan Parsons' career (up till now). Starting at Abbey Road, working with the Beatles, Pink Floyd, The Hollies, Pilot (magic), Al Steward, John Miles and many more before starting The Project with Eric Woolfson.

Kenny Bradshaw: Fantastic.

Muttley: This man is a legend. Wow, what a great interview and he is so down-to-earth. Absolutely multi-talented. Loved his aside about cassettes lol. That takes me back to the early eighties when I was into electronics and made my own spectrum analyser and stuck it in my clapped-out Ford Escort. I was parked outside my workplace with a few friends and to show them the analyser working I played Eye in the Sky...on cassette ! Of course it opens with Sirius and they all wanted to know what the great music was. Such a great time.

Sudesh Solanki: Interview with a Legend: Alan Parsons Uploaded on 28 Feb 2011 In the 'Interview with a Legend' series RØDE Microphones' founder and director Peter Freedman hosts an intimate discussion with icons from all areas of the audio industry including Engineers, Producers, Musicians, Artists and Entrepreneurs. A musical pioneer in the truest sense, Alan Parsons is one of the most revered engineers and producers in history. Alan talks candidly to Peter about how hearing Sgt Peppers was a defining moment in his life and career, setting him on the path to Abbey Road Studios where he would play an integral role in such timeless recordings as The Beatles' infamous Let It Be rooftop performance and Pink Floyd's masterpiece Dark Side of the Moon. He goes on to discuss the incredibly influential Alan Parsons Project, and the future of recording. See this and many other specially made programs for the musician, engineer, producer, photographer and audio enthusiast at http://www.rodetv.com.

Dan Pritchett: Any chance you could put a url that leads to information on RØDE products in the video or description section?

Matt Drummond: modest as hell. Amazing man

RØDE Microphones: @vantagestudios Cheers Vantage, we just posted an "Interview with a Legend" last week with Paul 'Pab' Boothroyd, FOH for Sir Paul McCartney, AC/DC, Dire Straits and many more and in a few weeks we'll have another with classical music engineer and recording pioneer Tony Faulkner. You can find your nearest Opal dealer on the Event website (sorry YT no URLs!)

CptNeeda: Funny he mentioned the Super Bowl. I'll bet most people are familiar with Sirius from pro basketball games. It seems like the script to every pro game starts this way: The arena lights are dimmed. "Sirius" by The Alan Parsons Project plays. Then the announcer says: AND NOW YOUR insert team city and nickname

Overlord366: The Turn Of A Friendly Card is upon my Christmas list, The Raven my birthday one, and to include the several devoured allowances hunting down these awesome records, and now my record collection surpasses that of my English teachers X) Alan Parsons, what a great guy

airsombra: Great!

pinkfloyd426: Excellent!! I have always admired Alan. Really glad to see this. Thanks so much for the upload!

assassin hernandez: gta 5

Skip63: Nice post.

Sunny D: Excellent interview and questions.

Audio Mastering: great interview! really enjoyed watching it, informative and interesting.

Survivor2002: I wish I'd had this kind of exposure to a legend like Alan thirty years ago...TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION made me wonder what a career as a studio engineer would've been like, but to be able to see and hear the master behind it talk about recording techniques and how it all works? That would have decided me right then and there...thanks so much for posting this!

84jrocksatguitar: wow dudes so humble for what hes accomplished and been involved with.

Craig Wilson: So freaking modest!!

Skip63: well said

Rickholly74: Great interview. Alan is the best of the best.

iluvkat: Thank you so much for posting this.

Jay Wilson: So awesome. More like these please! Parsons is brilliant. How much for those Opals anyway?? :)

markusmala: Great producer, love his work, interesting interview. Thanks

PinkOld: Excellent Nice to see how affable Alan really is. He's also a physically huge guy, just towers over Mr. Rodes.

docrw: Alan has always been shy, he's a thinker and likes to be more in the back ground.

mwredit: 18:21 - What Alan Parsons thinks of MP3. A man to my own heart.

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Interview With A Legend: Alan Parsons 5 out of 5

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