The Avenue: Issue Nineteen

The nineteenth issue of The Avenue was released on March 1, 2001. Contents included:

Current News:

The news section looked at a number of projects Alan has been involved in, from setting up his new studio in California, to a number of business ventures.

Alan looked back on the tour of South America as part of the multi-artist Ultimate Rock Symphony. Alan said, "There was mixed success in terms of ticket sales, but in terms of reaction, it was very strong."

Alan is also looking at mixing "The Time Machine" in a surround format, as well as a possible release of "On Air" on DVD Audio.

Grammy History

Many fans know that Alan received his first Grammy nomination for engineering "Dark Side of the Moon", but was beaten out by Stevie Wonder's "Innervisions". This article looks back on all of Alan's twelve nominations, and who the winners were.

Tales Of...:

Part nineteen of this section brings us to 1983, where we look back at the first compilation album. This time Alan comments on how/why songs were edited to shorter lengths, and discusses his involvement with the compilation.

If I Were President...

That would be President of the record company, not the President of the United States. In a past issue we posed the question to the fans. Their answers were compiled and sent to the President of Miramar Records. The common themes are presented here, as well as a response from Russ Martin, President of Miramar. This is definitely one of the rare occassions where the fans had their thoughts heard by the record company.

"Let's Talk About...":

This time in our question and answer section, Alan covers a wide range of questions...

bullet Would you please present a showing of volume sales to date of APP albums in an upcoming issue?

"I'm not sure that there is one complete report anywhere. There is a listing of gold and platinum records issued by the RIAA. The problem is that SoundScan started in the late eighties, and there is some sales prior to that which aren't taken into account. Supposedly some albums are now triple platinum, probably "I Robot" and "Eye In The Sky". Maybe one day the accountants and the auditors will figure it out. It's certainly never going to come from the record company direct."

bullet What kind of work did Alan develop when he owned a video company in the 80’s decade?

bullet I noticed that "Where's The Walrus" is similar to "Welcome To The Pleasuredome" by Frankie Goes To Hollywood. Was it a coincidence that both albums were released in 1984? Did one influence the other?

bullet I bought an album called "Fly" by Sarah Brightman and Alan appears making additional recordings in New York. I want to know about their collaboration on "Fly".

Contest prizes in this issue include: the chance to win a rare two CD set of the "Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 25th Anniversary Special" radio show hosted by Alan Parsons. Plus, more items autographed by Alan Parsons!

In this issue, the sheet music for the track "Pipeline" is included, as well as part two of the sheet music for "Psychobabble".

This, and much more happened in Issue Nineteen of The Avenue!

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