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The Dream Society


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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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



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.