Eve (The Alan Parsons Project album)
|Studio album by The Alan Parsons Project|
|Released||27 August 1979|
|Recorded||December 1978 – June 1979
Super Bear Studios
|Genre||Progressive rock, pop rock|
|The Alan Parsons Project chronology|
Eve is the fourth album by progressive rock band The Alan Parsons Project. It was released in 1979 (see 1979 in music). Eve's focus is on the strengths and characteristics of women, and the problems they face in the world of men. The album had originally been intended to focus on "great women in history", but evolved into a wider concept.
On this recording, the opening instrumental "Lucifer" was a major hit in Europe and "Damned If I Do" reached the US Top 30.
All tracks written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson
- "Lucifer" (instrumental) – 5:09
- "You Lie Down with Dogs" (lead vocal: Lenny Zakatek) – 3:47
- "I'd Rather Be a Man" (lead vocal: David Paton) – 3:53
- "You Won't Be There" (lead vocal: Dave Townsend) – 3:34
- "Winding Me Up" (lead vocal: Chris Rainbow) – 4:04
- "Damned If I Do" (lead vocal: Lenny Zakatek) – 4:50
- "Don't Hold Back" (lead vocal: Clare Torry) – 3:37
- "Secret Garden" (instrumental) – 4:41
- "If I Could Change Your Mind" (lead vocal: Lesley Duncan) – 5:49
Eve was remastered and reissued in 2008 with the following bonus tracks:
- "Elsie's Theme from 'The Sicilian Defence' (the Project that never was)"
- "Lucifer" (demo)
- "Secret Garden" (early rough mix)
- "Damned If I Do" (rough mix)
- "Don't Hold Back" (vocal rehearsal rough mix)
- "Lucifer" (early rough mix)
- "If I Could Change Your Mind" (rough mix)
- Bass – David Paton
- Drums and Percussion – Stuart Elliott
- Acoustic and Electric Guitars – Ian Bairnson
- Keyboards – Eric Woolfson; Duncan Mackay
- Miscellaneous Instrumental Contributions by Alan Parsons; Eric Woolfson
- Backing Vocals – Chris Rainbow; David Paton
- Orchestra – The Orchestra Of The Munich Chamber Opera
- The Orchestra of the Munich Chamber Opera care of Eberhard Schoener
- Leader – Sandor Farcas
- Orchestra Coordinator – Curtis Briggs
- Trivia Consultants – Shapiro and Steinberg
- Vocals – Lesley Duncan; David Paton; Chris Rainbow; Clare Torry; Dave Townsend; Lenny Zakatek
The cover art for Eve by Hipgnosis features two women wearing veils, with their faces partially in shadow. The image wraps around from left side of the front cover to the back. Two of the women are shown on the front cover, with the third on the back. On the shaded part of each woman's face, the shadows and veils partially conceal disfiguring scars and sores.
|1979||UK Albums Chart||74|
|1979||The Billboard 200||13|
- Allmusic review
- Christgau, Robert (3 December 1979). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice (New York). Retrieved 11 January 2014.
- Rolling Stone review
- Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (20 September – 3 October 1979): 25.
- Official Alan Parsons Project web site, page title "Alan Parsons Project Albums – Eve – Concept"
- "Album – The Alan Parsons Project, Eve" (in German). charts.de. Retrieved 28 May 2012.
- "The Alan Parsons Project – Eve" (in German). austriancharts.at. Retrieved 3 June 2012.