Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Bruce Cameron
Midnight Daydream
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Bruce Cameron Music/Brain Cell Records BC001
Released in 1999.

An unknown guitarist Bruce Cameron produced his solo album with a list of 70's musicianswith a classic rock sound. Cameron is joined by featured guest like Jack Bruce from Cream, Buddy Miles, Billy Cox, Mitch Mitchell from Jimi Hendrix Experience. Bunk Garner from Mothers of Invention, Billy James of Ant-Bee, Harvey Dalton Arnold from Outlaws and Ken Hensley of Uriah Heap. Two from the Alice Cooper Group, Michael Bruce who does vocals on two tracks and Neal Smith as drummer on five tracks.
This album is pretty good and has gotten good reviews from mostly guitar magazines. Cameron's guitar work is excellent as some of the tracks are instrumental. Cameron wrote, engineered, mixed and produced the whole album.

The two songs Michael Bruce sings and Neal Smith drums on are "I Want To Be Late" and "Falling Up A Mountain" are great. Michael's vocals are superb as he gives a growl on these songs.
Neal Smith also lends his drumming talent on three more tracks "Mind Gardens", "Just Like A Spaceman" and instrumental "She's So Gone". The last song "She's So Gone" is one of the best instrumentals on this album.

It's sad to note that Bruce Cameron died during the release of this album.

Tracks:
"Midnight Daydream" 6:42 / "Doctor Please" 4:52 / "Mind Gardens" 5:24 / "Miles Away" 3:29 / "Born to Lose" 5:32 / "I Want to Be Late" 4:19 / "Forever Rebel Girls" 6:18 /
"Just Like a Spaceman" 3:57 / "So Aliens Have Been Here" 4:25 / "A Thousand Moons" 3:54 / "Raining the Blues" 4:39 / "Day After Yesterday" 3:27 / "Falling Up a Mountain" 4:09 / "She's So Gone" 2:28

The Album

The CD Art

5 comments:

Bill said...

I've been enjoying your blog; I love obscure/out of print stuff. I DL'd the Bruce Cameron album, but don't know how to deal with .ace files (I'm on a Mac and assume this is some obscure Windows format compression).

Can you advise? Thanks in advance!

Bill said...

Umm... nevermind, I was able to find it (Google is a great tool!). Apparently, an unACE tool was developed for the Mac a couple of years ago.

Thanks for the Bruce, though!

Anonymous said...

Last track She's So Gone is missing. Thanks for the rest though! 13 tracks total in the file.

n8w8 (nachtwacht/nightwatch) said...

Sorry for the missing track.

Get it here:
http://tiny.cc/MEc4w

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for the last file! I couldn't find it anywhere else!