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Hearing you say that must be similar to talking to someone from the Multiverse and finding out their Superman is gay...oh wait, that's my world now...or Captain America is a Black guy...oh wait, that's mine too. Let's try something else...that Judas Priest is a Christian group. That work? Ha ha.
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Now that I think of it both Tom Araya and Dave Mustaine are said to be Christian.


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So planning to see Accept in their Reunion Tour anytime soon?
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I never listened to them myself, just remembered others that did. Usually I stay away from reunion tours, they tend to be disappointing.
  07:24:26  14 October 2021
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Three Mile Island

Yeah, this album has been a real hit and miss, much like the 70's Soul album. The only one of these series I really enjoyed was the Country Hits of the 60's & 70's despite not being familiar with all it's contents too.

This album is the last 4 disc compilation I have, without going to a single artist. I'm undecided on what is coming next. This is the last song and luckily it's a good one that was very popular and well liked when it came out.

^ ^ ^ ^ ^

Classic Rock ( The Box Series Set )
https://i.imgur.com/ZOQPQ9A.jpg


"Working for the Weekend" is a song by Canadian rock band Loverboy, from their second studio album, Get Lucky (1981). It was written by guitarist Paul Dean, vocalist Mike Reno and drummer Matt Frenette, and produced by Bruce Fairbairn and Dean, and released as the lead single from the album in October 1981. It has more of a power pop feel than the band's other songs, but this new sound proved to generate success; the song reached number 29 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and number two on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart in January 1982.

"Working for the Weekend" is ranked number 100 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 80s.

The song originated when guitarist Paul Dean was out walking one Wednesday afternoon, looking for inspiration in his songwriting. He noticed that much of the area was deserted, as most people were at work. "So I'm out on the beach and wondering, 'Where is everybody? Well, I guess they're all waiting for the weekend,'" he later said. Mike Reno, the band's vocalist, suggested they change the title to "Working for the Weekend". According to Dean, he first began writing the song in a hotel room following a Montreal concert. At the time, the band were still playing bars to little response from patrons. After completing the song, they used it to open one set, and Dean recalled that "the dance floor was packed".

- The song was used in a 1990 Saturday Night Live sketch in which Patrick Swayze and Chris Farley compete for a job as Chippendales dancers.
- The song was featured in the 2001 Ben Stiller film Zoolander, in the scene where Derek Zoolander goes to work in the mines with his father and brothers.
- It was used in the 2002 video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on the in-game radio station "V-Rock". It was also used in the video game Saints Row 2, on the 107.77 The Mix radio station.
- In 2005's movie Herbie: Fully Loaded, the song was used during the "NASCAR build" scene.
- It also featured in the 2006 film Click, featuring Adam Sandler; it was sung by Terry Crews while he sat in a traffic jam.
- In 2006, in the Scrubs episode My Half-Acre Todd dances to the song when he auditions for the Janitor's air band.
- In 2010, Regular Show uses the song in the episode "Caffeinated Concert Tickets", where in a montage, Mordecai and Rigby drink the Coffee Bean's caffeine to stay up to do more chores and mow the lawn to get money for the Fist Pump concert.
- In 2014, the song was featured in the RadioShack Super Bowl XLVIII commercial "The '80s Called".
- In 2015, Pixels uses the song where Sam Brenner and Ludlow Lamonsoft fight off Centipede.
- In 2017, in the Family Guy episode Don't Be a Dickens at Christmas Peter dances with the ghost of Patrick Swayze to the song.
- The song was used to kick off the Friday afternoon "5 O'Clock Whistle" program on Z-100 in the mid-1980s.
- The song is playing in an elevator in the show Selfie. Henry, a workaholic, tries to use it as an example for Eliza about how great it is to work through the weekend. However, their coworkers explain that he misunderstands the song's meaning, that it's about working through the week so that one can rest during the weekend. Henry, disappointed, decides to delete the song from his playlist.

Loverboy ❖ Working For The Weekend ( Track 40 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxhj1Is7HpY

Music video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsgBpsNPQ50

Everyone's watching to see what you will do
Everyone's looking at you, oh
Everyone's wondering will you come out tonight
Everyone's trying to get it right, get it right

Everybody's working for the weekend
Everybody wants a new romance
Everybody's going off the deep end
Everybody needs a second chance, oh

You want a piece of my heart?
You better start from the start
You want to be in the show?
C'mon baby, let's go

Everyone's looking to see if it was you
Everyone wants you to come through
Everyone's hoping it'll all work out
Everyone's waiting to hold you out

Everybody's working for the weekend
Everybody wants a new romance, hey yeah
Everybody's going off the deep end
Everybody needs a second chance, oh

You want a piece of my heart?
You better start from the start
You want to be in the show?
C'mon baby, let's go

Hey!

