Dreaming Like Mad with Dion McGregor





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Published on Nov 24, 2013

A short promo for the new Dion McGregor album--available on CD and other digital formats in March 2014 on Torpor Vigil Records.

Torpor Vigil Records

Here's a bit of background on the recordings of legendary sleeptalker Dion McGregor:

Yet More Outrageous Recordings of the World's Most Renowned Sleeptalker

"There is a time for many words and there is also a time for sleep" —Homer

To Dion McGregor, the world's greatest sleeptalker, the time for sleep and the time for many words were one and the same. Several times a week, McGregor would hold forth with the most outlandish and fascinating somnolent monologues imaginable. Fortunately for us, his roommate Michael Barr recorded hundreds of these astounding somniloquies on reel-to-reel tape. They first saw the light of day in 1964 when Decca released an LP, with cover art by Edward Gorey, called The Dream World of Dion McGregor (He Talks in His Sleep). This was followed, a mere thirty-five years later, by Dion McGregor Dreams Again—a sequel compiled by Phil Milstein and released on CD by Tzadik. In 2004, Steve Venright's Torpor Vigil label released another compilation in the sequence entitled The Further Somniloquies of Dion McGregor—More Outrageous Recordings of the World's Most Renowned Sleeptalker. Since that time, several long-lost tapes have found their way back into the archive. Selections from these rediscovered treasures, along with other unreleased gems, will comprise a new "dream world" album slated for release in early 2014—the fiftieth anniversary of the first Dion McGregor album!

Dreaming Like Mad with Dion McGregor will feature an hour of hilarious, bizarre and haunting McGregor dreams. The album, in CD and other digital formats, will be adorned with illustrations by artist Kerry Zentner.

To be kept informed about the release of this album, please send a note to:

Torpor Vigil Records


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