When I Live My Dream...
The erm...mercurial rise of Mercury Rev continues with the imminent release of 'All Is Dream', the astonishing follow up to the brilliant 'Deserter's Songs'. David is a fan of the band, and anyone who enjoyed 'Deserter's Songs' will be equally impressed by the new album.
A wonderfully pleasant surprise to me is the employment of Tony Visconti as arranger on the album. The band's frontman Jonathan Donahue mentions Tony's contribution in this week's NME:
"Someone mentioned his name and we realised he lived just near us, so we decided to call him," explains Donahue. "We sent him the record and in what seemed like only 20 minutes he called back to say, 'I'm in'. I think he did an amazing job."
That he certainly did, 'All Is Dream' will no doubt top the best album-of-the-year charts in every publication with good taste. Hear a sample of what you can expect at the NME website.