Dreams Fly Away

Dreams Fly Away

by Linda Thompson
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Dreams Fly Away

Dreams Fly Away, a retrospective of the career of Linda Thompson, is a terrific introduction to one of the great female voices in popular music. With a healthy dose of rare and unreleased tracks, along with previously available material from her career with Richard Thompson and solo, this is a must for fans and novices alike. The unreleased gems include a haunting, live "The Great Valerio," what may be the definitive version of Sandy Denny's "I'm a Dreamer" from the Gerry Rafferty-produced Shoot Out the Lights sessions, and "Pavanne," recorded live in Hamburg, Germany.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/02/1996
Label: Hannibal
UPC: 0031257137928
catalogNumber: 571379

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Linda Thompson   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Nic Jones   Fiddle
John Kirkpatrick   Accordion,Concertina,Button Accordion
Bruce Hornsby   Piano
David Lindley   Slide Guitar
Gerry Rafferty   Background Vocals
Richard Thompson   Dulcimer,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Vocals,12-string Guitar,Guitar (12 String Acoustic)
Jennifer Warnes   Background Vocals
Henry Lowther   Trumpet,Cello
Jerry Donahue   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Marc Ellington   Background Vocals
Simon Nicol   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Multi Instruments
Dave Pegg   Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar
Aly Bain   Fiddle
Chris Baylis   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Betsy Cook   Synthesizer,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Moog Synthesizer,keyboard bass,Wurlitzer,Polymoog
Timi Donald   Drums
Pat Donaldson   Bass
Steve Duncan   Drums
Liam Genockey   Drums
David Grisman   Mandolin
Steven King   Keyboards
Julian Littman   Background Vocals
Clare Lowther   Cello
Jay Dee Maness   Steel Guitar
JayDee Mannes   Steel Guitar
Dave Mattacks   Piano,Drums
Anna McGarrigle   Background Vocals
Herb Pedersen   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals
Linda Peters   Vocals
Graeme Taylor   Acoustic Guitar
Trey Thompson   Bass
Glenn Tilbrook   Background Vocals
Gary Twigg   Bass
Pete Wingfield   Keyboards
Pete Zorn   Bass
David Morgan   Background Vocals
Michael Spencer-Arscott   Drums
Kate McGarrigle   Background Vocals
David Morgan   Background Vocals
Sheila Parker   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Horslips   Composer
John Kirkpatrick   Contributor
Gerry Rafferty   Producer
Richard Thompson   Producer
David Roach   Producer
John Wood   Producer,Engineer
Simon Nicol   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Joe Boyd   Executive Producer
Jerry Boys   Engineer,Remixing
Betsy Cook   Director,Musical Director
Edward Haber   Producer
Barry Hammond   Engineer
Chris Hollebone   Engineer
Leo Lyons   Producer
Scott MacPherson   Engineer
Hugh Murphy   Producer
Herb Pedersen   Producer
John Tams   Producer
Graeme Taylor   Arranger
Linda Thompson   Arranger
Gered Mankowitz   Cover Photo
Wolfgang Haesen   Engineer
Mike Steyn   Producer,Engineer
Richard Gene Williams   Liner Notes
Chris Holebone   Engineer
Georg Bertl   Composer

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Dreams Fly Away 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
glauver More than 1 year ago
I know that seems like hyperbole but Linda Thompson is that good. Only Sandy Denny is her equal in the British folk rock genre. This is timeless music that will sound great 50 or 100 years from now. (It sounds great 30 years after it was recorded.) Personal problems detailed in the notes sidelined her for almost 20 years but she made a couple of CDs for Rounder in the 2000s. Pick up some of the Richard and Linda albums for a full picture of what she accomplished in the 70s and 80s.