Perhaps known as one of the best producers/engineers in the music business, and equally as respected for being the co-founder of the Alan Parsons Project, Alan Parsons is a true legend. Parsons has been active in the music world since 1967, working with a plethora of artists from a producer/engineer standpoint, and has released about a dozen records or so under the "APP" moniker and also as a solo artist.
During our recent interview with Alan Parsons, he revealed to us that while he has pretty much retired from releasing music under his own name (he states he may release an EP of 3 or 4 songs here and there, but is convinced today's music listener does not have the attention span for a CD of 40-50 minutes of music), he will continue working with other artists who inspire him. Parson's most recent protege is a ukulele virtuoso by the name of Jake Shimabukuro. Earlier this month, Shimabukuro released his "Grand Ukulele" CD, which was produced by Parsons (with orchestration by none other than Kip Winger).
As a performer, Parson will continue to tour sporadically as the "Alan Parson's Live Project" (out of respect to deceased "APP" co-founder Eric Woolfson, who passed away in 2010), as he recently finished up a tour of South America, and has dates booked in Europe, which will take him well into 2013. Short and to the point, Parsons was very candid during our conversation, as we discussed his duality of being both a performer and producer, and surprisingly denounced two of the accolades that some may refer to as Parsons' 'claim to fame.'
For full interview, click here.