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The Dream Academy

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Download links and information about The Dream Academy by Dream Academy. This album was released in 1985 and it belongs to Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 42:26 minutes.

Artist: Dream Academy
Release date: 1985
Genre: Rock, New Wave, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 42:26
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Life In a Northern Town (LP Version) 4:19
2. The Edge of Forever (LP Version) 4:23
3. (Johnny) New Light (LP Version) 4:22
4. In Places On the Run (LP Version) 4:27
5. This World (LP Version) 5:07
6. Bound To Be (LP Version) 3:08
7. Moving On (LP Version) 5:14
8. The Love Parade (LP Version) 3:47
9. The Party (LP Version) 5:07
10. One Dream (LP Version) 2:32

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Best known for the 1985 single “Life in a Northern Town” (a tribute to Nick Drake, then mostly unknown), The Dream Academy recorded a magical self-titled album that remains among the finest of the '80s. Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour assisted band leader Nick Laird-Clowes with the production, which expanded the sound of the British art-school trio beyond all imagination, featuring orchestrations, choir-like backing vocals, and modern synths to create ‘80s-styled psychedelic pop music, much in the vein of Prefab Sprout. The album’s second single, “The Love Parade,” was less of a hit, but creatively speaking, songs such as “The Edge of Forever,” “(Johnny) New Light," and the somber, gorgeous “In Places on the Run” were complex new music, hinged on the advanced keyboard programming of Gilbert Gabriel and heartbreaking vocals from Laird-Clowes. Multi-instrumentalist Kate St. John would go on to work with Van Morrison. In the 2010s, countless young bands are emulating elements of The Dream Academy's style, trying to capture the stirring atmospheres of “This World” and “One Dream.”