The Raven (7:44)

Cover of Tales of Mystery and Imagination: Edgar Allan Poe

From Tales of Mystery and Imagination: Edgar Allan Poe and 12 other releases

This is from the first Alan Parsons Project Tales of Mystery and Imagination, a concept album based on the Tales of Edgar Alan Poe, a collaboration between Eric Wolfson and Alan Parsons. The Raven was a ground breaker in it’s day being one of the first rock songs to feature the newly developed (by EMI) vocoder, a voice changer used to distort the vocals to great effect in this track.


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  • HayleighRayment

    Ravens way

    19 Jul 7:26pm Reply
  • Eye_Gore

    Bought this when it came out because I liked the album art. Never heard of the band before. Went home, dropped acid and the rest is history...

    18 Mar 3:24pm Reply
  • yerbyderby

    A perfect converion of Edgar Allan Poe´s poem into music. Got it on the LP "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" by the Alan Parson Project.

    10 Feb 1:49pm Reply
  • Gabriel_Opeth


    6 Apr 2013 Reply
  • wilte01

    I love this!

    22 Dec 2012 Reply
  • TiagoVentura


    10 Dec 2012 Reply
  • lukasz_pulawski

    also covered by Gregorian

    25 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Pe1er


    28 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Toshiba-3

    Grandiose :]

    21 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Amethyst_chick

    I love how Leonard Whiting done the vocals on this - awesome! :)

    23 Apr 2011 Reply
  • minstrel19

    And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming, And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted — nevermore!

    22 Apr 2011 Reply
  • barsam2

    really cool track...

    29 Dec 2010 Reply
  • psychodot

    Edgar would be proud.

    14 Dec 2010 Reply
  • sbirkoff


    3 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Badsmitty

    timeless masterpiece

    27 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Matilus

    nice vocoder

    20 Apr 2010 Reply
  • bagster94

    That ending part sends chills down my spine

    7 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Der_Muenzer

    Thus Quoth the Raven, Nevermore. Nevermore Nevermore Nevermore NEEVER! Oh my gosh this song is so awesome!

    20 Mar 2010 Reply
  • bryantee

    I wish my vinyl copy had the guitar solo. The ending blows me away!

    1 Jan 2010 Reply
  • ihavesoldout

    But the Raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling, Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door; Then upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore — What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking "Nevermore."

    30 Dec 2009 Reply
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