Digital Crate Digging Continues….checking out beats / rock songs / funk songs / jazz songs when I ran across this gem (s) by the Alan Parsons Project called Sirius/Eye In The Sky.
The Alan Parsons Project were a British progressive rock band, active between 1975 and 1990 consisting of singer Eric Woolfson and keyboardist Alan Parsons surrounded by a varying number of session musicians.
Old Chicago Bulls fans from the Jordan / Pippin days may remember Sirius being played before the Bulls were introduced.
Eye In The Sky is like a epiphany / synchronicity type of moment. Just read something about the City of Atlanta adding more security cameras to spy on citizens. Plus NYC has the domain awareness system.
Eric Woolfson, the songwriter and vocalist of Eye In The Sky, spent a lot of time in casinos and in commercial districts, fascinated by the hidden security cameras that monitor gamblers and shoppers, hence the theme of the song.
The song is also in part a reference to George Orwell’s classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, regarding a possible future in which individual privacy is virtually non-existent due to the ever-watching eye of Big Brother.