Tuesday, November 22, 2011

80's Guilt #39: The Alan Parsons Project “Eye In The Sky” (1982)

"Eye In The Sky" might have placed higher than #39 in a different time, as the late 90's perspective of 80's nostalgia assisted with its charm, some of which has been lost over the past 10-15 years. The "eye in the sky" itself, a vague literary reference to 1984 and The Great Gatsby, seemed to make more sense around the time everyone was going apeshit over OK Computer and Kid A, or when Y2K-era tension was at its peak.

As another grocery store jam, we also used to often get "Eye In The Sky" confused with 10CC's similarly dreamy and keyboard-driven AOR classic "I'm Not In Love" (which is unfortunately from the 70's, or else it surely would have placed here).

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