Hear ‘Sometimes,’ an Anthemic New Song from Alan Parsons Featuring Foreigner’s Lou Gramm on Vocals

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On April 26, Alan Parsons will release an anticipated new album, The Secret, which the innovative musician/producer previewed in recent weeks with a pair of pre-release songs.

The most recent is “Sometimes,” a tender song featuring guest vocals from Lou Gramm, longtime lead singer of Foreigner (and current feature interview subject on Rock Cellar).

Stream “Sometimes” below:

The Secret will be Parsons’ first new album of original material since 2004’s A Valid Path. Previous songs released from the new LP include “Miracle,” featuring Jason Mraz:


And “I Can’t Get There From Here,” featuring Jared Mahone:


The title of the album comes from Parsons’ personal interest in magic:

“Magic has always been a passion of mine, I am a member of The Magic Castle in Los Angeles. I’ve also worked with the Japanese magic company Tenyo, writing instruction books and catalogs for their tricks. I dabble with magic myself in my free time, so an album with magical influences was a natural progression”.

Here’s the track listing for The Secret, as well as some personnel information:

1. “THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE” (instrumental)*
2. “MIRACLE” (lead vocal: Jason Mraz)
3. “AS LIGHTS FALL” (lead vocal: Alan Parsons)
4. “ONE NOTE SYMPHONY” (lead vocal: Todd Cooper)
5. “SOMETIMES” (lead vocal: Lou Gramm)
6. “SOIRÉE FANTASTIQUE” (lead vocal: Todd Cooper, Alan Parsons)
7. “FLY TO ME” (lead vocal: Mark Mikel)
8. “REQUIEM” (lead vocal: Todd Cooper)
9. “BEYOND THE YEARS OF GLORY” (lead vocal: PJ Olsson)§
10.” THE LIMELIGHT FADES AWAY” (lead vocal: Jordan Huffman)
11. “I CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE” (lead vocal: Jared Mahone)§ featured in Motion Picture 5-25-77

Guitars: Steve Hackett (on *), Jeff Kollmann, Dan Tracey, Tony Rosacci, Ian Bairnson (solo on §), Alan Parsons
Synth, Keyboards: Andy Ellis, Tom Brooks, Dan Tracey, Alan Parsons
Piano: Pat Caddick, Angelo Pizzaro
Bass: Nathan East (on *), Guy Erez, Jeff Peterson
Drums: Vinnie Colaiuta (on *), Danny Thompson, Carl Sorensen
Sax: Todd Cooper
Cello: Michael Fitzpatrick

ORCHESTRAL ARRANGEMENTS Tom Brooks / STRINGS CONDUCTED BY Alan Parsons except on * Tom Brooks
ORCHESTRA The CMG Music Recording Orchestra of Hollywood

UKULELE Jake Shimabukuro
TROMBONES Oscar Utterström
TRUMPETS Vinnie Ciesielski

In addition to the album release, Parsons and his band have a number of live performances coming up. The schedule:

04/04/19 Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theatre
04/06/19 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort – Grand Theatre
04/07/19 Jackson, CA Jackson Rancheria Casino
04/09/10 Boise, ID Egyptian Theater
04/10/19 Portland, OR Revolution Hall
04/12/19 Bow, WA Skagit Casino Resort
04/13/19 Bow, WA Skagit Casino Resort
04/15/19 Calgary, AB Grey Eagle Event Centre
04/16/19 Edmonton, AB Winspear Centre
–> 04/27/19 Milan, Italy Live Club Frontiers Rock Festival <–
04/28/19 Pratteln, Switzerland Z7 Pratteln
04/30/19 Amsterdam, AQ Paradiso
05/01/19 Nijmegen, AQ De Vereening
05/02/19 Brussels, BE Ancienne Belgique
05/04/19 De Oosterpoort Groningen, Netherlands
05/05/19 TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, Netherlands
06/03/19 Mann Auditorium Tel Aviv, Israel
06/04/19 Mann Auditorium Tel Aviv, Israel
06/10/19 Crocus City Hall Moscow, RU
06/14/19 Oldenburg, DE Weser-Ems-Halle
06/15/19 Leipzig, DE Haus Auensee
06/16/19 Hamburg, DE Stadtpark
06/18/19 Munster, DE Halle Munsterland
06/19/19 Dusseldorf, DE Mitsubishi Electric Halle
06/21/19 Frankfurt am Main, DE Jahrhunderthalle
06/22/19 Berlin, DE Admiralpalast
06/24/19 Munchen, DE Circus Krone

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