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Moon Dreams

Blues-Flavored Acoustic Rock:  Escapism in the form of bluesy acoustic rock featuring warm, emotional vocals that deliver stories of love and getting away from it all that leave you looking at the world with an improved perspective.


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  1. Early Mornin' Rain
  2. Midnight On The Moon
  3. Morning Star
  4. Light Years
  5. Under The Sun
  6. A Star Named After You
  7. Confess
  8. It's Been Too Long
  9. Serenity
  10. Better Days
  11. Watchin' The World Go By
  12. Blame It On The Moon
  13. Into The Sunset
Brief Description:  Acoustic space rock songs inspired by staying up late at night, yearning for love, contemplating the meaning of life, Moon Dreams features out-of-this-world rhymes that tell stories about situations, sometimes sad, told from different character's perspectives, backed by the signature Scott Cooley instrument sounds, and all tightly constructed with just enough room for understated instrumental jamming.

Longer Description:  Escapism in the form of bluesy acoustic rock songs that feature acoustic guitar, acoustic bass guitar and simple percussion rhythms with melodic hawaiian lap style slide guitar, harmonica and marimba.  Ballads, blues ballads, 12-bar, folk-rock, and uptempo acoustic rock forms, combined with warm, emotional vocals, deliver stories of love and getting away from it all that leave you looking at the world with an improved perspective.  The duality of nature - lightness and darkness, clouds and rain and sun and blue sky, with scenes that include round and bright things we see everyday in the sky can inspire dreams we have - at night or during the day - of something larger and more powerful than ourselves and our everyday grind that conjure up wonder about outer space and our place in it.

Even Longer Description:  Acoustic bluesy space rock songs inspired by staying up late at night, yearning for love, and contemplating the meaning of life, Moon Dreams is the first officially-released full-length album by Scott Cooley.  It features out-of-this-world rhymes that tell stories about situations - sometimes sad and told from different character's perspectives - which are backed by the signature Scott Cooley instrument sounds (acoustic guitar, acoustic bass guitar, harmonica, acoustic lap steel slide, marimba, light drums & percussion), and all tightly constructed with just enough room for understated instrumental jamming.  This album is the first full-length album released by Scott Cooley Records that is still in print.  In this regard, it serves as the debut album by Scott Cooley, as previous efforts such as the self-titled debut from 2000 was never formally or officially released and the sophomore effort, Homegrown, remains a cult classic bootleg that is no longer in circulation.  Moon Dreams contains song lyrics that come from a combination of dreams and reality with an underlying theme of elements from far away places.  Enjoy the trip there and back.

Personal Anecdotes:
Far out, man.  Escapism.  This one is more bluesy than other SC albums.  The moon, the stars, and the sun play prominently.  These songs mix real experiences with dreams I've had, and together they will put you in a mood that makes for a dreamy listening experience.  Best listened to with a good set of headphones.  Enjoy the theme and let it take you away for a while.

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Moon Dreams


Studio Album by Scott Cooley

 Released  Original Release Date:  21 June 2004
 Recorded  2002-2004, Scott Cooley Recording Studio, Michigan
 Genres  Folk-Rock, Blues, Acoustic Rock
 Length  51 minutes total playing time duration
 Label  Scott Cooley Records
 Producer  Scott Cooley

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Scott Cooley Chronology

 Homegrown
(2002)
 Moon Dreams
(2004)
 Lakeside Landing
(2006)

Notes

Liner Notes:
© ℗ 2004 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved. Words & music for all songs written by Scott Cooley.  Lead & background vocals, lead, rhythm & slide acoustic guitars, acoustic bass guitar, harmonica, marimba, drums & percussion by Scott Cooley.  Marimba solo on #12 by Lenore  Cooley. Recorded, mixed, mastered & produced by Scott Cooley in Michigan, USA.

Cover Photo Credit:  by Trish Keiswetter, courtesy of The Vail Trail, a now-defunct Vail, Colorado newspaper.  This was the photograph used for an entertainment feature story about the live music scene in the area, and was taken at The Gashouse restaurant and bar in Edwards, CO.  It depicts Scott soloing on an acoustic guitar.

Identification

Catalog #:  SCR01

ISRC Barcode #: 886470420810
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