Eye In The Sky – Alan Parsons Project | Top 40 Chart Performance, Story and Song Meaning

Chart Performance: Pop (#3) & Adult Contemporary (#3); 1982

Story Behind The Song By Ed Osborne

The multi-talented guitarist/keyboardist/producer Alan Parsons created the “Alan Parsons Project,” a loose cooperative of session players and guest performers, with songwriter Eric Woolfson. The Project’s first release, 1976’s Tales Of Mystery And Imagination – Edgar Allan Poe, set the tone for subsequent albums, each of which explored a particular theme. I, Robot (#9; 1977), delved into science fiction while The Turn Of A Friendly Card (#13; 1981) dealt with gambling and risk-taking. Following Card, Alan and Eric broke from the concept album mold and recorded a similarly-formatted album with no overarching theme. Eye In The Sky with its I-can read-your mind lyrics and a vocal by Eric, became the Project’s highest charting single. As for Alan himself, in addition to being a well-respected recording artist, his greatest claim to fame remains his engineering contributions to two of the best rock albums ever committed to tape: The BeatlesAbbey Road and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon. (b. 12/20/49)

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Produced by:

  • Alan Parsons
  • Eric Woolfson

Lyrics Written by:

  • Alan Parsons
  • Eric Woolfson