The Alan Parsons Project ‎– Tales Of Mystery And Imagination

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The first studio album from the group. A significant remix of the album was released in 1987.

Editions on Casablanca Records are reissues from the early 1980s, made after PolyGram took over Casablanca, and used it as in imprint for reissuing titles previously on 20th Century Records.

Tracklist

A Dream Within A Dream 3:42
The Raven 3:58
The Tell-Tale Heart 4:35
The Cask Of Amontillado 4:29
(The System Of) Doctor Tarr And Professor Fether 4:12
The Fall Of The House Of Usher (15:13)
Prelude
Arrival
Intermezzo
Pavane
Fall
To One In Paradise 4:21

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CDS 4003 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, Gat) Charisma CDS 4003 UK 1976 Sell This Version
TK 508, TK 508 N The Alan Parsons Project Historia De Misterio E Imaginacion (Tales Of Mystery And Imagination) (Cass, Album) 20th Century Records, 20th Century Records TK 508, TK 508 N Spain 1976 Sell This Version
53 0170, 53.0170/4 The Alan Parsons Project Historia De Misterio E Imaginacion (Tales Of Mystery And Imagination) (Cass, Album) 20th Century Records, 20th Century Records 53 0170, 53.0170/4 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
GX 01-865 The Alan Parsons Project Historias De Misterio E Imaginacion (Tales Of Mystery And Imagination)(LP, Album) Gamma, S.A. GX 01-865 Mexico 1976 Sell This Version
S-32.842 The Alan Parsons Project Historias De Misterio E Imaginacion (Tales Of Mystery And Imagination)(LP, Album, Gat) 20th Century Records S-32.842 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
17.0842/6 The Alan Parsons Project Historias De Misterio E Imaginacion(Tales Of Mystery And Imagination)(LP, Album) 20th Century Records 17.0842/6 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
GP 443 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination - Edgar Allan Poe(LP, Album) 20th Century Records GP 443 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
T 539 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination - Edgar Allan Poe(LP, Album) 20th Century Records T 539 Italy 1976 Sell This Version
17PP-9 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination - Edgar Allan Poe(LP, Album, Sle) Philips 17PP-9 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
CDS 4003 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination (LP, Album, Gat) Charisma CDS 4003 UK 1976 Sell This Version
S-32.842, 17.0842/6 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination = Historias De Misterio E Imaginacion(LP, Album, Gat) 20th Century Records, 20th Century Records S-32.842, 17.0842/6 Spain 1976 Sell This Version
8-508 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(8-Trk, Album) 20th Century Records 8-508 US 1976 Sell This Version
L 35891, T-508 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(Cass, Album) 20th Century Records, 20th Century Records L 35891, T-508 New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
C-739 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(Cass, Album) 20th Century Records C-739 US 1976 Sell This Version
7164 630 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(Cass, Album) 20th Century Records 7164 630 Europe 1976 Sell This Version
T-539 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album) 20th Century Records T-539 US 1976 Sell This Version
6370 243 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album) Philips 6370 243 Greece 1976 Sell This Version
L 35891 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album) Interfusion L 35891 New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
L 35891, T-508 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album) 20th Century Records, 20th Century Records L 35891, T-508 New Zealand 1976 Sell This Version
6370 243 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album) 20th Century Records 6370 243 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
L 35891, L-35,891 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album) 20th Century Records, 20th Century Records L 35891, L-35,891 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
6370 243 A The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album) 20th Century Records 6370 243 A Italy 1976 Sell This Version
T-508 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album) 20th Century Records T-508 Portugal 1976 Sell This Version
34 226 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, Club, Gat) 20th Century Records 34 226 Austria 1976 Sell This Version
MOV - 7003, MOV-7003, MOV-7.003 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, Gat) 20th Century Records, 20th Century Records, 20th Century Records MOV - 7003, MOV-7003, MOV-7.003 Portugal 1976 Sell This Version
MOV - 7003, MOV-7003, MOV-7.003 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, Gat) 20th Century Records, 20th Century Records, 20th Century Records MOV - 7003, MOV-7003, MOV-7.003 Portugal 1976 Sell This Version
832 820-1 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, Gat) Charisma 832 820-1 Argentina 1976 Sell This Version
ML 4042 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, Gat) 20th Century Records ML 4042 South Africa 1976 Sell This Version
6370 243 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, Gat) 20th Century Records 6370 243 Austria 1976 Sell This Version
T-508 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, Gat) 20th Century Records T-508 US 1976 Sell This Version
L 35891 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, Gat) 20th Century Records L 35891 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
6463 160 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, Gat) Casablanca 6463 160 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
6370 243 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, Gat) 20th Century Records 6370 243 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
35017 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, Gat) 20th Century Records 35017 Israel 1976 Sell This Version
9209-508 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, Gat) 20th Century Records 9209-508 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
T-508 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, Gat) 20th Century Records T-508 US 1976 Sell This Version
STEC 218 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, Gat) Disc'Az STEC 218 France 1976 Sell This Version
6370 243 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, Gat) Phonogram 6370 243 Brazil 1976 Sell This Version
9209-508 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Gol) 20th Century Records 9209-508 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
T-508 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, Ter) 20th Century Records T-508 US 1976 Sell This Version
9209-508 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, gat) 20th Century Records 9209-508 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
T-508 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mistery And Imagination(LP, Album) 20th Century Records T-508 Nicaragua 1977 Sell This Version
8-539 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination - Edgar Allen Poe(8-Trk, Album, RE) 20th Century Records 8-539 US 1977 Sell This Version
T-539 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination - Edgar Allen Poe(LP, Album, RE) 20th Century Records T-539 US 1977 Sell This Version
T-539 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination - Edgar Allen Poe(LP, Album, RE) 20th Century Records T-539 US 1977 Sell This Version
