The Electrics - Visions And Dreams

Thursday 1st August 1991
The Electrics - Visions And Dreams
The Electrics - Visions And Dreams

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Full Circle MYRCD1282

Reviewed by Dave Massey

As a debut album 'Visions And Dreams' has all the Celtic freshness of a winter dip in Irish sea. The title track is seemingly much influ­enced by the Waterboys folk-rock fusion and works well enough to stand the comparison. All the songs have strong and memorable hooks from the tried-and-tested "Mercy Mercy" to the searing criticism of "Disciples Of Disaster". This is going to be an album that sticks in the mind. Produced with a warm and vibrant 'live band' feel, the album exudes a joyous charm while influences abound, from the Cajun-tinged "The Turning Tide" (watch out for Alan Hewitt's pumping accordion) to the swamp blues sound of Robert Johnson's "Hellhound On My Trail" 'Visions And Dreams' is an album well worth getting if you're fed up with pop pap and fancy a recording with more depth and a lot more freshness.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. 2000 Years [Listen]
2. Mercy Mercy [Listen]
3. Disciples Of Disaster [Listen]
4. Some Things A Young Man Shouldn't Have Seen [Listen]
5. The Turning Tide [Listen]
6. Wishig On A Dream [Listen]
7. Visions And Dreams [Listen]
8. Justify Your Love [Listen]
9. Free [Listen]
10. Stems And Thorns [Listen]
11. Hellhound On My Trail [Listen]
12. Belfast Town [Listen]
13. T-hule Beannachd (the Blessing) [Listen]

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Reader Comments

Posted by Jennifer Bertram in Kilwinning, Ayrshire @ 15:00 on Dec 6 2009

I would like to order The Electrics, Vision & Dreams CD, Can you tell me the website where I can order Electrics CD's

Posted by JimmyD in Texas @ 22:06 on Oct 18 2008

Hi Caren
Thank you very much;-)
Unfortunately one of our biggest problems over the years has been diistribution of our music.
For one reason or another it seems its always very difficult to get our albums, and we have been told that so often. we now have some stuff available in the USA from ,and i try to direct people there whenever i can. we havent had any kind of record deal in several years now,and the last album we recorded was back in 2001.
we gigged and recorded for several years after that,and our most recent show was in 2006 in Germany.
check us out at
JimmyD/The Electrics

Posted by Caren Gradel in midlands @ 00:27 on Jul 3 2008

fantastic CD. Why is it not available?

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