The Alan Parsons Project ‎– Tales Of Mystery And Imagination

20th Century Records ‎– L 35891, 20th Century Records ‎– T-508
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 A Dream Within A Dream 3:42
A2 The Raven 3:58
A3 The Tell-Tale Heart 4:35
A4 The Cask Of Amontillado 4:29
A5 (The System Of) Doctor Tarr And Professor Fether 4:12
The Fall Of The House Of Usher (15:13)
B1a Prelude
B1b Arrival
B1c Intermezzo
B1d Pavane
B1e Fall
B2 To One In Paradise 4:21

Companies, etc.



Released in a gatefold sleeve. Originally included an elaborate illustrated 8 page 30x30cm green booklet with a tracing paper "dust cover", which contains all the song lyrics. In the booklet, photographs are in sepia tone, and illustrations, graphics and text are in a matching brown colour.
In "SMX·48944" in the side B runout, the last "4" is written over the top of a half-written "3".

Mastered at the Mastering Lab, Hollywood, California
(The Harmony Vocoder on "The Raven" was invented and built by EMI Central Research Laboratories, and is exclusively available at Abbey Road Studios)
The album was recorded and mixed at Abbey Road Studios, London, between July 1975 and January 1976
℗ 1976 20th Century Records.
Distributed by by Festival Records (NZ) Ltd

Made in New Zealand by Festival Records (NZ) Ltd
℗ 1976 20th Century Records
20th Century Fox Record Corp., Los Angeles, California

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): SMX48943
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): SMX48944
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Groove Hand-Etched): SMX·48943 ··2A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Groove Hand-Etched): SMX·48944 ··2A