There are not too many bands that I really miss but Morphine is one of them. They were so unique and their albums just grab you. Now you can experience their tale on the documentary Journey of Dreams.
Journey of Dreams doesn’t just get behind the music but inside the band as its story is primarily told by the trio’s surviving members, saxophonist Dana Colley and drummers Billy Conway and Jerome Dupree plus the close-knit familial coterie that worked with them as well as the late Mark Sandman’s girlfriend Sabine Hrechdakian.
It’s punctuated by incisive commentary and observations from such friends and admirers of the group as Henry Rollins, Joe Strummer and Steve Berlin of Los Lobos. A wealth of live performance footage gathered from across Morphine’s career recalls and amplifies the band’s innovative yet at the same time classic, timeless and “beautifully bottom-heavy” sound, as Rolling Stone praised it. Viewers ride and fly along with the hard- touring band’s road experiences, vibrantly brought to life as Colley reads from his tour diaries at key points in the film as well as through his accompanying Polaroid pictures and Super 8 films.
The DVD can be ordered now at the MVD Shop or on Amazon. The film was winner of: Best Music Documentary @ Doc’N Roll Festival 2015; Audience Choice Best Feature Award @ Indy Film Fest 2015; Best Music Documentary @ Grossman Festival 2015 and Special Jury Mention @ DORF Festival 2015. To celebrate its release there are some upcoming events listed below.
* Utopia, TX
Thursday, Sept 29 – 11 PM @ Utopiafest – Film Screening Under The Stars
Friday, Sept 30 – 9PM @ Utopiafest – Vapors Of Morphine performance
* New York City
Saturday, Oct 15 – 3 PM @ Rough Trade (In-store performance) – Vapors Of Morphine
Saturday, Oct 15 – 8 PM @ Union Pool – Film Screening
Saturday, Oct 15 – 9:45 PM @ Union Pool – Vapors Of Morphine
* Los Angeles
Wednesday, Oct 19 – 7:30 PM @ Hotel Cafe – Film Screening
Wednesday, Oct 19 – 9:15 PM @ Hotel Cafe – Vapors Of Morphine
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