The Secret (Alan Parsons album)

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The Secret
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Studio album by
Released26 April 2019
Recorded2018–2019
GenreProgressive rock
Length48:31
LabelFrontiers
ProducerAlan Parsons
Alan Parsons chronology
A Valid Path
(2004)
The Secret
(2019)
Singles from The Secret
  1. "Miracle"
    Released: February 2019
  2. "I Can't Get There from Here"
    Released: March 2019
  3. "As Lights Fall"
    Released: April 2019
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

The Secret is the fifth solo album by English rock musician Alan Parsons. It was released on 26 April 2019 via Frontiers.[2]

Background[edit]

The time between this and Parsons' previous album, A Valid Path in 2004, marks the longest gap between two consecutive albums, totaling more than 15 years.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLead vocalistLength
1."The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Paul Dukas, arranged by Tom Brooks and Alan Parsons)"none5:44
2."Miracle (Guy Erez, Andy Ellis and Alan Parsons)"Jason Mraz3:22
3."As Lights Fall (Dan Tracey and Alan Parsons)"Alan Parsons3:58
4."One Note Symphony (Todd Cooper, Tom Brooks and Alan Parsons)"Todd Cooper4:43
5."Sometimes (Patrick Anthony Caddick and Alan Parsons)"Lou Gramm5:08
6."Soirée Fantastique (Todd Cooper, Doug Powell, Tom Brooks and Alan Parsons)"Alan Parsons and Todd Cooper5:27
7."Fly to Me (Mark Mikel, Jeff Kollman and Alan Parsons)"Mark Mikel3:45
8."Requiem (Todd Cooper, Doug Powell, Boh Cooper and Alan Parsons)"Todd Cooper4:02
9."Years of Glory (P.J. Olsson and Alan Parsons)"P.J. Olsson4:05
10."The Limelight Fades Away (Jordan Huffman, Dan Tracey and Alan Parsons)"Jordan Huffman3:36
11."I Can't Get There from Here (Patrick Read Johnson, David Russo, Jared Mahone and Alan Parsons)"Jared Mahone4:38

Adapted from Blabbermouth.net.[3]

Personnel[edit]

  • Lead vocals: Jason Mraz, Lou Gramm, Alan Parsons, Todd Cooper, P. J. Olsson, Jordan Huffman, Jared Mahone, Mark Mikel
  • Additional vocals: Alan Parsons, Todd Cooper, Dan Tracey, Jordan Huffman, P. J. Olsson, Carl–Magnus "C-M" Carlsson, Andy Ellis, Doug Powell
  • Narration: Alan Parsons
  • Guitars: Steve Hackett, Jeff Kollman, Dan Tracey, Tony Rosacci, Ian Bairnson, Alan Parsons
  • Synth, keyboards: Andy Ellis, Tom Brooks, Dan Tracey, Alan Parsons
  • Piano: Pat Caddick, Angelo Pizzaro, Tom Brooks
  • Bass: Nathan East, Guy Erez, Jeff Peterson
  • Drums: Vinnie Colaiuta, Danny Thompson, Carl Sorensen
  • Saxophone: Todd Cooper
  • Orchestra: The CMG Music Recording Orchestra of Hollywood
  • Orchestral arrangements: Tom Brooks, Dan Tracey, Milton Olsson
  • Orchestra conductors: Tom Brooks, Alan Parsons
  • Cello: Michael Fitzpatrick
  • Percussion: Alan Parsons, Todd Cooper
  • Ukulele: Jake Shimabukuro
  • Trombones: Oscar Utterström
  • Trumpets: Vinnie Ciesielski
  • Recording engineers: Noah Bruskin, Alan Parsons, Grant Goddard
  • Mixing engineers: Alan Parsons, Noah Bruskin
  • Assistant engineers: Jeff Fitzpatrick
  • Additional engineering: Tre Nagella, Dave Albro, Andy Ellis
  • Mastering engineer: Dave Donnelly
  • Producer: Alan Parsons

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[4] 36
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[5] 55
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[6] 44
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[7] 20
French Albums (SNEP)[8] 157
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 12
Italian Albums (FIMI)[10] 31
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[11] 40
Scottish Albums (OCC)[12] 33
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[13] 49
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 13
US Billboard Top Album Sales[15] 36

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Secret". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  2. ^ "New Alan Parsons album The Secret to be released in April". Prog Magazine. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  3. ^ Blabbermouth (8 February 2019). "ALAN PARSONS's 'The Secret' Album To Feature Guest Appearance By LOU GRAMM". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Alan Parsons – The Secret" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Alan Parsons – The Secret" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Alan Parsons – The Secret" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  7. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Alan Parsons – The Secret" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Albums Fusionnes – SNEP (Week 18, 2019)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Alan Parsons – The Secret" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 18 (dal 26.04.2019 al 02.05.2019)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 4 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Top 100 Albumes – Semana 18: del 26.4.2019 al 2.5.2019" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Alan Parsons – The Secret". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Alan Parsons Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 12 July 2019.