Friday, 9 January 2015

The Raven Dinner Party Recipe

A friend sent me this wonderful 'The Raven' Video.  (gzip and poetry! Oh My!)

It would make a great overlay for Alan Parsons' The Raven song video on the Tales of Mystery and Imagination album.

"The Raven" features actor Leonard Whiting on lead vocals, with Alan Parsons performing vocals through an EMI vocoder. According to the album's liner notes, "The Raven" was the first rock song to feature a digital vocoder."

The entire album is probably one of the finest ever made.  Well worth getting the original Vinyl and a proper old school stereo with serious speakers for.   Everything about it is perfect!

Each song is about one of Poe's stories, here is a sample:                                  

The Cask of AmontilladoStory mp3Story htmlSong Video
The Tell-tale Heart :  Story mp3Story html,  Song Video

The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether :  Story mp3,  Story html,  Song Video 
I adore all three of them, ...just don't listen to them before bed time.  They all are a little bit darrrrk...

Candle light, ale (and/or Amontillado, plus Champagne) and fine dining are optional (but highly recommended, for a great themed dinner party experience).

Note that all of the stories are lovely to read aloud and just the right length for the necessary breaks in a 3 course meal.

Bon Appetite!