6370 243 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, Gat) 20th Century Records, Philips 6370 243 Greece 1977 Sell This Version
T-508 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, RP, Gat) 20th Century Records T-508 US 1977 Sell This Version
6370 243 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, RP) 20th Century Records 6370 243 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
6370 243 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, RP) 20th Century Records 6370 243 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
TK 808 The Alan Parsons Project Historias De Misterio E Imaginacion (Tales Of Mystery And Imagination)(Cass, Album) 20th Century Fox Records TK 808 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
T-508 The Alan Parsons Project Historias De Misterio E Imaginacion ( Tales Of Mystery And Imagination )(LP, Album, RE, Gat) 20th Century Records T-508 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
798 T 539, T-539 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination - Edgar Allan Poe(LP, Album, RE) RCA, 20th Century Records 798 T 539, T-539 France 1979 Sell This Version
T 539 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination - Edgar Allan Poe(LP, Album, RE) 20th Century Records T 539 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
T-508 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, Gat) 20th Century Records T-508 UK 1981 Sell This Version
110.8006 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, RE, Gat) 20th Century Fox Records 110.8006 Brazil 1981 Sell This Version
7141266 The Alan Parsons Project Historias De Misterio E Imaginacion (Tales Of Mystery And Imagination)(Cass, Album, Gat) Casablanca 7141266 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
63 37 266 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination = Historias De Misterio E Imaginacion(LP, Album, RE) Casablanca 63 37 266 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
822 784-4 M-1 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(Cass, Album, RE) Casablanca 822 784-4 M-1 US 1982 Sell This Version
6463160 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, RE) Casablanca 6463160 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
6337 266 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, RP) Casablanca 6337 266 Greece 1982 Sell This Version
LPR 43064 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination - Edgar Allan Poe(LP, Album, RE) Casablanca LPR 43064 Mexico 1983 Sell This Version
CM 814 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album) Amigo (3) CM 814 Turkey 1983 Sell This Version
6337 266 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album) Casablanca 6337 266 Brazil 1983 Sell This Version
6337 266 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, Gat) Casablanca 6337 266 Colombia 1983 Sell This Version
6337 266 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, RE) Casablanca 6337 266 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
6463 160 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album) Casablanca 6463 160 Brazil 1985 Sell This Version
8328201 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination - Edgar Allan Poe(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Mercury 8328201 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
832 820-1 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination - Edgar Allan Poe(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Mercury 832 820-1 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
32PD-392, 832 820-2 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(CD, Album) Mercury, Mercury 32PD-392, 832 820-2 Japan 1987 Sell This Version
832 820-2 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(CD, Album, RE) Mercury 832 820-2 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
832 820-2 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(CD, Album, RM) Mercury 832 820-2 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
832 820-2 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(CD, Album, RM) Mercury 832 820-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
832 820-2 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(CD, Album, RM) Mercury 832 820-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
832820-1 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, Gat) Mercury 832820-1 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
832 820-1, 422 832 820-1 Q1 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, RM, Gat) Mercury, Mercury 832 820-1, 422 832 820-1 Q1 US 1987 Sell This Version
MMTCD 1700 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination Edgar Allan Poe(CD, Album, RM) Mercury MMTCD 1700 South Africa 1993 Sell This Version
UDCD 606 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination - Edgar Allan Poe(CD, Album, RM) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDCD 606 US 1994 Sell This Version
MFSL 1-204 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RM, 200) Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab MFSL 1-204 US 1994 Sell This Version
PHCR-4204 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(CD, Album, RE) Mercury PHCR-4204 Japan 1996 Sell This Version
CDDEA 2291, 848 425-2 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(CD, Album, RM) Il Grande Rock De Agostini, Mercury CDDEA 2291, 848 425-2 Italy 2000 Sell This Version
8431588035122 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(CD, Album, Gat) Mercury, El País 8431588035122 Spain 2003 Sell This Version
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0602498485453 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination • Edgar Allan Poe(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Unofficial) Mercury (2) 0602498485453 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
none The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination • Edgar Allan Poe(2xCDr, Album, Promo) Mercury none UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
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0602498485453, 984 854 5 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination • Edgar Allan Poe(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album, RE, RM + Del) Mercury, Mercury 0602498485453, 984 854 5 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
UICY-93860/1 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination - Edgar Allan Poe(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM + CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM + ) Universal International UICY-93860/1 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
900280 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination: Edgar Allan Poe(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Vinyl Lovers 900280 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
0042283282018, 8328201 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Vinyl Lovers, Mercury, Universal Music Group 0042283282018, 8328201 Europe 2009 Sell This Version
0600753270752 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination - Edgar Allan Poe(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Album, RE, RM + Dlx) Mercury 0600753270752 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
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6463 160 The Alan Parsons Project Tales Of Mystery And Imagination - Edgar Allan Poe(LP, Album, RE) Casablanca 6463 160 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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colpix

