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by Art in America

Inspiring dreams and past reflections served up on a post Beatles plate. Cloudborn is strongly melodic and blended with a syncopated push.
Genre: Rock: Progressive Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. A Tale of the Unexpected
3:46 $0.99
2. I Am I
4:13 $0.99
3. Someday
4:40 $0.99
4. Drool
4:17 $0.99
5. The New Swami
3:37 $0.99
6. Someone Called My Name
4:19 $0.99
7. For Shelly
4:05 $0.99
8. When We Were Young
7:37 $0.99
9. Facelift
5:19 $0.99
10. Don't Look Down
4:58 $0.99
11. No Wonder
3:49 $0.99
12. Goodbye My Love / Mind's Eye / Peace of Mind
8:20 $0.99
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Album Notes
The album's first 6 songs were guided by Genesis producer David Hentschel. Guest bassist Tony Levin provides a strong functional backbone to this music. A Lyon & Healy string harp, as played by Shishonee Flynn, dominates much of the album's songs and is a featured melodic component.

Guitarist Chris Flynn spends time reminiscing the past, but lives currently in the present for a full 3/4 of this offering. The song "Someday" features a beautiful understated piano solo from producer David Hentschel. The song "Drool" includes bowed electric string bass and fuzz bass, from Tony Levin. A stand-out prog masterpiece: "When We Were Young", was inspired by the 3 Flynn band members growing up in a small town in Ohio. "The New Swami" is a comical take on Los Angeles, California and the propensity of the local residents to gravitate towards religions from: over there.

"Facelift" ruminates on World War II, while "A Tale of the Unexpected" is an instrumental synopsis of current social movements occurring in the United States. The final song, "Goodbye My Love - Mind's Eye - Peace of Mind", is actually 3 songs that AIA bassist JIm Kuha has bridged together in order to offer up a final momentary dream. These 3 songs, plus "No Wonder" and "Don't Look Down", were recorded in 1983 at Cloudborn Studio in Dearborn, Michigan. "Cloudborn" was chosen for the album's title due to this studio session of 17 songs, of which only 4 are found here.

Album cover art was provided by Ioannis at Dangerous Age. The interior artwork was drawn in crayon, by Art in America drummer Dan Flynn, who is also a Crayola drawing award winner.



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