The Tale You Told - Daniel Amos - Mr. Buechners Dream (CD, Album)
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Add links. Alternative rockfolk rock. StuntGalaxy Then, out of nowhere, Daniel Amos resurfaced with the best album of their career and one of the best alternative-pop albums of Christian or otherwise. Again, beleaguered Christian music fans were left with the odd realization that market dynamics inspired by equal parts gnosticism from the Christian side and bigotry from the general market would prevent millions of people from ever hearing what might have been their favorite album of the year.
A brilliant, shimmering two-disc collection of thirty-three songs, the album Mr. In other words, it joined that very small club of two-disc albums recorded by artists who actually had enough good material to justify such extravagance. The Christian music scene is not accustomed to such quality and, it is safe to say, was stunned.
Periodicals were torn between headlining the album's release immediately as the story of the year or waiting to let it sink in, lest they be overcome by their own superlatives.
HM wrote, "This sprawling double album is so unique, so full of life, so slobbered over with creativity, so packed with crazy good songs, and new things to say, it's impossible to review adequately without sounding like a raving fanboy. Musically, Mr. Buechner's Dream offers a potpourri of up-to-the-minute '90s rock Album) with roots firmly in the late '60s.
There are strong influences of the quintessentially alternative pop band Big Star, headed by Alex Chilton in the early '70s. Lindsey Buckingham and Lenny Kravitz are both in there somewhere, which is to say that generous contributions from Motown can be detected as well--and, of course, Brian Wilson's muse inhabits the melodies and harmonies.
The song "This is the One" is pretty and lush, a perfect though ultimately ironic introduction to an album that promises in its title to be dreamy. Its surest companion is over Album) the second disc, a tribute to faith in hard times called "Pregnant Pause.
Pepper off-beat horns coming in at odd intervals. The title track, reprised toward the end of Disc One name-drops references to several other literary types, including G. Chesterton, C. Eliot, and Lewis Carroll. All these and more have apparently gathered for a mythical party or, perhaps, Mr.
Buechner is merely dreaming that they havefor an evening of story-telling and mirth-making. The songs that follow might be illustrative of the sort of musings that would then transpire, but the device is anything but constraining, Album) by the second disc seems to have been dropped altogether. Rather, Taylor deals with familiar themes albeit often in unfamiliar fashion. The co-existence of faith and doubt is prevalent, as he wonders at the perseverance of his own confession. The latter song is ostensibly about Abraham and Sarah, but one could be excused from wondering if Taylor isn't recalling his own Jesus-movement days when he sings it.
As always, Taylor laments "Nobody Will" and lampoons "Faithful Street" the more stultifying aspects of modern religion. He exalts the liberating acknowledgment of paradox as never before in "Ribbons and Bows," a song that trifles with the minds and hearts of simplistically oriented linear thinkers: "Does everybody want it nicely, lined up in little neat rows?
I can hand it to you brightly, wrapped up in ribbons and bows. Daniel Amos ages gracefully, though perhaps not graciously, as they come out of hiding to show the twerps what thirty years of being an indie act has taught them. It's a little offensive but at least they pull it off. As of Daniel Amos was not only the best band in Christian music but were the best that they had ever been. How many artists from the early '70s can say that?
Okay, Neil Young. Anyone else? Smith After a six-year hiatus, legendary Christian rockers Daniel Amos have come together once again and released a double album entitled Mr. Buechner's Dream. The title refers, of course, to minister and author Frederick Buechner, who is the subject of two songs on the song project.
DA has been through a lot recently - with the death of Gene Eugene and of several others close to band members. And since it has been so long since their last album, some questions are raised: Are they still relevant to an audience that has shifted in taste? Do they still have the necessary desire to get it done? Buechner's Dream answers emphatically: "YES," to both of these questions. It is a magnum opus of social commentary, of painting pictures of people in need of a Savior, yet still taking, at times, a tongue-in-cheek viewpoint to its surroundings.
It is easy to see how DA had influenced almost every Christian alternative band of the last twenty years. Musically, the band cannot be pinned down.
And the lyrics? As Taylor writes on "Ribbons and Bows": " The title track portrays several authors enjoying each other's wit and company. Now you're the thorn in my heart Was I a flash in your eyes? Thirty-three songs, two hours of music, and three albums worth of material. Yet it never grows tiresome. It never gets old. Buechner's Dream is a triumphant return for Daniel Amos.
Let's hope that it doesn't take six years until their next album. The Phantom Tollbooth July 5 Alarm clocks out of five by Chris Macintosh There has been a lot of talk about this latest installment from the band that, for the most part, defined what great Christian rock 'n' roll could and should be. Spanning two discs with thirty-three songs and almost two hours of playing time, I humbly submit that Mr. Beuchner's Dream is their best work yet.
There are elements of past recordings here and there, such as Darn Floor, Big Bite and Kalhoun as well as Motorcycle, yet this is not a repeat of past glories, far from it. This is a masterpiece that is a prime example of why Daniel Amos is one of the most important bands in rock 'n' roll today, and I don't mean just Christian rock. Until now I have always said that the band would have to go quite some ways Album) surpass Motorcycle.
Well, they have done that, and in spades. I would have to say that my two favorite cuts on the album are "Ribbons and Bows" from disc one. Here's a pregnant pause while we wonder if the water's runnin'. There is not a moment of filler on this entire project, and on a two-hour album that is a big deal. For a band that has been around for more than twenty years, to sound as fresh and vibrant as they still do, is a testimonial as to how much fun these guys are having, and there are only a handful of bands around that could pull it off, and do it as skillfully as DA.
Terry's song writing is nothing short of brilliant, and this album reminded me again of what a superb guitarist Greg Flesch is.
A companion video called The Making of Mr. Beuchner's Dream is available at the band's web site www. In an age where the music industry is being ruled by the latest year-old wunderkind, it is a privilege to hear music by a bunch of professionals like Daniel Amos.
A veteran of the Jesus Movement, Daniel Amos formed in the mids and quickly became one of the bright spots in this emerging genre. Buechner's DreamDaniel Amos continues its musical legacy in grand style, serving up 33 songs spread across two discs. It continues to celebrate the Christian faith and the amazing grace at its core, but also burst the bubbles of those who want to over-simplify by robbing Christian art of its innate honesty.
Chesterton and Dorothy Sayers, the band wants to tell the whole truth about life and faith, the paradoxes and the process-and do so in fine rock 'n' roll fashion.
Musically, Dreamand the second disc in the set titled And So It Goesis astonishingly consistent; for a recording of such length it's void of anything that sounds like filler.
Like old friends whose new life stories you want to experience for yourself, Daniel Amos has made peace with its past and has nothing to prove. But if it did, Mr. Buechner's Dream does it. Legendary song-writer Terry Scott Taylor and his recently reenergized band Daniel Amos teeter bravely on the edge of an allusive fence with their latest release, an impressive song, double-disc set, Mr.
Streams Videos All Posts. My Profile. Advanced Search. Buechner's Dream Review by Dave Sleger. Track Listing. This Is the One. Buechner's Dream. The Author of the Story. Your Long Year.
Who's Who Here? Thick Skin. Ribbons and Bows. Ordinary Extraordinary Day. I Get to Wondering. Faithful Street.
The Lucky Ones. Rice Paper Album). The Tale You Told. Over Her Shoulder. The Staggering Gods.
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