colpix

October 14, 2014
referencing Tales Of Mystery And Imagination, LP, Album, 6370 243 A

This record was the first released in Germany.
I bought the record in 1976 in Germany ! :-)
colpix

colpix

October 14, 2014
referencing Tales Of Mystery And Imagination, LP, Album, Gat, 35017

in my ears, one of the best shot...
MarcoBruno

MarcoBruno

June 16, 2013
referencing Tales Of Mystery And Imagination, LP, Album, Gat, 6370 243

Not only is Alan Parsons one of the most revered engineers / producers of all time, but he also has a great solo career, with some mighty albums to back him up.

Tales of Mystery & Imagination is Alan Parsons first album, I actually had never listened to one of his solo albums before picking this up. I found my album in a music store (the album was used) but when I Opened it to check the condition of the LP, I found myself being amazed that the album itself was a small book.

The book was of course some stories from Edgar Allan Poe & I didn't think that these were the actual lyrics. But I was wrong, the stories were the lyrics, which made this album even more interesting.

Not only are all the songs catchy like crazy, they are immersive & deep. I would say that this album did get a bit dull (seing as I am not as a huge fan of classical) once I got to the B side of the album. But that is something I will easily overlook. The album is scary, immersive, sounds great and you'll find yourself humming "nevermore" for weeks after listening to this great piece of art!
pepenando

pepenando

November 25, 2008
referencing Tales Of Mystery And Imagination, LP, Album, RE, 6337 266

Tales of Mystery and Imagination is a progressive rock album by The Alan Parsons Project, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). The album's avant-garde soundscapes kept it from being a blockbuster, but the interesting lyrical and musical themes — retellings of horror stories and poetry by Edgar Allan Poe — attracted a small audience. Critical reaction was often mixed, such as Rolling Stone, whose Billy Altman concluded that the album mostly failed at reproducing Poe's tension and macabre fear, ending by claiming that "devotees of Gothic literature will have to wait for someone with more of the macabre in their blood for a truer musical reading of Poe's often terrifying works".