The Confessions of Dr. Dream and Other Stories is the fifth studio album by Kevin Ayers. Ayers moved to Island Records for this release which employed a vast array of session musicians. The album also marked the arrival of Patto guitarist Ollie Halsall, who would become a constant musical partner for Ayers. Other notable musicians are ex-King Crimson drummer Michael Giles, and Steve Nye and Simon Jeffes of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
Other – Kevin Ayers. The Confessions Of Dr. Dream. 7. Part One: Irreversible Neural Damage. Design – Group Five (2). Drums – Mike Giles. Electric Guitar – Sam Mitchell.
Part Four: Dr. Dream Theme. Electric Piano – Steve NyeOrgan – Mike Ratledge. B5. Two Goes Into Four. Guitar, Vocals, Written-By – Kevin Ayers. Illustration – George Smith (7), James Wedge. Mastered By – Porky (5). Organ – Rupert Hine (tracks: A5, B1, B3, B4). Producer – Rupert Hine. Recorded and remixed at Air Studios, London.
The confessions of dr ayers! KEVIN AYERS last album BANANAMOUR once again failed to chart like his first 3 solo albums. Thinking that a change of music company might change his fortunes, KEVIN moved to ISLAND records, a company usually wellknown for spending money to develop and promote their own artists. Being already almost 29 years old at this time, KEVIN AYERS knew it was now or never to make it big! (or at least bigger). The meat of the album is on the second side-the suite ''the confessions of dr dream'', a 18 mn extravaganza sliced in 4 parts. Actually, i would say they are 4 distinct songs which have been bridged together to make it look like a ''suite''. Don't forgetwe are in 1974, year of TFTO and other HAMBURGER CONCERTO. Even AYERS admits he never came with idea of creating a ''suite''. The brains at Islands records got the idea an. .
But DR DREAM turned out to be a different kettle of fish. The A-Side contains as perfect a sequence of songs as you can imagine. Day by Day', the funky opener (with superb backing vocals by Doris Troy and other soul singers), is followed by a brief (but philosophical!) acoustic mini-song, which leads straight into the album's rocking tour de force, "Didn't feel lonely till I thought of you", one of Kevin's all-time classics, with fiery lead guitar by. Ollie Halsall . But once again, Kevin refuses to leave the listener with a curse, and he concludes his album with "Two goes into four", one of his loveliest acoustic ballads. Anyone interested in the so-called Canterbury Scene, or in British psychedelic rock, will find this album invaluable.
Kevin Ayers, ex-bass player with the early psychedelic version of the Soft Machine and purveyor of whimsical, English, experimental, singer songwriter fare, is undoubtedly one of this nation's lost treasures. The album's cast of talent draws together a swathe of his past collaborators, many who'd gone on to be pretty famous themselves: Mike Oldfield and Lol Coxhill (who were both in his band The Whole World); Mike Ratledge (of the Softs); Michael Giles (ex King Crimson); Nico and his multi-talented right hand man/guitarist. who'd appeared on his last Harvest album, Bananamour - Ollie Halsall. 7 The Confessions of Doctor Dream: A. Irreversible Neural Damage. 8 The Confessions of Doctor Dream: B. Invitation.
Album · 1974 · 18 Songs. The Confessions of Doctor Dream: Irreversible Neural Damage. 8. The Confessions of Doctor Dream: Invitation. 9. The Confessions of Doctor Dream: The One Chance Dance. 10. The Confessions of Doctor Dream: Doctor Dream Theme.
Kevin Ayers Lyrics provided by SongLyrics. The Confessions Of Doctor Dream: Irreversible Neural Damage - 2008 Remastered Version.
The Confessions Of Dr. Dream And Other Stories. Overview (current section). The Confessions of Doctor Dream: D. Doctor Dream Theme.
