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