You want a piece of my heart?
You better start from the start
You want to be in the show?
C'mon baby, let's go

You want a piece of my heart?
You better start from the start
You want to be in the show?
C'mon baby, let's go

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  08:30:32  15 October 2021
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Tales of Mystery and Imagination ❖ The Alan Parsons Project
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Tales of Mystery and Imagination (Edgar Allan Poe) is the debut studio album by British rock band The Alan Parsons Project. It was released on 1 May 1976 in the United States by 20th Century Fox Records and on 1 June 1976 in the United Kingdom by Charisma Records. The lyrical and musical themes of the album, which are retellings of horror stories and poetry by Edgar Allan Poe, attracted a cult audience. The title of the album is taken from the title of a collection of Poe's macabre stories of the same name.

Musicians featured on the album include vocalists Arthur Brown of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown on "The Tell Tale Heart", John Miles on "The Cask of Amontillado" and "(The System of) Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether", and Terry Sylvester of The Hollies on "To One in Paradise". The complete line-up of bands Ambrosia and Pilot play on the record, along with keyboardist Francis Monkman of Curved Air and Sky.

Tales of Mystery and Imagination peaked at #38 on Billboard's Pop Albums chart. The song "(The System Of) Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" peaked at No. 37 on the Pop Singles chart, and No. 62 in Canada.

"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 prelude section of "The Fall of the House of Usher", although uncredited, is taken verbatim from the opera fragment "La chute de la maison Usher" by Claude Debussy which was composed between 1908 and 1917. "The Fall of the House of Usher" is an instrumental suite which runs more than 16 minutes and takes up most of Side 2 of the recording.

The album's cover art was made by Hipgnosis. Storm Thorgerson said that Eric Woolfson and Parsons wanted a "classy" design, including a book of lyrics, lengthy credits and a chronology of Poe's life. He described the recurring image of the "taped" man:

Poe was preoccupied with entombment. Many of his characters have been incarcerated in some form or other - in coffins, brick walls or under floorboards. We came up with the 'taped' man - a mummy-like figure who is wrapped, not in bandages, but in 2" recording tape. This motif is partially horror-like, as well as being 'entombed', and the 2" tape appropriately suggests that the album is done by a producer in a studio, as opposed to a band recording material they will play on stage. Although the clients were intrigued by this idea they did not desire a pictorial cover but preferred instead a precise graphic representation. The narrow strip of illustration from George [Hardie] shows a long shadow of the taped man.

The booklet (attached to the inside of the cover) is composed of photos related to the songs, and line drawings which explore the taped man as he thrashes about in his restricted world and strives to unravel himself. The illustrated capital letters continue the idea. The layout and drawings are by Colin Elgie. The sleeve is one of our better attempts at combining photographs and illustration.

Critical reaction to the album was mixed: Rolling Stone's Billy Altman concluded it did not completely accurately reproduce Poe's tension and macabre fear, ending by saying "devotees of Gothic literature will have to wait for someone with more of the macabre in their blood for a truer musical reading of Poe's often terrifying works." Nonetheless, the album has still garnered somewhat of a cult status amongst Alan Parsons Project fans. In July 2010, the album was named as one of Classic Rock magazine's "50 Albums That Built Prog Rock".

Originally simply called The Alan Parsons Project, the album was successful enough to achieve gold status. The identity of The Alan Parsons Project as a group was cemented on the second album, I Robot, in 1977.

The original version of the album was available for several years on vinyl and cassette, but was not immediately available on CD (the CD technology not being commercially available until 1982).

In 1987, Parsons completely remixed the album, including additional guitar passages and narration (by Orson Welles) as well as updating the production style to include heavy reverb and the gated reverb snare drum sound, which was popular in the 1980s. The CD notes that Welles never met Parsons or Eric Woolfson, but sent a tape to them of the performance shortly after the album was manufactured in 1976.

The first passage narrated by Welles on the 1987 remix ( which comes before the first track, "A Dream Within a Dream" ) is sourced from an obscure nonfiction piece by Poe – No XVI of his Marginalia ( from 1845 to 1849 Edgar Allan Poe titled some of his reflections and fragmentary material "Marginalia." ) The second passage Welles reads ( which comes before "The Fall of the House of Usher" ( Prelude ), seems to be a partial paraphrase or composite from nonfiction by Poe, chiefly from a collection of poems titled "Poems of Youth" by Poe ( contained in "Introduction to Poems – 1831" in a section titled "Letter to Mr. B-----------"; the "Shadows of shadows passing" part of the quote comes from the Marginalia.

In 1994, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MFSL) released the original 1976 version on CD (UDCD-606), making the original available digitally for the first time.

In 2007, a Deluxe Edition released by Universal Music included both the 1976 and the 1987 versions remastered by Alan Parsons during 2006 with eight additional bonus tracks.

