MP3 Chris Conway - Songs for Dreamers
Take a touch of West Coast with a halo of vocal harmonies, add some Celtic with some Irish whistles & flutes, a hint of world music zithers, kalimba, jazz, and a little theremin.
12 MP3 Songs
FOLK: like Joni, FOLK: Celtic Folk
Chris Conway''s new songs album finds him in a dreamy state of mind.
There are his usual West Coast stylings with a halo vocal harmonies, plus this time there is a stronger Celtic element - perhaps due to his increacing work with Iish band Govannen. There is also some world music touches and a straight jazz ballad (Damned) and a bossa (Time Will Tell). But it''s all obviously Chris Conway at work - the multi-instrumental wizardry, the detailed layered production and that soulful voice.
Dreams have played quite a regular part in Chris''s songwriting in the past and that is acknowledged here. Some songs came about through a dream and one song (Above My Head) came to him from waking at 4am, he grabbed a pad hey presto - it was written. He also went for quite a dreamy atmosphere with the halo of complex vocal harmonies one of the threads that weave through the album.
It is also an album of lost or secret songs. Some of CCs songs appeared on albums by other artists, some songs he had up his sleeve for years but they''d never found a home. Writing Time Will Tell with Toronto singer Jodi Krangle began 8 years ago - quite why it took so long to finish or get recorded is a mystery. To these Chris added some new songs and wove it all together to make what may be one of his most popular albums.
Chris Conway - vocals, piano, keyboards, acoustic & electric 9 string guitars, nylon string guitar, tin and low Irish whistles, kalimba, theremin, zither, bodhran, handclaps, percussion
Neil Segrott - fretless and fretted bass - 1, 3, 6, 11
Zorpinda Zorpin – percussion, keyboards, handclaps – 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11
Dan Britton - bodhran, percussion - 2, 5
Bridget McMahon - vocals, violin – 9, 11
Kym - vocals - 3, 6
Jodi Krangle – vocals - 4
Chloe Singer - vocals – 5
Georgina Sear - vocals - 11
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