Sunday, 23 December 2018

Keeping The Dream Alive: Freiheit's Festive Fantasy Revisited

#1,475: Thirty years ago, there was a song in the British Singles chart that many folks (including Yours Truly KJS) thought sounded as if Beatles maestro Paul McCartney had taken a leaf out of Jeff Lynne's book and released a track oozing ELO with its lush orchestration and layered vocals. "Keeping The Dream Alive" by German rock combo Müenchener Freiheit (shortened to Freiheit) had entered the UK Top 30 just in time for Christmas 1988 at #27 going on to peak at #14 in January 1989. Taken from their iconic album "Fantasy" and featuring The London Symphony Orchestra with The Jackson Singers"Keeping The Dream Alive" is even now fondly regarded as a classy festive hit that sneaked in under the proverbial radar and even now retains a certain magic.

elobeatlesforever (elobf) are therefore pleased to confirm the (rather good) news that "Keeping The Dream Alive" will soon be available to buy again after being out of print for many years when an expanded 2CD edition of "Fantasy" is released via Cherry Red Records on Friday 22nd February featuring both the English and German language versions as well as the excellent extended version of "Keeping The Dream Alive". Pre-orders can presently be placed with both Cherry Red Records and via these links thus:

elobeatlesforever (elobf) recommend "Keeping The Dream Alive" and "Fantasy" by Freiheit to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff LynneRoy WoodThe Move'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 23-Dec-2018