Saturday, 22 December 2018
Dream. The - Get Dreamy (1967)
The one and only album from this Norwegian band.
The band was a quartet with a lineup of organ, bass, drums, guitars and vocals.
This band included the likes of the, much later, the much loved jazz musician Terje Rypdal. He did the guitars and some vocals here. Mark 2 of the same band also included Jan Garbarek on saxophone. He too got a long career as a jazz musician after leaving The Deam.
The Dream was also a Norwegian supergroup built on the same concept as Cream from England. But The Dream never really got the sales figures and international status they felt they deserved. So they broke up again.
The music on this forty minutes long album is psych prog with some beat and pop. Cream is indeed a good reference.
The music is pretty hard at times and the vocals pretty bluesy.
The organs is strangely enough the leading instrument here with the guitars more understated. The organs is more in the Procol Harum vein.
The songs are not bad at all and they have this flower power flavour. Flower power and psych rock with some blues and soul influences.
This album is pretty much overlooked and undeserved so. It is a decent to good album which should appeal to all Cream and Procol Harum fans out there. Psych rock fans will also love it. Check it out.