Glass Prism - Poe through the Glass Prism (USA- 1969-psychedelic)
In 1969, a psychedelic rock group from around Scranton, PA released an album featuring lyrics by Edgar Allan Poe .
Poe Through the Glass Prism featured 11 songs with lyrics taken from Poe poems (some abridged). "The Raven" / "Eldorado" was released as a single.
The band was formed as the El Caminos in 1960, and signed to RCA on a two-album contract in 1968, changing their name to The Glass Prism.
"Finally, in 1968 we began work on The Edgar Allan Poe project. Word spread to producer Gene Weiss and Mort Lewis. Mort managed Simon and Garfunkle, B,S&t, Dave Bruback, and now us. The name change to The Glass Prism suited the concept and the album "Poe Through The Glass Prism" was born. RCA signed us immediately. Les Paul was hired as our engineer and the album was recorded in three days and released weeks later in 1969." - Tom Varano, founder