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Hollywood Dream Import


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 25, 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Polydor / Polygram
  • ASIN: B00000E5LL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,836 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Something In The Air
2. Hollywood No 1
3. The Reason
4. Open The Door Homer
5. Look Around
6. Accidents
7. Wild Country
8. When I Think
9. The Old Cornmill
10. I Dont Know
11. Hollywood Dream (Instrumental)
12. Hollywood No 2
13. Something In The Air (Single Version)
14. I See It All
15. The Reason (Single Version)
16. Stormy Petrel

Editorial Reviews

2000 reissue of classic album (originally issued in 1970) produced by Pete Townshend. Features the hit 'Something In The Air' and six unmarked bonus tracks, 'Something In The Air' (Single Version), 'Wilhelmina', 'Accidents' (Single Version), 'I See It All', 'The Reason' (Single Version) and 'Stormy Petrel'. 18 tracks in all. Also features the original cover art. Polydor.

Customer Reviews

This transcends any categorization, its music.
Doug Anderson
Something In The Air, one of the all time great songs, would have anyone buying Hollywood Dream thinking there must be some other great tunes on the CD.
P Franklin Perry
Produced by Pete Townshend of The Who, "Hollywood Dream" was Thunderclap Newman's only album - and I'd say the best one-off by any rock band.
Mike B.

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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By P Franklin Perry on November 9, 2003
Format: Audio CD
I'm among millions of music fans that were mesmerized by the song "Something In The Air". That led me to looking up the band Thunderclap Newman and getting a copy of Hollywood Dream. The CD starts out like something from a wonderful dream. Like a dream you wish you could go back to and continue dreaming. With enthusiastic interest as I listened to the rest of the CD, much of it seemed so anti-climactic as compared with the opening tune. Yet some of my favorite music of all time I did not like so much the first time I heard it. My favorite songs are ones I got to know in the same sort of way as when you meet someone that ultimately becomes your best friend. Had to get to know them a bit and then they came across as great. Hollywood Dream was like that to me. Something In The Air, one of the all time great songs, would have anyone buying Hollywood Dream thinking there must be some other great tunes on the CD. At first impression I thought many of the accompanying tracks were just so much fill to produce an album, but upon further listening, I began to discover other songs that began to impress me more as I got to know them. Hollywood Dream turned out to be quite a gem indeed. The musicianship is excellent. Andy Newman's piano playing tapped into childhood memories of my Grandmother teaching me piano in the basement. Andy inspires me to want to go back to the keyboard and play all day. Jimmy McCulloch (just a kid at the time and shortly thereafter with Paul McCartney's Wings) on guitar shows he was quite good at his craft. Hollywood Dream has some great psychadelics in a few tunes, humour in others. Though Thunderclap Newman could be rightly dubbed a One Album Wonder, Hollywood Dream proves they were much more than a One Hit Wonder.Read more ›
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Topanga Rose on May 24, 2005
Format: Audio CD
This is a brillant album that grows on you with each listening, and one of the few that stand out after years, (even decades, ya?) Being partial to stride piano, I LOVE the presence here of Andrew Newman, and will never forget hearing Something in the Air for the first time while driving to the dentist. That voice! That piano! compelled me to switch directions, and head immediately for my musical maven at the local music store. Despite my inept attempts to sing the lyrics, my friend at Mr B's for Music instantly identified Thunderclap Newman and sent me home with Hollywood Dream, toothache forgotten. Even with Something in the Air's anthem status, the rest of the album definitely holds up. Hollywood Dream is a solid musical experience which gets under your skin as the tunes roll along, with all the musicians contributing to *flow* and continuity. As its name suggests, this album conveys a reel Hollywood Story; one to be enjoyed repeatedly over time.

I don't know that Something in the Air was in Magic Christian, but it most assuredly was featured in the film Strawberry Statement, an OUTSTANDING soundtrack that is all but impossible to get these days. After seeing a used tape of it on Amazon for an amazing 89 bucks, I finally found my CD on eBay. Today, the SS CD is offered on Amazon at a pricey $49 bucks for a water damaged copy; $60 bucks for a decent one, and worth it! Both CDs are great and both are highly recommended.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By The Sanity Inspector on September 8, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Thunderclap Newman was probably the greatest one-off band in rock history. This, their only album, is the proverbial minor masterpiece. The three bandmates--a songwriter known only to Pete Townshend, a postal clerk turned jazz pianist, and a sixteen-year-old guitarist--caught some kind of British late-Sixties "zeitgeist", for this record is a perfect evocation of that time and place. Fire, charm, cleverness, and some downright silliness are compounded in this strange brew of...well, you'll just have to hear it.
Of particular interest is the interplay of child guitarist Jimmy McCulloch and jazz pianist Andy Newman. McCulloch's hot licks sizzle and steam against Newman's arch, hepcat piano figures, especially on the long track "Accidents". On the single, "Something In The Air", their roles are reversed, with Jimmy playing with an ethereal, barely-there tone, and Newman adding some pianistic force, as well as a great french horn figure. If you've heard Tom Petty's fine version of this song, you owe it to yourself to hear the original as well.
And it just keeps getting better! We're all tired of hipper-than-thou people who rave over some obscurity, to show off their own knowledge. But this gem really deserves all the praise that it gets. The two title tracks (yes, two), "Hollywood #1" and "Hollywood #2" are sly and rockin', respectively. The instrumental "Hollywood Dream" features some great slide guitar work. "Accidents" is a black comedy with an explosive climax. And, of all things, there's a lushly arranged singalong of "Open the Door, Homer", a Dylan song from the then-unreleased _Basement Tapes_.
Pete Townshend produced it, and also played bass, though he's uncredited.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Doug Anderson VINE VOICE on March 22, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I had to order this as an Import from England and it took several months to get. But once it arrived it was highly appreciated. (Now lucky you can get it without the hassle direct from Amazon.) Jimmy McCullough's guitar sears with energy and he really lets it fly on several of these tracks like "Wild Country". The single appeared in 1969 "Something in the Air" and was a huge hit but the album didn't follow til a few years later. This version features everything they recorded including both the original single version of the hit and an album version. The bonus tracks are a real bunus in this case. The disc for some obscure reason has never been available in this country til now. Its not just a classic but a major classic and you will be highly impressed by the combination of quirky and offbeat piano and just plain scorching guitar jams. The personalities that make up this band (Pete Townsend included)are each very unique from the very young Jimmy McCullough to the middle aged Newman who is an accomplished pianist with a singular style performing interludes and flourishes accenting the rockers around him with his own kind of flair but all except Townsend were unknown which perhaps made them work at it all the harder. Jimmy eventually got snapped up by Paul McCartney and that may explain why only one album. McCartney fans will be surprised to hear what the kid could really do though. No offense to Paul but Jimmy was kind of wasted in WINGS because he's a player that can really stretch out when given permission to do so. And what better teacher for a guitar player than Pete Townsend. Anyway this record gets turned up dangerously loud when Newman sets Jimmy up for one of his jams(hearing Pete yelling with joy in the background just before one jam is something near sublime).Read more ›
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