The Dream Academy is the debut studio album by English band The Dream Academy, released in November 1985. It was mainly produced by Pink Floyd's David Gilmour and Nick Laird-Clowes. The most notable track from the album is "Life in a Northern Town", which was written as a tribute to Nick Drake. It also proved to be their only major chart success, reaching number 7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 15 in the UK.
The Dream Academy was the self-titled debut release for the art-school trio led by lead singer/guitarist Nick Laird-Clowes. Produced by David Gilmour and Laird-Clowes, the group was rounded out by umentalist Kate St. John and keyboard player Gilbert Gabriel, and they struck the first time out with the album's standout track, "Life in a Northern Town," which became a Top Ten smash in the spring of 1986. The Dream Academy used lush string arrangements and choir-like background vocals to create a sumptuous backdrop for their paisley-tinged pop. It works to best.
Cassette, Album, SR, Dolby HX Pro, B NR. Country: US. Released: 16 Sep 1985. Genre: Electronic, Jazz, Rock, Pop, Classical.
Album · 1984 · 10 Songs. More By The Dream Academy. See All. Rhino Hi-Five: The Dream Academy - EP.
The Dream Academy were a 1980s British folk rock band, comprising singer/guitarist Nick Laird-Clowes, t (chiefly oboeist) Kate St John and keyboardist Gilbert Gabriel. They are most noted for their hit single, Life in a Northern Town. All three members of the band remain active recording musicians, each with their own careers.
Best of The Dream Academy" compilation. Get this album before it's hard to find. This 1985 self-titled debut album from The Dream Academy is a truly incredible work of art. Don't be fooled by their "one-hit wonder" status-their leader, a man named Nick Laird-Clowes, is one of the most fascinating (he's had a mind-blowing personal life) & brilliant artists in history. Nick was in his late 20s by the time this album was released on Warner Bros. & actually, he'd already put his visionary genius on display on two albums before this, even if barely anyone at all ever noticed. In 1977, his band Alfalpha released their lone album, a self-titled.