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Deep in a Dream: An Evening with the Songs of David McComb: CD RELEASE

Realise it’s been some time since I’ve posted to these parts regards the progress of the documentary ‘Love in Bright Landscapes’ that’s because we’ve been busy making it. More on this soon (there are completed about 20 interviews for the project, plus location footage, and more).

As both a calling card and a fundraiser for the completion of the film, Danielle Karalus and I are excited to announce that in coming weeks, we’ll be releasing a live album of David McComb’s songs, recorded at the benefit show at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel in June 2008, featuring contributions from all the bands who played on the evening. This project has been undertaken with a great deal of care and attention, and couldn’t have happened without the support of the bands, 3 RRR FM, Salt Studios, who recorded the show to multi track on the evening, and the cooperation of key folk such as your webmaster and others of similar import.

So: what’s ON IT? I won’t reveal full details just yet, but I can confirm the following ….

Shackleton (Mick Thomas of Weddings Parties Anything, Chris Altmann of The Vandas, Anna Burley of The Killjoys) performing ‘Spanish Blue’.

Charles Jenkins (solo) performing ‘Raining Pleasure’.

A really beautiful reading of ‘Tender is the Night’ (featuring, among others, Matt Habben who played in costar ) by Diving Bell.

Sean M. Whelan reading David’s poem ‘Behind the Garages of this Country’ (as published on this site and in Beautiful Waste).

The first ever live performance of ‘Blackeyed Susan’ (from The Black Swan). Apparently this was never worked up live in The Triffids’ final performing years (if I am incorrect, I am sure someone here will put me right) and The Susans never did it either. Phil Kakulas co-wrote the song with David and now, odd loping time signature and all, … here it is, performed by The Blackeyed Susans.

And the album will close with….. The Blackeyed Susans performing an slowly building, impassioned, ultimately rafter raising version of The Good LIfe Never Ends, originally recorded by costar. (so, how about that…?)

And, I should add that The Susans performances feature guests Graham Lee and Rob McComb, both as ever in superb form.

Regards. I hope you’re looking forward to hearing it.

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  1. Look forward to the upcoming release. Will you notify subscribers to your website? I hope that is what I am doing now!!

  2. where/how do we buy the Deep in a dream cd?


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