These songs were recorded between 1992 and 2005. Thirteen years in thirteen songs. All songs on this album were written by me, with the exception of All The Same and Trust In Me. All The Same was written by Fay Luytendijk in 1980. Trust In Me is even older! Dating back to the 1967 Disney Jungle Book movie it was written by the Sherman brothers and tells the tale of Ka, the treacherous snake. The beautiful painting was done by Heather Gorham in 2004. I still wish I could have bought that, but unfortunately it was already sold. Chris McBeth was kind enough to press up 1000 copies of the Beekeeper’s Dream on CD and 400 on vinyl in April 2006. Some of the songs on this album were previously released and as such, this album is more of a Brunnen taster album, than a full coherent song cycle. There are a few surprises such as Cover Me, one of my all-time personal favourites, and a previously unreleased version of Marias Of The Sea, which I had nearly forgotten about but was salvaged for release on this album. All songs were remastered by Raymond Steeg who did a marvellous job as always.
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A very brief (30 minute) blast from the past that shows how skilled the Dots were at early tape editing, the first half is better due to the original versions of "God Speed" and "The Blessing." And "Pay to Be Alone" somehow anticipates the Dots' future. Apparently this was mastered too slow on the 2003 BLRR release. Who knew? It seems so obvious now. RTW