This week, Ira spoke with Alan Parsons.
Eleven-time Grammy Nominated Alan Parsons brings the Alan Parsons Live Project to the Westgate International Theater June 9.
In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Parsons talks about his early days working as an engineer with The Beatles and Pink Floyd, the creation and success of the Alan Parsons Project, his current tour celebrating the 35th anniversary of his album,“Eye In The Sky,” and the influence of his father on his musical career.
Parsons began his career as an assistant engineer at the famed Abbey Road Studios working on projects such as The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” and “Let It Be” and quickly became one of the most sought-after names in the recording industry, for his engineering work on Pink Floyd’s “The Dark Side of the Moon,” sound engineer and associate producer for Steve Wilson’s album “The Raven that Refused to Sing (And Other Stories).”
After earning accolades for his work behind the glass, Parsons formed The Alan Parsons Project, a multi-platinum selling, progressive rock band featuring Parsons, his collaborator Eric Woolfson and a rotating cast of studio musicians. The Alan Parsons Project garnered commercial and critical acclaim for such certified Billboard Top 40 hit singles as “Eye in the Sky,” “Time” and “Don’t Answer Me” among other successes.