Dreaming Like Mad
(Torpor Vigil Industries - TVRCD007) CD $14.00
Fifteen previously unreleased somniloquies by the world’s most famous dream-talker — over an hour of enthralling and hilarious adventures from slumberland’s master orator, recorded by Michael Barr with the windows open and the atmospheric noises of Manhattan’s First Avenue traffic in the background. Just in time to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the initial release on Decca of the first batch of musings, stories, rants and screams of a man fast asleep.
(Tzadik - TZ7404) Used CD $12.00
First time release (1999) of the follow-up to The Dream World of Dion McGregor (Decca 1964), recorded by roommate Mike Barr between 1960 and 1967, drawn from the same source material – the spoken aloud dreams of McGregor. Documentation includes photographs and a must-read essay by Felipe X. Milstein. Part of Tzadik’s Lunatic Fringe series. Sealed
The Further Somniloquies
(Torpor Vigil Industries) CD $14.00
The third album by the world’s greatest sleeptalker (following Dion McGregor Dreams Again [Tzadik 1999] and The Dream World of Dion McGregor [Decca 1964]) is just as hilarious, bizarre, poignant, macabre and charming as its predecessors. Recorded in the ’60s by McGregor’s songwriting partner and roommate Michael Barr. Twenty-four tracks, almost eighty minutes.