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Nobody Dies In Dreamland - Home Recordings From 1972 [CD]

Kevin Coyne Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (28 May 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Turpentine
  • ASIN: B007NKLV30
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148,794 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Cherry Red is delighted to announce the first release for the rejuvenated Turpentine Records, the label founded by the late singer-songwriter/author/artist Kevin Coyne. Nobody Dies In Dreamland is a collection of songs recorded in 1972, prior to the release of Case History, Kevin s solo debut album for John Peel s Dandelion Records, in his flat in Clapham. Stark yet soulful, naked and insightful, these previously unissued performances feature Kevin on acoustic guitar and harmonica. They offer a fascinating glimpse into an artist in his prime, who would inspire John Lydon, Sting, Ben Watt and Will Oldham and would collaborate with Robert Wyatt, Andy Summers, Dagmar Krause, Brendan Croker, Gary Lucas and The Mekons Jon Langford. Uggy s Song , Need Somebody , Evil Island Home , Araby and Mad Boy were later re-recorded for Case History while Marlene appeared on its follow-up, Marjory Razor Blade, and Bitch (re-titled Witch ) on Blame It On The Night in 1974. Black Cloud surfaced on Legless In Manila in 1984, while One More Drink exists as an out-take from Blame It On The Night. Nobody Dies In Dreamland will enjoy widespread critical acclaim across the UK music media, with reviews in Mojo, Uncut, Record Collector, etc.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Kevin Coyne -An Unknown Famous. 12 Jun 2012
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For fans some of these songs will be familiar but these recordings will be a revelation to new and old fans. Given a tape recorder by his then manager these songs are played with no eye to charts and acceptance - just the need to pour his artistic sensibility out. The songs are raw and uncompromising and often experimental.
Coyne should be better known but his refusal to compromise often took his career in the opposite direction most would choose to take. Have a band featuring Police's Andy Summer - disband it, ask to join the Doors - turn it down, get to meet John Lydon a fan - go to a party instead. When on Cherry Red and featured on their best selling compilation Pillows And Prayers disappear to Germany and fall off the radar. Still though he had his supporters - Will Oldham recorded some of his songs and recently did the whole Babble album live on tour. John Peel is mentioned in every band history trying to convey a certain hipness but Kevin Coyne was the real thing. Signed to Peel's label Dandelion as part of the band Siren and then as a solo, he is also in the list of the 10 bands with the most Peel Sessions to their name.
This album is a great introduction to a huge catalogue of releases of 40 plus albums. Some of you will find that his music is too challenging others will find they are drawn into his world of songs of real life love, heart break, mental trauma and breakdowns. Some songs you will fall in love with others will change your life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lost Kevin beginning to see the light 10 Feb 2014
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A curiousity, which gives you a great insight into the creative process of one of my favourite artists. Kevin was on a sabatical from his time with siren and had lost his way a bit, until he was given the recording equipment to put some of his ideas down, most of which went on to form parts of his later out put. These as a result are very raw cuts of tracks, but with kevin as usual the rawer the better. Recommended mainly to the collectors, but if you are open to something a little on the edge, it is worth a punt.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 21 Mar 2013
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but not essential. As someone who bought Case History when it was first released I looked forward to hearing this but found myself switching back to the more familiar Case History.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A delight for Coyne fans 19 Aug 2012
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I don't know if anyone other than confirmed Coyne fans will navigate to this page to check into this new collection of the man's home recordings of some of his early work (and a few delightful covers). If you got here, and are a novice, there are better places to start, like here:Marjory Razorblade. This is not the place to begin exploring the incredible body of work that Coyne produced over his too-damn-short lifetime.

For those who know and love his work already, though, this collection is an absolute delight. Featuring songs that would show up on Case History, Blame it on the Night and, Marjory, as well as a few that apparently featured only in his sporadic live shows of the period. A few would emerge on vinyl virtually intact, others would evolve and develop some before official release, but all are a treat to hear: Coyne in his living room with tape deck, guitar and small children in the background (and in one case, foreground). To say that they are raw and rough around the edges (and, really, in their gooey middles, too) is beside the point and even more pointless to say about Coyne. He was ALWAYS raw and rough around the edges (well, maybe not on Heartburn, much). This is living, vital stuff and a wonderful treat for those of us who love Kevin Coyne's work and miss the man. Here he is.
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