Dreamcatcher (Ian Gillan album)

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Dreamcatcher
Ian Gillan Dreamcatcher.jpg
Studio album by Ian Gillan
Released October 1997
Recorded Parr St. Studios, Liverpool
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 49:35
Label Ark 21 (Europe), Forbidden (USA)
Producer Ian Gillan, Steve Morris
Ian Gillan chronology
Toolbox
(1991)
Dreamcatcher
(1997)
Gillan's Inn
(2006)
Alternative CD cover
Alternative CD cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Dreamcatcher is a studio album by Ian Gillan, released in September 1997 in Japan, October 1997 in the United Kingdom and in May 1998 in the US. All songs were performed by Ian Gillan accompanied by Steve Morris. The album was being worked on between 1995 and 1997.

There are three different versions of the album. The basic European edition consists of twelve tracks. The US edition was remixed by Bob Katz, the order of the songs was changed and it has a different cover. The Japanese edition includes of two extra tracks.

Dreamcatcher is considered the most obscure album in Gillan's career. It features mostly acoustic songs, closer to folk and blues traditions than to rock, the genre for which Gillan is mainly known. It received little media attention and generally had rather disappointing reviews.

Tracks – European edition[edit]

  1. "Chandra's Coriander" (Gillan, Morris) – 5:24
  2. "Prima Donna" (Gillan) – 3:59
  3. "All in My Mind" (Gillan, Morris) – 4:15
  4. "That's Why God Is Singing the Blues" (Corbett) – 3:33
  5. "Gunga Din" (Gillan) – 2:50
  6. "Hard on You" (Bloomfield, Gillan, Haze, Howard) – 4:45
  7. "Sleepy Warm" (Gillan) – 3:56
  8. "Country Mile" (Gillan, Morris) – 3:47
  9. "You Sold My Love for a Song" (Gillan, Morris) – 4:04
  10. "A Day Late and a Dollar Short" (Bloomfield, Gillan, Haze, Howard) – 4:26
  11. "Sugar Plum" (Bloomfield, Gillan, Haze, Howard) – 4:54
  12. "Anyway You Want Me" (Schroeder, Owens) – 3:42
Outtakes and bonus tracks
  1. "High Ground"
  2. "Sleepy Warm" (alternative version)

Tracks – US edition[edit]

  1. "Hard on You" (Bloomfield, Gillan, Haze, Howard) – 4:45
  2. "You Sold My Love for a Song" (Gillan, Morris) – 4:04
  3. "Sugar Plum" (Bloomfield, Gillan, Haze, Howard) – 4:54
  4. "A Day Late and a Dollar Short" (Bloomfield, Gillan, Haze, Howard) – 4:26
  5. "Chandra's Coriander" (Gillan, Morris) – 5:24
  6. "All in My Mind" (Gillan, Morris) – 4:15
  7. "Prima Donna" (Gillan) – 3:59
  8. "Sleepy Warm" (Gillan) – 3:56
  9. "Country Mile" (Gillan, Morris) – 3:47
  10. "That's Why God Is Singing the Blues" (Corbett) – 3:33
  11. "Gunga Din" (Gillan) – 2:50
  12. "Anyway You Want Me" (Schroeder, Owens) – 3:42

Personnel[edit]

  • Ian Gillan – vocals, guitars
  • Steve Morris – various instruments

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by Ian Gillan and Steve Morris
  • Mixed by Ken Nelson at Parr St. Studios, Liverpool
  • Recorded at Ocean Reach Studio, Warrington, and Parr St. Studios, Liverpool
  • US version remixed and mastered by Bob Katz at Digital Domain, Longwood, Florida

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