Allan Parsons

Allan Parsons

Real Name:
Allan Parsons
Profile:
EMI Studios 301 and EMI Manufacturing mastering engineer from 1979 to 1992. Australia's leading DMM mastering engineer.
In deadwax, look for initials 'AP' (which may look like 'TP' or 'JP' in later years), where both letters are characteristically run together; also 'Mastered on Copper' stamp or 'Emidisc DMM' scribing.

Please note that there is a distinctly different style of "AP" deadwax scribing on Australian releases (as seen here for example), for which there is currently no information to confirm the identity of the mastering engineer, and so possibly does not represent an Allan Parsons mastering. In these inscriptions, the initials are not stylised, are not run-together, and each initial is clearly distinct (with a slightly rounded appearance).
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Allan Parsons Discography

Technical

MARC1 Marc Bolan Marc Bolan - 20th Century Boy(3xLP, Comp, mis) EMI Records Australia MARC1 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
POW 0011 Depeche Mode Depeche Mode - New Life(7", Single) Mute POW 0011 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
The Hollies The Hollies - Holliedaze (A Medley) (Single) EMI New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
POW 6012 Depeche Mode Depeche Mode - Speak & Spell(LP, Album) Mute POW 6012 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
POW 0009 Depeche Mode Depeche Mode - Dreaming Of Me(7", Single) Powderworks, Mute POW 0009 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
AC/DC AC/DC - For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) (Album) Albert Productions, Albert Productions Turkey 1981 Sell This Version
POW 0063 Yazoo Yazoo - Only You / Situation(7", Single) Mute POW 0063 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
AP-654 AC/DC AC/DC - Let's Get It Up(7", Single) Albert Productions AP-654 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
UA-725 The Stranglers The Stranglers - La Folie(7", Single) Liberty UA-725 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
MDS 1001/2 Various Various - Your Secret's Safe With Us(2xLP, Comp) Stunn MDS 1001/2 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
EMI-792, EMI 792 Duran Duran Duran Duran - Rio(7", Single, Promo) EMI, EMI EMI-792, EMI 792 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
REZ 011 The Triffids The Triffids - Reverie(7") Resonant Records REZ 011 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
Depeche Mode Depeche Mode - See You (Single) Mute Australia 1982 Sell This Version
POWT 0112 Yazoo Yazoo - The Other Side Of Love(12", Single) Mute POWT 0112 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
EMI-729, EMI 729 Duran Duran Duran Duran - Hungry Like The Wolf(7", Single) EMI, EMI EMI-729, EMI 729 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
6359 109 Dire Straits Dire Straits - Love Over Gold(LP, Album) Vertigo 6359 109 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
Depeche Mode Depeche Mode - The Meaning Of Love (Single) Mute, Powderworks Australia 1982 Sell This Version
Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder - The Original Musiquarium I (Comp) Tamla, Motown Italy 1982 Sell This Version
POW 6042 Depeche Mode Depeche Mode - A Broken Frame(LP, Album) Mute, Powderworks POW 6042 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
RPS 5 Duran Duran Duran Duran - Save A Prayer(7", Single, Promo) EMI RPS 5 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
A-726 The Church The Church - When You Were Mine(7") Parlophone A-726 Australia 1982 Sell This Version
BFA 1078, BFA-1078 The Fall The Fall - The Man Whose Head Expanded(7", Single) Stunn, Stunn BFA 1078, BFA-1078 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
AP-1113, AP.1113 AC/DC AC/DC - Nervous Shakedown(7", Single) Albert Productions, Albert Productions, EMI AP-1113, AP.1113 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
RML 50004 Various Various - 1983 The Hot Ones(LP, Comp) Festival Records, RCA, EMI RML 50004 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
CP-1102 Glenn Shorrock Glenn Shorrock - Don't Girls Get Lonely(7", Single, Promo) Capitol Records CP-1102 Australia 1983 Sell This Version