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The Alan Parsons Project - Tales Of Mystery And Imagination Album

The Alan Parsons Project - Tales Of Mystery And Imagination Album
Performer: The Alan Parsons Project
Title: Tales Of Mystery And Imagination
Country: US
Genre: Rock
Style:Experimental, Prog Rock
Released: 1987
Catalog Number: 832 820-2
Label: Mercury
MP3 album: 1284 mb
FLAC album: 1037 mb
TrackList
1I Prelude
Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor – Andrew PowellBass – Les HurdleNarrator – Orson Welles
7:02
2The Fall Of The House Of Usher (Instrumental)
3The Raven
Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor – Andrew PowellBass – Joe PuertaChoir – Bob Howes, The English ChoraleDrums – Burleigh DrummondDrums [Additional] – Stuart ToshEngineer [Assistant At Mama Jo's Studio] – Tom TrefethenGuitar – David PackKeyboards – Christopher NorthKeyboards, Backing Vocals – Eric WoolfsonLead Vocals, Vocoder [Emi] – Alan Parsons, Leonard WhitingSoloist [New Guitar Solo] – Ian Bairnson
3:57
4(The System Of) Doctor Tarr And Professor Fether
Bass – David PatonDrums – Stuart ToshGuitar – Ian BairnsonKeyboards [Additional] – Eric WoolfsonLead Vocals, Guitar – John MilesOther [Crowd Noises] – Abbey Road Effects LibraryPiano – Billy LyallRecorder, Organ [New Cathedral] – Alan ParsonsVocals [Additional] – Jack Harris
4:20
5V Fall
Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor – Andrew PowellSynthesizer [Projectron] – Alan Parsons
0:51
6III Intermezzo
Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor – Andrew Powell
1:00
7The Tell-Tale Heart
Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor – Andrew PowellBass – David PatonChoir – Bob Howes, The English ChoraleDrums, Timpani, Cymbal [Backwards] – Stuart ToshGuitar – Ian BairnsonKeyboards – Billy Lyall, Eric WoolfsonLead Vocals – Arthur BrownSynthesizer [Projectron, New Synths] – Alan ParsonsVocals [Additional] – Jack Harris
4:38
8A Dream Within A Dream (Instrumental)
Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals – David PatonBass – Joe PuertaDrums – Stuart ToshElectric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Ian BairnsonKeyboards – Eric WoolfsonKeyboards, Recorder – Billy LyallNarrator – Orson Welles
4:13
9IV Pavane
Acoustic Guitar – Kevin Peek, Laurence JuberBass [String] – Darryl RunswickCimbalom, Kantele – John LeachDrums – Stuart ToshHarp – David Snell Harpsichord – Francis MonkmanMandolin – Hugo D'AltonOrgan – Andrew PowellSynthesizer [New Synth] – Eric Woolfson
4:36
10To One In Paradise
Backing Vocals – Jane PowellBass, Acoustic Guitar – David PatonChoir – Westminster City School Boys ChoirDrums – Stuart ToshElectric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Ian BairnsonElectric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Glockenspiel – Billy LyallLead Vocals – Terry SylvesterNarrator – Leonard WhitingVocals [Additional] – Alan Parsons, Eric Woolfson
4:46
11The Cask Of Amontillado
Arranged By [Orchestra], Conductor – Andrew PowellBass – David PatonChoir – Bob Howes, The English ChoraleDrums – Stuart ToshGuitar – Ian BairnsonHarpsichord, Backing Vocals – Eric WoolfsonLead Vocals – John MilesPiano – Billy LyallSynthesizer [New Synths] – Alan ParsonsVocals [Additional] – Terry Sylvester
4:33
12II Arrival
Bass – David PatonDrums, Percussion – Stuart ToshGuitar – Ian BairnsonLoops [Keyboard] – Andrew PowellLoops [Keyboard], Organ – Eric WoolfsonOrgan – Francis MonkmanSynthesizer [Projectron] – Alan Parsons
2:39
Versions
CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
CDS 4003The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination - Edgar Allan Poe ‎(LP, Album, Bei)CharismaCDS 4003UK1976
832 820-2The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP)Mercury832 820-2USUnknown
22 525-0The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination ‎(Cass, Album, Club)20th Century Records22 525-0Germany1976
34 226 1The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination ‎(LP, Album, Club)20th Century Records34 226 1GermanyUnknown
17PP-9The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination - Edgar Allan Poe ‎(LP, Album, Sle)Philips17PP-9Japan1976
Credits
  • Engineer [Assistant On Original Recording]Chris Blair, Patrick Stapley
  • Engineer [Assistant On Remix]Tony Richards
  • Engineer [Consultant]Gordon Parry (tracks: 6 to 10)
  • Executive-ProducerEric Woolfson
  • Leader [Orchestra]David Katz (tracks: 6, 8, 10), Jack Rothstein (tracks: 6, 8, 10)
  • Lyrics ByEdgar Allan Poe
  • Producer, Engineer, Other [Liner Notes]Alan Parsons
  • Written-ByParsons, Powell (tracks: 6 to 10), Woolfson
Notes
(P) & © 1976 Polygram Records Inc.

The original multitrack masters were transferred from a Soundcraft "Saturn" analog machine to a Sony 3324 DASH format 24 track recorder.
The album was partially re-recorded and remixed at "The Grange" via an Amek Angela console to a Sony 1630 system digital stereo master - May and June 1987.

24 page colour booklet

A very similar release exists which has some variation in the CD, back, and spine artwork.
Barcodes
  • Barcode: 0 422-832820-2 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 832 820-2 [email protected] CW Made In USA
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 832820-2 #930113I
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Other (Mercury Code): 0704
Companies
  • Marketed By – PolyGram Records, Inc.
  • Manufactured By – PolyGram Records, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – PolyGram Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – PolyGram Records, Inc.
  • Remixed At – The Grange