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Dreams Take Flight

by Band Of Holy Joy

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    The brilliant new album, supported by a series of videos by artists from around the world. Includes lyric insert.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Dreams Take Flight via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The brilliant new album, supported by a series of videos by artists from around the world. Includes booklet with lyrics.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Dreams Take Flight via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 7 days
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Dreams Take Flight transitions from political discourse into a post-virus rebirth of human relationship and the inevitable fumblings of the society's psychological reconstruction over the forthcoming year. Have you ever wondered what purpose your joy or my pain? All those moments shared together to be washed away by the rain . . . Have you ever doubted our super hipster being love-in at all? Just a pair of urbane fools passing through waiting for our call . . . Take a leap into the great unknown.



Almost perversely heart-on-sleeve, Johny Brown and compatriots have never fitted well within a particular scene - nor have they ever seem to try. Although recorded under the existence of quarantine and a healthy amount of paranoia, in search of the joy of greatly hindered collaboration, the band has opted to turn over each song to a different visionary video artist for an exhibition which will take place for a week at London's Gallery 46 beginning at the end of February and open to the public. The video exhibition will subsequently be available online, before the album's release.



While still featuring some of the band's strongest songs, Dreams Take Flight has a strange film-like ambience in parts, almost as if planned as a soundtrack, a thought mirrored in Inga Tillere's sublime, dream-like sleeve, best seen in real life. "A Leap Into The Great Unknown" and "Notes From A Gallery" will likely be heard as too disarmingly direct for radio, and the videos will likely never see the entry door to MTV, but Dreams Take Flight will ultimately be considered a masterwork of clarity in a confused, contentious time.

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released May 15, 2021

Johny Brown - vocals
James Stephen Finn - guitar, piano, synthesizer, drum sequencer
Mark Beazley - bass guitar, synth bass, glockenspiel
Peter Smith - organ, synthesizer
Daryl Holley - drums

Barbara Bratz - strings
Andy Diagram - trumpet
Graham Dowell - sampler, synthesizer
Sukie Smith - vocals

cover art design and photography by Inga Tillere
produced by Brian O'Shaughnessy
recorded & mixed by Brian O'Shaughnessy at Bark Studios, Walthamstow
mastering by Stuart Moxham
executive producer - John Henderson

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Band Of Holy Joy London, UK

Among the most uncompromising bands of the last few decades, Band Of Holy Joy drifted from experimental music to the folk music of an industrial age and cabaret until - after a brush with fame on Rough Trade - they embraced a poetical lyricism steeped in social consciousness and wordplay worthy of the Beat Generation, all set against majestic tunes and the clarion call of vocalist Johny Brown. ... more

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