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Try Anything Once is the first solo album by Alan Parsons, released in 1993. It was his first album since the split of The Alan Parsons Project.

Try Anything Once
Alan Parsons - Try Anything.jpg
Studio album by
Released26 October 1993
RecordedOctober 1992 – August 1993
GenreProgressive rock
Length59:36
LabelArista
ProducerAlan Parsons
Alan Parsons chronology
Freudiana
(1990)
Try Anything Once
(1993)
On Air
(1996)
Singles from Try Anything Once
  1. "Turn It Up"
    Released: 1993
  2. "Wine From the Water"
    Released: 1994 (Europe only)
  3. "Oh Life (There Must Be More)"
    Released: 1994 (US only)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
Deseret News(favorable)[2]

This album features vocals by Ambrosia's David Pack, Jacqui Copland, former Mindbender and 10cc guitarist Eric Stewart, and Manfred Mann's Earth Band frontman Chris Thompson.

Contents

Track listingEdit

  1. "The Three of Me" – (David Pack, Andrew Powell) Lead Vocals by David Pack – 5:52
  2. "Turn It Up" – (Ian Bairnson) Lead Vocals by Chris Thompson – 6:13
  3. "Wine From The Water" – (Alan Parsons, Bairnson) Lead Vocals by Eric Stewart – 5:43
  4. "Breakaway" – (Parsons) Instrumental – 4:07
  5. "Mr Time" – (Stuart Elliott, Jacqui Copland, Richard Driscoll) Lead Vocals by Jacqui Copland – 8:17
  6. "Jigue" – (Parsons, Powell) Instrumental – 3:24
  7. "I'm Talkin' To You" – (Pack, Powell) Lead Vocals by David Pack – 4:38
  8. "Siren Song" – (Bairnson, Frank Musker) Lead Vocals by Eric Stewart – 5:01
  9. "Dreamscape" – (Parsons) Instrumental – 3:01
  10. "Back Against The Wall" – (Bairnson) Lead Vocals by Chris Thompson – 4:38
  11. "Re-Jigue" – (Parsons, Powell) Instrumental – 2:28
  12. "Oh Life (There Must Be More)" – (Pack, Parsons) Lead Vocals by David Pack – 6:33

There is an easter egg inside the inlay. One of the pictures is a stereogram; when the viewer looks at it correctly, an image of a man and woman upside down will appear, similar to the other pictures in the album's artwork. This image is also on the CD itself.

PersonnelEdit

  • Alan Parsons – synthesizer, acoustic guitar, bass, flute, background vocals, producer
  • Ian Bairnson – synthesizer, bass, guitar, pedal steel guitar, background vocals
  • Richard Cottle – synthesizer, saxophone
  • Andrew Powell – bass, synthesizer, electric piano, autoharp, orchestra director
  • Stuart Elliott – drums, synthesizer
  • David Pack – synthesizer, guitar, vocals
  • Jeremy Parsons – guitar
  • Philharmonia Orchestra – strings
  • Graham Preskett – fiddle, violin, mandolin
  • Eric Stewart – vocals
  • Chris Thompson – vocals
  • Jacqui Copland – vocals, background vocals

ChartsEdit

Year Chart Position
1993 The Billboard 200 122

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mike DeGagne (26 October 1993). "Try Anything Once - Alan Parsons | Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 August 2016.
  2. ^ Ray Boren (21 December 1993). "'Try Anything Once' proves Parsons hasn't lost touch". Deseret News. Retrieved 18 November 2018.