In 2016, a 40th Anniversary Edition 3CD/1BD was released, featuring both 2007 Deluxe Edition CDs, a third disc with demos, outtakes, and other tracks, and a Blu-ray featuring a 5.1 surround sound version of the album remixed by Alan Parsons in 2016.

The Alan Parsons Project ❖ A Dream Within a Dream ( Track 1 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8BKQ5MTFQY

"For my own part, I have never had a thought which I could not set down in words
With even more distinctness than that with which I conceived it.
There is, however, a class of fancies of exquisite delicacy which are not thoughts,
And to which as yet I have found it absolutely impossible to adapt to language.
These fancies arise in the soul, alas how rarely.
Only at epochs of most intense tranquillity,
When the bodily and mental health are in perfection.
And at those weird points of time,
Where the confines of the waking world blend with the world of dreams.
And so I captured this fancy, where all that we see, or seem,
Is but a dream within a dream."

Edgar Allan Poe

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  09:18:50  16 October 2021
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Tales of Mystery and Imagination ❖ The Alan Parsons Project
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"The Raven" is a 1975 song by the Alan Parsons Project from their album Tales of Mystery and Imagination, and first song of the band. The song is based on the Edgar Allan Poe poem of the same name; the song was written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson, and was originally recorded in April 1975, at Mama Jo's Studio, North Hollywood, Los Angeles and Abbey Road Studios, London.

It was one of the first rock songs to use a vocoder, developed by EMS, to distort vocals. It is also one of the few songs by the band featuring the vocals of Alan Parsons, who sings the first verse through the EMI vocoder. Actor Leonard Whiting performs the lead vocals for the remainder of the song, with Eric Woolfson and a choir as backing vocals.

The single appeared on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart peaking at #80 in October 1976.

The 1987 reissued version of the song contains a guitar solo near the end, before the "Quoth the Raven"/"Nevermore, nevermore, nevermore, never!" refrains and a few licks between the lyrics.

In 2004, the choral band Gregorian made a cover of the song for their album The Dark Side.

American rapper Danny Brown sampled the song for "Clean Up" on his 2013 album Old.

The Alan Parsons Project ❖ The Raven ( Track 2 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3fHbjOsSaE

THE clock struck midnight
And through my sleeping
I heard a tapping at my door
I looked but nothing lay in the darkness
And so I turned inside once more

To my amazement
There stood a raven
Whose shadow hung above my door
Then through the silence
It spoke the one word
That I shall hear for evermore

Nevermore
Thus quoth the raven, nevermore

And still the raven remains in my room
No matter how much I implore
No words can soothe him
No prayer remove him
And I must hear for evermore

Quoth the raven, nevermore
Nevermore
Thus quoth the raven, nevermore

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  06:13:40  17 October 2021
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"The Tell Tale Heart" is a 1975 song by the Alan Parsons Project from their album Tales of Mystery and Imagination, and the second song of the band. The song is based on the Edgar Allan Poe story of the same name; the song was written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson, and was originally recorded in April 1975, at Mama Jo's Studio, North Hollywood, Los Angeles and Abbey Road Studios, London.

Musicians featured on the song include vocalists Arthur Brown of The Crazy World of Arthur Brown.

The Alan Parsons Project ❖ The Tell Tale Heart ( Track 3 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlJt_lHulp4

YOU should have seen him
Lying alone in helpless silence in the night
You should have seen him
You would have seen his eye reflecting in the light

So for the old man
Ashes to ashes, earth to earth and dust to dust
No one will see me
No one with guilt to share, no secret soul to trust

Louder and louder
Till I could tell the sound was not within my ears
You should have seen me
You would have seen my eyes grow white and cold with fear

Heard all the things in Heaven and Earth
I've seen many things in Hell
But his vulture's eye of a cold pale blue
Is the eye of the Devil himself

Take me away now
But let the silence drown the beating of his heart

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  09:36:57  18 October 2021
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From the album booklet:
https://i.imgur.com/9mHFVfe.jpg

The Alan Parsons Project ❖ The Cask Of Amontillado ( Track 4 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT0YZLES8DM

BY the last breath of the four winds that blow
I'll have revenge upon Fortunato
Smile in his face I'll say "come let us go
I've a cask of Amontillado"

Sheltered inside from the cold of the snow
Follow me now to the vault down below
Drinking the wine as we laugh at the time
Which is passing incredibly slow

(What are these chains that are binding my arm?)
Part of you dies each passing day
(Say it's a game and I'll come to no harm)
You'll feel your life slipping away

You who are rich and whose troubles are few
May come around to see my point of view
What price the Crown of a King on his throne
When you're chained in the dark all alone

(Spare me my life only name your reward)
Part of you dies each brick I lay
(Bring back some light in the name of the Lord)
You'll feel your mind slipping away

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  09:41:48  19 October 2021
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"(The System of) Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether" is a 1976 single by The Alan Parsons Project which first appeared on their album Tales of Mystery and Imagination: Edgar Allan Poe. The single reached number 37 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 62 in Canada. Like the other songs on the album, it is based on a story by American author Edgar Allan Poe, in this case "The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether" (1845); the song was written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson, and was originally recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London in September 1975. The 1987 reissue featured a "cathedral organ".

