Celebrating it’s 35th anniversary of Eye in the Sky, Legacy Recordings will release a super deluxe edition of the Alan Parsons Project’s 1982 platinum masterpiece. The box set featurs rare and unreleased material, but reviewed here is the 5.1 remix of this classic progressive album.
Alan Parsons created this multi-layered aural tapestry as a conceptual musical meditation covering a range of surveillance systems, such as casino cameras, satellites circling the earth and the all-seeing eye of the Egyptian God Horus. Truly proving to be both timely and timeless, Eye in the Sky has become a remarkably forward view of art, religion, politics and culture in the 21st century.
The deluxe edition contains 3 CDs which include the original album plus bonus tracks, a disc of Eric Woolfson’s songwriting diaries, and the last disc contains previously unreleased material. The Blu-ray features the all-new 5.1 surround sound and stereo mixes in Hi-Res audio of the original album. Vinyl collectors will be please to know the set includes 2 vinyl LPs of the original album newly struck at half speed on four sides at 45rpm at Abbey Road Studios by Miles Showell. Plus, there is a flexi-disc replica of an original 1982 promo, a 60-page hardback book with previously unreleased images and newly penned essays, along with an Eye in the Sky poster and postcard.
A stand-alone Blu-ray is coming in August 2018. So, if you only seek the 5.1 mix, hang on for a bit, otherwise jump in now to order your copy of the super deluxe edition.
Deluxe Edition release November 17, 2017, stand alone Blu-ray due August 3, 2018