Alan Parsons’ “Eye in the Sky” message to Luca
On Tuesday, 23 July, the Alan Parsons Live Project played at the Foro Italico in Rome. Alan dedicated his classic song Eye in the Sky to ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and recorded a video message that was sent to International Space Station. Eye in the Sky is one of Luca’s favourite songs, and on viewing this message, Luca said, “Fantastico!”
Luca Parmitano is the sixth Italian astronaut in space, but he was the first to really go ‘into space’ and leave the the protective shell of his spacecraft, when he made two spacewalks a few weeks ago during his Volare mission.
Video copyright: ESA/Alan Parsons Music
Sirius/Eye in the Sky written by: A. Parsons/E. Woolfson
Music excerpts, courtesy Alan Parsons Music
Video produced by ESA/M. Civita
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I have looked on the ESA website, searching for Australia, but can not find this photo 🙁
search on Flickr for the account volaremission – this is a collection of all the photos posted by Luca so far during his ISS mission. Search for Australia within that account and it should turn up. Sorry YT doesn't let me post the URL here – would be a lot easier!
Awesome and so great ! My favorite bands are talking to space 🙂 APP & Marillion were choosen by astronauts for their marvelous songs. When Music touches the sky of humankind.
Here you can listen to a 54 years old german PE33 studio broadcast turntable with
1963 Shure M33 cartridge playing Alan Parsons sirius and eye in the sky
in original 1960s stereo broadcast quality: https://youtu.be/I3aV7znfHqw
It's fantastic.. 👍
Hearing Alan Parsons say so humbly "This is a real honour to dedicate my song to you"…. well, I think that Luca must have been really on Cloud Nine. Literally.