Paisley Dreams

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Paisley Dreams pairs the two albums (It's Now Winters Day and Phantasy, both released in 1967) Tommy Roe made with producer Curt Boettcher's guidance. The pair had already collaborated on the bubblegummy hit singles "Sweet Pea" and "Hooray for Hazel" but when they went in to make It's Now Winters Day, they aimed to make something more atmospheric and more in line with the psychedelic times. The songs are still pure sugary pop but come loaded with swirling background vocals, electronic tricks, and other sonic wallpaper. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, but it works incredibly well and some of the songs here ("Aggravation," "Long Live Love," and "Misty Eyes") stand with the ...
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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
Paisley Dreams pairs the two albums (It's Now Winters Day and Phantasy, both released in 1967) Tommy Roe made with producer Curt Boettcher's guidance. The pair had already collaborated on the bubblegummy hit singles "Sweet Pea" and "Hooray for Hazel" but when they went in to make It's Now Winters Day, they aimed to make something more atmospheric and more in line with the psychedelic times. The songs are still pure sugary pop but come loaded with swirling background vocals, electronic tricks, and other sonic wallpaper. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, but it works incredibly well and some of the songs here ("Aggravation," "Long Live Love," and "Misty Eyes") stand with the best sunshine pop of the era. The album's title track is a work of genius, sounding like a melancholy transmission form the saddest planet in the galaxy with Roe's lachrymose vocals wrapped in a "Spector trapped under the ice" production that cements Boettcher's status as a studio wizard. The album understandably flopped and the next effort was a simpler, less produced record that paled in comparison. The songs Roe turned in for Phantasy were a shade on the weak side, the arrangements were less interesting, and the whole thing smacks of a rush job. A pleasant rush job, but still rather forgettable. Putting the two records together does no favors for Phantasy, but it is interesting to hear them back to back and the fact that this is the first official release of It's Now Winters Day makes this package rather essential to fans of slightly left of center sunshine pop
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/3/2009
  • Label: Rev-Ola
  • EAN: 5013929456921
  • Catalog Number: 269
  • Sales rank: 91,170

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Leave Her (2:36)
  2. 2 Moon Talk (3:12)
  3. 3 Aggravation (2:02)
  4. 4 Golden Girl (2:36)
  5. 5 Misty Eyes (2:43)
  6. 6 Have Pity on Me (3:29)
  7. 7 Sing Along with Me (2:48)
  8. 8 Long Live Love (2:20)
  9. 9 Night Time (2:56)
  10. 10 Cry on Crying Eyes (3:15)
  11. 11 Sweet Sounds (2:32)
  12. 12 It's Now Winter's Day (3:23)
  13. 13 Paisley Dreams (3:12)
  14. 14 Plastic World (2:26)
  15. 15 Melancholy Mood (2:56)
  16. 16 Visions (2:17)
  17. 17 Mystic Magic (2:13)
  18. 18 Little Miss Sunshine (2:02)
  19. 19 These Are the Children (2:19)
  20. 20 Goodbye Yesterday (2:08)
  21. 21 The Executive (2:47)
  22. 22 The You I Need (2:02)
  23. 23 It's Gonna Hurt Me (2:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tommy Roe Primary Artist, Guitar, Musician
Norman Blake Synthesizer
Curt Boettcher Percussion, Vocals
Mike Deasy Sr. Guitar, Musician
Ben Benay Guitar, Musician
Lee Mallory Vocals, Musician
Butch Parker Piano, Musician
Sandy Salisbury Vocals
Jerry Scheff Bass, Musician
Jimmy Troxell Drums, Musician
Joe Foster Synthesizer
Mike Henderson Organ, Musician
Michele O'Malley Vocals
Jim Bell Oboe, Vocals
Sharon Olsen Vocals
M. Clingen Vocals
P. Clingen Vocals
Technical Credits
Tommy Roe Composer
Curt Boettcher Vocal Arrangements
Tom May Engineer
Buddy Buie Composer
Steve Clark Producer
Gary S. "Flip" Paxton Engineer
Ray Whitley Composer
Joe Foster Producer
Duglas T. Stewart Liner Notes
Mike Henderson Arranger
Jim Bell Vocal Arrangements
Andy Morten Producer
Marc Argenter Artwork
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