Power of Dreams – See You

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‘Positivity’ was Dublin’s Power of Dreams third album and it saw them veer away from their signature acoustic/jangly chords to a harder face. It was an unsettling move for fans of the band but this about turn had been signalled on the preceding album ‘2 Hell With Common Sense’. Power of Dreams featured two siblings Craig and Keith Walker and Mike Lennox and legend tells of the majors chasing the band for their signature around the nightclubs of Dublin before they had even reached the legal drinking age (18). Their early shows had them supporting the Wedding Present and the House of Love in what surely must have been a near mystical experience. I can recall a Power of Dreams gig with other hugger favourites the Brilliant Trees in Galway in 1993 that reduced me to a quivering adoring mass. Power of Dreams had a huge following in Ireland and Japan, which is hardly surprising given their cultured song writing gifts. ‘See You’ is probably the closest they came to reconvening their original sound on ‘Positivity’. The lyrics are sweetly sentimental proffering a suitable bed for the shimmering chords. KD

Power of Dreams – See You

More Info: Discography & Myspace
Buy Album: [UK] Positivity [US] Immigrants, Emigrants & Me
Year: 1993

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  1. March 13, 2007
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    I saw them support both ‘The House of Love ‘ and ‘The Wedding Present’ way back when. I have to confess to throwing lumps of chalk at them at ‘The House of Love’ gig. The lead singer bloke was threatening me and a mate for most of their set, cursing between his teeth at us. I suppose I can’t blame him as in retrospect it was pretty annoying. It was great fun all the same though. I still have one of their 12″ on Setanta Records in the house somewhere. Nice blog.Matt Vinylhttp://mattvinyl.blogspot.com/index.html

  2. Anonymous
    March 16, 2007
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    POD were without a doubt the greatest irish band ever -bar none. Apparently they might be playing again,search myspace for power of dreams for more gossip.Fingers crossed………..

  3. Anonymous
    September 3, 2007
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    I was a big POD fan. Saw them 3 times in old Limerick sweat box. “The Top Floor” which used to be part of the Savoy and all that is gone now.Still have a near complete set of their stuff. Just missing “Joke’s on me” Anyone…? Even got some of their 12″s autographed. Shame their heads disappeared up their arses.Brian

  4. December 9, 2009
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    Power of Dreams RETURN!

    REUNION TOUR DATES
    5 March – London, Luminaire
    6 March – Birmingham, Flapper
    7 March – Guildford, Boileroom
    10 March – Dundalk, Spirit Store
    12 March – Dublin, Whelans
    13 March – Cork, The Pavilion

    A 2CD limited edition of the classic debut album ‘Immigrants, Emigrants and Me’ containing all 14 original tracks plus the debut “A Little Piece of God” ep and various b-sides, will be released on 1st March 2010. Pre-order @
    onehundredpercentmusic.bigcartel.com

    http://www.powerofdreams.ie
    http://www.myspace.com/powerofdreams
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=117774751776&ref=mf

    Cheers, Pete

  5. Anonymous
    December 2, 2010
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    Power of Dreams will release 1989: The Best Of Power Of Dreams on 10th December. It features the brand new track, 1989, alongside twelve of the band’s favourite songs spanning their career.

    Track list:

    1. 100 Ways To Kill A Love
    2. The Jokes On Me
    3. Stay
    4. Never Been To Texas
    5. Cancer
    6. There I Go Again
    7. Understand
    8. Happy Game
    9. Cathy’s World
    10. Still Lost
    11. Metalscape
    12. Hymn For Him
    13. 1989

    Artwork can be viewed @ http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/142/l_7ada698821d647c69e99d3fee1197fe5.jpg

    Web: http://www.powerofdreams.ie
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Power-of-Dreams/110105199051287?v=wall
    Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/powerofdreams

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