Where Dreams Are Made Brian Flanagan
- 1Flowers in the Window03:25
- 2The Gift04:23
- 3The Painter04:02
- 4Whole Lot of Livin'04:00
- 5The Question04:05
- 6Where Is the Love03:24
- 8My Lagan Love03:22
- 9Where Dreams Are Made04:13
- 10To Love04:03
- 11Fly Goodbye03:05
Info for Where Dreams Are Made
Love, loss, self-pity, recognizing chances and taking them - or not, almost mystical nature experiences, life-changing encounters, art and artists, environmental protection, human rights: it is truly a broad, moving and very current spectrum of themes which Irish singer-songwriter Brian Flanagan has worked through in the eleven tracks on this Audiophile 180g Vinyl LP.
The melodies are catchy but not banal. After having listened to the album a few times you'll find many of the wonderful tunes continually rotating around in your head - getting more familiar and enjoyable with each turn. That is of course also due to Flanagan's warm and velvety voice, the soft background choirs and the unassuming but wonderfully musical and supportive instrumental backing.
Good examples are the haunting lamentations of the flute on the title track "Where Dreams Are Made", the crystal-clear yet warm Irish pipes in "Flowers In the Window" - a piece in memory of a friend, and the piano dripping notes like a tap in the self-searching "Whole Lot of Livin'". The harmonium in "Lagan Love" is played by Flanagan himself, conjuring up the picture of mists rising from the river.
The listening experience gets a further deeper dimension if you read the song lyrics with their surprising images in the graphically opulent 4-page 12" x 12" leaflet. Brian Flanagan often sings quite quickly - with sometimes unexpected stops and stars. He occasionally throws in Irish words like "gra" (love), and not only in the traditional "Lagan Love".
Irish songwriter, composer, vocalist, musician and poet, Brian Flanagan has worked with artists from diverse musical backgrounds such as Michael Flatley, Nadine Coyle, Eric Bibb, Nathan Carter, Finbar Furey, Brian Kennedy and Sharon Shannon.
Brian is renowned for his ability to write to order, emotionally charged pieces that are immediately engaging.
Brian Flanagan, vocals, guitar, Indian harmonium
Jens Kommnick, guitars, uilleann pipes, banjo, bouzouki
Lutz Möller, piano, keyboard
Jean Kelly, harp
Ian Melrose, electric-guitar, lap steel guitar, flute
Lea Morris, backing vocals
Hans-Jörg Maucksch, fretless & electric bass
Sven von Samson, percussion
is an Irish songwriter, composer, vocalist, musician and poet. He has worked with artists from diverse musical backgrounds such as Michael Flatley, Nadine Coyle, Eric Bibb, Nathan Carter, Finbar Furey, Brian Kennedy and Sharon Shannon.
Brian is renowned for his ability to write to order, emotionally charged pieces that are immediately engaging. He scored a Christmas top 10 for Síle Seoige & Friends in 2014 with ‘Maybe This Christmas’ and has 4 iTunes no 1 tracks to his name.
He is regarded as one of the most talented writers in Ireland which has been verified by those he has worked with.
As a singer songwriter he has 2 critically acclaimed albums Going Back & Dreaming Road to his name Folk Blues Legend Eric Bibb. Quotes:
Brian has got a truly wonderful voice, he can really grab hold of a song and take it to the top.” – Eric Bibb- Gospel/Folk/Blues Legend
Flanagan’s grasp of structure and internal rhyme is head and shoulders above most of his contemporaries – The Irish Times
This album contains no booklet.