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The Dream Syndicate - "What Can I Say? no regrets... Out of the Grey + live, demos & outtakes"

To be released 14/01/2022 via Fire Records.

The Dream Syndicate’s 1986 album is back on CD for the first time in 24 years. Hidden inside of ‘Out of the Grey’ are some of Steve Wynn’s strongest songs - “Slide Away” is delightful pop, “Now I Ride Alone” is moody and intense “like the hardboiled typewriting of novelists Jim Thompson, Ross MacDonald, and James Cain” that Wynn dug back in July ‘85. The epic “Boston” imagines the era in which Van Morrison was holed-up in that city circa 1967-68 writing the songs that comprised Astral Weeks while “50 in a 25 Zone” is a vehicle for a band-driven, slow burn groove.


Deliciously remastered with new liner notes from the band’s historian Pat Thomas, the package compiles 51 songs spread across 3 CDs, including a previously unreleased live album (from July 1985) and many unreleased demos and out-takes. The deluxe reissue also features interviews with Steve Wynn, Mark Walton, Paul Cutler, and Dennis Duck - plus plenty of rare photos.


Discs 2 and 3 reveal a wealth of unreleased material – including a never-before-heard July 1985 live album which has the ‘balls to the wall’ energy hard not captured in the studio. The songs were so fresh on that July night - they had not been recorded in the studio yet. On Disc 3, you’ll hear alternate versions of several Out of the Grey songs recorded as ‘demos’ before the album versions. These studio versions also have the raw energy of the live show, plus the band plays rare cover versions by Pink Floyd, Cream, Santana, Green on Red, Alice Cooper, Temptations, and Dolly Parton.


51 songs including 34 never-before heard Dream Syndicate recordings – released under the title of: What Can I Say? no regrets... Out of the Grey + live, demos & outtakes… in other words, you need this!

Disc 1 – Out Of The Grey

1. Out of the Grey

2. Forest for the Trees

3. 50 in a 25 Zone

4. Boston

5. Blood Money

6. Slide Away

7. Dying Embers

8. Now I Ride Alone

9. Drinking Problem

10. Dancing Blind

11. You Can't Forget

12. Let it Rain

13. Cinnamon Girl

14. Ballad of Dwight Frye

15. Shake Your Hips

16. I Won't Forget

17. The Lonely Bull

Disc 2 - Live at Scorgies NY, 1985

1. Out of the Grey (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)

2. 50 in a 25 Zone (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)

3. That's what You Always Say (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)

4. Slide Away (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)

5. Dancing Blind (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)

6. Blood Money (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)

7. Dying Embers (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)

8. It Hits You Again (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)

9. Now I Ride Alone (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)

10. John Coltrane Stereo Blues (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)

11. Still Holding onto You (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)

12. When You Smile (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)

13. Days of Wine and Roses (Live At Scorgies NY, 1985)

Disc 3 - Odds & Sods

1. Here on Earth As Well (Demo, 1985)

2. Dancing Blind (Demo, 1985)

3. Blood Money (Demo, 1985)

4. Dying Embers (Demo, 1985)

5. Slide Away (Demo, 1985)

6. It Hits You Again (Demo, 1985)

7. Now I Ride Alone (Demo, 1985)

8. Eighteen

9. Another Brick in the Wall

10. Brain Damage

11. Out of the Grey Waltz

12. The Munster's Theme Song

13. Sixteen Ways

14. Papa was a Rolling Stone

15. Low Rider

16. Papa Jam

17. I Ain't Got Nobody

18. Jeannie's Afraid of the Dark

19. Badge

20. Dancing Blind (Live At The Stone SF, 1984)

21. Blood Money (Live At The Stone SF, 1984)