In 1976 when Tales of Mystery and Imagination   was released by the unknown Alan Parsons Project, even working behind the scenes as a recording engineer with such world-changers as the Beatles and progressive rock titans Pink Floyd could actually land you a recording contract yourself. “Basically he signed a blank tape,” Alan Parsons chuckles in this classic rock interview recalling  20th Century Records President Russ Regan green lighting a concept album, based on the books of Edgar Alan Poe, composed by the young Abbey Road studio hound and songwriter Eric Woolfson as The Alan Parsons Project.