The Thirteenth Dream

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The Thirteenth Dream
Spirit - The Thirteenth Dream.jpg
Studio album by Spirit
Released June 1984
Recorded 1982
Genre Rock, psychedelic rock
Length 39:59
Label Mercury
Producer David DeVore
Spirit chronology
...Potato Land
(1981)
The Thirteenth Dream
(1984)
Rapture in the Chambers
(1989)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

The Thirteenth Dream was the second (and final) "reunion" album from Spirit. It features re-recordings of several of their best-loved tracks, along with three new songs. The most noteworthy things that can be said about the album are in regard to the excellent fidelity of the album, as it was originally recorded by an audiophile label and is an early digital recording (dating from December 1982), and that it was the first Spirit album to be released on CD, as it appeared in that format from Mercury Records in West Germany in 1984 (consequently, it is also one of the best sounding early CD releases from a rock band, probably due to the recording technology that was implemented).

As previously mentioned, this album was originally released on CD in 1984. However, the original CD is incredibly rare. It was later reissued in 2004 by Beat Goes On in a two-fer with Future Games.

A version of Elijah (originally released on Spirit) was recorded during these sessions and issued as the b-side of a maxi single. It has not appeared on any of the CD releases, nor on the LP.

The album was issued as Spirit of '84 in the United States.

Artwork for the U.S. version of the album

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jay Ferguson except noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Black Satin Nights"   3:12
2. "Mr Skin" Ferguson, California, Andes, Cassidy, Locke 3:39
3. "Mechanical World" Andes, Ferguson 5:50
4. "Pick It Up"   3:00
5. "All Over The World" California, Crawford, Henke 3:57
6. "1984" California 3:59
7. "Uncle Jack"   2:59
8. "Nature's Way" California 2:44
9. "Fresh Garbage"   3:05
10. "I Got a Line on You" California 7:34

Personnel[edit]

Spirit[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Jeff "Skunk" Baxter - Guitar
  • Bob Welch - Guitar, Vocals
  • Joe Lala - Percussion
  • Matt Andes - Guitar, Vocals
  • Howard Leese - Guitar
  • Gary Myrik - Guitar
  • Neal Doughty - Keyboards
  • Jerry Jumonville - Saxophone
  • Curly Smith - Percussion, Drums, Vocals
  • Keith Knudsen - Percussion, Drums
  • Bruce Gary - Percussion, Vocals
  • Alan Gratzer - Percussion, Vocals
  • Bobby LaKind - Percussion

Production[edit]

  • David DeVore - Producer
  • Gary W. Gratzer - Executive Producer
  • Thomas L. Chavey - Executive Producer
  • Michael Verdick - Mixing
  • Mike Nocito - Mixing
  • Allen Sides - Engineer
  • Stan Katayama - Assistant Engineer
  • Mark Richardson - Assistant Engineer
  • Mark Ettel - Assistant Engineer
  • Art Ache - Art Direction, Illustrations
  • Patti Heid - Art Direction, Illustrations

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