9. But let the silence drown the beating of his heart Improvising quickly, Eric and the bass guitarist, David Paton, rushed into the rain and held a sheet above the dummy head to keep the rain off. To One In Paradise Lyrics: 5. Bass – David Paton, Drums and Percussion – Stuart Tosh ‘Cause the livin’ is free and easy As clear to me as light of the day (come from Paradise), I believed in my dreams Thus quoth the raven A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM 4:13 So you sleep light or whatever It is now 1831, and as always, I am absorbed with a Whose shadow hung above my door 6 tracks (25:31). Orchestra Leaders – David Katz and Jack Rothstein, 7. THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO 4:33 Lead Vocals – John Miles, Additional Vocals – Jack Harris You would have seen his eye reflecting in the light, So for the old man 62 in Canada.[1]. to which, as yet, I have found it absolutely impossible to adapt to language. The lyrical and musical themes – retellings of horror stories and poetry by Edgar Allan Poe — attracted a cult audience. Slough Feg covered "The Tell-Tale Heart" for their 2010 album The Animal Spirits. Look! Projectron – Alan Parsons Nevermore, nevermore, never (Nothing can save me) And so I turned inside once more, To my amazement House of Usher’ written by Eric Woolfson, Alan Parsons & Andrew Powell Eric recalls walking to school in Glasgow, he had to pass various cinemas which often had lurid Edgar Allan Poe film posters on display. It’s a wise thing if you’re clever He’s coming through the window! Parsons really did an excellent job of transferring the 2.0 version as well as creating an all new 5.1 mix. Lead Vocal – Arthur Brown, Additional Vocals – Jack Harris He’s coming through the window! Eric was struck with the idea that if this were true, then perhaps an album inspired by his work might not lose money either and this was the genesis of Tales of Mystery and Imagination. simply music. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1976 Gatefold Vinyl release of Tales Of Mystery And Imagination on Discogs. The Alan Parsons Project - Tales Of Mystery And Imagination Artist: The Alan Parsons Project | Album: Tales Of Mystery And Imagination | Style: Pop Rock, Progressive Rock, Symphonic Rock | Year: 2016 [1976 original] | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 96kHz/24Bit, MLP 2.0 96kHz/24Bit)| Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 11 | Size: ~3.19 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: only … (Assistant Engineer – Tom Trefethen) Bass – Joe Puerta, Drums – Burleigh Drummond One held the bell, one held the candle, It consists of a rough mix of a section of ‘The Fall Of The House of Usher’ where the traveller approaches the menacing and mysterious building, knocks on the door and enters an airport departure lounge inhabited by sea-lions and sheep!”, AP “While recording the album, we were concerned that somebody else might steal the idea of an Edgar Allan Poe theme, so we kept it secret from all the session players, vocalists and Abbey Road staff. Additional Vocals – Terry Sylvester What price the Crown of a King on his throne Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Andrew Powell, 4. How could I be so blind, Cold sands of time All that you need is wine and good company, “Shadows of shadows passing. Alan quickly fitted some long leads to the dummy head, stuck it on a microphone stand and took it through to the garden behind the studio and they waited for the next peal of thunder. Assistant Engineers – Chris Blair and Patrick Stapley (Shall last as a memory) The Alan Parsons Project‘s 1976 debut, Tales of Mystery and Imagination will be released in December as a 40th anniversary box set. Obviously the real titles would have given the Poe concept away, so we chose deliberately confusing titles that only had meaning to Eric and myself. 'Tales of Mystery and Imagination', a concept album based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe, first appeared on LP in 1976, reappearing (in remastered form) on CD in 1987. And all my nightly dreams One who had the book was me Discover more music, concerts, videos, and pictures with the largest catalogue online at Last.fm. Lead Vocal – Terry Sylvester Keep on handin’ the jug round Look, there’s someone at the window! Nothing child, it can’t be him, Edgar by name, Edgar by nature This is a review of the Blu-ray audio version of this album The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery and Imagination 40th Anniversary Edition.The album always had exceptionally good sound, as can be expected from Mr. Parsons (who was the sound engineer on Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon). The orchestras were recorded in the Kings Way Hall in London which had a marvelous acoustic, but was next to a London Underground Station which caused no end of problems. A musical album entitled Tales of Mystery and Imagination by The Alan Parsons Project uses the same title. Keyboards – Christopher North, Eric Woolfson The song "(The System Of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" peaked at No. Sounds that come in the night) (Just what you need to make you feel), At the far end of your tether I’d stand alone and oversee, And if the bush before me burns a dream.”, The clock struck midnight There is however a class of fancies, of exquisite delicacy, which are not thoughts, and It is how poetry has indefinite sensations, to which end music is an Are where thy dark eye glances, Fender Rhodes & Glockenspiel – Billy Lyall THE RAVEN 3:57 Guaranteed by Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether, Don’t stop bringin’ the girls round (Say it’s a game and I’ll come to no harm) The later re-issue on CD (in 1987) was re-mixed from the original master tapes enhancing some of the tracks and including the Orson Welles narration, recorded for the original launch of the album in 1976. Electric Guitars – Ian Bairnson I’ve seen clouds in empty skies Tales Of Mystery And Imagination is a music studio album recording by THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT (Crossover Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1976 on cd, lp / vinyl and/or cassette. Nor a stain upon the wall, Louder and louder (III) INTERMEZZO 1:00 during a freak storm, using a binaural ‘Dummy’ recording head, 8. And wouldn’t Mother Mary let me believe in goblins Lead Vocals – John Miles Part of you dies each brick I lay (Come from Paradise), I’ve been through times when no one cared These If I was a good boy I’d get a penny Alan Parsons, best known for engineering Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, conceptualized the project with Poe "appreciator" Eric Woolfson. Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Andrew Powell Original artwork – Hipgnosis, All tracks written by Eric Woolfson & Alan Parsons except ‘The Fall of the Tales of Mystery and Imagination Edgar Allan Poe, is the debut album by the progressive rock group The Alan Parsons Project, released in 1976. (V) FALL 0:51 Barnes & Noble® has the best selection of Rock Classic Rock CDs. It contains tracks based on three of these tales and several others, including poetry, with some narration by Orson Welles. Is the eye of the Devil himself, Take me away now CDS 4003; Vinyl LP). Genres: Progressive Rock, Art Rock. Tales of Mystery and Imagination Lyrics (PDF) All lyrics by Eric Woolfson & Alan Parsons © Woolfsongs Ltd / Careers Music, Inc. A Dream Within a Dream ( Instrumental) “For my own part, I have never had a thought which I could not set down in words, with even more distinctness than that which I conceived it. You should have seen him Originally simply called The Alan Parsons Project, the album was successful enough to achieve gold status. Frightened of lightning, frightened of night and goblins The album's cover art was made by Hipgnosis. You’re in need of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether, (Just what you need to make you feel better…), Even clouds seem bright and breezy The second passage Welles reads (which comes before "The Fall of the House of Usher" (Prelude), seems to be a partial paraphrase or composite from nonfiction by Poe, chiefly from a collection of poems titled "Poems of Youth" by Poe (contained in "Introduction to Poems – 1831" in a section titled "Letter to Mr. B-----------"; the "Shadows of shadows passing" part of the quote comes from the Marginalia. Made with the full co-operation of Eric Woolfson’s family and Alan Parsons, this set will feature the album half-speed mastered and cut at 45RPM across two 180g vinyl records; a 5.1 surround sound mix on blu-ray audio (which … All tracks are written by Eric Woolfson and Alan Parsons except "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Woolfson, Parsons, and Andrew Powell. Eventually, however, by not looking at each other, they managed to stifle their amusement and a satisfactory sound effect was obtained and used on the recording. See the rat race in a new way When you’re chained in the dark all alone, (Spare me my life only name your reward) We took his dialogue and the music from the album and played around with it. He regards Edgar Allan Poe as probably his greatest musical inspiration because not only were his works fascinating, his life was even more intriguing. I can’t go on I’ll have revenge upon Fortunato Storm Thorgerson said that Eric Woolfson and Parsons wanted a "classy" design, including a book of lyrics, lengthy credits and a chronology of Poe's life. Lay in the darkness The Alan Parsons Project – Tales Of Mystery And Imagination Edgar Allan Poe (1976) {2016, 40Th Anniversary Edition, 3CD + Blu-Ray Audio} @_24_BIT February 20, 2017 Progressive Rock You should have seen me The lyrical and musical themes of the album, which are retellings of horror stories and poetry by Edgar Allan Poe, attracted a cult audience. Although the clients were intrigued by this idea they did not desire a pictorial cover but preferred instead a precise graphic representation. No words can soothe him Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Andrew Powell Eric has always been inspired by great creative minds, whether authors, architects or psychoanalysts. No prayer remove him Nevermore, nevermore, never, Nevermore, nevermore, nevermore, never Re-upload due to error with track 4.Track List:1. Acoustic Guitars – Laurence Juber, Kevin Peek, Harp – David Snell I heard a tapping at my door You would have seen my eyes grow white and cold with fear, Heard all the things in Heaven and Earth "The Raven" features actor Leonard Whiting on lead vocals, with Alan Parsons performing vocals through an EMI vocoder. Nothing child, it can’t be him, Three little choir boys walked through the graveyard partially re-recorded and mixed at The Grange Studios, Kent, England No one with guilt to share, no secret soul to trust, And he won’t be found at all We came up with the 'taped' man - a mummy-like figure who is wrapped, not in bandages, but in 2" recording tape. His music is genius and his 5.1 surround mixes are legendary. The album is considered a cult classic of prog rock, but I can honestly see this album doing better if it had been released in the 80's. (I) PRELUDE 7:02 There is a segment that was not included anywhere on the previously heard narration or the radio spots.”, EW “We had hours of amusement playing with sound effects and this example has survived. And I must hear for evermore, Quoth the raven, nevermore The Alan Parsons Project - Tales of Mystery and Imagination Album Lyrics; 1. Apple of an evil eye The Cask of Amontillado Lyrics: 6. Part of you dies each passing day Released in 1976 Tales of Mystery and Imagination was the first album by The Alan Parsons Project. Piano – Billy Lyall, Additional Keyboards – Eric Woolfson Parts of this recording were later incorporated into the digital re-mixed CD version. ‘Fall’ recorded at Kingsway Hall, London (Engineering consultant – Gordon Parry) Tales of Mystery and Imagination - The Alan Parsons Project Haunted by his past and by his own mind, Edgar Allan Poe wrote some of the most acclaimed poems and short stories in American Lit. The sleeve is one of our better attempts at combining photographs and illustration. 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