Mr. Buechner's Dream

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Mr Buechner's Dream is the title of a 2001 double album by the rock band Daniel Amos.

Although the album includes over 30 songs, the band did not set out to record a double album. "I think Chris Colbert (the band's engineer) thought we were a little crazy. It’s my sense that the sheer joy of being together again in a creative setting after a seven years absence opened the floodgates of the creativity I believe is unique to Daniel Amos", explains Taylor, the band's lyricist.

Lyrically the album reflected the tumultuous events experienced by members of the band in recent years: the passing of two young and very dear friends, including producer and studio owner Gene Eugene, cancer in Taylor's family, and in the families of other close friends.

The "Mr Buechner" referred to in the title is Pulitzer Prize nominated author Frederick Buechner, who has been a major inspiration on the band's lyrics for years. The album also pays tribute to authors Walker Percy, T. S. Eliot, G. K. Chesterton, Flannery O'Connor, Lewis Carroll, and Dorothy L. Sayers.

Some of the studio sessions and rehearsals for the album were filmed by friends of the band. Those films were later edited together to create a "behind the scenes" DVD, appropriately entitled The Making of Mr. Buechner's Dream.


Contents

Reception

Track listing

All lyrics by Terry Scott Taylor, and music by Daniel Amos.

Mr Buechner's Dream (The First Collection)

And So It Goes (The Second Collection)

Personnel

Additional musicians

  • Vince Hizon: Saxophone on "She's A Hard Drink" and "Faithful Street".
  • Tim Jacobs: Trumpet on "She's A Hard Drink" and "Faithful Street".
  • Shaunte Palmer: Trombone on "She's A Hard Drink" and "Faithful Street".
  • Frank Lenz: Additional keyboards and percussion.

Production notes

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