I Robot Album

Artist(s): The Alan Parsons Project

Cover Art

The Alan Parsons Project I Robot Cover Art

Tracklist

I Robot

length: 6:03
producer: Alan Parsons
conductor: Andrew Powell
engineer: Alan Parsons
soprano vocals: Hilary Western
guitar: Ian Bairnson
choir vocals: The English Chorale
synthesizer: Duncan Mackay
drums (drum set): Stuart Tosh
bass guitar: David Paton
chorus master: Robert Howes
clavinet: Eric Woolfson
synthesizer programming: Alan Parsons
kantele & cimbalom: John Leach
assistant engineer: Chris Blair and Pat Stapley
orchestrator: Andrew Powell
composer: Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson

Instrumental

I Wouldn’t Want to Be Like You

length: 3:23
producer: Alan Parsons
lead vocals: Lenny Zakatek
engineer: Alan Parsons
guitar: Ian Bairnson
keyboard: Eric Woolfson
drums (drum set): Stuart Tosh
bass guitar: David Paton
assistant engineer: Chris Blair and Pat Stapley
composer: Eric Woolfson, Alan Parsons
writer: Eric Woolfson, Alan Parsons
If I had a mind to
I wouldn't wanna think like you
And if I had a time to
I wouldn't wanna talk to you

I don't care
What you do
I wouldn't want to be like you

If I was high class
I wouldn't need a buck to pass
And if I was a fall guy
I wouldn't need no alibi

I don't care
What you do
I wouldn't want to be like you

Back on the bottom line
Diggin' for a lousy dime
If I hit a mother lode
I'd cover anything that showed

I don't care
What you do
I wouldn't want to be like you

Some Other Time

length: 4:06
producer: Alan Parsons
conductor: Andrew Powell
lead vocals: Jaki Whitren and Peter Straker
engineer: Alan Parsons
background vocals: John Perry, Tony Rivers and Stuart Calver
synthesizer: Alan Parsons
drums (drum set): Stuart Tosh
guitar & acoustic guitar: Ian Bairnson
acoustic guitar & bass: David Paton
clavinet & piano: Eric Woolfson
cimbalom & zither: John Leach
assistant engineer: Chris Blair and Pat Stapley
orchestrator: Andrew Powell
writer: Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
In a matter of a moment
Lost till the end of time
It's the evening of another day
And the end of mine

Now the starlight which has found me
Lost for a million years
Tries to linger as it fills my eyes
'Till it disappears

Could it be that somebody else is
Looking into my mind

Some other place
Somewhere
Some other time

Some other place
Somewhere
Some other time

Like a mirror held before me
Large as the sky is wide
And the image is reflected
Back to the other side

Could it be that somebody else is
Looking into my mind

Some other place
Somewhere
Some other time

Some other place
Somewhere
Some other time

Breakdown

length: 3:53
producer: Alan Parsons
conductor: Andrew Powell
lead vocals: Allan Clarke
engineer: Alan Parsons
Wurlitzer electric piano: Eric Woolfson
choir vocals: Philharmonia Chorus
synthesizer: Duncan Mackay
synthesizer & acoustic guitar: Alan Parsons
drums (drum set): Stuart Tosh
bass guitar: David Paton
acoustic guitar & guitar: Ian Bairnson
assistant engineer: Pat Stapley and Chris Blair
orchestrator: Andrew Powell
writer: Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
Lead vocal: allan clarke

I breakdown in the middle and lose my thread
No one can understand a word that I say
When I break down just a little and lose my head
Nothing I try to do can work the same way

Any time it happened I’d get over it
With a little help from all my friends
Anybody else could see what’s wrong with me
But they walk away and just pretend

When I breakdown

I breakdown in the middle and lose my thread
No one can understand a word that I say
When I break down just a little and lose my head
Nothing I try to do can work the same way

Where are all the friends who used to talk to me
All they ever told me was good news
People that I’ve never seen are kind to me
Is it any wonder I’m confused

When I break down, when I break down

Freedom, freedom, we will not obey
Freedom, freedom, take the wall away
Freedom, freedom, we will not obey
Freedom, freedom, take them all away

Don’t Let It Show

length: 4:23
producer: Alan Parsons
conductor: Andrew Powell
lead vocals: Dave Townsend
engineer: Alan Parsons
organ: Eric Woolfson
guitar: Ian Bairnson
bass guitar: David Paton
percussion & drums (drum set): Stuart Tosh
piccolo trumpet: John Wallace
assistant engineer: Chris Blair and Pat Stapley
composer: Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
writer: Eric Woolfson, Alan Parsons
orchestrator: Andrew Powell
Lead Vocal: Dave Townsend

