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The Dreams of Men

a Studio release
by
Pallas

Release Year: 2005

Date Label Catalog # Comments
Special Edition
Inside/Out (IOMCD 230)
Added To Proggnosis Database on: 10/4/2005 12:00:00 AM
Entry Last Updated on: by:
    CD-1
  1. The Bringer Of Dreams (9:50)
  2. Warriors (7:15)
  3. Ghostdancers (7:30)
  4. Too Close To The Sun (11:34)
  5. Messiah (4:57)
  6. Northern Star (4:01)
  7. Mr. Wolfe (5:48)
  8. Invincible (10:45)
  9. The Last Angel (11:28)
    CD-2
    Special Edition bonus
  1. Rapid Eye Movements'
    (Remixes and Out-takes of
    The Dreams of Men)
  2. Mr Wolfe (Shepherds Pie remix)
  3. Ghostdancers (Not on the fiddle remix)
  4. Too Close To The Sun (Folk off that guitar solo part-remix)
  5. The Last Angel (Ronnie the rover returns remix)
  6. Invincible (Jamming during writing)
  7. Sad Waltz (Invincible end section early version)
  8. Blue Walk
  9. Faure (section)
  10. North South
  11. Fear
  12. Bottle Of Broken Dreams
  13. Kalinka
  14. Strange Reflections
  15. Colin Counts Out Time
  16. Fragments Of The Sun (Better late than never choir remix)
Alan Reed
vocals
Niall Mathewson
guitars
Ronnie Brown
keyboards
Graeme Murray
bass
Colin Prazer
drums
Guest musicians:
    Pandy Arthur
    vocal (9)
    Paul Anderson
    Fiddle (1 & 3)
    Karen Raitt
    Lisa Paterson
    vocals (5)

Reviewed by Frode on 08 Oct 2005


After having followed the discussion on the Pallas Yahoo Group (Eyes in the Net) for quite some time, and having read so many positive descriptions of what to expect from this album, my expectations were very high.

Usually when this happens, the release turns out to be a big disappointment however, not this time. This album has everything that was expected and even more so! It is filled with very melodic, powerful massive soundscapes composed with great harmonic vocals and beautiful and extremely well performed instrumental parts.

Having heard the album twice (so far), I can't find a single boring moment, and I'm sure that this album will sit in my players for a long long time. If you should buy just one symphonic melodic progressive album this year, this may be the album to get!