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Day 388: As Lights Fall, Alan Parsons

So this is a song that was released by Alan Parsons after 15 years of musical silence. The video of this song is also really worth watching because it really is in some ways Parson’s musical autobiography. I watched this song just after preparing Parson’s biography for Covid Island Discs (Week 23) and what is fascinating about the video is seeing all the important landmarks of Parson’s life in the imagery of the video, including Abbey road and his past famous albums. In fact, even the very opening scene of the video has a piece of old ship paper with the words “Dark Side of the Moon” inscribed on it as this was one of the early albums Parson’s helped to produce along with the iconic Beatles album, “Abbey Road”, when he first went to work at Abbey road studios as a young man.

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