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The Alan Parsons Project - Tales of Mystery and Imagination - Edgar Allan Poe CD (album) cover

TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION - EDGAR ALLAN POE

The Alan Parsons Project

 

Crossover Prog

4.04 | 566 ratings

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loserboy
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5 stars This recording would rank as one of my all time favorite progressive rock recordings. PARSONS takes this recording one step beyond all of his other recordings. Unfortunately the original feeling has been slightly altered by the overdubs added on the re-mastering to CD. If you can get the original I would strongly suggest it, but the new version captures the essense of the recording. The strength of this recording is clearly rooted in what PARSONS does with the themes and moods throughout. Sound effects are added which greatly enhance the impact on the listener. This album is centered around the writing of Edgar Allan Poe and each song successfully creates the dark world which Poe's prose details. Orchestra is filtered throughout, but never detracts from the raw progressive nature of the recording. Eric Woolfson get his moment to shine in the sun and delivers some of the most beautiful vocals ever recorded.
loserboy | 5/5 |

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