The Alan Parsons Project
Miami Vice Performer
Alan Parsons (born 1948)
Eric Woolfson (1945-2009)

The Alan Parsons Project was an English/Scottish duo consisting of Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson, backed by session musicians. Their songs "Money Talks" and "Closer to Heaven" ("Red Tape") and "Paseo de Gracia" (in "World of Trouble") appeared in the series Miami Vice.


The Project began their career with their 1975 debut Tales of Mystery and Imagination, which featured material from author Edgar Allan Poe, and reached the Top 40 on the Billboard Albums Chart. This pattern of success would continue, succeeding in America but not making a dent in their native UK. Other albums included 1977's I, Robot, 1978's Pyramid, 1979's Eve (featuring the Project's first Top 40 single, "Damned If I Do"), 1980's Turn of a Friendly Card (featuring the Top 20 singles "Games People Play" and "Time"), 1982's "Eye In The Sky" (featuring the title track, which became their only Top 10 single, "Sirius", the instrumental that became the intro song for various sports teams such as the Chicago Bulls and Pittsburgh Steelers), 1984's Ammonia Avenue (featuring "Don't Answer Me" and their final Top 20 single, "Prime Time"), 1985's Vulture Culture and Stereotomy, and their final album, 1987's Gaudi (featuring "Money Talks", "Closer to Heaven", and "Paseo de Gracia"). Most of their songs were sung by Eric Woolfson with Alan Parsons on backing vocals, though a session musician, Lenny Zakatek, often appeared as well, especially on "Games People Play". The group broke up after the release of Gaudi, and Woolfson died in 2009 from cancer. Parsons continues to record as a solo act.

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