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The Alan Parsons Project - I Robot flac album

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Performer: The Alan Parsons Project
Title: I Robot
Country: UK
Released: 1977
Style: Art Rock, Symphonic Rock
Category: Electronic / Rock
Rating: 4.9 ✦

I Robot is the second studio album by English progressive rock band The Alan Parsons Project, released on 1 June 1977 by Arista Records. The album draws conceptually on author Isaac Asimov's science fiction Robot trilogy, exploring philosophical themes regarding artificial intelligence. It was re-released on vinyl and cassette tape in 1984 and on CD 2007.

Mastered By – Alan Parsons, Dave Donnelly. Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes – Alan Parsons. Reissue Producer – Alan Parsons, Jeff Magid. Reissue Producer, Liner Notes, Executive-Producer, Artwork – Eric Woolfson. Originally released in 1977.

Alan Parsons delivered a detailed blueprint for his Project on their 1975 debut, Tales of Mystery and Imagination, but it was on its 1977 follow-up, I Robot, that the outfit reached its true potential.

The album I Robot to some extent looks at the questions and the extent to which as human being we may or may not be pre-programmed and act in a robotic fashion as well as the dangers of uncontrolled development of artificial intelligence. The song ‘Some Other Time’ came about because when Alan asked Paul McCartney to read a line of poetry for the Tales of Mystery album in return for a favor Alan had done him, Paul’s response had been ‘Some other time Alan, some other time’ and this gave Eric an idea for the song  . Few realize that there were originally two vocalists on this song. Extract 3 from The Alan Parsons Project Audio Guide. AP I talk about our choices of singers. Breakdown – The Choir.

ALAN PARSONS PROJECT - I ROBOTSide One1. I Robot - Instrumental - 0:002. I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You - Lenny Zakatek - 6:023. Some Other Time - Peter Straker & Jaki Whitren - 9:224. You just bought a bunch of albums, and this was one that got into the bag just because, maybe you heard some of their earlier stuff, maybe you liked the cover art and thought "hmm". never hearing it before.

I Robot is a music studio album recording by THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT (Crossover Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1977 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Studio Album, released in 1977. Songs, Tracks Listing. 1. I Robot (6:06) 2. I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You (3:19) 3. Some Other Time (4:05) 4. Breakdown (3:50) 5. Don't Let It Show (4:21) 6. The Voice (5:21) 7. Nucleus (3:35) 8. Day After Day (Show Must Go On) (3:43) 9. Total Eclipse (3:05) 10.


A I Robot 4:15
B The Voice 5:20

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ARIST 158 The Alan Parsons Project I Robot ‎(7", Single) Arista ARIST 158 UK 1977
2C 052 - 99.338 Z, 2C 052-99338 Z The Alan Parsons Project I Robot (Disco Mix) ‎(12") Arista, Arista 2C 052 - 99.338 Z, 2C 052-99338 Z France 1977
10 C 006 99485 The Alan Parsons Project I Robot / Nucleus ‎(7", Single) Arista 10 C 006 99485 Spain 1977
2C 006-99338 The Alan Parsons Project I Robot (TP) ‎(7", TP) Arista 2C 006-99338 France 1977

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 I Robot 6:06
A2 I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You 3:19
A3 Some Other Time 4:05
A4 Breakdown 3:50
A5 Don't Let It Show 4:21
B1 The Voice 5:21
B2 Nucleus 3:35
B3 Day After Day (The Show Must Go On) 3:43
B4 Total Eclipse
Written-By – Andrew Powell
B5 Genesis CH.1. V.32 3:37

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – PolyGram Inc.
  • Distributed By – PolyGram Distribution Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arista Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Arista Records, Inc.
  • Published By – American Woolfsongs, Inc.
  • Published By – Irving Music, Inc.
  • Recorded At – Abbey Road Studios
  • Mixed At – Abbey Road Studios


  • Acoustic Guitar – Alan Parsons, David Paton, Ian Bairnson
  • Arranged By [Orchestra And Choir], Conductor [Orchestra And Choir] – Andrew Powell
  • Bass – David Paton
  • Cimbalom, Kantele – John Leach
  • Conductor [Choirmaster] – Bob Howes*
  • Contractor [Orchestral] – David Katz
  • Design [Cover], Photography By – Hipgnosis
  • Design [Robot] – George Hardie
  • Drums, Percussion – Stuart Tosh
  • Electric Guitar [Electric Guitars] – Ian Bairnson
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Chris Blair, Pat Stapley
  • Executive-Producer – Eric Woolfson
  • Illustration – Richard Manning
  • Keyboards – Alan Parsons, Duncan Mackay, Eric Woolfson
  • Mastered By [In The U.k.] – Chris Blair
  • Producer, Engineer – Alan Parsons
  • Sampler ['projectron'], Vocoder – Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
  • Steel Guitar – B. J. Cole*
  • Vocals – Allan Clarke, Dave Townsend, Jack Harris, Jaki Whitren, Lenny Zakatek, Peter Straker, Steve Harley
  • Vocals [Additional] – Alan Parsons, David Paton, Eric Woolfson, Hilary Western, Ian Bairnson, John Perry , The New Philharmonia Chorus*, Smokey Parsons, Stuart Calver, Stuart Tosh, The English Chorale, Tony Rivers
  • Written-By – Alan Parsons (tracks: A1 to B3, B5), Eric Woolfson (tracks: A1 to B3, B5)


Released in a gatefold jacket with a generic, paper inner sleeve. Lyrics and release information are on the interior of the gatefold.

Category on back cover and labels: AL 7002
Category on spine: AL 7002

Manufactured by Polygram Inc. and distributed by Polygram Distribution Inc.
℗&©1977 Arista Records Inc.

All songs © 1976 American Woolfsongs, Inc. Administered by Irving Music Inc.

This album was recorded and mixed in London between December 1976 and March 1977.

Steve Harley and Duncan Mackay appear courtesy or E.M.I. Records Ltd.
Allen Clarke appears courtesy of Chigreen Ltd.
Peter Straker appears courtesy of Goose Productions Ltd.

Side 1 total time: 21:46.
Side 2 total time: 19:24.

The label discography hints for a release date in the early 1980s.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 label): AL 7002 SA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 label): AL 7002 SB
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 runouts): AL 7002-A SUB230
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 runouts): AL 7002-B SUB230
  • Rights Society (All Songs): BMI

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
AL 7002 The Alan Parsons Project I Robot ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Arista AL 7002 US 1977
2C 068-99168 The Alan Parsons Project I Robot ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Arista 2C 068-99168 France 1977
AL 7002 The Alan Parsons Project I Robot ‎(LP, Album) Arista AL 7002 US 1977
MFCD 804 The Alan Parsons Project I Robot ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFCD 804 US 1985
82876815242 The Alan Parsons Project I Robot ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, 30t) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Arista, Legacy 82876815242 UK & Europe 2007