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Check Out: Damon Albarn – “The Marvelous Dream”

on March 27, 2012, 4:55pm

damonalbarn Check Out: Damon Albarn   The Marvelous Dream

As previously reported, Damon Albarn will release the soundtrack to his opera, Dr. Dee, on May 8th via Virgin Records. As a first listen, stream the lead single, “The Marvelous Dream”, below.

Inspired by the life of mathematician, polymath, and advisor to Elizabeth I John Dee, Dr. Dee was recorded late last year in both Albarn’s West London studio and with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in Salford. Over 18 tracks, the songs pair Albarn’s vocals over “early English choral and instrumentation alongside modern, West African and Renaissance sounds,” according to a press release.

Dr. Dee Tracklist:
01. The Golden Dawn
02. Apple Carts
03. Oh Spirit Animate Us
04. The Moon Exalted
05. A Man of England
06. Saturn
07. Coronation
08. The Marvelous Dream
09. A Prayer
10. Edward Kelley
11. Preparation
12. 9 point Star
13. Temptation Comes In The Afternoon
14. Watching the Fire That Waltzed Away
15. Moon (Interlude)
16. Cathedrals
17. Tree Of Life
18. The Dancing King

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