SONG #22

"DREAMIN' OUT LOUD"
album: For Always / 1997 (BOF-64)
publishing: Blue Baker Music BMI
produced by: Doug Koempel
artists: the Memory Brothers
label: Memento Records
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play "Dreamin' Out Loud"
  • lead and background vocals: Doug Koempel
  • fiddle: Alan Murphy
  • backing tracks programmed and played by Doug
  • sequenced on Korg M1's internal sequencer
  • instruments: Korg M1 (keyboard) and Alesis HR-16 (drum machine)
  • recorded at: Bird-On-Fire Recording Studio / West Union, Iowa

Doug's notes:

"Dreamin' Out Loud" has always been a crowd favorite. Maybe it's the opening line "Wouldn't it be nice . . ." that puts the listener into a wistful state of mind. Or maybe it's the bouncy, shuffle rhythm. But more than likely it's Alan Murphy's infectious, fiddle part that meanders in and out the tune - finally coming to the front in a perfectly-played instrumental break.

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