The Dream Society

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The Dream Society
Studio album by Roy Harper
Released 1998
Recorded Ireland
Genre Rock
Length 72:51
Label Science Friction HUCD030
Producer Roy Harper
Roy Harper chronology
Poems, Speeches, Thoughts and Doodles
(1997)
The Dream Society
(1998)
The Green Man
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

The Dream Society is the twentieth studio album by Roy Harper, released in 1998.

History[edit]

The songs on the album revolve around events in Harpers life, from the early death of his mother to reaching the age of fifty. Other important events covered include the demise of his marriage, heartbreak, his experiences with drugs, psychological issues, and aspirations for humankind. Originally titled 'The Seven Ages Of Man', then 'Songs Of Love' it was finally released as 'thedreamsociety'.[2]

Early pressings of this album (the first 3,000?) contain a bonus CD featuring excerpts from the album with comments from Harper. (Science Friction HUCD30A). A promotional sampler with slightly different comments was also released. (Science Friction HUCD100).[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks credited to Roy Harper

  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 Want To 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

Limited Edition Bonus CD (HUCD030A)[edit]

  1. "The Dream Society" (full version) – 8:16
  2. "Songs Of Love" (spoken introduction) – 1:08
  3. "Songs Of Love" (excerpt) – 1:10
  4. "Songs Of Love (Part 2)" (spoken introduction) – 0:47
  5. "Songs Of Love (Part 2)" (excerpt) – 1:03
  6. "Dancing All The Night" (spoken introduction) – 1:34
  7. "Dancing All The Night" (excerpt) – 1:02
  8. "Psychopath" (excerpt) – 0:56
  9. "Psychopath" (spoken introduction) – 1:49
  10. "I Want To Be In Love" (spoken introduction) – 0:21
  11. "I Want To Be In Love" (excerpt) – 1:20
  12. "Drugs For Everybody" (spoken introduction) – 1:38
  13. "Drugs For Everybody" (excerpt) – 0:54
  14. "Come The Revolution" (spoken introduction) – 1:25
  15. "Come The Revolution" (excerpt) – 0:57
  16. "Angel Of The Night" (spoken introduction) – 0:23
  17. "Angel Of The Night" (excerpt) – 1:18
  18. "The Dream Society" (spoken introduction) – 3:27
  19. "Broken Wing" (spoken introduction) – 0:47
  20. "Broken Wing" (excerpt) – 1:13
  21. "These Fifty Years" (spoken introduction) – 2:26
  22. "These Fifty Years" (excerpt) – 1:26

Promotional Sampler CD (HUCD100)[edit]

  1. "The Dream Society" (full version) – 8:16
  2. "Songs Of Love" (spoken introduction) – 1:16
  3. "Songs Of Love" (excerpt) – 1:08
  4. "Songs Of Love" (Part 2) (spoken introduction) – 0:54
  5. "Songs Of Love" (Part 2) (excerpt) – 1:03
  6. "Dancing All The Night" (spoken introduction) – 0:45
  7. "Dancing All The Night" (excerpt) – 1:00
  8. "Psychopath" (excerpt) – 0:56
  9. "Psychopath" / "I Want To Be In Love" (spoken introduction) – 1:16
  10. "I Want To Be In Love" (excerpt) – 1:21
  11. "Drugs For Everybody" (spoken introduction) – 0:30
  12. "Drugs For Everybody" (excerpt) – 0:54
  13. "Come The Revolution" (spoken introduction) – 0:16
  14. "Come The Revolution" (excerpt) – 0:57
  15. "Angel Of The Night" (spoken introduction) – 0:25
  16. "Angel Of The Night" (excerpt) – 1:15
  17. "The Dream Society" (spoken introduction) – 1:02
  18. "Broken Wing" (excerpt) – 1:10
  19. "Broken Wing" (spoken introduction) – 0:04
  20. "These Fifty Years" (spoken introduction) – 3:30
  21. "These Fifty Years" (excerpt) – 1:29

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Roy Harper official site
  3. ^ Roy Harper fan site discography

External links[edit]