Edgar Allan Poe, Adaptation, Alan Parsons, Progressive Rock, Music, The Raven, A Dream Within a Dream
Edgar Allan Poe was one of the greatest poets of the nineteenth century, and several critics and experts agree that he was well ahead of his time. As a result, he has had heavy influence on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. One group that he impacted greatly was the progressive rock band the Alan Parsons Project. This group recorded an album titled Tales of Mystery and Imagination—an homage to Poe and his works.
This paper investigates two of Poe's poems: "A Dream within a Dream" and "The Raven," and how the song adaptations by the Alan Parsons Project can help the serious reader understand Poe's intended effect much better.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Gardner, Kimball R., "Edgar Allan Poe and Alan Parsons: All that We See or Seem is Nevermore" (2016). Student Publications. 161.
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