Offered for sale is a limited edition orange vinyl pressing of Pyramid by the Alan Parsons Project, issued in the Netherlands in 1978.
About this copy: This copy of Pyramid is a 1978 Dutch pressing on the Arista label.
The cover is VG+ , with just traces of wear at the corners and a small 3″ (8 cm) repaired split at the top center edge.
The orange vinyl disc is M- and aside from a couple of spindle marks on the label, appears to be virtually unplayed. Due to a pressing defect, the label on side two is torn (see photos.) This doesn’t affect play.
A nice copy of a terrific album.
Background: In the late 1970s, collectors were showing a lot of interest in colored vinyl, so record companies around the world began issuing limited edition colored vinyl pressings of some of their older and then-new titles. Many of these were widely exported to the United States.
There were a number of colored vinyl titles issued in the Netherlands, including this orange vinyl pressing of Pyramid by the Alan Parsons, which was then a newly released album.
Not only does the album’s theme evolve around the mystique of the pyramid, but it also touches on man’s fascination with superstition and its powers. The instrumental “Voyager” opens things up, and its provocative style sets the tone for the album’s supernatural mood. The bright-sounding “What Goes Up” is one of the highlights here, as is “The Eagle Will Rise Again,” sung by Colin Blunstone. The anxiety-ridden “Pyramania” enhances the album’s concept the best, accompanied by some excitable keyboard playing and a friendly middle. The lesson-learning “Can’t Take It with You” teaches that our souls are our most important asset, in typical Parsons-type charm.
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|Country of origin:||Netherlands|
|Year of Release:||1978|