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    Default ALAN PARSONS PROJECT, THE - EYE IN THE SKY [Blu-Ray Audio]

    Please post your thoughts and comments on this 2017 reissue of the classic Alan Parsons Project album "Eye in the Sky".
    Reissued for its 35th anniversary, the box set contains a brand new 5.1 surround mix on Blu-Ray, remixed by Alan Parsons himself!
    (A single Blu-ray Disc edition is supposed to be released in early 2018, but for now, the 5.1 surround mix is only available in the 35th anniversary box set.)






    Surround yourself with the best.

    Coming soon in 2017: "Eye in the Sky" (The Alan Parsons Project) and "A Farewell to Kings" (RUSH)!
    Already released: "Black Sea" (XTC); "Songs from the Wood" (Jethro Tull); "Misplaced Childhood" (Marillion); "Three Piece Suite" (Gentle Giant) and "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"

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    Default Re: ALAN PARSONS PROJECT, THE - EYE IN THE SKY [Blu-Ray Audio]

    I wasn't able to afford this box-set (couldn't rationalize the purchase since I only want the blu-ray), but I thought the plan was to issue the blu-ray alone at some time, am I wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GabeL View Post
    I wasn't able to afford this box-set (couldn't rationalize the purchase since I only want the blu-ray), but I thought the plan was to issue the blu-ray alone at some time, am I wrong?
    Sometime in 2018...nobody has a date yet...but the plan is to offer one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Eastwood View Post
    Sometime in 2018...nobody has a date yet...but the plan is to offer one
    Great! Many thanks

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    I'm waiting with bated breath to hear feedback on this one. This is one of my favorite albums. I will be buying the standalone Blu-ray but I can't afford the box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint Eastwood View Post
    Sometime in 2018...nobody has a date yet...but the plan is to offer one
    I hope so! An album I certainly want in surround. But not one I love SO much that I'm willing to go full Deluxe Edition for.

    Although if a standalone is never released....I may have to shell out for it or secure a copy of the mix by other means....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pibroch View Post
    I'm waiting with bated breath to hear feedback on this one. This is one of my favorite albums. I will be buying the standalone Blu-ray but I can't afford the box.
    C'mon. It's Alan Parsons. And Eye In The Sky. You KNOW the mix is gonna be awesome!

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    Default Re: ALAN PARSONS PROJECT, THE - EYE IN THE SKY [Blu-Ray Audio]

    This is a beautiful box set. The book is quite amazing. There's even a picture of the Columbia House reel tape (you know, those crappy 3 3/4 ips reels sold by mail order). The info is very detailed and I will spend an evening going through this at some point. The quick scan was quite satisfying.

    The mix is, well, terrific, but it's mostly QUAD!!! The vocals are in the front left and right, not the center (a la Steven Wilson), but it works well. The fidelity is perfection and the surround mix is as well. It might not look it from the wav file below (of the first two tunes, (Sirius/Eye in the Sky), but it is very discrete. On the chorus of "Eye in the Sky", the lead vocal is mostly in the fronts, the harmonies in the rears, and during the second part of the chorus the lead stays front while the "Looking at You"'s are in the rears, but they're sort of floating back there, not bursting from the speakers. It's hard to describe without hearing it, but take it from me, it works. This is a great mix from the great Alan Parsons.

    Good Surround. Great Surround. Surround like it should be. I haven't listened to the whole thing yet, but I think I'll be very pleased just from listening to the first two tunes on the PC.

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    Default Re: ALAN PARSONS PROJECT, THE - EYE IN THE SKY [Blu-Ray Audio]

    Thanks for the fantastic review Jon!! Now I really can't wait to get it

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    Default Re: ALAN PARSONS PROJECT, THE - EYE IN THE SKY [Blu-Ray Audio]

    Initial observations....
    I am liking the 5.1 mix greatly. (I had this in many formats, including the HDAD DVD). This is a serious notch up.

    However, has anyone else had a problem with the LPCM 5.1 mix? Playing straight from the start it goes to a loud white noise glitch at the 4:34 mark, in Eye in the Sky. If you back it up from the following track, Silence and I, it doesn't show up, but playing it forward from 4:30 it happens again.

    The DTS Master Audio seems flawless, as far as technical glitches go.

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    Hey folks - heads up... importcds has it for ~$85 AND has 10% off. With shipping it comes to $81 and change for me. I'm now trying to decide if I want to jump on it, as I had firmly decided to wait for the stand-alone...

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    This album is a mix of some stellar songs and some OK songs in terms of content. On most of the songs the fidelity and surround mixes are perfect, very discrete mix and crystalline fidelity. "You're Gonna Get Your Fingers Burned" has poorer, less clear fidelity and less going on in terms of discrete surround (the difference sticks-out from the rest of the songs). On "Step by Step" the drums come in very sharply at the beginning; someone mentioned elsewhere that they were cut-off... it sounds like it to me, too (I've never owned this album, so I'm not 100% sure... it definitely sounds unnatural). The cues for the beginning of many songs are off (so if you fast forward you miss the beginning of the next song). I'm not sure what I'm going to vote yet, but I hope they can fix the miss-cues and cut-off drums for the stand-alone release. I love "Eye In The Sky", "Silence And I", and "Old And Wise". The vocal surround mix on "Gemini" sounds gorgeous.
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    Default Re: ALAN PARSONS PROJECT, THE - EYE IN THE SKY [Blu-Ray Audio]

    I rated this a nine. One point off for "You're Gonna Get Your Fingers Burned." It sounds less dynamic than the rest of the album. Fidelity is also slightly inferior to the other cuts.
    Overall, though, a marvelous album in surround. Recommended.

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    9 sounds about right
    "One Quad to rule them all, One Quad to find them; One Quad to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."
    "The Quad is what gives a Sound System its power. It's a sound field created by four pulsing speakers that surrounds us and penetrates us."

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    Default Re: ALAN PARSONS PROJECT, THE - EYE IN THE SKY [Blu-Ray Audio]

    Well, IIRC, "You're gonna..." was already that way in the original LP, it had a "grittier" sound to it...
    Maybe , on purpose...just cause of the message of the song (think about it..artistic license)!!!
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