Thirteen Dreams Tribute Cd to the brilliant 60's/70's rock band Spirit is a collectors dream. This new six member Bothell / Seattle Band is astonishing! "Redux's" Producer Dave Aumann pulled out all the stops on this one!
Spirit is widely recognized as one of the quintessential sixties psychedelic bands – and their opus the beautifuly haunting “Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus” is rightly heralded as one of the real classics of the era. The genius of guitarist Randy California, vocalist Jay Ferguson, bassist Mark Andes, keyboardist John Locke and drummer Ed Cassidy fills their music with a timeless surealistic beauty. Their music lingers in your mind and soul long after you've experienced it! "Our Sardonicus is a horror movie inside a horror movie" stated the great Randy California of their grandiouse project.
Continuing with and adding to this magnificent tradition is Thirteen Dreams. Long time veterans of the psychedelic music scene. Thirteen Dreams lovingly revisits “Dr. Sardonicus" in its entirety, bringing this 1971 masterpiece into the new millennium.
“Twelve Dreams of Dr.Sardonicus: "Redux" takes the whole psychedelic experience to a new level with theremins, sitars, violins, e-bows, moog synths, and other out-of-this-world sounds, creating pure musical magic. Almost double the length of the Spirit original, “Redux” also includes mind blowing new versions of other unreleased Spirit songs. To compliment our superb band 13 Dreams, we picked the world's finest musicians living in the area at the time, for the "Redux" Production.
13 Dreams consists of one of the Northwest's best guitarist's Jeff Carolus-lead guitar/vocals. The band also includes Ed Vance-keyboards, Devan Stovall-drums, Chris Swanson-bass, Dave Aumann-guitars/vocals/theremin, Erik Hansen-vocals. Guest musicians, including Steve Fossen; formerly of Heart, film composer Saeed Shahram, Don King and Jeff Beals;from Jr. Cadillac, psychedelic violinist Seth Warren, sitarist Larry Ludvig, German vocalist Bea Kendrick, Doug Peters and Desiree Tournier.
The Great Orion Nebula Photo that graces the "Redux" Cd cover and also shows up inside the 8 page color booklet was taken by the famous astrophotographer Russell Croman.
Interesting Footnote – Doug Yule, formerly of The Velvet Underground, served as the Project Creative Consultant Director.