Alan Parsons Project - Tales Of Mystery And Imagination - Vinyl LP
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Released: 09 Mar 2018
Tales of Mystery And Imagination, the acclaimed debut album from critically-hailed British progressive rock band The Alan Parsons Project, is being reissued in a new black vinyl edition through UMG.
Originally released on 1 May 1976 by 20th Century Fox Records in the United States, and a month later by Charisma Records internationally, the record’s lyrical and musical themes relate to horror stories and poetry written by the influential, 19th-century American author Edgar Allan Poe.
Musicians featured on the album include vocalists Arthur Brown of The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown fame on ‘The Tell Tale Heart’, John Miles on ‘The Cask Of Amontillado’ and ‘(The System Of) Dr Tarr And Professor Fether’, and Terry Sylvester of The Hollies on ‘To One In Paradise’. Assisting multi-instrumentalist Alan Parsons and producer/songwriter Eric Woolfson on the record are members of the band Ambrosia and Pilot, along with keyboardist Francis Monkman of Curved Air and Sky.
The new vinyl edition of Tales Of Mystery And Imagination also contains an eight-page booklet in a gatefold cover, featuring the album’s original artwork designed by Storm Thorgerson from the legendary English-based design group Hipgnosis.