All Is Dream

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All Is Dream
Studio album by Mercury Rev
Released August 27, 2001 (UK)
September 11, 2001 (US)
Genre Dream pop, neo-psychedelia, chamber pop
Length 49:45
Label V2 Records
Producer Dave Fridmann, Grasshopper, Jonathan Donahue, Jeff Mercel
Mercury Rev chronology
Deserter's Songs
(1998)
All Is Dream
(2001)
The Secret Migration
(2005)
Singles from All Is Dream
  1. "Nite and Fog"
    Released: 6 October 2001
  2. "The Dark Is Rising"
    Released: 26 January 2002
  3. "Little Rhymes"
    Released: 27 July 2002

All Is Dream is the fifth album by the rock band Mercury Rev, released in the UK on August 27, 2001, in France on August 28, 2001, and in the US on September 11, 2001. The front cover features half of the 1991 painting "Breakthrough Dreaming" by artist and mystic Jennifer Hathaway.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (8.5/10)[2]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[3]

All Is Dream received positive reviews from the majority of critics.

Q listed All Is Dream as one of the best 50 albums of 2001.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jonathan Donahue, Sean "Grasshopper" Mackowiak and Jeff Mercel.

  1. "The Dark Is Rising" – 4:52
  2. "Tides of the Moon" – 5:13
  3. "Chains" – 4:22
  4. "Lincoln's Eyes" – 7:09
  5. "Nite and Fog" – 3:58
  6. "Little Rhymes" – 5:13
  7. "A Drop in Time" – 4:20
  8. "You're My Queen" – 2:33
  9. "Spiders and Flies" – 4:11
  10. "Hercules" – 7:52
Japanese bonus track
  1. "Cool Waves" – 3:10

Limited edition bonus CD-ROM[edit]

The album was also released as a limited edition featuring a CD-ROM with the following tracks:

  1. "Saw Song (Live)" (Audio track)
  2. "Hercules (Live)" (Audio track)
  3. "Little Rhymes (Live)" (Audio track)
  4. "Nite and Fog" (Video)
  5. "The Dark Is Rising" (Video)
  6. "Documentary Footage" (Video)

Personnel[edit]

In other media[edit]

In his album Falling Off the Bone, comedian Todd Barry recounts the fact that, while in Manhattan on September 11, a friend of his in the crowd recognized Barry and told him, "The new Mercury Rev album is out."

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review
  4. ^ "The Best 50 Albums of 2001". Q. December 2001. pp. 60–65.