Dreaming With Alice(Bonus Tracks) CD (2006)

Artist: Mark Fry

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Product Overview


Label Forced Exposure
SKU 203450999
UPC 051125502813
UPC 14 05051125502813
Format CD
Release Date 11/12/2006
Author Mark Fry
Associated Artist/Work A. Lords (The)
Associated Artist/Work Fry, Mark (trombone)
Technical Info
CatalogID SBRCD 5028
Lable Name Sunbeam Records
Released 12/05/2006
Original Release 1972
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 45m : 58s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 50511255028138
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Authors: Richard Morton Jack; Mark Fry.
Recording information: Hollywood, CA (1972-1975); London, England (1972-1975); Rome, Italy (1972-1975).
Photographer: Colin Vallance.
Mark Fry's obscure 1972 album was pleasing but derivative British acid folk, very much influenced by Donovan in its mood and vocals, though more unceasingly oriented toward acid-folk-rock than any of Donovan's efforts. In fact, it was a little behind the curve in 1972, sounding rather more like something that would have been recorded and issued a couple of years earlier. The gentle, haunting songs are breathily vocalized acoustic guitar tunes at their core, but lightly spiced with psychedelic echo, backwards tapes, flutes (one song is even called "Lute and Flute"), sitar, and extended raga-influenced passages. In fact, the final track is nothing but a backwards tape -- all two and a half minutes of it. Fry's singing is far more reticent than Donovan's, though not unattractive; at times it's a bit like hearing a further-out Al Stewart. As suitable as this music might be for dozing off to in a forest and the like, the songs -- broken up by several half-minute or so interludes, all consisting of verses from "Dreaming with Alice" itself -- aren't too substantial, functioning more as mood pieces than works that make a solid impact. ~ Richie Unterberger
Professional Reviews
The Wire (p.41) - "[T]he lithe, spindrift guitar work of DREAMING WITH ALICE achieves a sense of quintessence."
Disc 1
1 Dreaming with Alice (Verse 1)
2 Witch, The
3 Dreaming with Alice (Verse 2)
4 Song For Wilde
5 Dreaming with Alice (Verse 3)
6 Roses For Columbus
7 Norman Soldier, A
8 Dreaming with Alice (Verse 4)
9 Dreaming with Alice (Verse 5)
10 Lute And Flute
11 Dreaming with Alice (Verse 6)
12 Down Narrow Streets
13 Dreaming with Alice (Verse 7)
14 Mandolin Man
15 Dreaming with Alice (Verse 8
16 Rehtorb Ym No Hcram
17 You Make It Easy
18 Doesn't Matter To Me If It Rains
Product Attributes
Artist Fry,Mark
Label Sunbeam Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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