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Love and Poetry
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CD

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FLASH 003CD FLASH 003CD
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RELEASE DATE
11/13/2006

"Andwella's Dream emerged in Belfast, Ireland in the mid-60s lead by the child prodigy Dave Lewis. Originally called The Method, the band was one of the founders of the Irish rock scene. The Method performed on the same local circuit as Gary Moore (who once stood in for Dave at a gig) Phil Lynott and Rory Gallagher indeed the press at the time regarded Dave Lewis with respect equal to those of his peers. In the late '60s The Method moved to London and changed their name to Andwella's Dream -- a name that came to Dave Lewis in a dream -- and over two days in a studio on Denmark Street they recorded what was to become their masterpiece Love and Poetry. Accepted by many reviewers as one of the best British psychedelic albums of the 1960s, Love and Poetry captures the cusp of the moment just before the abstract abandon of psychedelia mutated into the leaden predictability of progressive rock. Composed entirely of Dave Lewis songs, the album evokes the heady atmosphere of the late '60s with druggy, utopian themes and innocent musical experimentation. Hard psychedelic rock with blistering guitar work is mixed with contemporary pop themes given a liberal dose of backwards effects, exotic percussion, orchestration, keyboards, flute and acoustic guitar. The blend of styles works to perfection and with the addition of perhaps one of the best psychedelic sleeve designs of the era, the whole package oozes class. This CD edition features non-album B-sides 'Mrs. Man' and 'Mister Sunshine (Junkie Woman Blues)' plus alternate edits of 'Take My Road' and 'Man Without A Name' as well as insightful booklet notes by long time fan, Phil Chevron of The Pogues." Last copies, now deleted.