Dreams (Grace Slick album)

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Dreams
Dreams Grace Slick.jpg
Studio album by Grace Slick
Released March 18, 1980
Recorded 1979
Studio The Hit Factory, New York City; RCA Studios, New York City; The Record Plant, Sausalito
Genre Rock, psychedelic rock
Length 45:45
Label RCA
Producer Ron Frangipane
Grace Slick chronology
Dragon Fly
(1974)
Dreams
(1980)
Welcome to the Wrecking Ball!
(1981)
Singles from Grace Slick
  1. "Seasons"
    Released: April 1980 (USA)
  2. "Dreams"
    Released: 1980 (UK)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
Classic Rock 6/10 stars[2]

Dreams is the second solo album by Grace Slick, released in 1980 on RCA Records. One single, "Seasons", was released in the United States to promote the record; In the United Kingdom, the track "Dreams" was issued as a single. It was recorded in New York without any previous or current members of Jefferson Starship. The album reached #32 on the Billboard charts. It also attained the number 28 position on the UK album chart.

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Dreams" Sean Delaney 5:04
2. "El Diablo" Gary Gegan 5:52
3. "Face to the Wind" Scott Zito 5:34
4. "Angel of Night" Zito 3:49
5. "Seasons" Grace Slick 3:23
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Do It the Hard Way" Slick 4:54
2. "Full Moon Man" Slick 5:05
3. "Let It Go" Slick 5:41
4. "Garden of Man" Slick 6:23

Singles[edit]

  • "Seasons" (1980) #95 US, # 17 Netherlands.
  • "Dreams" (1980) #104 US, # 50 UK.

Personnel[edit]

  • Grace Slick – vocals, piano on "Garden of Man"
  • Ron Frangipane – conductor on "Dreams", "Seasons", "Let It Go", and "Garden of Man", Oberheim synthesizer player on "Dreams" and "Garden of Man"
  • Frank Owens – solo piano on "Dreams"
  • Scott Zito – lead guitars on "Face to the Wind" and "Let It Go", electric guitar on all other tracks except "Seasons", acoustic guitar on "El Diablo" and "Seasons", bottleneck guitar on "Do It the Hard Way", vocals on "Angel of Night"
  • Sol Ditroia – rhythm electric guitar on "Face to the Wind", acoustic guitar on all other tracks except "Dreams" and "Angel of Night", guitar solo on "El Diablo"
  • George Wadenius – 2nd lead electric guitar on "Face to the Wind", electric guitar on "Do It the Hard Way" and "Full Moon Man", acoustic guitar on all other tracks except "Dreams" and "Angel of Night"
  • Neil Jason – electric bass on "dreams", guitarone on "El Diablo", Fender bass on "El Diablo", bass on all other tracks
  • Allan Schwartzberg – drums
  • Jim Malin – percussion on all tracks except "Dreams" and "Garden of Man"
  • Joe D'Elia – piano on "Face to the Wind", "Seasons", "Do It the Hard Way" and "Let It Go", solo piano on "Full Moon Man"
  • Geoff Farr – Oberheim synthesizer programmer on "Dreams" and "Garden of Man"
  • Gene Orloff – concertmaster on "Dreams"
  • Artie Kaplan – orchestra contractor on "Dreams", "Seasons", "Let It Go" and "Garden of Man", baritone saxophone on "Full Moon Man"
  • Edward Walsh – Oberheim synthesizer on "El Diablo", "Face to the Wind", "Full Moon Man", "Let It Go" and "Garden of Man"
  • Celebration Singers – chorus on "Seasons"
  • Harry Lookofsky – concertmaster on "Seasons", "Let It Go" and "Garden of Man"
  • Dave Tofani – tenor saxophone on "Full Moon Man"
  • Phil Bodner – tenor saxophone on "Full Moon Man"
  • Ronnie Cuber – baritone saxophone on "Full Moon Man"
  • Joe Shepley – solo piccolo trumpet on "Let It Go"
  • Steve Price – drums on "Garden of Man"
  • George Devens – percussion on "Garden of Man"
  • David Feiedman – percussion on "Garden of Man"

Production[edit]

  • Ron Frangipane – producer, arrangements
  • Ed Sprigg – engineer
  • Jon Smith, Alex Kasbevaross – assistant engineers
  • Grace Slick – album concept
  • Gribbitt (Tim Bryant), J. J. Stelmach, RCA – art direction
  • Ron Slenzak – cover photo
  • Big Weasel (Skip) Johnson – management

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCombs, Joseph (2011). "Dreams - Grace Slick | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Moody, Paul (January 2014). "Grace Slick - Dreams". Classic Rock (192): 120. 

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