From the time of its initial release, "Tales" had been re-released many times with different cover artwork on different formats from vinyl and cassette to the dreaded 8-track. But even up to the mid-eighties this record had not been put on CD. When the time came, Alan took the high-road and instead of just slapping it into a jewel case, he went back into the studio and remastered this classic album.
A Dream Within A Dream instrumental (4:13) [with narration by Orson Welles]
The Raven vocal: Alan Parsons (EMI vocoder), Leonard Whiting (3:57) [new guitar solo: Ian Bairnson]
The Tell-Tale Heart vocal: Arthur Brown (4:38)
The Cask of Amontillado vocal: John Miles (4:33) [new snyths: Alan Parsons]
(The System Of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether vocal: John Miles (4:20) [new "Cathedral Organ": Alan Parsons]
The Fall of the House of Usher instrumental
I Prelude (7:02)
II Arrival (2:39)
III Intermezzo (1:00)
IV Pavane (4:36) [new synth: Eric Woolfson]
V Fall (0:51)
To One In Paradise vocal: Terry Sylvester (4:46)
Bass: David Paton, Joe Puerta
String Bass: Darryl Runswick
Drums: Stuart Tosh, Burleigh Drummond
Guitars: Ian Bairnson, David Paton, David Pack, Alan Parsons
Keyboards: Billy Lyall, Christopher North, Eric Woolfson, Andrew Powell, Francis Monkman, Alan Parsons
Cimbalom and Kantele: John Leach
Vocals: John Miles, Arthur Brown, Alan Parsons, Terry Sylvester, Leonard Whiting, Jack Harris, Eric Woolfson, Jane Powell, Smokey Parsons, David Paton, Stuart Tosh, and The English Chorale.
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