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.
|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|
|A2||I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You||3:19|
|A3||Some Other Time||4:05|
|A5||Don't Let It Show||4:21|
|B3||Day After Day (The Show Must Go On)||3:43|
Written-By – Andrew Powell
|B5||Genesis CH.1. V.32||3:37|
|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|