TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION E. A. POE - 1987

 

 

Original release credits:

 

1. A Dream Within A Dream (4:12)

(instrumental)

Narration - Orson Welles

Bass - Joe Puerta

Drums - Stuart Tosh

Keyboards - Billy Lyall, Eric woolfson

Electric Guitars - Ian Bairnson

Acoustic Guitars - David Paton, Ian Bairnson

Recorders - Billy Lyall

Backing vocals - David paton

Recorded at Abbey Road - August 1975

 

2. The Raven (3:55)

Lead Vocals - Alan Parsons, EMI vocoder, Leonard Whiting

Bass - Joe Puerta

Drums - Burleigh Drummond

Additional drums - Stuart Tosh

Guitars - David Pack

Keyboards - Christopher North, Eric Woolfson

New guitar solo - Ian Bairnson

Backing vocals - Eric Woolfson

Choir - Bob Howes and The English Chorale

Orchestra arranged and conducted by Andrew Powell

Recorded at Mama Jo's Studio, North Hollywood and at Abbey Road, April 1975

Assistant Engineer at Mama Jo's - Tom Trefethen

 

3. The Tell-Tale Heart (4:38)

Lead Vocal - Arthur Brown

Additional vocals - Jack Harris

Bass - David Paton

Drums, Timps and Backwards Cymbals - Stuart Tosh

Guitars - Ian Bairnson

Keyboards - Billy Lyall and Eric Woolfson

Projectron & New Synths - Alan Parsons

Choir - Bob Howes and The English Chorale

Orchestra arranged and conducted by Andrew Powell

Recorded at Abbey Road, August 1975

 

4. The Cask Of Amontillado (4:32)

Lead Vocals - John Miles

Additional Vocals - Terry Sylvester

Bass - David Paton

Drums - Stuart Tosh

Guitars - Ian Bairnson

Piano - Billy Lyall

Harpsichord - Eric Woolfson

New Synths - Alan Parsons

Backing vocals - Eric Woolfson

Choir - Bob Howes and The English Chorale

Orchestra arranged and conducted by Andrew Powell

Recorded at Abbey Road, September 1975

 

5. (The System Of) Doctor Tarr And Professor Fether (4:21)

Lead Vocals - John Miles

Additional vocals - Jack Harris

Bass - David paton

Drums - Stuart Tosh

Guitars - Ian Bairnson, John Miles

Piano - Billy Lyall

Additional Keyboards - Eric Woolfson

Recorders - Alan Parsons

Crowd Noises - Abbey Road Effects Library

New "Cathedral Organ" - Alan Parsons

Recorded at Abbey Road, September 1975

 

6. The Fall Of The House Of Usher*

(instrumental)

 

(i) Prelude (7:02)

Narration - Orson Welles

Orchestra arranged and conducted by Andrew Powell

Bass - Les Hurdle

 

(ii) Arrival (2:39)

Bass - David paton

Drums and Percussion - Stuart Tosh

Guitars - Ian Bairnson

Keyboard loop - Eric Woolfson, Andrew Powell

Organ - Francis Monkman and Eric Woolfson

Projectron and Synths - Alan Parsons

Thunder and Storm effects recorded outside Abbey Road Studio Two during a

freak storm, using a binaural "Dummy" recording head

 

(iii) Intermezzo (1:00)

Orchestra arranged and conducted by Andrew Powell

 

(iv) Pavane (4:30)

String Bass - Darryl Runswick

Drums - Stuart Tosh

Acoustic Guitars - Laurence Juber, Kevin Peek

Harp - David Snell

Harpsichord - Francis Monkman

Cimbalom & kantele - John Leach

Organ - Andrew Powell

Mandolin - Hugo D'Alton

New Synth - Eric Woolfson

 

(v) Fall (0:51)

Orchestra arranged and conducted by Andrew Powell

Synths and Projectron - Alan Parsons

 

'Prelude', 'Intermezzo' and 'Fall' recorded at Kingsway Hall, London on

October 10, 1975

Engineering consultant - Gordon Parry

Orchestra Leaders - David Kats - and Jack Rothstein

'Arrival' and 'Pavane' recorded at Abbey Road in August and November 1975

 

7. To One In Paradise (4:46)

Lead Vocal - Terry Sylvester

Additional vocals - Eric Woolfson, Alan Parsons

Bass - David Paton

Drums - Stuart Tosh

Electric Guitars - Ian Bairnson

Acoustic Guitars - Ian Bairnson, David Paton

Fender Rhodes & Glockenspiel - Billy Lyall

Choir - Westminster City School Boys Choir

Backing vocals - Jane Powell

Narration - Leonard Whiting

Recorded at Abbey Road, August 1975

 

Produced and Engineered by - Alan Parsons

Executive Producer - Eric Woolfson

Assistant engineers on original recording - Chris Blair, Patrick Stapley

Assistant engineer on remix - Tony Richards

 

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

 

Thanks to Smokey and Hazel, all at Abbey Road, Win Schipper, Soundcraft,

Sony Pro-audio, and Audio FX

 

Alan Parsons is a member of the British Record Producers Guild

 

All tracks written by Woolfson/Parsons except* written by Woolfson/Parsons/Powell

 

Published by: Careers Music Inc./Woolfsongs Ltd. admin. by: Careers Music Inc.

 

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