Thursday, December 3, 2009

Eric Woolfson: 1945 - 2009

by Larry Simons
December 3, 2009

Many may not know his name, but they sure knew his deep, haunting voice as the lead singer of the Alan Parsons Project from 1976-1987. Eric Woolfson, died of cancer Wednesday, December 2 in London. He was 64.

Woolfson was the voice behind the Alan Parsons Project’s biggest hits, including “Time”, “Don’t Answer Me” and the group’s highest charting single, “Eye In the Sky”.

Woolfson had just released an album this April, “The Alan Parsons Project That Never Was", comprised of unreleased songs during the Alan Parsons Project years.

His voice will surely be missed and will be remembered as one of the most distinctive in music history

Woolfson (left) and Alan Parsons in their heyday
Here are a list of my all time favorite Alan Parsons Project songs with Woolfson on lead vocals:

“Don’t Answer Me”
“Eye In the Sky”
“Prime Time”
“Separate Lives”
Sooner or Later
The Same Old Sun

Don’t Answer Me”, unquestionably the APP’s most popular video

Here is a rare video of Woolfson singing “Freudiana” from his 1990 solo album

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