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The Dream 1973 - 2011 Box set, Import, Original recording remastered

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This box set is a career retrospective that gathers the best of Michael Franks on 4 CDs, & also includes a CD vinyl replica of the rare 1980 live recording of Franks with Crossfire. 73 tracks in total, including some previously unreleased and rarities, plus a 16 page booklet with a foreword by Michael Franks and track-by-track detailed liner notes.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Disc One: Pop & Funky Groove
  2. Can't Seem to Shake This Rock N Roll
  3. Born with the Moon in Vergo
  4. Monkey See, Monkey Do
  5. B'wana-He No Home
  6. When the Cookie Jar Is Empty
  7. All Dressed Up (With Nowhere to Go)
  8. Jealousy
  9. Laughing Gas
  10. Alone at Night
  11. When Sly Calls (Don't Touch That Phone)
  12. Your Secrets Safe with Me
  13. Woman in the Waves
  14. Barefoot on the Beach 3039613
  15. Somehow Our Love Survives
  16. Practice Make Perfect
  17. Now That Your Joystick's Broke
  18. The Dream
  19. Disc Two: Jazz & Exotic Summer
  20. Monk's New Tune
  21. Hearing Take Five
  22. Don't Be Blue
  23. When You Smiled at Me
  24. Popsicle Toes
  25. Sanpaku
  26. Eggplant
  27. Sometimes I Just Forget to Smile
  28. Mice
  29. Rendezvous in Rio
  30. The Way We Celebrate New Years
  31. Under the Sun
  32. Tell Me About It
  33. Tahitian Moon
  34. Like Water, Like Wind
  35. The Art of Love
  36. Disc Three: Soft & Cool School
  37. Dragonfl y Summer
  38. Nightmoves
  39. Lotus Blossom
  40. The Lady Wants to Know
  41. On My Way Home to You
  42. Living on the Inside
  43. String of Pearls
  44. One Day in St. Tropez
  45. Hourglass
  46. Rainy Night in Tokyo
  47. Never Say Die
  48. All I Need
  49. Like Moon Behind a Cloud
  50. Blue Pacific
  51. Still Life
  52. The Cool School
  53. Disc Four: Rarities & Previously Unreleased Tracks + Duets & Some Covers
  54. Coming Home to You
  55. Jealousy -Geyster Remix- (Previously Unreleased)
  56. Blue Pacifi C -Alternate Version- (Previously Unreleased)
  57. This Will Never Do (Previously Unreleased)
  58. Somewhere in the Rain
  59. I Bought You a Plastic Star for Your Aluminum Tree
  60. Foolish Heart - Bob Mintzer with Michael Franks
  61. Antonio's Song / the Rainbow - Anri with Michael Franks
  62. Leading Me Back to You - Joe Sample with Michael Franks
  63. (Think...) Where Are You Goin? - Me Phi Me with Michael Franks
  64. Ladies' Nite - Michael Franks with Bonnie Raitt
  65. When I Give My Love to You - Michael Franks with Branda Russell
  66. Now Love Has No End - Michael Franks with Valerie Simpson
  67. Island Christmas - Michael Franks with Veronica Nunn
  68. Popsicle Toes - the Manhattan Transfer
  69. Nightmoves - Dee Dee Bridgewater
  70. Disc Five: Michael Franks with Crossfire : Live
  71. Don't Be Blue
  72. When the Cookie Jar Is Empty
  73. The Lady Wants to Know
  74. B'wana-He No Home
  75. Chain Reaction
  76. Antonio's Song
  77. Monkey See, Monkey Do
  78. Popsicle Toes

Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 3, 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set, Import, Original recording remastered
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Warner Music France
  • ASIN: B0077DDWD0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #156,567 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Konstantin Bakharev on April 6, 2012
Format: Audio CD
For many years I was excited to have all of Michael's greats in one collection with upgraded sound quality. Both "A Backward Glance" and "Anthology" could satisfy casual fans, but were too brief for lifetime admirers like me. Here was an opportunity to present the truly definitive collection from his almost forty year body of work, but it doesn't quite cut it. And though "The Dream" is the largest compilation of MF's music to date, it is still far from complete.
I understand compilations will never have everyone's favorites, but I think you can complain with 73-track box, if not all essential tracks were included. It is missing some true classics - "Tiger in the Rain", "Mr. Blue", "Down in Brazil", "Vivaldi's Song" just to name a few. The question is why.
CD 1 "Pop & Funky Groove" seems like a bit of letdown. It got a poor start: "Can't Seem to Shake This Rock'n'Roll" and "Born with the Moon in Vergo" simply don't match up to the rest of the set. This also could have been better: so many classy pop and funky songs are left off the disc ("Mr. Smooth", "Never Satisfied", "Soul Mate", "Coming to Life" etc.), which could have fitted, if they hadn't put other less important songs, such as outdated "Now That Your Joystick's Broke". I am also at a loss as to why the funkiest album in MF's discography "The Camera Never Lies", which is without question one of his best, was skipped in it's entirely.
CD 2 "Jazz & Exotic Summer", as its title says, mostly focuses on the jazzy and Brazilian sides of Michael's music. Once again it misses some great songs. The most glaring omissions are "Antonio's Song", "Down in Brazil" and "Island Life" - all these tunes truly belong to this CD. But according to the track list, guys from Rhino consider "The Way We Celebrate New Year's" a summer tune.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By David Collins on August 2, 2012
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This is possibly the worst compilation of all time. Given the fact that there were no less than FIVE CD's in this well-presented collection, you'd have thought that someone at Rhino might have been more judicious about the track selection. There are way too many Michael Franks gems and classics missing for this to be a valid representation of his vast body of work. Do yourself a favour and steer clear of this if you are a true devotee of Michael Franks.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By William Merrill VINE VOICE on April 13, 2012
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I've really been grooving on the new Michael Franks box set called "The Dream." The individual CDs make for great "drivin' around town" music. I like the way the songs are divided into themed discs, "Pop & Funky Grooves," "Jazz & Exotic Summer," and "Soft & Cool School." The latter "Soft & Cool" disc is particularly marvelous to listen to. However, for longtime Franks-ophiles like me, the real attractions with this set are the fourth disc, "Rarities & Previously Unreleased Tracks + Duets & Covers," and the live album with Crossfire. I have every one of Michael's studio albums (all eighteen of them, pictured in the booklet that comes with "The Dream"), but I did not have most of the songs on the "Rarities" CD. Nor did I have the Live album, originally released in 1980 on WEA Australia. Nicely, it is reproduced here in replica form, with a cardboard sleeve and paper jacket. Even without the rarities, though, I think I still would have bought this set, just for the convenience of having the songs presented this way. Saves me the hassle of burning my own Mike mixtape, which probably wouldn't have been as good as these CDs anyway! Mr. Franks' music has given me so much pleasure over the years, and this is a wonderful way to get back into it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By James Fenos on June 24, 2013
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As I was preparing to write a review for this product I looked at the other reviews first to keep from being repetitive and to make sure we are on the same page as from what I saw, we are. This set is ambitious for sure. Four cd's divided up by theme and the body of work presented by style rather than chronologically to keep the material fresh and this entire set mastered utilizing 20 bit technology which results in a cleaner sound with slight errors in the sources corrected. I was and am excited about this set, it's one of the biggest and most comprehensive around and like music itself, subjective, you can't please everyone. I like the execution of this set, the material will remain a bit more fresh and I like the inclusion of a track or two from every Michael Franks album except one and I'm a bit baffled by, there isn't track one to represent the 1987 album "The Camera Never Lies." Two tracks from that cd, given the thematic approach here, "Innuendo" and "Island Life" would have most certainly fit in and on the rarities and duets cd "Now You're In My Dreams" with Patti Austin would have worked, that song got airplay when first released. In the foreseeable future I don't believe there will be a stand alone disc of Michael's rarities and this set is an import, maybe in a few years it will receive a stateside release and some of the tracks may be tweaked but that is a rather expensive undertaking, we'll see. For what it is even with glaring omissions this is a great representation of Michael's work thus far and kudos to Rhino for not only the excellent sound engineering but all selections are full length.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Skippy O'Nasica on September 29, 2012
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A box set to collect all the highlights of Michael Franks' 40-year career (so far - hopefully there will be lots more!) sounds like a great idea in theory.

Yet casual fans might be better served by "The Michael Franks Anthology: The Art Of Love", which hits most of the highlights and is sequenced chronologically to boot.

Longtime Michael Franks fans will have all the material from four of the five discs, and may find the rarities disc insufficient incentive to fork out for the entire box set. (only ONE previously unreleased song ("This Will Never Do")? And ONE other making its CD debut, heretofore only available on vinyl ("Coming Home To You")?

For the price, "Christmas Time Is Here" (from David Benoit's "Remembering Christmas"), "Let It Snow" (from "Jazz to the World"), and the original non-duet version of "Island Christmas" would have been nice. Perhaps in place of the songs on which Michael doesn't even perform!

My hope is that a more comprehensive roundup of his rarities, compilation appearances and - dare I say it - unreleased recordings will eventually be released.

His first album (10 songs) is the only documentation of his pre-jazz pop sound. Hard to believe that up until that point he didn't put even ONE other song to tape. Nary a demo? A live recording? An FM broadcast? A cassette of him singing "White Boy Lost In The Blues" to Sonny & Brownie?

And were there no other songs left over from 40 years of making albums? One would think he must have at least demoed the remaining yet-to-be-released songs from his musical "Noa Noa".

More tantalizing, what of the material that's known to be out there but hasn't been made available on disc?
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