Okay, if you really want to win me over with your debut album, just take the stories and poems of Edgar Allen Poe and interpret them as songs. Yeah, I’m gonna have to buy that album.
Sure there are only seven songs on “Tales of Mystery and Imagination”; only seven of Poe’s tales…
…but it’s an entire album of Edgar Allan Poe interpreted by The Alan Parsons Project. My only gripe here is that it wasn’t a double album. Still, it’s the only album I know of that is entirely musical renditions of Edgar Allen Poe’s work. And it’s brilliant.
Thank you Alan Parson’s Project.