Song of the Day, December 25: If I Could Change Your Mind by the Alan Parsons Project

APPEveChangeDuncanToday’s song is a rare Alan Parsons Project track with a woman singing lead. Eve is the fourth of the group’s concept albums, an exploration of feminine wiles. It’s a mixed bag, with moments of brilliance and songs that veer uncomfortably close to outright misogyny. Curiously, the disc features the only two Parsons songs sung by women. Both of them — Clare Torry and Lesley Duncan — had worked with Parsons before, notably on Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon.

Duncan was a respected singer and songwriter whose crippling stage fright kept her career from truly taking off. She recorded a few albums and contributed Love Song to Elton John’s Tumbleweed Connection. Parsons chose her to sing the album’s closer, the wistful If I Could Change Your Mind. An aching ballad, it helps to anchor the collection by giving a woman the last word.

Enjoy this beautiful song today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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