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Power Of Dreams

Power Of Dreams

Power Of Dreams


Power of Dreams were a Dublin-based pop/rock band, built around Craig and Keith Walker. They released their critically acclaimed EP "A Little Piece of God" on Keith Cullen's Setanta Records in 1989. Following a six-figure bidding war between rival record companies, Power of Dreams then signed a deal with Polygram. Their first album, Immigrants, Emigrants and Me, received glowing reviews worldwide, and the band embarked on a global tour, taking in more than 30 countries, including Japan and North America. Read more on Last.fm
Power of Dreams were a Dublin-based pop/rock band, built around Craig and Keith Walker. They released their critically acclaimed EP "A Little Piece of God" on Keith Cullen's Setanta Records in 1989. Following a six-figure bidding war between rival record companies, Power of Dreams then signed a deal with Polygram. Their first album, Immigrants, Emigrants and Me, received glowing reviews worldwide, and the band embarked on a global tour, taking in more than 30 countries, including Japan and North America. The album sold well in France, Japan, UK and Ireland. Their second album, 2 Hell With Common Sense, was produced by Dave Meegan and featured a more powerful-sounding band, helped largely by the addition of Ian Olney on guitar. Positivity was released by Sony, and further developed the soundscapes introduced on their previous record.

The songwriting continued to highlight Walker's mature observations of the world with songs such as "Cathy's World" and "Evil Evol", dealing with subject matter seldom touched on in music. With sales increasing in Japan, Power of Dreams recorded their final album, the suitably titled Become Yourself. Marking a further evolution in the band's sound, this record delicately completes a set of recordings which are a rare lyrical insight into the life journey of adolescence to parenthood. ____________ Power of Dreams to reform in 2010 Power of Dreams have reformed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their classic debut 'Immigrants, Emigrants and me', with reunion tour in March 2010... PRESS RELEASE Power of Dreams: “Immigrants, Emigrants and Me” - 20th Anniversary Shows Power of Dreams were formed in Dublin in 1989 by songwriter Craig Walker. The band’s debut ep “A Little Piece of God” was voted Single of The Week in UK music weeklies Melody Maker and Sounds, which led to them signing to Polydor. Their first album, “Immigrants, Emigrants and Me”, received glowing reviews worldwide with Craig Walker garnering praise for a lyrical maturity beyond his 18 years and the band’s spiky indie pop assault winning fans among press and public alike. Power of Dreams embarked on a global tour, taking in more than 20 countries in the space of a year, including Japan and the US. Live, the band were hailed for their blistering sonic attack and soaring melodies. Over the next four years, they released a further three albums and continued to play shows worldwide, including four return visits to Japan.

However, commercial success never quite matched the level of critical acclaim achieved and so the four members went their separate ways in 1995. 2010 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of that landmark debut album “Immigrants, Emigrants and Me” and to mark the occasion, the band have been asked to reform for a series of live shows. A 2CD limited edition of the album, containing all 14 original tracks plus the debut “A Little Piece of God” ep and various b-sides, will be released on 1st March 2010. Details of the confirmed shows are below with more to be announced shortly. 05th March 2010 - London, The Luminaire 06th March 2010 – Birmingham, The Flapper 07th March 2010- Guildford, The Boileroom 10th March 2010 - Dundalk, The Spirit Store 12th March 2010 - Dublin, Whelans 13th March 2010 - Cork, The Pavilion http://www.myspace.com/powerofdreams http://www.powerofdreams.ie http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=117774751776&ref=mf Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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