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A particularly welcome reissue,
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This review is from: Tales Of Mystery And Imagination (2CD) (Audio CD)
'Tales of Mystery and Imagination', a concept album based on the works of Edgar Allen Poe, first appeared on LP in 1976, reappearing (in remastered form) on CD in 1987. This 2-disc remastered resissue contains both the 1976 and the 1987 versions, together with a great deal of interesting bonus material. Hitherto, the 1976 version had never appeared on CD.
Inclusion of the original 1976 version makes this a particularly welcome reissue because, in my opinion, the 1987 version was significantly weaker than the original, lacking much of the bite of the 1976 production. Originally intended not as the name of a band but, rather, as a one-off exercise, the Alan Parsons Project went on to become one of the most successful and original of prog rock acts, but this is where it all began. From the very first cadences to the end, this is a gripping and enjoyable album of remarkable originality and power. Superb stuff, and the sonic quality of this reissue is excellent. Enjoy!
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Initial post: 12 Oct 2014 09:03:02 BDT
Mr. J LOWER says:
Excellent review, and I concur entirely regarding the sonic superiority of the original 1976 issue. Thanks for posting.
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