The Secret (Alan Parsons album)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The Secret
The Secret (Alan Parsons album).jpeg
Studio album by
Released26 April 2019
GenreProgressive rock
ProducerAlan Parsons
Alan Parsons chronology
A Valid Path
The Secret
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
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] Guest appearances include guitarist Steve Hackett on the first track, Jason Mraz singing on Miracle, and Lou Gramm singing on "Sometimes".

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
Total length:48:20

Adapted from[3]


  • Lead vocals: Jason Mraz, Lou Gramm, Alan Parsons, Todd Cooper, P. J. Olsson, Jordan Asher Huffman, Jared Mahone, Mark Mikel
  • Additional vocals: Alan Parsons, Todd Cooper, Dan Tracey, Jordan Asher 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


Chart (2019) Peak
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


  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". Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  4. ^ " – Alan Parsons – The Secret" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 9 May 2019.
  5. ^ " – Alan Parsons – The Secret" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  6. ^ " – Alan Parsons – The Secret" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  7. ^ " – 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. ^ " – 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. ^ " – Alan Parsons – The Secret". Hung Medien. Retrieved 8 May 2019.
  15. ^ "Alan Parsons Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 12 July 2019.