(I prefer to just listen, but the images might increase the dreariness/enjoyment/immersion for others.)
I very much like Lou Reed’s version, “sung” by Willem Dafoe. (Note that this is Lou Reed’s text and text isn’t exactly like the original.)
Wow, thanks! I didn’t know this version.
Lou Reed ànd Willem Dafoe. Just, wow.
And then of course there is this reading by Sir Christopher Lee, with amazing etchings to accompany his voice. Be sure to turn it up to fullscreen and volume11.
I love that whole album.
It is the one that hooked me to audio dramas.
You can’t beat The Alan Parsons Project version off their first album ‘Tales of Mystery and Imagination’. Originally released in 1976 and remixed in 1987.