If it's getting harder to face every day
Don't let it show, don't let it show
Though it's getting harder to take what they say
Just let it go, just let it go

And if it hurts when they mention my name
Say you don't know me
And if it helps when they say I'm to blame
Say you don't own me

Even if it's taking the easy way out
Keep it inside of you
Don't give in
Don't tell them anything
Don't let it
Don't let it show

Even though you know it's the wrong thing to say
Say you don't care, say you don't care
Even if you want to believe there's a way
I won't be there, I won't be there

But if you smile when they mention my name
They'll never know you
And if you laugh when they say I'm to blame
They'll never own you

Even if you feel you've got nothing to hide
Keep it inside of you
Don't give in
Don't tell them anything
Don't let it
Don't let it show

The Voice

length: 5:24
producer: Alan Parsons
conductor: Andrew Powell
lead vocals: Steve Harley
engineer: Alan Parsons
guitar: Ian Bairnson
keyboard: Eric Woolfson
bass guitar: David Paton
percussion & drums (drum set): Stuart Tosh
synthesizer & vocoder: Alan Parsons
assistant engineer: Chris Blair and Pat Stapley
orchestrator: Andrew Powell
writer: Eric Woolfson, Alan Parsons
It's almost a feeling you can touch in the air
You look all around you, but nobody's there
It's been a long time now since you've been aware
That somebody's watching you

He's gonna get you

Sooner or later when your big chances come
You'll look for the catches, but there'll be none
Remember before you grab the money and run
That someone is watching you

He's gonna get you.

Before you run and hide
He's gonna get you
You got no choice
'Cause you can't escape the voice

Jumping with shadows that come up from behind
You're scared of the darkness that's there in your mind
You're frightened to move because of what you might find
Someone is watching you

He's gonna get you.

Before you run and hide
He's gonna get you
You got no choice
'Cause you can't escape the voice

Nucleus

length: 3:31
producer: Alan Parsons
engineer: Alan Parsons
guitar: Ian Bairnson
keyboard: Eric Woolfson and Duncan Mackay
choir vocals: The English Chorale
bass guitar: David Paton
chorus master: Robert Howes
kantele & cimbalom: John Leach
assistant engineer: Chris Blair and Pat Stapley
effects & synthesizer & other instruments: Alan Parsons
gong & drums (drum set): Stuart Tosh
composer: Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
Instrumental

Day After Day (The Show Must Go on)

length: 3:44
producer: Alan Parsons
lead vocals: Jack Harris
engineer: Alan Parsons
assistant engineer: Chris Blair and Pat Stapley
writer: Eric Woolfson, Alan Parsons
Lead vocal: jack harris

Gaze at the sky
And picture a memory
Of days in your life
You knew what it meant to be happy and free
With time on your side

Remember your daddy
When no one was wiser
Your ma used to say
That you would go further than he ever could
With time on your side

Think of a boy with the stars in his eye
Longing to reach them but frightened to try
Sadly, you’d say, someday, someday

But day after day
The show must go on
And time slipped away
Before you could build any castles in spain
The chance had gone by

With nothing to say
And no one to say it to

Nothing has changed
You’ve still got it all to do
Surely you know
The chance has gone by

Think of a boy with the stars in his eye
Longing to reach them but frightened to try
Sadly, you’d say, someday, someday

But, day after day
The show must go on
And you gaze at the sky
And picture a memory of days in your life
With time on your side

With time on your side
(day after day the show must go on)
With time on your side
(day after day the show must go on)

Total Eclipse

length: 3:09
producer: Alan Parsons
conductor: Andrew Powell
engineer: Alan Parsons
choir vocals: The English Chorale
chorus master: Robert Howes
assistant engineer: Pat Stapley and Chris Blair
orchestrator: Andrew Powell
composer: Andrew Powell
Instrumental

Genesis Ch. 1 V. 32

length: 3:30
producer: Alan Parsons
conductor: Andrew Powell
engineer: Alan Parsons
background vocals: Stuart Calver, Tony Rivers and John Perry
keyboard: Duncan Mackay and Eric Woolfson
choir vocals: Philharmonia Chorus
drums (drum set): Stuart Tosh
acoustic guitar & bass guitar: David Paton
guitar & acoustic guitar: Ian Bairnson
chorus master: Robert Howes
assistant engineer: Chris Blair and Pat Stapley
orchestrator: Andrew Powell
composer: Eric Woolfson, Alan Parsons
Instrumental