понедельник, 15 апреля 2013 г.

Ole G. Nilssen - World of Dreams 1976 Apollo Records

Artist/Band: Ole G. Nilssen
Album: World of Dreams
Label: Apollo Records
Catalog#: APOLP-01
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Norway
Released: 1976
Genre: Rock, Jazz Rock
Total Time: 00:40:07

Future Solaris member Nilssen put out this one incredibly obscure album before he himself disappeared into the ether. I've had this one on a curiosity list for well over 10 years, and finally in 2009 I had a chance to hear it, due to a good friend of this site. So was it worth the effort? Rarely is the answer yes in these cases, and "World of Dreams" is no exception, but this is a mighty fine album for certain. Light years better than the subpar Solaris "Misty Morning" album. At its core, "World of Dreams" is a soft rock vocal album. But there are long sections dedicated to instrumentals, and its these sections that are clearly progressive rock influenced, with 1970s era instrumentation. Like a lot of soft rock, the songwriting is better than average, and Nilssen possesses a fine voice, and so the combination is highly appealing, even if not consistent. One I'm glad I finally heard.

                        • Side One:
                       A1. A Time For War
A2. World Of Dreams
                       A3. Song Of A Knight
                       A4. I Left You
                       A5. Only Once
 • Side Two:
B1. Grave Flower
B2. Once And Forever
B3. Poem
B4. Chained To The Past
B5. Waves

Acoustic Guitar – Esdor Jensen, Jon Erik Henriksen
Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Ole G. Nilssen
Bass – Konrad Kaspersen
Bass, Vocals – Bjorn Henriksen
Drums, Percussion – Sava Balie
Flugelhorn – Lars M. Thomassen*
Flute – Odd Erik Rude
Piano, Organ, Synthesizer (Moog) – Inge Kolsvik
Saxophone – John Pal Inderberg
Violin – Hanne Bjorklid

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