Ted Kirkpatrick | Edgar Allan Poe: Spoken Tales of a Tortured Genius

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Edgar Allan Poe: Spoken Tales of a Tortured Genius

by Ted Kirkpatrick

Seven great vocalists read the works of one great writer. Background ambient music by Ted Kirkpatrick.
Genre: Spoken Word: With Music
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1. The Tell-Tale Heart (feat. Les Carlsen)
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2. The Haunted Palace (feat. Frank Marino)
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2:52 $0.99
3. The Cask of Amontillado (feat. Luke Easter)
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4. The Raven (feat. Eric Wagner)
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5. The Masque of the Red Death (feat. Jamie Rowe)
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6. The Oval Portrait (feat. Rob Beckley)
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7. The Raven (feat. Warrel Dane)
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Edgar Allan Poe: Spoken Tales of a Tortured Genius

I have been a great admirer of Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) for many years and immensely enjoy his brilliant works. I find myself reading and listening to them over and over – just like great music. With this release, I hope you will too. This project is a journey into some of his greatest works, spoken by some of the coolest vocalists out there, who did a fantastic job bringing these classic tales to life. Though these works fall generally into the “horror” category, they are filled with Poe’s incredible use of the English language, vivid descriptions, seldom-used words, and bizarre phrasing – all the stuff that puts him into the elite group of the great writers in history. They also, maybe inadvertently, contain a lesson or two – that our selfish and evil actions are not done without consequence. So sit back, close your eyes, and delve into Edgar Allan Poe: Spoken Tales of a Tortured Genius… Ted Kirkpatrick


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Nickolaus A. Pacione (The Ethereal Gazette)

Really Damn Cool CD
The vocalists who contributed to this may actually surprise the shit out of you here (Ted if you don't mind the expression here. Well in 2007 I did an anthology called Tabloid Purposes IV -- my story in there actually references The Oval Portrait an a movie that came out when Ted was three years old called Black Sabbath.) I had came across the CD in 2012 but my computer went to pot and the guys of Earthen Grave told me that Eric Wagner is on this one -- so I am promoting the CD by including his reading as part of the playlist -- and around the time of the first run of the namesake I published a story by Poe titled The Premature Burial. Les doing The Telltale Heart is something else man -- made me smile because I hardly heard this story recorded and seen a silent film of this while in College of DuPage at the age of 20 years old. I have to say Ted did something here that would make his friends more accessible to an audience that normally wouldn't receive them too well -- as some of the readers of my projects are a tough crowd, well Ted did something that would make people curious and looking for something cool to play for their metalhead friends who normally wouldn't read a lot of books. Ted introduced something more akin with Metallica and Iron Maiden -- to heavy metal, he brought his love for Literature in there and I can actually talk literature as well as of my faith, I use my love for Gothic Literature as a way to open the dialog or leave people asking that one question that would allow me to point them to someone who can take them further than I can personally. Kudos Ted -- this CD is well worth the download wish I had a good CD player to take this thing with me.