release date: 24-09-2021
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3 years after “Dreaming the Lost 1992-1996”, Swiss Dark Nights side-label Retrò scores another must-have album, compiled from the huge Simon Dreams in Violt archive, including full remastered versions of tapes, new and unreleased versions, plus a delicious extract of a live gig, performed in 1995 at Dracma Club (Torino).
SIMON DREAMS IN VIOLET was a gifted band from Rome and very active in the early 90s in the Italian Goth/Darkwave scene. They were famous and highly respected for their memo- rable live performances and celebrated by media and fans alike!.
The first line-up included singer Massimiliano Maria, guitarist Luigi Lai, Bassist ‘Lo Spettro Di Se Stesso’ and drummer Alice. Their first tape ever was released on legendary ENERGEIA label in spring 1993, and featured 6 tracks and several alternative versions. Their second release "Dreaming the Lost" was released for the same label the year after, and featured a new version of the Poe inspired track "The Lake" along with 10 new tracks. 1995 saw the release of "Follia", a compilation of unreleased tracks, some recorded after the 2nd demo sessions with first guitarist and 2 live tracks, recorded with the second guitarist Stefano Feru. In 1996 “Necrosis” releases an extended and remastered version of all three works including several alternative versions and unreleased instrumental versions performed during live performances. All tracks included on this CD have been remastered from original mixes, taken from original coils and DATs.
TRACKS: 01 The Lake 02 Over this World / Sensation 03 She walks (Acoustic Mix) 04 It's late 05 Ice Cage 06 Lovers' Walk 07 Witches' Hour (Long Past Midnight) 08 Insanity (Decay Version) 09 Dreaming the Lost 10 Cambiamenti (First Version) 11 Frau Death (New Version) 12 Lestat (For a Black Lady) 13 Rise (Live Version) 14 Sensation [MkII] / Forbidden Fantasies / Lust [MkII] / She walks [MkII] (Live at Dracma Club) 15 Before I wake (London Extended Edit)