The Dream (The Orb album)

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The Dream
Studio album by The Orb
Released 27 August 2007
Genre Electronica, trip hop, dub, IDM
Length 72:56 (79:56 Japan)
Label Liquid Sound Design, Traffic Inc., Six Degrees
Producer The Orb[1]
The Orb chronology
Okie Dokie It's the Orb on Kompakt
(2005)
The Dream
(2007)
Baghdad Batteries (Orbsessions Volume III)
(2009)
Singles from The Dream
  1. "Vuja De"
    Released: 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. Club (C)[3]
NME 6/10 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media 3.6/10[5]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[6]
Resident Advisor 2/5 stars[7]
Virgin Media 3.5/5 stars[8]
XLR8R 7/10 stars[9]

The Dream is the eighth studio album released by ambient techno group The Orb in September 2007(US release 17 June 2008). The album features somewhat of a return to the earlier sound of the Orb (notably, "The Truth Is..." features the same vocal sample as the group's early-90s single, "Blue Room"), and shares much more in common with their 2004 album Bicycles and Tricycles than with their minimal 2005 release, Okie Dokie It's the Orb on Kompakt.

The Dream was released in Japan in 2007 and the following year in the US and UK. Orb member Thomas Fehlmann was absent on the album and Paterson was instead reunited with Martin Glover and joined by Tim Bran of Dreadzone.[10] The album features more of a return to The Orb's sounds of the early 1990s, with peculiar vocals and playful samples.[11][12] The Orb also brought in jazz and house music singer Juliet Roberts,[13] guitarist Steve Hillage,[10] and Aki Omori, who had worked with The Orb on Cydonia.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Dream (The Future Academy of Noise, Rhythm and Gardening Mix)" (Guitar by Matt Chandler, vocals by Helen Boulding) Alex Paterson, Boulding, Martin Glover, Tim Bran 6:26
2. "Vuja De" (Single; mixed by Andy Hughes, additional programming by Adam Pickard, vocals by Aki Omori) Paterson, Glover, Bran 5:45
3. "Something Supernatural"   Paterson, Glover, Bran 0:36
4. "A Beautiful Day" (Vocals by Juliet Roberts) Paterson, Roberts, Glover, Bran 6:48
5. "DDD (Dirty Disco Dub)" (Mixed by Hughes, additional programming by Pickard, vocals by Andy Caine, The Corpral) Paterson, Caine, Glover, Bran 5:03
6. "The Truth Is..." (Guitar by Steve Hillage, vocals by Roberts) Paterson, Roberts, Glover, Bran 6:43
7. "Phantom of Ukraine"   Paterson, Glover, Bran 0:30
8. "Mother Nature" (Guitar by Hillage, mixed by Greg Hunter, vocals by The Corpral, Roberts) Paterson, Roberts, Glover, Bran 6:30
9. "Lost & Found" (Vocals by The Corpral) Paterson, Glover, Bran 6:19
10. "The Forest of Lyonesse"   Paterson, Glover, Bran 1:09
11. "Katskills" (Mixed by Hunter, performed by Dr. D, programmed by Pickard) Paterson, Glover, Bran 5:55
12. "High Noon" (Guitar by Hillage) Paterson, Glover, Hillage, Bran 6:03
13. "Sleeping Tiger & The Gods Unknown"   Paterson, Glover, Bran 1:09
14. "Codes" (Guitar by Hillage, vocals by Carol Luna, spoken word by Cozy) Paterson, Luna, Glover, Hillage, Bran 8:13
15. "Orbisonia" (Programmed by David Nock) Paterson, Glover, Bran 5:47
16. "Let The Music Set You Free" (Japanese edition only) Paterson, Glover, Bran 7:01
17. "Free Bird" (iTunes Bonus Track on US edition only) Allen Collins, Ronnie Van Zant 9:56

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Dream – The Orb : Credits : AllMusic
  2. ^ Bush, John. The Dream review allmusic.com. Retrieved on 6 July 2011.
  3. ^ Battaglia, Andy. The Dream review avclub.com. 23 June 2008. Retrieved on 2011-07-06.
  4. ^ The Dream review nme.com. 1 February 2008. Retrieved on 2011-07-06.
  5. ^ Ewing, Tom. The Dream review pitchforkmedia.com. 9 June 2008. Retrieved on 2011-07-06.
  6. ^ Ranta, Alan. The Dream review popmatters.com. 12 June 2008. Retrieved on 2011-07-06.
  7. ^ Glazebrook, James. The Dream review residentadvisor.net. 22 March 2008. Retrieved on 2011-07-06.
  8. ^ O'Leary, Matt. The Dream review virginmedia.com. Retrieved on 6 July 2011.
  9. ^ Shimp, Rachel. The Dream review xlr8r.com. 10 June 2008. Retrieved on 2011-07-06.
  10. ^ a b Bush, John. "The Dream > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 11 June 2008. [dead link]
  11. ^ Ewing, Tom (9 June 2008). "The Orb: The Dream Pitchfork Record Review". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 11 June 2008. 
  12. ^ Jones, Chris (22 February 2008). "The Orb: The Dream review". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 11 June 2008. 
  13. ^ Martin, Gavin (29 February 2008). "Review: The Orb – The Dream". Mirror.co.uk. Retrieved 11 June 2008. 

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