The Dream Academy The Dream Academy

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CD Details

  • Released: September 3, 2007
  • Label: Wounded Bird Records

Tracks:

  • 1.Life in a Northern Town
  • 2.The Edge of Forever
  • 3.(Johnny) New Light
  • 4.In Places on the Run
  • 5.This World
  • 6.Bound to Be
  • 7.Moving On
  • 8.The Love Parade
  • 9.The Party
  • 10.One Dream

Product Description:

Dream Academy was the self-titled debut release for the art-school trio led by lead singer/guitarist Nick Laird-Clowes. Produced by David Gilmour and Laird-Clowes, the group was rounded out by vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Kate St. John and keyboard player Gilbert Gabriel, and they struck the first time out with the album's standout track "Life in a Northern Town," which became a Top Ten smash in the spring of 1986. Dream Academy used lush string arrangements and choir-like background vocals to create a sumptuous backdrop for their paisley-tinged pop. It works to best effect on "Life in a Northern Town," a slice of watercolored nostalgia with its memorable chant-like hook. Other highlights include the sax-driven "The Edge of Forever," the gentle dream recollection of "In Places on the Run," and "This World," with its somber, stark portrayal of the downtrodden. Laird-Clowes' vocals are thin, a shortcoming masked by the soft-focus of the material, and the album falters a bit during the second half; however, the best material on this record leaves you longing for more. ~ Tom Demalon

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 664140526525
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item


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