The DREAM SYNDICATE – ” What Can I Say? No Regrets… Out Of The Grey + Live, Demos & Outtakes “

Posted: October 4, 2021 in MUSIC
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The Dream Syndicate’s 1986 album ‘What can I say? no regrets…Out of the Grey + Live, Demos & Outtakes’ is back on CD for the first time in 24 years.

Hidden inside of “Out of the Grey’ are some of Steve Wynn’s strongest songs – “Slide Away” is delightful pop, “Now I Ride Alone” is moody and intense “like the hardboiled typewriting of novelists Jim Thompson, Ross Macdonald, and James Cain” that Wynn dug back in july ‘85. the epic “Boston” imagines the era in which Van Morrison was holed-up in that city circa 1967-68 writing the songs that comprised astral weeks while “50 in a 25 Zone” is a vehicle for a band-driven, slow burn groove. deliciously remastered with new liner notes from the band’s historian Pat Thomas, the package compiles 51 songs spread across 3 Cds, including a previously unreleased live album (from July 1985) and many unreleased demos and out-takes. the deluxe reissue also features interviews with Steve Wynn, Mark Walton, Paul Cutler, and Dennis Duck – plus plenty of rare photos. discs 2 and 3 reveal a wealth of unreleased material – including a never-before-heard July 1985 live album which has the ‘balls to the wall’ energy hard not captured in the studio.

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The songs were so fresh on that july night – they had not been recorded in the studio yet. on disc 3, you’ll hear alternate versions of several out of the grey songs recorded as ‘demos’ before the album versions. these studio versions also have the raw energy of the live show, plus the band plays rare cover versions by Pink Floyd, Cream, Santana, Green on Red, Alice Cooper, Temptations, and Dolly Parton.

During the 1980s, The Dream Syndicate were the most incendiary band to come out of Los Angeles’ Paisley Underground scene. Their debut LP ‘The Days of Wine & Roses’ was a seminal moment that we recently reissued on deluxe vinyl. Singer/songwriter Steve Wynn went on to a successful solo career – in 2017, the band reunited for a series of acclaimed albums on Anti/Epitaph. The reunited band wasn’t about regurgitating past glories – their new albums moved forward with contemporary yet wickedly psychedelic. Now in 2021, the band have decided it makes sense for The Dream Syndicate to join the Fire Records roster. Rarely has a band reinvented themselves like this – maintaining the integrity of their original mission (dynamic guitar driven rock inspired by both the 1960s and punk), yet modernizing their approach and production to sound fresh in the 2020s. We’re honoured to have both vintage and current material to present.

51 songs including 34 never-before heard dream syndicate recordings – released under the title of: what can i say? no regrets… out of the grey + live, demos & outtakes… in other words, you need this!

Deliciously remastered with new liner notes, the package compiles 51 songs spread across 3 CDs, including a previously unreleased live album (from July 1985) and many unreleased demos and out-takes. The deluxe reissue also features interviews with Steve Wynn, Mark Walton, Paul Cutler, and Dennis Duck – plus plenty of rare photos

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