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Awake & Dreaming

by The Gift

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The Midnight Messenger
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The Midnight Messenger Came to this band very late and I must confess only because they were playing various dates with one of my firm favs Kaprekar’s Constant so I thought I’d better take a listen to what they had on offer...and well I now have all three albums and a huge much so that the neighbours will get to know them too over the next few weeks...if you ever get a chance to watch them are in for a big treat...they command the stage and the audience as their own...
Sven B. Schreiber (sbs)
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Sven B. Schreiber (sbs) This is the band that made me bump into Accidently heard "Words Of Mouth And Heart" on the "Symphonic Rock" channel of, and immediately loved it. Alas, it turned out to be very difficult to find this record for sale, but finally, came to the rescue. Awesome progressive music with lots of unusual twists and melodies, stunning arrangements, and never getting boring. This is how prog rock should be... Favorite track: Word Of Mouth And Heart.
bob withers
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bob withers Big Big Train's Facebook page have been raving about this band for quite a while - 2nd album "Land of Shadows" is marvellous, but this, the debut from 8 years earlier, is equally as good. A real find....!
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    The full 2006 'Awake & Dreaming' album in a four panel Digipak with brand new artwork designed by Brian Mitchell.

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Doubt 02:52
Nocturne 05:03
Escalation 06:20
No-one Came 02:54
Novature 04:13
Adoration 04:47
Broken 03:48


The Gift's first album, originally released on Cyclops Records in 2006 - now available as a digital download for the first time, as well as on CD with stunning new artwork by Brian Mitchell.

Downloaders also get a PDF lyric book containing the full artwork.


released February 12, 2016

Word and music by Mike Morton

Thanks to Wordsworth and Goya for unauthorised quotes!

Mike Morton - vocals, 12-string guitar and string arrangements
Leroy James - lead guitar, samples and string arrangements
Rod Haverhill - bass
Jim Thomas - keyboards
David Storey - drums and percussion
Joseph Morton - 'Dreamtime' story voice

Produced, engineered and mixed by Leroy James at Snow Studios, January 2004 - July 2006
Remastered by David Elliott at Bulstrode Studios, January 2014

Artwork for this edition by Brian Mitchell.

Thanks to: our families - patient and loving through this private obsession; Christ and the Buddha for saying it first; Joseph for your dulcet tones; those early '70s musical adventurers for inspiration, and Elvis Costello; "What's so funny about peace, love and understanding?"

in memory of Simon Norman Walker, who fought the hardest war of all. May you rest in peace.

© 2006 Mike Morton


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