Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Today's "Best Song Ever"

The Alan Parsons Project "The Raven"

If Edgar Allan Poe were alive in 1972 he would have been a prog rock superstar. He wasn't. So Alan Parsons had to become his living embodiement composing an album of song interpretations of Poe's poetry. Parson's more than a decade later was given the opportunity to release his Poe album on CD and siezed upon the opportunity to "improve" on the album by adding synths and utilizing the more advanced recording technology of 1988. On "The Raven" this leads to robot-keyboard voices singing never more in a variety of octaves.

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Blogger Terrence said...

You've lost your f'ing mind.

I think you need a break from your "Best Song Ever" posts... you're really scraping the bottom of the barrel here pal

12:36 PM  

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