Kevin Ayers - Confessions of Dr. Dream and Other Stories (1974)
rock | 1cd | eac-flac-cue-log-cover | 555MB
EMI/Harvest | 2009 remasterAllmusic:
Kevin Ayers' fifth album, The Confessions of Doctor Dream and Other Stories, is typical of his work. He sings in his distinctive deep voice with his cultured English accent (sounding a lot like John Cale) in songs set in a variety of pop styles, from hard rock to a kind of music hall approach. He is frequently playful and engaging, although his songs don't ultimately add up to much. The album's second side contains an 18-minute suite called "The Confessions of Doctor Dream," featuring a cameo by Nico, which exemplifies Ayers' amiable if unfocused appeal.
-01. "Day By Day"
-02. "See You Later"
-03. "Didn't Feel Lonely Till I Thought Of You"
-04. "Everybody's Sometime And Some People's All The Time Blues"
-05. "It Begins With A Blessing / Once I Awakened / But It Ends With A Curse"
-06. "Ballbearing Blues"
-07-10. "The Confessions Of Doctor Dream (a) Irreversible Neural Damage (b) Invitation (c) The One Chance Dance (d) Doctor Dream Theme"
11. "Two Goes Into Four"
-12. Another Whimsical Song (00:24)
-13. The Lady Rachel (03:53)
-14. Stop this Train (06:14)
-15. Didn't Feel Lonely 'til I Thought of You (04:36)
-16. The Up Song (03:18) (non-LP single A side)
-17. After the Show (02:37) (non-LP single A side)
-18. Thank You Very Much (03:01) (B side of the single 'After the Show')
Tracks 12-15 are recorded 7 July 1974 at the BBC's Maida Vale studios
Tracks 16-18 are B-sides of singles
Kevin Ayers - Guitar, Vocals
Mark Warner - Guitar
Cal Batchelor - Guitar
Rupert Hine - Keyboards, Producer
Mike Moran - Piano
Steve Nye - Organ
John Perry - Bass
John Gustafson - Bass
Michael Giles - Drums
Mike Oldfield - Guitar
Nico - Vocals on "Irreversible Neural Damage"
Geoff Richardson - Viola
Mike Ratledge - Organ
Ray Cooper - Percussion
Lol Coxhill - Alto Saxophone
Henry Crallan - Piano
Ollie Halsall - Guitar
Rosetta Hightower - Vocals
Hulloo Choir - Vocals
Trevor Jones - Bass
Sean Milligan - Vocals
Sam Mitchell - Guitar
Doris Troy - Vocals
Joanne Williams - Vocals
The G'Deevy Ensemble - Percussion