Dreaming Like Mad with Dion McGregor

by Dion McGregor

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about

Sleep specialist William C. Dement once observed that “dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.” He must not have heard of Dion McGregor. McGregor’s dreams were certainly insane. But quiet? Hardly! Hundreds of McGregor’s outlandish somniloquies—fortuitously recorded by his roommate Michael Barr—attest to the fact that he was the most loquacious and extraordinary sleeptalker ever known. This collection presents over an hour of enthralling and hilarious adventures from this master orator of slumberland, all recorded with his windows open and the atmospheric noises of Manhattan’s First Avenue traffic in the background. It begins with Dion and friends being swallowed up by the Sunday edition of the New York Times, and from there, things only get stranger. Fifty years after the release of The Dream World of Dion McGregor—the Decca LP that started it all—you are once again invited to eavesdrop on the musings, stories, rants, and screams of a man who is fast asleep and dreaming like mad!

(COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED LINER NOTES INCLUDED WITH BOTH CD AND DOWNLOAD VERSION.)

credits

released July 20, 2014

Somniloquies by Dion McGregor

Original recordings by Michael Barr

Executive producer: Steve Venright
Emeritus: Phil Milstein

Cover art and illustrations by Kerry Zentner


Dreaming Like Mad with Dion McGregor
was assembled from original tapes recorded in the 1960s
and released on compact disc in July 2014

Mastering by Tony Smith at João Carvalho Studio in Toronto

Album design by Steve Venright
All artwork © Kerry Zentner 2011 & 2014
The portrait of Dion McGregor was based on an unattributed photograph in The Dream World of Dion McGregor (Bernard Geis Associates, 1964)

TVR releases are available from torporvigil.com
and from Tedium House (tediumhouse.com)
Distribution to your local record store by Revolver USA

FOR FULL CREDITS SEE BOOKLET LINER NOTES

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Dion McGregor

Dion McGregor is one of the most outlandish cult figures in history—and certainly among the most unique recordings artists the world has known. His legacy is an archive of recordings featuring some of the most hilarious and bizarre stories, musings, and rants ever heard. The fact that McGregor was fast asleep when the recordings were made (by his roommate) makes them all the more astounding! ... more

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