Old and Wise

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"Old and Wise"
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Single by The Alan Parsons Project
from the album Eye in the Sky
B-side"Children of the Moon"
Released1982
Format7"
RecordedLate 1981
GenreProgressive rock, soft rock
Length4:55
LabelArista
Songwriter(s)Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
Producer(s)Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
The Alan Parsons Project singles chronology
"Psychobabble"
(1982)
"Old and Wise"
(1982)
"You Don't Believe"
(1984)

"Old and Wise" is a 1982 song by the Alan Parsons Project from the album Eye in the Sky.

The song reached number 21 on the U.S. Billboard AC chart[citation needed] in early 1983 and number 74 in the United Kingdom; the first of the band's singles to chart in that country.[1]

Lead vocal[edit]

The lead vocal on "Old and Wise" was performed by former Zombies vocalist Colin Blunstone.[2] Blunstone made several appearances on Alan Parsons Project albums, but "Old and Wise" was the only single with Blunstone as lead singer to gain airplay. Blunstone later re-recorded the song for his own two-disc Best Of album, titled Old and Wise, released in 2003.[3]

Cover versions[edit]

Sampling[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alan Parsons Project singles charts history". Official Charts. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  2. ^ Mendoza, Bart (5 September 2014). "Fifty years of Zombies". Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Old and Wise - Colin Blunstone". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 August 2016.