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''The Raven'' is a concept album by Lou Reed released in 2003. Its goal is to recount the short stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe through word and song. Both "The Bed" and "Perfect Day" are new and very different versions of well-known Reed songs from previous albums, and the song "Fire Music" is noise music. In addition to Reed it features a number of guest vocalists including Laurie Anderson, David Bowie, Antony Hegarty, Steve Buscemi and Willem Dafoe. The producer, Hal Willner, had previously overseen the Poe tribute album ''Closed on Account of Rabies''.

The recording was simultaneously released as a two-disc set of recordings and in an edited single-disc version.

Album art and photography from New York painter Julian Schnabel.

The Raven
Label: Reprise
Release Date: 2008-12-23
Duration: 75:11

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1Overture 01:05
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2Edgar Allan Poe 03:20
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3Call On Me 02:07
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4The Valley Of Unrest 02:26
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5A Thousand Departed Friends 04:58
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6Change 02:18
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7The Bed 03:32
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8Perfect Day 03:27
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9The Raven 06:30
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10Balloon 01:01
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11Broadway Song 03:12
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12Blind Rage 03:25
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13Burning Embers 03:22
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14Vanishing Act 05:23
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15Guilty 04:54
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16I Wanna Know (The Pit And The Pendulum) 06:58
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17Science Of The Mind 01:36
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18Hop Frog 01:46
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19Tripitena's Speech 02:19
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20Who Am I? (Tripitena's Song) 04:31
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21Guardian Angel 06:51
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