From the album booklet:
https://i.imgur.com/4VRZhS2.jpg

The Alan Parsons Project ❖ ( The System Of ) Doctor Tarr And Professor Fether ( Track 5 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1E9mjvGYq8

JUST what you need to make you feel better
Just what you need to make you feel
Just what you need to make you feel better
Just what you need to make you feel

At the far end of your tether
And your thoughts won't fit together
So you sleep light or whatever
And the night goes on forever
Then your mind change like the weather
You're in need of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether

Even clouds seem bright and breezy
'Cause the livin' is free and easy
See the rat race in a new way
Like you're wakin' up to a new day
It's a wise thing if you're clever
Take a lead from Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether

Find the end of a rainbow
Fly wherever the winds blow
Laugh at life like a sideshow
Just what you need to make you feel better

Satisfaction altogether
Guaranteed by Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether

Find the end of a rainbow
Fly wherever the winds blow
Laugh at life like a sideshow
Just what you need to make you feel better

Don't stop bringin' the girls round
Don't start havin' a showdown
Keep on handin' the jug round
All that you need is wine and good company

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  07:09:41  20 October 2021
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Tales of Mystery and Imagination ❖ The Alan Parsons Project
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In 1987, Parsons completely remixed the album, including additional guitar passages and narration (by Orson Welles) as well as updating the production style to include heavy reverb and the gated reverb snare drum sound, which was popular in the 1980s. The CD notes that Welles never met Parsons or Eric Woolfson, but sent a tape to them of the performance shortly after the album was manufactured in 1976.

The first passage narrated by Welles on the 1987 remix ( which comes before the first track, "A Dream Within a Dream" ) is sourced from an obscure nonfiction piece by Poe – No XVI of his Marginalia ( from 1845 to 1849 Edgar Allan Poe titled some of his reflections and fragmentary material "Marginalia." ) The second passage Welles reads (which comes before "The Fall of the House of Usher" (Prelude), seems to be a partial paraphrase or composite from nonfiction by Poe, chiefly from a collection of poems titled "Poems of Youth" by Poe (contained in "Introduction to Poems – 1831" in a section titled "Letter to Mr. B-----------"; the "Shadows of shadows passing" part of the quote comes from the Marginalia.

From the album booklet:
https://i.imgur.com/lu0LdL3.jpg

The Alan Parsons Project ❖ The Fall of the House of Usher: Prelude ( Track 6 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYoABkaHAzE

"The Fall Of The House Of Usher - I Prelude"
( instrumental )

(I) Prelude

"Shadows of shadows passing. It is now 1831, and as always I am
absorbed with a delicate thought. It is how poetry has indefinite
sensations, to which end music is inessential. Since the comprehension
of sweet sound is our most indefinite conception, music, when combined
with a pleasurable idea, is poetry. Music without the idea is simply music.
Without music or an intriguing idea, colour becomes pallor, man becomes
carcase, home becomes catacomb, and the dead are but for a moment
motionless."

(II) Arrival

(III) Intermezzo

(IV) Pavane

(V) Fall

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  10:33:06  21 October 2021
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Tales of Mystery and Imagination ❖ The Alan Parsons Project
https://i.imgur.com/S77zkkP.jpg


From the album booklet:
https://i.imgur.com/lu0LdL3.jpg

The Alan Parsons Project ❖ The Fall of the House of Usher: Arrival ( Track 7 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkhwOujwkRI

"The Fall Of The House Of Usher" ( instrumental )

(I) Prelude

(II) Arrival

(III) Intermezzo

(IV) Pavane

(V) Fall

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Tales of Mystery and Imagination ❖ The Alan Parsons Project
https://i.imgur.com/S77zkkP.jpg


From the album booklet:
https://i.imgur.com/lu0LdL3.jpg

The Alan Parsons Project ❖ The Fall of the House of Usher: Intermezzo ( Track 8 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npXR4Zy8_P8

The Alan Parsons Project ❖ The Fall of the House of Usher: Pavane ( Track 9 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bxrmr91Bygs

The Alan Parsons Project ❖ The Fall of the House of Usher: Fall ( Track 10 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIysMN95vyU

"The Fall Of The House Of Usher" ( instrumental )

(I) Prelude

(II) Arrival

(III) Intermezzo

(IV) Pavane

(V) Fall

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