Tales Of Mystery & Imagination (Dlx)

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    Tales Of Mystery & Imagination (Dlx) Mercury / Virgin EMI
    1. Tales Of Mystery & Imagination (Deluxe Edition) Mercury
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Review Text Tales of Mystery and Imagination is an extremely mesmerizing aural journey through some of Edgar Allan Poe's most renowned works. With the use of synthesizers, drums, guitar, and even a glockenspiel, Parsons' shivering effects make way for an eerie excursion into Poe's well-known classics. On the album's 1987 remix, the instrumental "Dream Within a Dream" has Orson Welles narrating in front of this wispy collaboration of guitars and keyboards (Welles also narrates "Fall of the House of Usher: Prelude"). The EMI vocoder is used throughout "The Raven" with the Westminster City School Boys Choir mixed in to add a distinct flair to its chamber-like sound. Parsons' expertise surrounds this album, from the slyness that prevails in "(The System Of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Feather" to the bodeful thumping of the drums that imitate a heartbeat on "The Tell-Tale Heart." "The Fall of the House of Usher" is a lengthy but dazzling array of musicianship that keeps the album's persona intact, while enabling the listener to submerge into its frightening atmosphere. With vocalists Terry Sylvester, John Miles, and Eric Woolfson stretched across each track, this variety of different singing styles adds color and design to the album's air. Without any underlying theme to be pondered upon, Alan Parsons instead paints a vivid picture of one of the most alluring literary figures in history by musically reciting his most famous works in expert fashion. ~ Mike DeGagne

Track Listing

CD: 1

  1. 1. Dream Within a Dream - 4:42
  2. 2. Raven - 4:42
  3. 3. Tell-Tale Heart - 4:58
  4. 4. Cask of Amontillado - 4:58
  5. 5. (The System Of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether - 5:35
  6. 6. Tell-Tale Heart - 5:35
  7. 7. Cask of Amontillado - 4:29
  8. 8. (The System Of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether - 4:12
  9. 9. Fall of the House of Usher (Prelude) - 6:52
  10. 10. Fall of the House of Usher (Arrival) - 3:41
  11. 11. Fall of the House of Usher (Intermezzo) - 1:03
  12. 12. Fall of the House of Usher (Pavane) - 5:34
  13. 13. Fall of the House of Usher (Fall) - 1:52
  14. 14. To One in Paradise - 4:26
  15. 15. Raven - 3:26
  16. 16. Edgar - 3:03
  17. 17. Orson Welles Radio Spot - 1:01
  18. 18. Interview with Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson [1976] - 9:33
  19. 19. Cask of Amontillado - 4:29
  20. 20. (The System Of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether - 4:12

CD: 2

  1. 21. Dream Within a Dream - 4:42
  2. 22. Dream Within a Dream - 4:42
  3. 23. Raven - 4:58
  4. 24. Raven - 4:58
  5. 25. Raven - 8:57
  6. 26. Tell-Tale Heart - 5:39
  7. 27. Cask of Amontillado - 4:40
  8. 28. Cask of Amontillado - 4:19
  9. 29. (The System Of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether - 5:31
  10. 30. (The System Of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether - 0:27
  11. 31. (The System Of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether - 4:27
  12. 32. Prelude - 2:00
  13. 33. Pavane - 5:15
  14. 34. To One in Paradise - 4:22
  15. 35. Interview with Alan and Eric [London, August 1987] - 21:37
  16. 36. Tell-Tale Heart - 5:35
  17. 37. Tell-Tale Heart - 5:35
  18. 38. Cask of Amontillado - 4:29
  19. 39. (The System Of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether - 4:12
  20. 40. Fall of the House of Usher (Prelude) - 6:52
  21. 41. Fall of the House of Usher (Arrival) - 3:41
  22. 42. Fall of the House of Usher (Intermezzo) - 1:03
  23. 43. Fall of the House of Usher (Pavane) - 5:34
  24. 44. Fall of the House of Usher (Fall) - 1:52
  25. 45. To One in Paradise - 4:26
  26. 46. Raven - 3:26
  27. 47. Edgar - 3:03
  28. 48. Orson Welles Radio Spot - 1:01
  29. 49. Interview with Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson [1976] - 9:33
  30. 50. Cask of Amontillado - 4:29
  31. 51. (The System Of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether - 4:12

CD: 3

  1. 52. Dream Within a Dream - 4:12
  2. 53. Fall of the House of Usher (1: Prelude 2: Arrival 3: Intermezzo 4: Pavane 5: Fall) - 15:13
  3. 54. Raven - 4:55
  4. 55. Tell-Tale Heart - 5:38
  5. 56. Cask of Amontillado - 4:25
  6. 57. (The System Of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether - 4:21
  7. 58. Fall of the House of Usher (Prelude) - 7:02
  8. 59. Fall of the House of Usher (Arrival) - 3:39
  9. 60. Fall of the House of Usher (Intermezzo) - 1:00
  10. 61. Fall of the House of Usher (Pavane) - 5:30
  11. 62. Fall of the House of Usher (Fall) - 1:51
  12. 63. To One in Paradise - 5:46
  13. 64. Eric's Guide Vocal Medley - 9:13
  14. 65. Orson Welles Dialogue - 3:05
  15. 66. Sea Lions in the Departure Lounge - 3:38
  16. 67. GBH Mix [Unreleased Experiments] - 5:22
  17. 68. To One in Paradise - 4:21
  18. 69. Raven - 4:40
  19. 70. (The System Of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether - 3:20
  20. 71. To One in Paradise - 3:20

CD: 4

  1. 72. Dream Within a Dream - 4:12
  2. 73. Fall of the House of Usher (1: Prelude 2: Arrival 3: Intermezzo 4: Pavane 5: Fall) - 15:13
  3. 74. Raven - 4:55
  4. 75. Tell-Tale Heart - 5:38
  5. 76. Cask of Amontillado - 4:25
  6. 77. (The System Of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether - 4:21
  7. 78. Fall of the House of Usher (Prelude) - 7:02
  8. 79. Fall of the House of Usher (Arrival) - 3:39
  9. 80. Fall of the House of Usher (Intermezzo) - 1:00
  10. 81. Fall of the House of Usher (Pavane) - 5:30
  11. 82. Fall of the House of Usher (Fall) - 1:51
  12. 83. Fall of the House of Usher (Fall) - 1:51

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Release Date
12/2/16 

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