Deep in a Dream An Evening with the Songs of David McComb

by Various Artists

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    By purchasing this album you are supporting a great cause – a documentary film on the remarkable late Australian songwriter David McComb, most noted for his work with The Triffids. This album is also
    the only release to feature The Good Life Never Ends, one of his last major compositions. Also features a 'hidden track' at the end of the album featuring a poem about McComb by noted Australian poet Sean M. Whelan.

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Deep in a Dream is a live album, comprising songs penned by late Triffids songwriter David McComb performed by several of his friends, colleagues and contemporaries. The album was produced by Tornado Alley, the filmmakers behind a documentary in production on McComb called Love in Bright Landscapes.

The album brings together The Blackeyed Susans (with guest Triffids Graham Lee & Rob McComb), Charles Jenkins, Mick Thomas and Shackleton, Diving Bell and The Mimeset all performing selections from McComb’s incredible songbook. Deep in a Dream is the recording of that incredible gig - a live tribute to the late David McComb.

"McComb's songs swarm with life - delivered ferocious with emotion, written with a literary arc, in considered language, his rich songbook by turns harrowing, archly funny, deliciously black. It's wonderful to hear McComb's songs ... brought to life."

“The quality of the work makes it so timeless. He was a master of
his craft” Ricky Maymi, Brian Jonestown Massacre.

“Summer pictures, open space, sky… you can just see those songs.
See them, feel them, smell them." Australian music legend Paul Kelly.


released September 18, 2012

All tracks published by Mushroom Music. 'Behind the Garages of this Country' © The Estate of David McComb. 'How to Climb Inside a Song
and Disappear Completely' © Sean M. Whelan.

Recorded at The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, Australia by Peter Frawley
and Andy Hunt. Mixed and mastered at Salt Studios by Sam Lowe.
Live mix by Bek Varcoe. Mime Set tracks mixed by Jon Shannon.
Diving Bell tracks by Adam Hutterer

Cover image © Tony Mott.
Back image ©Julian Wu.
Cover design by Actual Size.

Album Producers
Jonathan Alley & Danielle Karalus for Tornado Alley.



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