Offered for sale is an original Japanese white label promotional copy of Gaudi by the Alan Parsons Project, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Gaudi is a 1987 pressing on the Arista label.
The cover is M-, with a couple of tiny corner dents. The obi is M-, with a sticker at the top that says, “Sample” in Japanese.
The insert is M-.
The white label promotional disc is M-, with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc.
A nice copy of a terrific Alan Parsons LP that’s scarce as a Japanese pressing, as most original copies were sold on compact disc, rather than vinyl.
Background: Released in 1987, Gaudi was the tenth and final album by the Alan Parsons Project.
The album reached #57 on the U.S. charts and #66 on the UK charts.
Even though 1987’s Gaudi was inspired by architect Antonio Gaudi, its songs seem to lack the assertiveness or the instrumental endowments that usually occur within the Alan Parsons Project’s work. With a leaner, edgier sound that is best represented on “Standing on Higher Ground,” the easiness and touch that should have enveloped this album is noticeably absent. While not a complete failure, the album does reveal some passion with the last track, “Paseo de Graciad,” a finely orchestrated instrumental done exquisitely in full Parsons style.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1987|