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The Dream Society [CD]

Roy Harper Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (11 Aug 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Science Friction
  • ASIN: B00004XNMQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 70,063 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  9. The Dream Society 8:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Broken Wing 6:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. These Fifty Years14:28£0.99  Buy MP3 


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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The Dream Society is very typical of recent Harper in that it sounds more rocky than folky and has abandoned some of Harpers unusual guitar work for a slightly more traditional style. Where it excels however is in the deeply personal, poetic and thought-provoking quality of it's lyrics which are above and beyond even Harper's usual high standards in this department. He remains one of the great unsung geniuses of UK music.
The whole album is well worth hearing, but it's opening two and closing two tracks stand out. The first two, 'songs of love 1 and 2', are an insightful commentary of love and commitment, which happily manage to avoid most of the cliches that cling to those topics, back by some stonkingly good music. The penultimate track, 'Broken Wing' is probably the most emotive song with it's soaring guitar melodies and wistful lyrics. The final track, 'These Fifty Years' is a 15 minute epic in which Roy, God and Thomas Huxley argue about the nature of religion to a background of wildly varying music, reminiscent of Dylan in his 'band' days. It's clever, insightful and probably the best track on offer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Return 11 Dec 2007
By mike
Format:Audio CD
Ilove this album. Have been a fan of RH for more years than I want to admit. Love this album for what appears to be an autobiography of the artist at times. Psycopath is the most commercial track and Drugs for everyone appealing to the lighter side of RH but every track to me is worth alisten. If you like folk/rock give this album a shot.
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4.0 out of 5 stars There's life in the old troubadour yet 28 Jun 2000
By Cartimand - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I cannot disagree with the comment that this is Roy's best album since HQ. Indeed, in many respects, this has more vibrancy and impact. Now writing from a lifetime of experiences (including plenty of Mary-Jane and Sir John Barleycorn) Roy injects great wisdom and humanity into what could easily become maudlin and routine songs in the hands of a lesser genius. The highlights for me are the opening Songs of Love where Roy sings a very effective duet and shows that the years haven't affected the astonishing range of his voice. The achingly beautiful Broken Wing is a classic example of Roy at his most sensitive. Angel of The Night is a heartfelt description of mental turmoil but still, somehow, remains uplifting. The piece de résistance though is undoubtedly These 50 Years. This massive track takes the form of a dialogue between Roy and God and touches on creation, evolution, naughty girls, drugs and rock n' roll. For my money, one of Roy's strongest songs ever. There are a couple of weaker tracks; a skiffly number and the whimsical Drugs for Everybody, but all in all, an essential purchase!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Refreshingly classic Roy Harper 3 Oct 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Roy made his return after a long absence with Dream Society. It was worth the wait. Though it lacks the pain and caustic energy of Death or Glory, his most recent effort, Dream Society demonstrates that Roy has only improved with age.
4.0 out of 5 stars Roy's best album since HQ. 25 Aug 1998
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After the painfully introspective "Death or Glory", Roy's first studio work in six years washes over you like a bright summer day after a long rainy spring. The album is more optimistic, whimsical, and musically enjoyable than anything Roy has released since the definitive 1975 album, "HQ". Although die-hard Harper fans have hotly debated the place this record deserves when compared with the rest of his catalogue after a few listens the songs stick in your mind. "Drugs for Everybody" (an anti-drug song, actually) should get some airplay, especially with it's pointed Bill Clinton reference: "With Hillary, and sillery, to make sure Bill remembers to inhale". But the album has more than whimsy going for it. The haunting "Dancing All the Night" - a requiem for Roy's mother (who died when he was quite young), the tender "Broken Wing" - perhaps the final word on the break up of his long relationship with Jacqui that tended to make his last album, "Death or Glory" so oppressive, and the straight-up rocker "Angel of The Night", are the best new music from an old rocker to come out since Bob Dylan's "Time Out of Mind".
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