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. The music here elevates Poe's visions beyond sound and word. The album not only breathes new life and energy into these scary stories, but it does so in a multitude of musical styles and arrangements. The level of craftsmanship, instruments, and performances is sky-high. The album is never afraid to try new things; keeping the listener engaged and spellbound in the process. The music sweeps from calm, to intense, to crazy, to head-banging, to orchestral, and of course, to spooky.


1.A Dream Within A Dream (Instrumental) 2.The Raven 3.The Tell Tale Heart 4.The Cask Of Amontillado 5.The System Of Doctor Tarr And Professor Fether 6.The Fall Of The House Of Usher (Prelude) 7.The Fall Of The House Of Usher (Arrival) 8.The Fall Of The House Of Usher (Intermezzo) 9.The Fall Of The House Of Usher (Pavane) 10.The Fall Of The House Of Usher (Fall) 11.To One In Paradise


Alan Parsons - organ, synthesizer, guitar, keyboards, recorder, vocals, producer, engineer, projectron, Eric Woolfson - synthesizer, Harpsichord, keyboards, vocals, vocals (background), executive producer, Orson Welles - narrator, Dennis Clarke - saxophone, Leonard Whiting - vocals, narrator, Arthur Brown - vocals, John Miles - guitar, vocals, Jack Harris - vocals, Francis Monkman - organ, keyboards, Kevin Peek - guitar (acoustic), Terry Sylvester - vocals, Laurence Juber - guitar (acoustic), Andrew Powell - keyboards, arranger, David Paton - guitar (acoustic), bass, guitar, vocals, vocals (background), Ian Bairnson - guitar (acoustic), guitar, guitar (electric), David Katz - violin, leader, orchestra conductor, Burleigh Drummond - drums, English Chorale - vocals, Bob Howes - choir, chorus, John Leach - percussion, vocals, cimbalom, kantele, David Pack - guitar, Smokey Parsons - vocals, Joe Puerta - bass, Jack Rothstein - leader, Daryl Runswick - bass, string bass, David Snell - harp, The English Chorale and Played Ti - choir, chorus, Stuart Tosh - cymbals, drums, vocals, tympani (timpani), Billy Lyall - piano, drums, glockenspiel, keyboards, recorder, Fender Rhodes, Jane Powell - vocals, vocals (background), Les Hurdle - bass, Christopher North - keyboards

Release date: May 1, 1976