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Fractured Air 29: Road Of Dreams (A Mixtape by Mark Fry)

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English singer-songwriter Mark Fry’s name has become synonymous with his psych-folk masterpiece ‘Dreaming With Alice’ released on RCA Italy in 1972 when Fry was only 19 years of age. Some 39 years later (Fry would become an internationally renowned painter while music would continue to play a vital role in the intervening years) Fry released the long-overdue follow-up ‘I Lived In Trees’, an album recorded with The A. Lords (English musicians Michael Tanner and Nicholas Palmer) in Dorset, Normandy and Oxfordshire, released in 2012 via Second Language. The fact that the legend of Mark Fry’s utterly transcendent music still burns so brightly can also be attributed to the many contemporary musicians — Mercury Rev, Four Tet, Colleen, Super Furry Animals and Jim O’Rourke, to name just a few — who have become some of Fry’s most passionate and ardent of believers. This year Fry returns with his latest soul-stirring and dreamlike collection, ‘South Wind, Clear Sky’, available now on London-based independent record label Second Language.


Fractured Air 29: Road Of Dreams (A Mixtape by Mark Fry)

“Songs can lead you down a road of dreams. These are just some of them, old and new, that made me want to become and continue to be a songwriter and musician, and whose echoes, like pebbles in a pond, still ripple through my life today.”

—Mark Fry

To listen on Mixcloud:



01. Traffic ‘Hole In My Shoe’ [Island]
02. The Beatles ‘A Day In The Life’ [Parlophone]
03. Procol Harum ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ [Deram]
04. Joni Mitchell ‘River’ [Reprise]
05. Lucio Dalla ‘Com’è Profondo Il Mare’ [RCA]
06. Joan Armatrading ‘Love And Affection’ [A&M]
07. Kaouding Cissoko ‘Kana Kassi’ [Palm Pictures]
08. Nirvana ‘Something In The Way’ [DGC, Sub Pop]
09. King Creosote and Jon Hopkins ‘Bubble’ [Domino]
10. Bill Callahan ‘Small Plane’ [Drag City]


The copyright in these recordings is the property of the individual artists and/or their respective record labels. If you like the music, please support the artist by buying their records.




“South Wind, Clear Sky” is available now on Second Language Records.



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November 4, 2014 at 12:21 pm

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