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Reissue of a spooky classic from Delia Derbyshire, first broadcast on the radio to an unsuspecting public in 1964. The Dreams collages together recordings of people describing their dreams with electronic sound representing the sensations of the dreams. With the technology of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop at her fingertips, Derbyshire creates some pretty special atmospheres here.


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Inventions For Radio: The Dreams by Delia Derbyshire / Barry Bermange
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9/10 XVARR Customer review, 12th April 2015

Noting and agreeing with what the other listener has to say on the legitimacy and quality of the release, I thought it may also be useful to comment on the record itself as I had heard this collaborative release many moons ago and had always dreamed of obtaining a copy in the flesh, so to speak.

Situated somewhere in the void, juxtaposed between the cut-ups of Brion Gysin/William Burroughs and the 'reality' dissolving medicinal drones of Time Machines, this release harnesses and articulates (literally) the power of colour, sound and oblivion combined - put it on and escape the mundanities of everyday life (just for a moment)...


2/10 Chris J Customer review, 20th March 2015

I read somewhere that this is a bootleg, and a poorly done one at that.

Apparently it was mastered from the 256kb/s MP3s that can easily found online. I don't get the point. It's a real shame that labels keep realising bootlegs and thinking people will be stupid enough to not care about the source material. It's not Norman Record's fault, as they doubt were told this was a legitimate release by their distributor. But still, the increase in bootleg records recently is getting quite annoying.

As for the actual album - it's great, it's Delia, but there's really no need to own low bitrate mp3s on vinyl.


10/10 Julia Customer rating (no review), 30th January 2017
8/10 Migue Customer rating (no review), 11th November 2016

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