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Tales From Beyond
Various Artists
Tales From Beyond
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Tales From Beyond
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: K-Tel
Release Date: 9/8/1998
Genres: Special Interest, Pop
Style: Holiday & Wedding
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 022775387520, 022775387544

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Andrew Gilmore | Philadelphia | 11/26/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I don't know if one person is allowed to submit more than one review of the same CD, but seeing as it's been five months since my previous commentary and no one else has written anything, I have more to add:The reading of "The Tell-Tale Heart" in particular is a masterpiece. Most readings of that particular story I have heard are either underdone or overdone, but this one is medium RARE. Perfectly done! Every little vocal inflection by the reader was inexpressably PERFECT!! Every little tiny morsel from his voicebox is a treat to the ears. Poe's masterpiece combined with the reader's equally powerful reading make that particular story the definitive reading of it in the 150-odd years since it was written. Absolutely amazing!"
Andrew Gilmore | Philadelphia | 06/02/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"When I bought "Tales From Beyond" this past Halloween, I was amazed. The CD was my first exposure to the macabre world of Edgar Allan Poe. I listened to the first three tracks of the CD, engrossed in the perfectly-done adaptations of "Premature Burial", "The Pit and the Pendelum" and "The Telltale Heart". I thought the actors chosen to recite those famous short stories were excellent, and their voices perfectly suited the narration. I am dissapointed, though, that only the first three tracks were Poe and that they wasted the rest of the space with typical Halloween-tape sound effects and so on. More Poe would have been a delight, but on the whole, it was a good effort on the producers' part."