Label
ARISTA/LEGACY
Running length
19 tracks
Running time
72:28

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 I Robot 6:02 64,680
2 I Wouldn't Want to be Like You 3:11 86,401
3 Some Other Time 4:05 42,579
4 Breakdown 3:53 37,643
4 Breakdown (Digitally Remastered, 1997) 3:50 694
5 Don't Let It Show (Digitally Remastered, 1997) 3:30 487
6 The Voice 5:23 23,993
7 Nucleus 3:22 25,297
8 Day After Day (The Show Must Go On) 3:57 27,644
9 Total Eclipse 3:12 22,016
10 Genesis Ch. 1 V. 32 3:28 5,526
10 Genesis Ch.1. V.32 3:31 6,199
10 Genesis Ch. 1. V. 32 3:29 2,474
11 I Robot (Boules Experiment) 1:59 908
12 Breakdown (Early Demo of Backing Riff) 2:09 3,492
13 I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You (Backing Track Rough Mix) 3:29 4,392
14 Day After Day (The Show Must Go on) (Early Stage Rough Mix) 3:38 1,345
15 The Naked Robot (Early Stage Instrumental Mixes) 10:20 1,365
Breakdown - Digitally Remastered, 1997 0:00 404

About this album

“I Robot” is a album recorded by “The Alan Parsons Project”, engineered by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson. It was released by Arista Records in 1977 and re-released on CD in 1984 and 2007.

It was intended to be based on the “I, Robot” stories written by Isaac Asimov, and actually Woolfson spoke with Asimov, who was enthusiastic about it. But the rights had already been granted to a TV/movie company, so the album’s title was altered slightly by removing the comma, and the theme and lyrics were made to be more generically about robots rather than specific to the Asimov universe.

The cover inlay reads: “I ROBOT… THE STORY OF THE RISE OF THE MACHINE AND THE DECLINE OF MAN, WHICH PARADOXICALLY COINCIDED WITH HIS DISCOVERY OF THE WHEEL… AND A WARNING THAT HIS BRIEF DOMINANCE OF THIS PLANET WILL PROBABLY END, BECAUSE MAN TRIED TO CREATE ROBOT IN HIS OWN IMAGE.”

The title of the final track, “Genesis Ch.1 V.32”, follows this theme by implying a continuation to the story of Creation, since the first chapter of Genesis only has 31 verses. The track “Don’t Let It Show” was later covered by Pat Benatar on her album “In The Heat Of The Night”.

Other releases

Listening Trend

103,772listeners all time
708,589scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Explore more

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

Listening Now

Top Listeners