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Dream Factor

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Barnes & Noble - David Cohen
Bass player extraordinaire Jack Casady has added his uniquely fat tone and endlessly inventive technique to dozens of remarkable and influential recordings over the last 40 years, first with San Francisco's psychedelic bellwether, Jefferson Airplane, and later as a member of blues band Hot Tuna, in both their acoustic and electric incarnations. Dream Factor is the first release under his own name. Not a solo album in the traditional sense -- the famously reticent Casady is neither singer nor lyricist and only reluctantly steps into the spotlight -- Dream Factor employs a battery of musicians, songwriters, and vocalists to flesh out and add texture to this collection of ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - David Cohen
Bass player extraordinaire Jack Casady has added his uniquely fat tone and endlessly inventive technique to dozens of remarkable and influential recordings over the last 40 years, first with San Francisco's psychedelic bellwether, Jefferson Airplane, and later as a member of blues band Hot Tuna, in both their acoustic and electric incarnations. Dream Factor is the first release under his own name. Not a solo album in the traditional sense -- the famously reticent Casady is neither singer nor lyricist and only reluctantly steps into the spotlight -- Dream Factor employs a battery of musicians, songwriters, and vocalists to flesh out and add texture to this collection of original country, rock, and blues tunes. Casady pulls out all the stops on "Outside," a rollicking stew of stuttering time changes, false endings, and groaning feedback, set against Warren Haynes's feathery lead guitar. Other highlights include the down-and-dirty, swamp-funk blues "Daddy's Lil' Girl," featuring Ivan Neville on vocals, the hard rocking "Paradise," with vocal and slippery slide guitar by Little Feat's Paul Barrere, and "Sweden," an unsettling tale of Scandinavian ennui that includes Fee Waybill of the Tubes on vocals and a slashing guitar duel between Haynes and Casady's longtime Airplane/Tuna compadre, Jorma Kaukonen. While one might have wished for a more free-form or experimental context to showcase Casady's enormous instrumental talents, this long-awaited solo foray contains an hour's worth of the dazzling musicianship that has made this beloved Rock and Roll Hall of Famer an icon to critics as well as to his multi-generational fans.
All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
Jack Casady first came to fame as an original member of the Jefferson Airplane and later, Hot Tuna. The first solo album at age 59 from this well-traveled and prolific bassist, Dream Factor, is a mixed affair. Unlike most rock bass-playing frontmen, Casady does not sing, so his contributions to his debut are relegated to the occasional bass solo, and as co-writer of nearly all the tracks. His bass playing is more innovative and inspirational than his songwriting, which results in a passable Southern rock, folk, and blues album. Casady calls in friends from Gov't Mule drummer Matt Abts and guitarist Warren Haynes, along with Little Feat guitarist Paul Barrére, Ivan Neville, and the Tubes' Fee Waybill, among others, to help with vocals, and all do an admirable job, but ultimately, the album rests on the strength of its songs, most of which are pleasant, vaguely West Coast folk-pop ballads. When Casady steps out on the burning instrumental jazz-rock fusion "Outside" which also features Haynes, and again in the middle section of the folksy "Weight of Sin," you get a true sense of his unique bass-playing talents.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/17/2003
  • Label: Eagle Records
  • UPC: 826992000824
  • Catalog Number: 20008
  • Sales rank: 159,589

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Paradise (3:42)
  2. 2 Water from a Stone (3:47)
  3. 3 Trust Somebody (5:00)
  4. 4 Listen to the Wind (5:09)
  5. 5 Outside (6:23)
  6. 6 By Your Side (6:02)
  7. 7 Daddy's Lil' Girl (4:52)
  8. 8 Weight of Sin (4:59)
  9. 9 Who Are You (3:39)
  10. 10 Dead Letter Box (5:16)
  11. 11 Sweden (5:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jack Casady Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Guitar, Balalaika
Jorma Kaukonen Acoustic Guitar
Ivan Neville Hammond Organ, Vocals, Background Vocals
Paul Barrére Vocals, Slide Guitar
Fee Waybill Vocals
Warren Haynes Guitar
Matt Abts Percussion, Drums
Steve Gorman Drums
Greg Hampton Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Steffen Presley Piano, Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Steve Fister Rhythm Guitar
Doyle Bramhall II Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Jim Brunberg Mandolin, Vocals, Background Vocals
Jeff Pehrson Vocals, Background Vocals
Stacy Parrish Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Diana Quine Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Michael Barbiero Engineer
Jack Casady Executive Producer
Greg Hampton Producer
Louie Teran Mastering
Jeff Tamarkin Liner Notes
Vinny Cimino Art Direction
Steve Werbeloh Engineer
Stacy Parrish Engineer, Digital Editing
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