From the somewhat sparse, yet unique catalogue of adventurous, high-quality rock music coming out of Scandinavia in the late 60’s, the sole album “Get Dreamy” by The Dream is one of the most hunted treasures.
Originally released in 1967, the album proves that the youth of Norway were just as happy swingingas their cousins in Blighty. It also marks the beginning of guitar legend Terje Rypdals journey from beat music and pop into new musical territories, which would ultimately lead him to become a key player in the European jazz world.
Any album that opens with a track describing the heartbreak of aliens abducting your love, Green Things (From Outer Space), is clearly out of this world. But it somehow fits on “Get Dreamy” and doesn’t feel alarming when it takes you with it.
Getting lost in the cosmos and making a great time out of it was the aim in ’67 and The Dream follow the tradition well. Having clear references to The Beach Boys (Driftin’), Floyd (Aint No Use) as well as some truly lust-filled riffs that sound like unreleased Hendrix tracks from a lost session, The Dream’s highly personal and almost fearless take on free rock and psychedelia was, actually, the first of its kind in Norway.
With elements of jazz, glam horror (Hey Jimi), hazy sounding pop and the occasional whimsical Vaudeville-vibes so typical of 1967, it is a special slice of vinyl from the era.
Round 2 proudly presents this rarity and true Norwegian classic, remastered from the original tapes and with liner notes written by Rypdal afficionado and guitar ace, Reine Fiske (Dungen, The Amazing). 3rd March UK release.
1. Green Things (From Outer Space)
2. Emptiness Gone
3. Ain’t No Use
5. I’m Counting on You (Williams / Bannerman)
6. Night of The Lonely Organist and His Mysterious Pals
8. You’re Right About Me
9. Hey Jimi
10. Do You Dream