71-year-old audio engineer and musician Alan Parsons, who has been nominated for 13 Grammy Awards, spoke in the interview with ‘Sweetwater’ and revealed why he refused the generous offer from Pink Floyd back in the ’70s.
In the conversation, Alan recalled the times he worked for Pink Floyd for the ‘The Dark Side of the Moon,’ which is one of the greatest albums of all time, and explained why he decided to reject the upcoming offer from the band.
Alan stated that Pink Floyd offered a new job for their ‘Wish You Were Here’ album of the band, but he rejected it because he wanted to go forward with his career as a producer and improve himself.
Here is what Alan Parsons said:
“It was a difficult decision. It was a very generous offer on Pink Floyd’s part, but I already had a Top 10 single as a producer in the UK.
And I just said, ‘No, I’m gonna go forward with my career as a producer and not be a staff-engineer, as a worker for Pink Floyd.’ So ‘Wish You Were Here’ was not me – it was other guys.”
“What is it that attracts you to an artist or a band that makes you want to produce them?”
Alan Parsons replied:
“Usually a song or a series of songs, and just getting excited about what I could do with that song in the studio with that artist.
It’s hard to define what I would say yes or no to any particular project that came up. It’s usually one song that I say, ‘I think that’s a hit and I would love to work on it.'”
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