The past 2 December was the ninth anniversary of the death of Eric Woolfson, true "hidden face" after the legacy of The Alan Parsons Project and later creator of thematic musical theatrical character.
Despite having mentioned the hidden side before, we must not forget that Eric Woolfson was a composer, co-producer and instrumentalist of a project whose birth in 1975 laid the foundations of symphonic rock (currently embedded in progressive rock) developed by a band without scenography. All based on conceptual albums and iconographies that focused the attention of the listener on the music and artwork of the vinyl, cassettes and / or CDs, according to the era.
That day was a blow to a server. Paraphrasing Don McLean, that was the day when a part of the music died. The part with which I grew musically opened the doors and the mind to the international sound in a Spain and in some ages in which it was not easy or affordable to open the way to new sounds that were not melodic. So I discovered in 1982 Eye in the Sky, true masterpiece and jewel whose symphonic content led me to go back in time and discover what was hiding behind that enigmatic name, to meet with its architects.
To honor Eric Woolfson, during what will be his tenth anniversary of his death, during this next year we will be remembering his musical work, commenting on the work done both with The Alan Parsons Project and as a solo artist. It will be our modest way of remembering and admiring him.