Rare Unique Record LP Alan Parsons Project Album 1976

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Rare Unique Record LP "Alan Parsons Project" Album 1976
"Tales of Mystery & Imagination"

 For your listening pleasure here are some
Really Unique and quite Rare LP Records from the 70's & 80's.

The Alan Parsons Project was a British progressive rock band active between 1975 and 1992, founded by Eric Woolfson and Alan Parsons.

This Alan Parsons Project album, "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" was their first album, in 1976.

The concept was based on the life and work of the great author and poet, Edgar Allan Poe.

Tales of Mystery and Imagination undertakes the difficult task of transforming some of Edgar Allan Poe's writings into music.

Alan Parsons, who was best known for engineering Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon,
conceptualized the project with Poe "appreciator" Eric Woolfson.

Andrew Powell arranged and conducted the orchestra and choir that dominate the album
and there are vocal appearances by John Miles, the Hollies' Terry Sylvester and Arthur Brown, among others.

The tension and sense of impending, surreal terror that underscore most of Poe's work
simply couldn't quite transfer into the musical interpretations but it is still a really impressive attempt.

Arthur Brown's unique vocal ravings on "The Tell-Tale Heart" come closest because they supply the necessary dose of hysteria.

The most ambitious track, "The Fall of the House of Usher,"
rises majestically with a Fantasia-like opening and a spectacular thunderstorm,
then shifts into intermezzo and pavane passages, that are quite moving.

There are some very beautiful selections, particularly "The Cask of Amontillado" and the fascinating "The Raven."

Great Album!!!

This album comes from my personal collection (opps, now i have given my age away ;-])
my problem is that i no longer have a record player to play them!!!

If you love your 70s - 80's music as much as i do, just sit back and enjoy them...

and it won't be long till you'll be feeling that same old groove again,
and those great old memories will come flooding back...

This LP is from

Artist: The Alan Parsons Project
Album Name: Tales of Mystery & Imagination
Year Released:  1976
Distributed By:  Polygram Records Ltd
Records in the Album:  1   

LP Record Condition:   Excellent / Near New
LP Record Cover Condition:  Excellent / Near New
Overall Condition:   Excellent/ Near New

Lyric Insert:   Some Marks

Side 1:
A Dream within a Dream
The Raven
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Cask of Amontillado
Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether

Side 2:
The Fall of the House of Usher
To one in Paradise

It would be hard to find another copy of this great old album so enjoy the sensational sounds and the magical memories.

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