Old and wise is a single by The Alan Parsons Project.


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Old and wise
Single from:

The Alan Parsons Project

From the album:

Eye in the sky

B-side (s) Children of the moon
Released 1982
Type of carrier Vinyl single
Recording 1981
Genre Progressive rockSoft Rock,Ballad
Duration 4: 52
Tag Arista Records
Writer (s) Alan ParsonsEric Woolfson
Producer (s) Alan Parsons
Position (s) in the charts
The Alan Parsons Project 's singles chronology

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The Alan Parsons Project[Edit]Edit

Old and wise appeared at the end of 1982 and climbed from 18 december 1982 the Dutch Top 40 in the implementation of The Alan Parsons Project. The number formed the lock of the Eye in the Sky LP from 1982.

The song is a song in which the writer Eric Woolfson (who died in 2009 at age of 64), sigh that he everything will understand if he is old and wise. He will then also no longer as touched by the misery around him. The resignation is directly expressed by the beginning, in which the (alt) oboe solo-instrument. Add to this the husky voice ofColin Blunstone and the slow pace and the mood is set. No one was noticed as the song ends there on 3: 28 with a final agreement. Parsons and Woolfson who composed the song however, devised a outro in the capacity of a break in the percussion and then a solo piece for saxophone , which is one of the most famous in the history of pop music was.

The composition of the band at the time of the recording in the Abbey Road Studio consisted of mere household names. The Alan Parsons Project toured when yet.

In the Netherlands remained a modest hit; top position 19 in six weeks. It is therefore remarkable that the number regularly pops up in the top 10 of the Radio 2 Top 2000of.

Chart Positions[Edit]Edit

Dutch Top 40[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 18-12-1982-29-01-1983
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6
Position: 34 21 19 20 29 39 from

Dutch Single Top 100[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 18-12-1982 up to and including 05-02-1983
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Position: 43 36 19 26 24 27 34 42 from

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number (s) with markings

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Old and wise 24 28 13 8 9 11 9 11 9 8 18 10 20 21 31

Old & wise
Single from:

Niels Geusebroek

Released 6 January2012
Type of carrier Music download
Genre Progressive rockSoft Rock,Ballad
Tag 8 Ball
Writer (s) Alan ParsonsEric Woolfson
Position (s) in the charts
Niels Geusebroek 's singles chronology

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Niels Geusebroek[Edit]Edit

In the fifth live show of second season The voice of Holland 's Niels Geusebroek sang on 6 January 2012 the number Old & wise. The number immediately after the broadcast was available as a music download. Thereby the single a week later at number 13 in the Dutch Single Top 100.

Chart Positions[Edit]Edit

Dutch Single Top 100[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 14-01-2012-28-01-2012
Week: 1 2 3
Position: 13 24 66 from

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