Monday, 5 December 2016

O{+> - Dream Factory (Unreleased 1986 Album)

'Dream Factory'
(2003 Sabotage Records : SAB 193)
(Remastered Unreleased 1986 Album)

Full Artwork & Booklet Included
Excellent Studio Recordings
Encoded: 320 Kbps MP3

Track List: (Full Artwork & Booklet Included)
01 Visions
02 Nevaeh Ni Ecalp ['A Place In Heaven' backwards]
03 Dream Factory
04 Train
05 The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker
06 It
07 Strange Relationship
08 Slow Love
09 Starfish & Coffee
10 Interlude
11 I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man
12 Sign O' The Times
13 Crystal Ball
14 A Place In Heaven
15 Last Heart
16 Witness 4 The Prosecution
17 Movie Star
18 The Cross
19 All My Dreams

An absolutely fantastic release. This configuration was sequenced sometime between June and July 1986 - although it is not the final configuration. I can only imagine what would have happened had this actually been released, as it is O{+> and the Revolution at their most creative and at their imaginative peak. Firstly, you have to remember that Sign O' The Times (the album) hadn't been released or thought about yet, so the forget how the tracks sound on the Sign O' The Times album. Visions is a beautiful solo piano piece by Lisa, Nevaeh Ni Ecalp A (A Place In Heaven backwards) is simply an intro to Dream Factory. Train is an absolutely amazing song and it's a crime it hasn't been released. Interlude is Wendy's guitar solo piece. Strange Relationship is the 'Revolution' version. I Could Never Take The Place is slightly extended during the guitar portion of the song. A Place In Heaven is Lisa's vocal. And finally 'All My Dreams'  - surely if there's one song that sums up O{+>, Wendy & Lisa's work together at it's most inspirational, imaginative and most clever - it's that. The material was obviously too good to shelve after the Revolution disbanded, so it's understandable O{+> chose to use some tracks on Sign O' The Times. An absolute must have album for any O{+> fan. The packaging for this disc is brilliant. The booklet includes a nice 'story of the Dream Factory', taken from The Vault. Sheer class. -Original

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