Allen, Daevid - Dreamin A Dream CD (Mega Blowout Sale)

SKU 17-CLP 0106
“I'm an old Gong freak, like many Daevid Allen fans are, and have found his solo work spotty. I loved "Who's Afraid" with Kramer, but haven't found any of Daevid's solo work very focused since "Good Morning." I got this CD and didn't give this CD a fair listen for 2 years. Now that I have done so in the past 2 weeks, I have found it to be Daevid's most focused, daring, and mature work ever.
It's a very personal collection of songs, as is detailed in Daevid's liner notes, and it shows. He deals with profound issues of male identity, love, childbirth, fear, and mortality in songs of extraordinary beauty. Some tasteful levity is thrown in to lighten the mood at just the right times, but he never regresses to the outright silliness that sometimes puts people off of his music.
Although every song on this record is noteworthy, one in particular stands out for it's courage and brilliance. "The Rapist" deals with this most heinous of violations from a view of moral equanimity, and miraculously manages to explore this issue in a song of stunning poetry and haunting beauty. I would dare say that it is a masterpiece of songcraft worthy of any of the greats--Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, etc.--yet is actually a braver song that I can recall any of them ever doing.
Daevid's life issues have clearly taken him to a new level as a songwriter, and the beautiful but simple production suits the songs to a tee. Buy this if you can get it.”-Paul Minot
  • LabelOuter Music
  • UPC741157010626
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