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The Dream Society

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Download links and information about The Dream Society by Roy Harper. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Rock, Blues Rock, Folk Rock, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 01:12:51 minutes.

Artist: Roy Harper
Release date: 1998
Genre: Rock, Blues Rock, Folk Rock, World Music, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 11
Duration: 01:12:51
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Songs of Love 6:59
2. Songs of Love Pt. 2 4:50
3. Dancing All the Night 6:12
4. Psychopath 2:45
5. I Wanna Be In Love 5:58
6. Drugs For Everybody 5:04
7. Come the Revolution 6:09
8. Angel of the Night 5:10
9. The Dream Society 8:35
10. Broken Wing 6:42
11. These Fifty Years 14:27

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The Dream Society continued Roy Harper's winning streak with an impressively produced album of varied material. The opening "Songs of Love" is a striking duet with vocalist Musumi that also features some great acoustic guitar work from son Nick Harper. "Songs of Love, Pt. 2" quickly follows with a hard rock sound as convincing as any Harper has produced since HQ in 1975. While there are many styles on the album — hard rock, folk-rock, and even country — perhaps the acoustic ballad "Broken Wing" is the record's best cut. The album-closing epic "These Fifty Years" is one of Harper's most ambitious tracks. With several movements and some very progressive sections, it sounds a bit like Jethro Tull, a notion no doubt aided by a familiar flute sound courtesy of Ian Anderson. Although the song isn't as memorable as "The Same Old Rock" or "Me and My Woman," Harper must be given credit for a mostly successful attempt at a longer piece. As usual, the lyrics throughout are almost purposefully ponderous, a matter not allayed by the rambling liner notes. While Death or Glory? displayed greater highs and Once showed a new musical maturity, The Dream Society is more consistent and completes Harper's utterly successful trilogy of studio albums from the '90s.