Dreamland [Bonus CD] [Bonus Tracks]

Dreamland [Bonus CD] [Bonus Tracks]

by Aztec CameraAztec Camera

CD(Bonus Tracks / Bonus CD)

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Overview

Whoever got the idea of putting erstwhile lo-tech pop hero Roddy Frame in the studio with the legendarily hi-tech keyboardist/composer/producer Ryuichi Sakamoto ought to at least get credit for thinking outside the box. And if the experiment wasn't an unqualified success, well, that's what usually happens when you think outside the box. Dreamland is far from a failure; by this point in his career, Frame's pop craft is too instinctive to permit that. But Sakamoto does occasionally threaten to overwhelm the songs with his patented super-smooth production and studio fripperies (those strings! those backing vocals!), and in a few cases the songs themselves aren't structurally capable of supporting all that added weight. Several tracks, in particular the rather silly "Spanish Horses," will leave you thinking "Gosh, that was pretty. How did it go again?" And "Safe in Sorrow," a gorgeous pop/soul ballad, feels like it wants to go twice as fast as it does, but can't. All that said, there are some great moments here, including the aching "Let Your Love Decide" and the slightly creepy "Valium Summer"; fans of the Camera should like this album just fine.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2012
Label: Edsel Records
UPC: 0740155701734
catalogNumber: 5570173
Rank: 56980

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Birds
  2. Safe in Sorrow
  3. Black Lucia
  4. Let Your Love Decide
  5. Spanish Horses
  6. Dream Sweet Dreams
  7. Pianos and Clocks
  8. Sister Ann
  9. Vertigo
  10. Valium Summer
  11. The Belle of the Ball
  12. (If Paradise Is) Half as Nice

Disc 2

  1. Birth of the True
  2. Song for a Friend
  3. Killermont Street
  4. Spanish Horses
  5. Stray
  6. The Bugle Sounds Again
  7. Dolphins
  8. How Men Are
  9. Sister Ann
  10. Good Morning Britain
  11. Mattress of Wire
  12. Let Your Child Decide
  13. Orchid Girl
  14. Just Like the USA

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Aztec Camera   Primary Artist
Naná Vasconcelos   Musician,Guest Appearance
Victor Bailey   Musician
Barry Finclair   Musician
Roddy Frame   Musician
Romero Lubambo   Musician
Ryuichi Sakamoto   Musician,Guest Appearance
Gary Sanctuary   Piano,Saxophone,Musician
Steve Sidelnyk   Musician
Gary Tibbs   Musician
Paul Powell   Musician
Vivian Saunders   Musician
Steven Bernstein   Musician
Silvia Mason-James   Musician
Rosie Ania   Musician

Technical Credits

Fred Neil   Composer
Lucio Battisti   Composer
Patrick Dillett   Engineer
Jack Fishman   Composer
Roddy Frame   Composer,Producer
Lolly Grodner   Engineer
Tim Hunt   Engineer
Ryuichi Sakamoto   Producer
Paul Gomersall   Engineer
Terry Staunton   Liner Notes
Giulio Rapetti   Composer

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