The Alan Parsons Project ‎– I Robot

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Arista ‎– AL 7002
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A1 I Robot
Written-By – Parsons*, Woolfson*
6:06
A2 I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You
Written-By – Parsons*, Woolfson*
3:19
A3 Some Other Time
Written-By – Parsons*, Woolfson*
4:05
A4 Breakdown
Written-By – Parsons*, Woolfson*
3:50
A5 Don't Let It Show
Written-By – Parsons*, Woolfson*
4:21
B1 The Voice
Written-By – Parsons*, Woolfson*
5:21
B2 Nucleus
Written-By – Parsons*, Woolfson*
3:35
B3 Day After Day (The Show Must Go On)
Written-By – Parsons*, Woolfson*
3:43
B4 Total Eclipse
Written-By – Powell*
3:05
B5 Genesis Ch.1, V.32
Written-By – Parsons*, Woolfson*
3:37

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  • Matrix / Runout (Label A): (AL 7002 SA)
  • Matrix / Runout (Label B): (AL 7002 SB)
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etched): AL 7002A-1J Sterling [Stamped]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etched): AL 7002B-1E TJ Sterling [Stamped]

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2C 068-99168 The Alan Parsons Project I Robot(LP, Album, Gat) Arista 2C 068-99168 France 1977 Sell This Version
AL 7002 The Alan Parsons Project I Robot(LP, Album) Arista AL 7002 US 1977 Sell This Version
MFCD 804 The Alan Parsons Project I Robot(CD, Album, RE, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFCD 804 US 1985 Sell This Version
82876815242 The Alan Parsons Project I Robot(CD, Album, RE, RM, 30t) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Arista, Legacy 82876815242 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
AC8-8040 The Alan Parsons Project I Robot(Cass, Album, Club) Arista AC8-8040 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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aberusugi

aberusugi

May 22, 2018

Excellent pressing of an excellent album. Great sound depth, it always impresses people, and probably the best Alan Parson Project album anyways, so if you are going to buy one album in this genre and from this band, this is the one to have in your collection!
beachtraveler9

beachtraveler9

January 24, 2017

My copy has the AL 7022 followed by MR 25381 (all etched) and the Sterling imprint on the runout. Any ideas which version this is?
onehoop

onehoop

July 4, 2016
I believe that I have an unlisted version. It is Arista 1977 based on the I Robot labels. The cover has the pressing code on the spine and back cover matching the German release. The inside of the cover indicates that it was printed in Germany. The back of the cover has "Printed in U.S.A." in yellow after the copyright information (the Printed in USA part is smudged like it is wiping off.). The vinyl itself has R140099 stamped in the run-out and printed on the robot's shoulder on the label. It still has the AL 7002 at the top under the Arista logo. The unusual label marks are actually:
side 1: R140099 A / Mfd. by RCA / Music Service / Under License
side 2: R140099 B / Manufactured by RCA Music / Service Under License

In the run-out on side 1 it is R-140099A -2, with a 1 on the opposite side and a 1A at 3 o'clock. There is a very faint handwritten C next to the 1A.
In the run-out on side 2 it is: R140099B 3, with what is either A2, 12, or 42 at 2 o'clock and a very faint handwritten M next to it.
There is no CRC underneath the copyright info on the back cover.

My theory is that Arista was not able to pace production with demand, so they cut some masters and had RCA press them, then they put them in covers that they had printing in Germany where they were able to scale up production. It could also be a separate club pressing, but I'm surprised they wouldn't put any branding on the cover. It could also be that a previous owner put this vinyl in a German cover, but that wouldn't explain the yellow "Printed in the USA" stamp.
Mr.BlueSky

Mr.BlueSky

June 26, 2016
I have 2 of AL 7002 and noticed on the edge where it says the catalog number and artist and title of the album one is in white letters and the other in red letters. I inspected the album covers front and back to see if I could find a quick difference.I found that the album with the white edge lettering has Mfd. by RCA Music Service under License, 6550 East 30th Street , Indianapolis, Indiana 46219 then on the 4th line in slightly larger font R 140099 All of this is next to the Side Two listing starting at the 3rd song DAY AFTER DAY (THE SHOW MUST GO ON ) . Does anyone know why there is a difference ?