Not Yet Their Time
John F. Temmerman | Skokie, Il United States | 09/28/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this album on LP when it hit the budgie bins in the early 70s, and the CD a few weeks ago.
The recording had so much promise: Randy and Mike Brecker, Billy Cobham, John Abercrombie.
Ultimately, this album was a disappointment to me. While the arrangements are interesting in spots, there are too many diffused attempts to hit pop charts with vocal pieces and insufficient solo space for either Brecker (although Mike had a couple of nice solos on the last 2 cuts). I agree that Columbia might have been trying to nudge them toward a BS&T thing, since BS&T was selling lots of records at the time.
The talent clearly compares to the fusion bands that were around then and soon thereafter, but saddling the talent with boring vocal pieces with boring vocalists and lyrics squanders it.
This album might be interesting to collectors to hear what these players sounded like before they became well-known, but I can't recommend it to anyone else."
Eclectic music for dreamers
H. Zelizer | Wading River, NY United States | 03/13/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Haunting and beautiful. Its a shame that the only people who will find this gem are those who already knew it existed. Preview "The Maryanne" and "Holli Be Home", they're my favorites on this disc."
Where can I find it??
J. Zimmermann | St Louis | 09/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I bought the Dreams album when I was in college in the early 70's, and it was my favorite album for a long, long time. I still have 2 copies of the LP, but I've been searching for years for a copy of the CD. I finally found a listing on Amazon.com, but it is out of stock. I've searched E-Bay and other websights, with no luck. Should anyone have a copy to sell, please contact me at email@example.com. Thanks."