Alan Parsons – From the New World

7/10

Alan Parsons comeback album The Secret (2019) really impressed me, even to the point that my eyes were finally opened to the old classics of the 70’s and 80’s, which had taken me way too long to get into. So a follow up to that album is more than welcome, and From the New World doesn’t let me down either. Parsons impeccable touch for melodies and pristine soundscapes stands strong!

The album starts out strong with Fare Thee Well, a song that instantly get’s me thinking about Pink Floyd, especially David Gilmours Floyd, with it’s melancholy mood, saxophone solo and everything. It’s a good start, and after that we get a whole bunch of varied but always good melodic rock diamonds with a touch of prog. It’s delightful and beautiful!

The only thing lacking are the highlights. Every song on this album is really good, but the real killers are few. Except for Fare Thee Well, there’s Give ‘Em My Love, with its wonderful guest vocals by James Durbin and perfect guitar solo by Joe Bonamossa. A bombastic and wonderful ballad for grown ups! But beyond these two track, though, the album has no direct hit songs. And there’s nothing wrong with that, it just keeps the album from catching the eight star. From the New World remains a really good album, but if you did miss The Secret, I recommed you to start with that one before you move on to this one.

Artist: Alan Parsons
Title: From the New World
Label: Frontiers
Date of release: 15/7-22
Time: 44,35
Rate: /10
Stand Out Track: Give ‘Em My Love

Alan Parsons – From the New World

August 17, 2022

Parsons impeccable touch for melodies and pristine soundscapes stands strong!

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