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|1||Day By Day||3:53|
|2||See You Later
Backing Vocals – Sean MilliganPercussion – Ray Cooper
|3||Didn't Feel Lonely Till I Thought Of You
Percussion – Rupert HineSoloist [Electric Guitar] – Ollie Halsall
|4||Everybody's Sometime And Some People's All The Time Blues
Electric Guitar – Cal BatchelorPiano – Henry CrallanSoloist [Electric Guitar] – Mike Oldfield
|5||It Begins With A Blessing / Once I Awakened / But It Ends With A Curse
Backing Vocals – The Hulloo ChoirOrgan – Steve NyePiano – Mike MoranSaxophone – Lol Coxhill
Other [Foot] – Kevin Ayers
|The Confessions Of Dr. Dream|
|7||Part One: Irreversible Neural Damage
Vocals – Nico
|8||Part Two: Invitation
Bass – John GustafsonElectric Piano – Steve Nye
|9||Part Three: The One Chance Dance
Bass – Trevor Jones Electric Piano – Steve NyePercussion – Ray Cooper
|10||Part Four: Dr. Dream Theme
Organ – Mike Ratledge
|11||Two Goes Into Four||1:52|
|12||Another Whimsical Song||0:25|
|14||Stop This Train||6:14|
|15||Didn't Feel Lonely Till I Thought Of You||4:36|
|16||The Up Song||3:19|
|17||After The Show||2:38|
|18||Thank You Very Much||3:02|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – EMI Records Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – EMI Records Ltd.
- Recorded At – Ramport Studios
- Recorded At – Air Studios
- Remixed At – Air Studios
- Remastered At – Abbey Road Studios
- Made By – ims Manufacturing
- Arranged By [Brass Arrangement] – Simon Jeffes
- Backing Vocals – Doris Troy, Joanne Williams, Rosetta Hightower
- Bass – John Perry*
- Clavinet, Organ, Synthesizer [ARP Synthesizer], Electric Piano – Rupert Hine
- Coordinator [Co-ordination For EMI By] – Libby Jones, Paula Flack
- Design [CD Package Design] – Phil Smee At Waldo's Design & Dream Emporium*
- Design [Original Album Cover Design Conceived And Commissioned By] – Group Five
- Drums – Mike Giles*
- Electric Guitar – Sam Mitchell
- Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Mark Warner
- Engineer – Bill Aitken (tracks: 12 to 15), John Punter (tracks: 1 to 11), Steve Nye (tracks: 1 to 11)
- Engineer [Assisted By] – Gerry Leitch (tracks: 1 to 11), Sean Milligan (tracks: 1 to 11)
- Illustration [Original Album Illustrations] – George Smith
- Illustration [Original Album Illustrations] – James Wedge
- Liner Notes, Research, Compiled By – Mark Powell
- Percussion – The G'Deevy Ensemble
- Photography By [Eno-Nico-Cale Photo Taken By] – Mick Rock
- Producer – Pete Ritzema (tracks: 12 to 15), Rupert Hine (tracks: 1 to 11)
- Remastered By – Peter Mew
- Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Written-By – Kevin Ayers
NotesTracks 1 to 11:
Rhythm Tracks recorded at Ramport Studios, London
Recorded and remixed at Air Studios, London
Remastering from the original master tapes at Abbey Road Studios
Tracks 1 to 11:
Originally released as Island ILPS 9263 in 1974
Recorded for BBC Radio One's John Peel show at Langham Studio on 9th July 1974
First transmitted 30 July 1974
A-side of single
Released as Island WIP 6194 in 1974
Tracks 17, 18:
A & B side of single
Released as Island WIP 6201 in 1974
Tracks 1 to 4, 8 to 11:
Digital remaster ℗ 2009
Tracks 5 to 7, 16:
Digital remaster ℗ 2008
Tracks 17, 18:
Digital remaster ℗ 2005
The copyright in these sound recordings is owned by EMI Records Ltd.
Tracks 12 to 15:
℗ 2009 BBC
Released by arrangement with BBC Music
℗ 2009 The copyright in this compilation is owned by EMI Records Ltd.
© 2009 EMI Records Ltd.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Scanned): 5099926829524
- Barcode (Text): 5 099926 829524
- Matrix / Runout: [ims logo www.imsgroup.it] 2682952
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI LV03
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 2531
|ILPS 9263||Kevin Ayers||The Confessions Of Dr. Dream And Other Stories (LP, Album, Emb)||Island Records||ILPS 9263||UK||1974|
|ILPS 9263||Kevin Ayers||The Confessions Of Dr. Dream And Other Stories (LP, Album)||Island Records||ILPS 9263||US||1974|
|L35194, ILPS-9263||Kevin Ayers||The Confessions Of Dr. Dream And Other Stories (LP, Album)||Island Records, Island Records||L35194, ILPS-9263||New Zealand||1974|
|BGOLP86||Kevin Ayers||The Confessions Of Dr. Dream And Other Stories (LP, Album, RE)||BGO Records||BGOLP86||UK||1990|
|88006-I||Kevin Ayers||The Confessions Of Dr. Dream And Other Stories (LP, Album, emb)||Island Records||88006-I||Spain||1974|